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  • Report: US FCC to allow payments for speedier traffic

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules Thursday that will allow broadband providers to charge companies like Netflix for preferential traffic management, according to a news report.

  • Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

    Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

  • University takes a pass on Oracle after ERP lawsuit settlement

    Roughly a year after settling an ugly, protracted legal battle with Oracle, Montclair State University is planning to implement a rival vendor's ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) system.

  • FCC adds $9 billion to broadband subsidy fund

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to shift US$9 billion over five years from traditional telephone subsidies to broadband subsidies, in an effort to bring high-speed Internet services to 5 million U.S. residents who don't have access.

  • US to vote on sharp increase in broadband subsidies

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote Wednesday on a proposal to pump US$1.8 billion into a fund that subsidizes broadband deployments in rural communities.

  • Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite

    Marketcircle's Daylite CRM application for Macs, iPhones and iPads has been overhauled with the goal of providing a cleaner user experience and better ways to quickly bring up and view important customer data.

  • Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue its influence on the industry is being felt more than ever. At the same time, some signs indicate that is having a few growing pains, as well as showing some trappings of the mega-vendors it once mocked with its "End of Software" marketing campaign.

  • Aereo argues that ruling against it could hurt cloud storage business

    If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that streaming video provider Aereo violates the copyrights of TV networks, it may also put cloud storage services at risk, the company's lawyer argued Monday.

  • AT&T's expanded 1 Gbps fiber rollout could go head to head with Google

    U.S. broadband giant AT&T could roll out 1Gbps fiber-optic service to up to 21 new metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, California, the company said Monday.

  • Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights

    The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright infringement case brought by TV networks against Aereo, a service that streams over-the-air television online.

Latest Features

  • 7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

    Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

  • 7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

    Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

  • True tales of (mostly) white-hat hacking

    Stings, penetration pwns, spy games -- it's all in a day's work along the thin gray line of IT security

  • So, a comic walks into a tech convention

    Go to a technology event or corporate meeting these days and you're bound to hear from a guest speaker. It's often someone like a retired politician telling war stories, or a new-age management guru delivering a thinly veiled pitch for their latest book.

  • National Rail Enquiries CEO makes the case for multi-sourcing

    National Rail Enquiries is one of the most popular websites in the UK, providing customers with a journey planning service, live train information and detailed information about the rail industry, including service disruption and station facilities information.

  • Evernote breached ? should admins be worried?

    It?s the email every Internet business dreads having to compose to its customers but last weekend Evernote became only the latest of a long list of big brands that found itself reluctantly hitting the ?send? button.

  • Long live the 'secure breach' era

    Every defense paradigm has a finite life span and the IT industry's breach prevention paradigm, which is based on perimeter technology designed to keep the bad guys out, is completely out of step with today's threat landscape. It's time to move on to a new era: the "secure breach" era.

  • 10 ways to get the most from your Wi-Fi-only tablet

    Much to the chagrin (and much against the ill wishes) of wireless carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, people are buying Wi-Fi-only tablets. In fact, some studies have shown that in 2011 up to 90 percent of all tablets sold in the United States relied on Wi-Fi, rather than on 3G or 4G LTE.

  • How did hackers bypass Apple to access an iCloud account?

    It's incredibly difficult to get back into your own iCloud account or any other Apple services if you forget the password somehow, so how on earth did the hackers manage it?

  • Are you using your big data right?

    Big Data promises a far greater degree of personalisation and targeting when marketing to customers, but collecting that data can be like handling a live wire: You can wind up having a real bad day if you don't treat it with respect.

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