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Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

A second wave of layoffs is reportedly coming Thursday, as Microsoft moves to eliminate a total of 18,000 jobs by June of 2015

UK startup Big Health pins hopes on Apple's new HealthKit as it launches Sleepio app

HealthKit allows apps that provide health and fitness services to share their data with Apple’s own Health app and with each other

Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment

Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

The company hopes to attract enterprises and operators with Metacloud's OpenStack-based technology

Open document formats campaign backed by EU's digital commissioner

Kroes' successors however were not among the backers

Yelp settles US FTC charges of violating child privacy

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

Dyn sells Internet performance data via SaaS

The new owner of monitoring company Renesys has packaged historical and real-time information as a service

IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

The new IBM Watson Analytics promises to remove many of the headaches around data cleansing and analysis

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal

FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now?

The agency is now focused on analyzing the 3 million comments it has received

Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Qlik Sense does not replace Qlik's flagship QlikView and is aimed at a more general user base

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

The cloud storage provider expects the new iOS feature will boost usage of its iPhone and iPad app

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

A new feature in Mirage 5.1 lets adminstrators control bandwidth use at branch offices

Sony slashes value of its mobile business, projects larger loss for fiscal year

Sony has suspended dividends payments for the first time since 1958

Use of forced labour 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

Almost every brand-name company sourcing from the country is impacted by the practice, said a new report

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

The new tools link Jive with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business

NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days

Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

A lower court made mistakes in defining the value of the patented technology asserted by VirnetX, an appeals court says

Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus to pick up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell three years ago


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