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Alibaba sets up second data center in the US in $1B cloud expansion

Continuing the expansion of its cloud computing business, Alibaba is setting up a second data center in Silicon Valley.

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New California law requires warrants for access to private communications

California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a digital privacy bill that protects people from government access to private electronic communications without a warrant.

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Many vulnerabilities in older Huawei 3G routers won't get patched

Huawei doesn't plan to patch more than a dozen models of 3G routers that have severe software vulnerabilities.

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New AWS tools give developers high-powered instances, better container support and more

Amazon Chief Technical Officer Werner Vogels told an audience at the company's Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Wednesday that developing apps and services to leverage the cloud was the new normal. To that end, the company announced a whole slew of new features for its cloud that should help developers take advantage of it in one form or another.


Netflix prices creep up again

Developing original TV programming like ‘House of Cards’ costs big bucks, and the streaming giant wants its customers to help with the financing.

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Qualcomm enters server CPU market with 24-core ARM chip

Qualcomm has revealed its plans to enter the server CPU market with a custom processor based on a design from UK chip company ARM.

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Amazon aims to make AWS a better home for IoT devices

Amazon jumped into the managed IoT service market on Wednesday with the launch of a new platform.

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Dell's next 'AFTE' software robot will offer cognitive intelligence

Dell's next Automated Full-Time Equivalent software agent, now in the works, will incorporate cognitive intelligence such as self-healing, self-service and predictive analytics.

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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The stunning Surface Book may reignite PC maker hostility towards Microsoft

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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We now know when Windows 10 Mobile will 'launch'

Microsoft appears to have clarified when Windows 10 Mobile will formally be released, both on new devices and on updates for older phones.

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Lyft's new perks for drivers prove it's the kinder, gentler car-hailing app

Happier drivers might mean better service for Lyft users.

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SwiftKey's Neural Alpha keyboard uses its own brain to build better predictions

The newest Android keyboard taps into neural network technology, which tries to work similarly to a human brain.

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PSA: Verizon will tack on $20 monthly fee to unlimited data subscribers

The new fee is coming in November for those still clinging to their old plans.

Microsoft Surface Book, EU Safe Harbor, Twitter CEO - The Wrap

Microsoft's Surface Book turns heads, EU invalidates Safe Harbor and Jack Dorsey is Twitter's new CEO. Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb.

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Microsoft links Power BI to Alteryx for deeper analytics

Microsoft has bolstered Power BI several times already since the business intelligence application became generally available in late July, but on Thursday, it announced a particularly interesting partnership with Alteryx, provider of a platform for data blending and analytics.