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Microsoft releases 14 patches for Windows security problems

It's the largest number of patches issued in a single day so far in 2013 and 2014

Say goodbye to Microsoft Lync, hello to Skype for Business

Microsoft is upgrading its Lync unified communication platform to look and feel more like the familiar consumer version of Skype and changing its name to Skype for Business.

Computer scientists say copyright on APIs will stifle innovation

The Supreme Court has been asked to reverse an appellate court decision in a dispute between Oracle and Google over Android

Biggest ever Tor raid hits 410 underground sites; 17 arrested

Tor users are neither 'invisible nor untouchable,' official says

Platfora brings analysis to Internet of Things data

A customized version of Platfora's data analysis platform can work with data from Internet of Things systems

Net neutrality advocates: Hybrid approach won't work

A proposal to reclassify only part of broadband service as a regulated utility wouldn't protect consumers, groups say

Facebook will be mostly video in 5 years, Zuckerberg says

Video will appear more prominently in users' feeds over time, the CEO said

Companies use urban office locations to attract IT talent

With younger workers preferring to live in cities, companies are trading suburban office parks for downtown offices

Aereo closing Boston and NY offices to 'preserve' company

'We are not shutting down, just reducing burn,' a spokeswoman said

Broadband group calls for reform of 'Obamaphone' subsidy program

The FCC's Lifeline program should subsidize broadband, not just voice service, for low-income US residents, the group says

Here comes the new Office: Microsoft melds applications to present data in flexible, shareable ways

On Monday, Microsoft reiterated its push toward enabling productivity for personal and business life alike.

Demand for MySQL skills will not die out in era of big data and IoT, says Percona CEO

NoSQL and Hadoop will coexist with MySQL relational tools

AT&T extends network to Mexico with $2.5 billion lusacell acquisition

The deal is aimed at creating a unified network between the U.S. and Mexico

Microsoft looks to find its way in mobile app market

The decision to offer a lot more features for free in its mobile Office apps is Microsoft's latest attempt to attract iOS and Android users

Facebook gives users more ways to filter their feeds

Users can now see how prominently certain friends or pages appear in their feeds

China works to rein in online comment threads

Many of the top websites in China have agreed to better regulate their online comment sections

Rated or Hated? The secret to getting a good score from your Uber driver

Keeping your driver waiting and not giving a tip could get you docked one or more stars

Study: Internet sales tax would cost consumers billions

Legislation allowing cross-border Internet sales tax collections would cost US shoppers $24 billion in 2015, an antitax group says

What you can and can't do with free mobile Office apps

Previously, the free versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iOS and Android could only be used to view files

Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

Joyent's Mantra aims for big-data jobs, while Canonical's LXD adds in an additional security measure


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