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Apple Pay's next move could be phone-to-phone payments

The NFC standard supports it, but payment software hasn't enabled it yet

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Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project

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Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

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Surface tablets nearly hit $1 billion as Microsoft revenues jump 25 percent

Microsoft's revenue climbs on the strength of its consumer businesses, although profits fall following the Nokia acquisition.

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Making the most of meetings

Suffering from meeting fatigue? These tips can help you increase productivity while cutting down on meeting times.

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Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker

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Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs because the Steve Jobs bio-pics must never end

But, hey, at least Christian Bale is a very good actor.

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Stealthy startup Soft Machines launches virtual CPU cores that trounce traditional processors

Backed by a who's who list of big names in the chip industry, startup Soft Machines is launching a chip that spreads workloads out over a CPU's cores.

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Do employers need to chase IT certifications?

This is how to make sense of IT certifications, including those for cloud computing, big data and other new IT disciplines.

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Halloween-themed Humble Bundle offers cheap, spooky games

The Walking Dead: Assault, Dead Effect, and Oscura: Second Shadow can be yours for a pittance of their normal cost.

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Android Wear continues to evolve with support for local music storage and GPS

The new features are welcome, but it's not immediately clear how to take advantage of offline music, and GPS isn't available in current hardware.

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Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

A second location in Europe will also help improve reliability

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What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

The Facebook CEO spoke in Mandarin for almost half an hour in a talk at a Chinese university on Wednesday.