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Twitter sets the stage for video ads

A new program, now in beta, allows for paid video content in people's feeds.

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'Project Tango' chip maker Movidius touts faster second-gen visual processor

If you thought Project Tango's image-processing chops were pretty cool, the successor chip, called Myriad 2, is 5 to 25 times faster, making it adept at creating 3D objects and other complex visual stunts. The company starts shipping samples this week.

Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

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Microsoft moves from experiment to deployment of FPGAs to deliver faster search results

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SAP makes it cheaper, easier for customers to use Hana in certain scenarios

The move signals that competition has truly arrived in the in-memory database market, says one observer

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Internet Explorer

Microsoft issued 29 patches for its browser, including one that covers a critical vulnerability.

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Google tightens Gmail spam filtering

The company is tackling scammers' use of similar Unicode characters for tricking users into going to malicious websites.

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Accused Obamacare spammer settles FTC charges

The Florida company will pay $350,000 to settle charges it send misleading email spam

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Coding platform for IoT could bring data-crunching apps online faster

RacoWireless is using standard software tools to help developers connect with any device

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OnePlus decides the best way to sell its phone is to ask women to degrade themselves

The company pulls its own misandrist faux pas with its "Ladies First" campaign, which asks women to post selfies of themselves in the official forums.

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Former exec says HP 'bungled' the Autonomy acquisition, alleges cover-up

An HP spokesperson calls ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain's statements 'preposterous'

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Dell bundles backup software, eyes further development

Dell embarks on the path of becoming a full-fledged storage software vendor

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Microsoft, Baidu find speedier search results through specialized chips

Everyone wants their web search results faster. At the Hot Chips conference, Microsoft and Baidu showed how reprogrammable chips drastically accelerated search performance, good news for end users and for overtaxed data centers.

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Fifteen new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22