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DDoS attacks swamping media and entertainment firms, Verisign reports

More than half of DDoS attacks target media vertical

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Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year

The devices will plug into smart TVs and monitors

Ransom malware attacks underscore limitations of anti-virus software

Trail of destruction

Let the battle commence: Apple looks to quash Spotify by integrating Beats into iPhone

Swedish firm has 50 million active users but there are over a hundred million iPhones globally

Product needs, not profit, drove Microsoft layoffs, exec says

CEO Nadella was determined to increase investments in new technologies like IoT

Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update

Microsoft detailed the cause of Azure service interruptions that continued through Wednesday for some customers

Microsoft releases emergency patch to stymie Windows Server attacks

Microsoft today released an "out-of-band" security update to patch a vulnerability in all versions of its Windows Server software

Hints of Apple Watch apps emerge with WatchKit launch: Simplicity, 'light' interactions

New design guidelines that demonstrate how Watch apps should behave also announced

WhatsApp adding end-to-end encryption to message service

Even Mark Zuckerberg, in theory, can't read your messages

SAP talks up Hana but small companies slow to sign on

Small companies have some internal work to do before adopting the in-memory computing platform

Google: Would you pay to not see ads on favourite websites?

Would you trade ads for a monthly payment? Google wants users to rethink the way their favourite websites are funded.

Apache Software Foundation reels from software development problems laid bare

Does not rule out using proprietary tools to solve some of its problems

Cambridge firm CSR announces indoor positioning SDK for Android developers

Enables them to integrate new location-based capabilities and services into their apps

Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

Enterprises benefit from extending their data warehouse architectures to handle big data workloads, Teradata says

Newham CIO: What happens when you outsource to a company that goes bust

Newham Borough Council entrusted 2e2 with working on its CRM system

Steve Wozniak just wants to build things

The Apple co-founder, now at a storage startup, likes Google Glass but isn't crazy about smart watches

Google to label 'mobile friendly' websites

Whether a site is optimised for mobile could become a search rank signal, Google said

Intel-powered MICA is a luxury smart cuff for women

Most smartwatches treat women's fashion as an afterthought, but it's the focus of a new band from Intel and Opening Ceremony.

Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the open source project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.


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