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Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group
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ALEC will have to do without Redmond, it seems After a year of participating in the American Legislative Exchange Council, Microsoft has decided that even tangential alignment with a high-profile oil-funded lobby is not what it wants.…

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Michael Fertik: online reputation is becoming more valuable …
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Explaining his own pristine search results, Fertik says, “Well, I use my own technology, that's rule number one. But, thank God, very few critical things have been written about me. It's not like there's been some big-hit piece in …

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2 Years Later, Security Holes Linger In GPS Services Used By Millions of Devices
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chicksdaddy quotes a report from The Security Ledger: Security researchers say that serious security vulnerabilities linger in GPS software by the China-based firm ThinkRace more than two years after the hole was discovered and reported to the firm, The Security Ledger reports. Data including a GPS enabled device’s location, serial number, assigned phone number and […]

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Is Amazon Rigging the Bidding For Massive Government Contracts?
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SpzToid quotes Vanity Fair: The controversy involves a plan to move all of the Defense Department’s data — classified and unclassified — on to the cloud. The information is currently strewn across some 400 centers, and the Pentagon’s top brass believes that consolidating it into one cloud-based system, the way the CIA did in 2013, […]

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review: The Most Awkward iPhone So Far
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Apple iPhone 6 PlusStreet Price: Rs 62,000 Steve Jobs used to ridicule large Android devices by saying that “you can’t get your hand around it”. He even went on to call these large phones “Hummers” (car) of the mobile world. Four years on, and I still think he was right. Unfortunately though, the company he brought […]

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Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal
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The world is paying attention to internet policy in a way that it never has before. The post Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal appeared first on WIRED.

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Ginni Rometty to pocket $4.5m bonus for IBM leadership
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Company rewards three years of failure What do you get if you preside over 15 straight quarters of shrinking sales, evaporating profit and a sliding share price? A seven figure bonus if you are Ginni Rometty, the chief exec at IBM.…

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​Grand Theft Auto V hits 45M units sold as Take-Two handily beats estimates
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Ten million of the total GTA V units sold were for new game consoles in the last month and a half of 2014, continuing to boost the game maker’s profits well above Wall Street expectations.

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High-Tech Suits a Suspect in Weak US Speedskating Performance
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The U.S. speedskating team’s high-tech suits — which theoretically are supposed to help shave seconds and accrue medals — have been identified as a suspect in the team’s stunning faceplant at the Sochi Games. Before the Games, the suits, designed by U.S.-based sportswear giant Under Armour, were deemed to be on the cutting edge of […]

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