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Win Phone 7 users aghast Microsoft axed Skype for their phones

Skype can no longer be used on Windows Phone 7 devices

Security vendor Gemalto to acquire SafeNet for $890M

The deal would combine security tools from the core to the edge of enterprise systems

FCC chairman downplays net neutrality differences with Obama

The agency will not allow paid priority deals if they are bad for consumers or for innovation, Wheeler says

Austrian court rejects Facebook 'class action' privacy suit, refers it to another court

The commercial court referred referred the case to the regional court

Demand for permanent IT staff and contractors grows

Growth in demand for permanent staff was highest in three months

Hoax press release says Intel suspending investment in Israel

Intel said the release, from someone using the name 'Rick Veritas,' was false

Nadella leaves no doubt about who is in charge in first six months as CEO

He's had his share of hits and misses but he's made his presence felt from the start

Some SAP customers scratching their heads over how to use Hana, survey finds

The Americas' SAP Users' Group survey also found that most Hana purchases are for running Business Warehouse, not the Business Suite

Oracle issues a virtual strongbox for enterprise encryption keys

Oracle Key Vault provides a central repository for storing enterprise encryption keys

China aims to rein in mobile messaging apps with new regulations

The regulations target WeChat, a popular messaging app with 400 millon users

Google's latest big-data tool, Mesa, aims for speed

Mesa can hold petabytes of data across multiple servers while fielding millions of updates and queries per day

Bar exam software snafu sparks multiple lawsuits

Test-takers suffered 'severe emotional distress' from ExamSoft's system issues, according to one class action suit

Manx eGaming firm calls on businesses to help underwrite BA flight to London

Claims the route is vital to the Isle of Man's economy

ONS opens up access to datasets through API

API will allow developers to easily access data-sets to create user-friendly apps

USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent that figures in dispute with Samsung

The USPTO rejected some claims of the word "auto-complete" patent, but the decision is not final

Google Fit preview sets stage for fitness apps on Android

Google previews SDK so mobile devices and wearables are better at gathering and using fitness data

US Veteran Affairs overhaul includes IT assessment

A senator pushes for a provision that would require the agency to seek private IT advice on its scheduling system

Report: Snowden allowed to stay in Russia for three more years

The former NSA contractor gets a three-year residency permit from the Russian government

Acer stabilizes with stronger profits in Q2

Taiwanese PC Acer is trying to mount a comeback in the consumer tech space

BMW to install usage-based insurance telematics into cars

The usage-based-insurance service is the first of its kind to come fully fitted from the factory


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