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Layoffs raise questions about Nadella's commitment to Nokia deal

Maybe the new CEO doesn't fully share his predecessor's vision of Microsoft as a maker of smartphones.

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Rick-rolling 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

Mozilla's JPEG compression slims down file sizes

Mozjpeg seeks to make image file sizes even smaller without a loss of quality

Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change

Microsoft contends the general issue has been long-known, but Israel-based Aorato has developed a working attack

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Zimbra buys its way into cloud storage market

The company has acquired Mezeo to complement its email and enterprise social collaboration products

EA dismisses claim its Origin software spies on gamers

A screenshot posted on Reddit does not represent information collected by Origin, an EA spokeswoman said

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LastPass discloses now-fixed vulnerabilities ahead of security conference

The company doesn't believe attackers exploited the flaws

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Microsoft to take its 'mobile first, cloud first' mantra to partners

At WPC, the company will unveil new cloud programs and incentives for channel buddies like resellers, ISVs and system integrators

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Gmail users on iOS at risk of data interception

Lacoon Security found Google hasn't yet implemented a security technology that could prevent data loss

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Source code for tiny 'Tinba' banking malware leaked

The code has appeared in an underground forum, according to Denmark-based security company CSIS

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CEO Nadella promises to shake-up Microsoft's culture: 'Nothing is off the table'

'Tired traditions will be questioned,' the Microsoft CEO wrote in a letter to employees

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Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

In general, Microsoft is keeping the same Office plans as before, but at lower prices.

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Google blocks bogus digital certificates that could make fake websites appear legit

It's unclear how the certificates were issued by India's National Informatics Centre

Facebook kills 'Lecpetex' botnet that turned 250k PCs into Litecoin-mining zombies

Greek police made two arrests last week, Facebook said

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Spamhaus pushes for arrests of alleged DDoS participants

The attack against Spamhaus was one of the largest ever recorded at the time