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A Source Met With Marissa Mayer's Acquisitions Team, And This Is What They Said They Want To Buy (YHOO)

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A source of ours met with Yahoo's corporate development team sometime during the past few months. This source said the team was open about the kinds of startups and companies CEO Marissa Mayer would like to buy. Here is what they said. Primarily Yahoo wants to buy small, failed startups...
A Source Met With Marissa Mayer's Acquisitions Team, And This Is What They Said They Want To Buy (YHOO)

QuickOffice Evolves from Office Work-alike to Synchronization Center

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It's on some 450 million small devices - mostly smartphones - but the owners of most of those devices probably don't even know they have it. Which could make QuickOffice one of the most successful yet little-known software applications in history. A big change to its work environment and pricing...
QuickOffice Evolves from Office Work-alike to Synchronization Center

Java: should you remove it?

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Following what Oracle called "a veritable media firestorm" about dangerous vulnerabilities in its Java software, Richard wonders if he should uninstall itShould I really remove Java from all my Windows 7 machines running MSE and Chrome?Richard (via Twitter)I think everyone should uninstall Java from all their PCs and Macs, and...
Java: should you remove it?

China's E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC

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China’s e-commerce market racked up a whopping 1.3 trillion RMB ($190 billion USD) worth of transactions in 2012, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) (linked article is in Chinese), an increase of 66.5 percent over 2011′s total. Last year, 242 million Internet users purchased...
China's E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC

A digital nanny for all those home PCs

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New Home Server aims to bring big-business technology to the home -- but it will be a tough sell HP's MediaSmart Server runs Microsoft's new Windows Home Server operating system. Image from Microsoft. Yes, it has come to this. Now that consumers have multi-PC homes, wireless networks, and thousands of...
A digital nanny for all those home PCs

Wide-scale attack against WordPress blogs reported

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Unidentified hackers are said to have have launched a large-scale attack against WordPress blogs and any hosts using weak passwords are urged to update them immediately.Security firms have been tracking an escalating number of "brute force" attacks against WordPress installations, which have been trying out logins such as "admin"...
Wide-scale attack against WordPress blogs reported
WordPress admin accounts target of botnet attacks

The Windows 8 Enterprise SKU: Windows To Go and new Software Assurance benefits

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Microsoft's introduction of the Windows 8 SKUs on Monday left many of the details of the corporate-oriented Enterprise edition unknown. The company has started to fill in the blanks in a new blog post. Windows 8 Enterprise will include a number of features not found in Windows 8, Windows...
The Windows 8 Enterprise SKU: Windows To Go and new Software Assurance benefits

Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access

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If you’re running a WordPress site, now would be a good time to ensure you are using very strong passwords. According to reports from HostGator and CloudFlare, there is currently a significant attack being launched at WordPress blogs across the Internet. For the most part, this is a brute-force dictionary-based...
Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access

SupportSoft: Working with Dell, and betting its future on PC problems

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Most of the trouble people have with home PCs is software-related - and it often has to do with viruses and spyware that takes over people's computers when they unwittingly download it. That's why Josh Pickus believes he can use some of a virus-writer's smartest tactics to fight back. Pickus...
SupportSoft: Working with Dell, and betting its future on PC problems

Metrics Show Surge in Google Chrome Use on Weekends

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In the Web browser wars, Google’s Chrome is slowly chipping away at market share held by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, especially when it comes to weekend use. Data released Wednesday by web analytics firm StatCounter highlight how global use of Chrome spikes on the weekend at the expense of IE. StatCounter...
Metrics Show Surge in Google Chrome Use on Weekends

Apple Is The World's Number One PC-Maker (If You Count iPads) (AAPL)

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With data from Canalys, Fortune's Philip Elmer-Dewitt made this chart showing that Apple is now the world's number one seller of PCs - if you count iPads. This development isn't a huge surprise, if you're familiar with this chart, now a couple quarters out-dated: Anyway, it's unclear whether it's really fair...
Apple Is The World's Number One PC-Maker (If You Count iPads) (AAPL)

An Ex-Googler, Ex-Yahoo Really Good At Putting Himself In Money-Making Situations Just Joined The Board Of TapAd

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The biggest sector in New York tech remains ad tech. One of the biggest names in New York ad tech is Michael Barrett.  He made his name running ad sales at MySpace (back when that was still a big deal).  Then he sold a company, Admeld, to Google for bank....
An Ex-Googler, Ex-Yahoo Really Good At Putting Himself In Money-Making Situations Just Joined The Board Of TapAd

College Students To Tweet Even More In Class As Social Media Becomes A Major

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How soon until they can minor in texting? Retweet this if you want extra credit. That idea may not be too far fetched because according to Fox South Carolina's Newberry College is pushing the envelope of tech education, and will allow its students to major in social media. The...
College Students To Tweet Even More In Class As Social Media Becomes A Major

Idle home PCs raise charity cash

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Idle home computers are being sought to raise cash for charities and contribute to a series of science projects....
Idle home PCs raise charity cash

Dell profit drops 18% as home PCs continue to take hits

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Dell on Tuesday reported results that it touted as producing records but which signaled continued problems in its mainstay home PC business. Although its revenue was up two percent from winter a year ago to just over $16 billion, its profit was down 18 percent to $764 million. The largest...
Dell profit drops 18% as home PCs continue to take hits

PC users in India now watch double the amount of online videos than in 2011: Report

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PC-based consumption of online video in India has doubled over the past two years, according to new figures released by comScore today. The research firm — which, it should be noted, does not track data from mobile or tablet devices; more on that below — says 54 million India-based Internet...
PC users in India now watch double the amount of online videos than in 2011: Report
Nvidia Shield handheld streams users' PC games, connects to Steam and streams Big Picture Mode
Stop Calling iPads 'Mobile' Devices (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)
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