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Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

The company hopes to attract enterprises and operators with Metacloud's OpenStack-based technology

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Open document formats campaign backed by Europe's digital commissioner

“When open alternatives are available, no citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to use a particular company’s technology to access government information.”

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Adobe releases previously delayed security updates for Reader and Acrobat

The updates fix eight vulnerabilities, including some that could be exploited to infect computers with malware

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Yelp pays $450,000 to settle FTC's child privacy violation charges

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

Slimmer, higher-res Kindle Voyage e-reader leaked by Amazon

It appears a new Kindle Paperwhite is coming, according to Amazon's international sites.

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VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

A new feature in Mirage 5.1 lets adminstrators control bandwidth use at branch offices

Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.

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Apple turns on iCloud two-step verification after nude selfie scandal

Two-step verification is not mandatory though Apple recommends it

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Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

Almost every brand-name company sourcing from the country is impacted by the practice, said a new report

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ZTE brings affordable 5.7-inch phablet to T-Mobile

The ZMAX phablet will be avaliable on Sept. 24

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Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

C&K Systems, which provided payment technology to Goodwill, said two other unnamed businesses were also affected

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Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

The company has already had interest from Apple, Samsung, Sony and others

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Dyn sells Internet performance data via SaaS

The new owner of monitoring company Renesys has packaged historical and real-time information as a service

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Pandora for Android gets a flatter, cleaner looking interface

The popular music app has been long overdue for a UI makeover.