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3 hrs ago | CIO

Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Google fielded 19 percent more requests from the U.S. government for data on its users in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, the company said Monday. Of the 12,539 requests it received, the firm produced user data in around 10,000 of those cases, Google said in its latest transparency report , which tallies government data requests from around the world and Google's response to them.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Search Engines

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Sources say Wind Mobile founder to buy out majority with help from West Face

Sources say Wind Mobile's founder has a tentative deal to buy out the company's majority shareholder, a Dutch-Russian company called VimpelCom Ltd. A source close to the deal has confirmed that Wind's chairman and CEO, Tony Lacavera, has arranged to buy out VimpelCom's majority stake with financing from Toronto private equity firm West Face Capital and others. Lacavera owns about 35 per cent of Wind Mobile, which has a wireless network serving about 750,000 customers - primarily in heavily populated areas of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

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Related Topix: VimpelCommunications, Telecom, Wireless

8 hrs ago | KION 46

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn plunge

It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Financial Markets, Stanley, Search Engines

8 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

yahoo sign

What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Search Engines, Non-Profit, Jack Markell, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

San Jose State's $800,000 missing equipment mystery

San Jose State University police are investigating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of brand-new equipment that is missing from the campus. The missing-equipment mystery involves roughly $700,000 to $800,000 worth of wireless Internet equipment purchased as part of an extensive, $28 million campus upgrade with Cisco Systems, the Next Generation Technology Project.

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Related Topix: San Jose State University, Wireless

9 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Why One Founder Says She'll 'Definitely' Never Meet With A Venture Capitalist Again

Choi spent the past few months meeting with a number of venture capitalists for her startup, Mink. Mink is a makeup printing company that teaches anyone how to hack a home printer so it can yield any shade of FDA-approved nail polish, lipstick or eyeshadow they want.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Healthcare Law, Law

11 hrs ago | SFGate

Kansas City airport officials promise better Wi-Fi

Kansas City International Airport officials have heard the complaints from travelers about spotty Wi-Fi service and they say they are working to make it better. The city's Aviation Department plans to spend $250,000 to completely upgrade Wi-Fi service and make other technological improvements, The Kansas City Star reported .

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Related Topix: Wireless

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: The VC Body Project

Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly , according to a special Dow Jones VentureWire report for The Wall Street Journal.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Audiology, Medicine, Hanover, NH

14 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Burnley centre offers job advice and skills courses

WITH unemployment a major problem in the UK, centres like The Switch in Burnley have seen a huge demand for their services. The offices in Keirby Walk offer a wide range of help, from job seeking advice to free supported courses and WiFi access.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Wireless,

18 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Startups Go Dutch For New Era In Manufacturing

Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself. Fairphone started in 2010 as a campaign against smartphone makers' use of conflict minerals.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital

21 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis

Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

Alibaba's choice of New York over Hong Kong for its blockbuster IPO was a blow for the Chinese financial center. Now, the city's stock market is starting to rethink rules that stopped it from accommodating the Chinese e-commerce giant's unique management setup.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, World News, China, Search Engines

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Engadget

Artist gets Google results removed to 'highlight' his new work

Ever since Google announced that it's complying with the European Commission's " right to be forgotten " ruling, it's been inundated with requests to take down all sorts of search results. Many of those sought to bury negative reviews or write-ups , but in this particular case, the search result Google took down was neither negative nor damaging.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Gadgets

Wall Street Journal

Medical Investors Take a Whole-Body Approach

Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Biology, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Wall Street Journal

Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going

The answer in recent years has been the eyes and ears, as investors have poured money into treatments for diseases causing blindness, hearing loss and other diseases affecting an aging population. At the same time, venture capital is pulling back from two historical leaders, heart and orthopedic conditions, in part because of difficulties in bringing medical devices for those ailments to market.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Where, Going, Audiology, Medicine, Dow Jones & Co., Macular Degeneration, Health

SiliconValley.com

Two-step verification: A second layer of online security

Recent hacks exposing nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are prompting calls for people to fortify their online accounts with a second layer of security. Thieves broke into the celebrity accounts at online storage services such as Apple's iCloud.

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Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Google, Widevine Technologies, Search Engines, Facebook

Finextra Research news

6 Ways to Protect your Internet of Things from Hackers - community blog from Robert Siciliano

Everything seems like it is connected to the Internet, just about, including TVs, home thermostats, sprinkler controls, door locks, egg trays , tooth brushes , and more. A study by HP shows that 70 percent of devices have vulnerabilities.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Laptops/Notebooks, Wireless

GigaOM

IoT platforms and the product iteration argument

Will connectivity make consumer products better by influencing product design? It can't hurt. Not everybody can have Nest's design team.

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Related Topix: Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), CPU, Science / Technology, Wireless, Wi-Fi

NewsFactor

Gmail Hacked, Better Security Needed

The good news is the to law enforcement agencies and financial institutions, claims it collected a "large data set" containing a massive data leak associated with Gmail. The firm pegs the number of accounts at just over 5 million and said the leak seemed to come from sources beyond Google.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology

Sat Sep 13, 2014

South China Morning Post

Chinese firms closing gap on US tech giants like Google

If Alibaba's IPO raises US$21 billion as expected, the previous record flotation by Facebook and Visa will have been bested and Alibaba's valuation could be almost as much as Amazon's. No Chinese company has wide international brand recognition, but e-commerce giant Alibaba may change that.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Google, Startups, WebMD, Internet, Science / Technology, Opinion

SOA World Magazine

@Jelastic Introduces 'Platform-as-Infrastructure' for #DevOps at @CloudExpo

Jelastic delivers Platform-as-Infrastructure, the integration of Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, delivering a scalable, manageable and highly available cloud for enterprises, hosting providers and developers. Open source software is powering the most successful public cloud offerings including Amazon and Google.

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Related Topix: WebMD, Search Engines, AppZero, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, DLP Mobile

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