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Aloha point-of-sale terminal, sold on eBay, yields security surprises

An HP researcher's findings highlight ongoing problems with POS software and hardware

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Microsoft's Android experiment is over, and so are its feature phones

The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.

Google reports strong sales growth in second quarter

Google’s core advertising business helped revenue jump by 22 percent from a year ago, even as the cost per click declined.

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In wake of cloud and mobile push, IBM revenue flattens

Profit jumps compared to a year ago, when the company took a restructuring charge

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Real-time plagiarism checker debuts for Microsoft Word

Academic Wordsmith is a Word app that can check your paper for plagiarism as you're writing it.

World Tech Update, July 17, 2014

Coming up on WTU Microsoft announces lay off plans, IBM and Apple team up and Google tests out Project Tango in space.

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CEO Whitman to chair HP's board

Whitman joined HP in 2011 and is leading its turnaround effort

PC market rebound doesn't help AMD's earnings

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AMD reports a net loss of $36 million for the second quarter, but that's an improvement

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Google reports a Q2 sales jump despite mixed ad results

While paid clicks rose, the cost per click dropped in the second quarter.

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Debt offsets console gains as AMD just misses profit estimates

AMD reports a loss after debt repayments are factored in, and CPU shipments decline. However, the company is still being buoyed by game consoles.

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ESPN to stream The International, Valve's massive Dota 2 e-sports tournament

ESPN seemingly dubs e-sports 'real sports,' partnering with Valve to stream the entire tournament live.

Clockwise Podcast: App innovation, Apple and IBM, Chromebooks and Airbnb

App categories in need of innovation, Airbnb's logo/hobo-sign controversy, Apple and IBM team up, and are Chromebooks a threat? With guests Brad Chacos and Caitlin McGarry.

on techhive.com

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Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios video team as part of layoffs

One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.

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Report: Google and Samsung are at odds over smartwatches

Apparently they're still squabbling over business, like the fact that Samsung is prioritizing its Tizen smartwatches over those running Android Wear.

on greenbot.com

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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.