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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:28:06 -0700
SEC to Facebook: yeah, we're good, Homeland Security does software, and go ahead and unlock your cellphone [Government IT Week] It's been a slow summer in Gov news, but at least the Library of Congress seems willing to let you unlock your cell phone. The SEC just "liked" (or at least ignored) Facebook's IPO mess, and DHS is now the Department of Homemade Software. Read on...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:01:06 -0700
Mobile apps galore for managing business cards Still managing stacks of 'analog' contacts? These smartphone applications could make life easier; some even boast direct connections to LinkedIn and

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:56:05 -0700
DARPA funded proof of concept speeds up cloud provisioning The aim of DARPA's CORONET project, which included IBM, AT&T, Applied Communications Sciences and others, was to create technology that could string together cloud networks on the fly to keep the Internet and government running.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:26:05 -0700
Samsung's Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive? Does Tizen have a future, or is it going to be another unlaunched Linux-based mobile operating system?

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:23:05 -0700
Pivotal and Hortonworks collaborate on Ambari for enterprise Hadoop Pivotal said it will dedicate engineers to contribute installation, configuration and management capabilities to Ambari.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:01:05 -0700
Yosemite usage rates double following public beta Following the start of the OS X Yosemite public beta on July 24, 2014, North American web traffic for the operating system jumped to 0.6 percent of total OS X traffic.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:37:05 -0700
Airbnb gets serious about business travel with Concur deal Airbnb is making strides to tap into what has been a relatively overlooked opportunity for the accommodations website.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:16:06 -0700
Mozilla picks one of its own to be its new CEO Mozilla has selected Chris Beard, who started with the company with the release of Firefox 1.0, to be its chief executive.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:48:06 -0700
Amazon's Fire Phone costs $205 to build Amazon's debut entry into the smartphone arena, the Fire Phone, costs more than Apple's iPhone 5S to build, but less than Samsung's Galaxy S5.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:03:05 -0700
CIOs and CMOs see more eye to eye on technology initiatives, sort of CIOs say marketing leaders lack focus. Chief marketing officers say IT is too slow. But both claim they are working closer with each other on digital projects.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:55:05 -0700
How Amazon knows so much about you – and how to regain your privacy My Amazon home page shows me how much the company knows about me and my online activities. Here we show you which privacy and security settings can help you reduce the information Amazon holds about you.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:39:05 -0700
Fin's Bluetooth Ring: A wearable that could make Golum happy Smart rings like Fin are impressing people and winning major crowd-funding money -- but are they a temporary fad?

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:05 -0700
Hands-on with Amazon's Fire Phone: A closer look at the hardware Amazon's Fire Phone has the design quality you might expect from Apple's iPhone, or Samsung's Galaxy S5. It's a strong contender in the Android space, even if it misses a few enterprise targets.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:00 -0700
Hands-on with Amazon's Fire Phone: Gimmicks over purpose The Fire Phone has one flagship feature: a display with three-dimensional aspects. Other software elements in the retail giant's debut smartphone are gimmicky at best. This device feels like a work in progress.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:39:05 -0700
Swirl beacons land in Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor department stores The deployment marks the first time a major department store chain rolled out iBeacon-based technology across its units.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:34:05 -0700
Five ways the Amazon Fire phone supports business use The new Amazon Fire phone is targeted towards consumers and buying through the Amazon Prime service. However, if you want to bring it into the office, there is enough support to help you get work done too.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:31:05 -0700
Baidu selects Schneider Electric for their first modular datacenter Schneider has previously worked with Baidu to provide custom IT cabinets as part of Baidu’s open source-based Project Scorpio.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:25:05 -0700
Mobility, BYOD and Dell, oh my! Mobility and BYOD are both putting pressure on IT to break out of established, proven patterns. Dell's Sean Wisdom suggests an individual-centric set of approaches.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:58:05 -0700
Chinese regulators drop in on Microsoft Chinese government investigators dropped in on multiple Microsoft offices throughout the country, according to reports.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:48:06 -0700
Amazon opens web store for customizable 3D printed products The storefront offers pretty basic products, like jewelry, knickknacks and bobble heads, but the draw is that shoppers can personalize item details.

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