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Spanish bank touts apps for smartwatch, Google Glass

Caixa Bank claims it is the first to develop an application for use with smartwatch devices, along with a customer app that runs on Google Glass.

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It's true: better, cheaper tech made work more productive

Rapid adoption of technology in the workplace has transformed the way people work and led to large gains in productivity, according to a report.

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Policy, not tech, threatens the Internet's progress, Cerf warns

Google executive and "godfather" of the Internet Vint Cerf warns against heavy-handed policing of the web in response to threats such as cyber attacks.

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Investment firm Fidelity designs a Google Glass app

The research arm of financial services firm Fidelity Investments has begun work developing the first Google Glass app targeted specifically at investors and traders.

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Starbucks takes its wireless payments on the road

The coffee chain is partnering with Visa Europe and Barclaycard to introduce near field communication point of sale terminals across 550 UK stores.

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Google ordered to delete collected UK Street View data

The British information Commissioner's Office is threatening legal action against Google over the collection of Wi-Fi data and is demanding the deletion of data gathered by Google Street View cars.

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Sophisticated Trojan horses target banks, Symantec says

The financial sector is under threat from increasingly sophisticated malware attacks, a Symantec report has claimed, with many security solutions ineffective against modern Trojans.

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Virgin Atlantic loads up flights to carry half a terabyte of data

Virgin Atlantic is preparing for a significant increase in data as it embraces the Internet of things, with a new fleet of highly connected planes each expected to create over half a terabyte of data per flight.

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Half of online shoppers may buy via social networks by 2015

Half of new retail customer identities will be based on social network profiles by 2015, a Gartner report has claimed.

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Windows 8 underwhelms European businesses

Adoption of Windows 8 by business users has been slow across Western Europe, analyst figures have shown, with the consumer-friendly operating system lacking wider appeal.