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4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The App Enigma: Users Love 'Em but They Don't Download New Ones

Apps rule. People consume most of their video, songs and other media in apps. App storefronts generate billions in revenue .


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Tellme, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, Pinterest, iFunny :), iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

8 hrs ago | Worksop Guardian

East Midlands Ambulance Service loses disc of patient records

A computer disc containing the details of 42,000 ambulance patients has been lost by an East Midlands NHS Trust.


11 hrs ago | InfoWorld

U.S. warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Over a thousand major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised by a recently discovered malware package called "Backoff" and are probably unaware of it, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a cybersecurity alert on Friday.


Related Topix: Keyboards

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Google acquires Gecko Design for next-generation products

Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company's unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Laptops/Notebooks, Hewlett Packard

The Fresno Bee

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Retail, Target


Making sense of the cloud: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS explained

Cloud computing is one of the most important technologies in the world right now, but it can be extremely confusing at times.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Software as a Service, Science, Computer Science, Cloud Computing

WHO-TV Des Moines

Traffic Lights are Dangerously Easy to Hack

Anyone with a radio hooked up to a laptop can wreak havoc by remotely changing lights at will - or by shutting them all down.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

The Wichita Eagle

Upgraded software coming to WV library consortium

New software will streamline the work of cataloging books and making them available to patrons of the Northern Library Network.


Network World

As sales deadline approaches, OEMs continue to push Windows 7 PCs to consumers

With a Microsoft-mandated deadline a little more than two months away, computer makers are still selling PCs equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Laptops/Notebooks, Hewlett Packard, Dell

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Miami Herald

Glitch voids 17,000 New Jersey red-light tickets

A computer glitch at the company that operates most of the state's red-light cameras has led to about 17,000 tickets being voided, the judiciary office said Thursday.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Palisades Park, NJ, Rahway, NJ, East Brunswick, NJ, Piscataway, NJ

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: DFJ Bets On Nervana For Machine Learning

Machine learning, which was all the rage among developers in the 1980s only to fall out of favor in the 1990s when real-world results were slow to materialize, is back with a vengeance today, says Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner Steve Jurvetson .


Related Topix: Startup, WA, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Startups, Bessemer Venture Partners, Yahoo!, ITA Software

Business Journal

Three Milwaukee-area companies on Inc. 500 list

Three Milwaukee-area companies are among the latest to make the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the country.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Mequon, WI, Hartland, WI


Infineon agrees to buy Int'l Rectifier for $3 billion in cash

Merger-shy German chipmaker Infineon has agreed to buy California-based International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash, Infineon said on Wednesday, in its biggest-ever acquisition.


Related Topix: Semiconductors, Infineon Technologies AG, Electronics, International Rectifier, Europe, World News, Germany

Uber pulls into mobile dining, travel apps

Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications on Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.


Related Topix: OpenTable, Startups, Software, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Raw Story

Pat Robertson calls for anti-Obama 'revolution' because computers make his doctors slow

Conservative TV preacher Pat Robertson said this week that Americans needed to stage a "revolution" against President Barack Obama after a trip to the doctor that took too long because his nurse had to use a computer.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Farmville, VA


VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

Extending its desktop virtualization stack, VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a 3-year-old startup that developed software for delivering virtualized applications on the fly.


Related Topix: SlideRocket, Socialcast

Contra Costa Times

Hewlett-Packard's quarterly sales top expectations, but earnings miss

Buoyed by a big increase in its personal computer business, tech giant Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported third-quarter sales that exceeded what Wall Street had forecast, but its profit slumped from the same period last year.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, HP, Computers, Hewlett-Packard, PC, Autonomy

West Australian

Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain after PC sales spike

Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after sales from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but a flat to declining performance from its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, HP, PC, Computers, Science, Computer Science

KIXQ-FM Joplin

USD 247 Special Election

There's going to be a special election for USD 247 in Kansas. Voters will decide October 7th if they want an 8 mil increase in their property taxes to go toward capital outlay.


Ain't It Cool News

Amc Renews Halt and Catch Fire For Season Two

I can't recommend "Halt and Catch Fire" but I can't stop watching it and look forward to it thrilling and frustrated me next season as well.


Related Topix: PC, Inventions, Science / Technology, Nielsen, Texas