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Google Now rolls out to desktop versions of Chrome, and it's a two-way system

Google Now cards can appear in your desktop browser, and desktop Google searches will spawn cards on your Android phone.

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Basecamp falls to blackmail-fueled denial of service attack

Your data is safe - you just can't access it.

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Worried about the government? Internet giants also dip their hands in the cookie jar

Internet companies can access your data even as they secure it from intrusion by others

Fitbit sued over rashes experienced by bracelet wearers

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The startup misled consumers in the promotion of its Force device, the suit alleges

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NASA 'codeathon' challenge seeks apps for coastal flooding

The agency hopes to see a range of applications developed during its upcoming codeathon

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Wickr sees a business in securing other apps

The encrypted messaging startup is selling security tools, including enhanced encryption, to other app makers

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USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process

The agency will host a meeting Thurday to look into ways to improve the process.

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HP updates lifecycle development suite for faster testing

HP's Application Lifecycle Management software comes with a new interface and enhanced testing tools

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Meet Highspot, a service to find all the knowledge that slips through the cracks

What happened to last week's marketing presentation? Where's that time off policy sheet? A pair of ex-Microsoft excecs claim to have solved the problem.

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Will Satya Nadella launch Office for iPad next week?

Reports suggest a version of Office for Apple's tablet is finally happening.

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Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service

Unify plans to offer Project Ansible as a service with connectors to its on-premise OpenScape voice products, starting in October.

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Twitter still has no plans to launch in China

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is visiting China to learn about its tech market

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China's WeChat cracks down on accounts, amid nation's growing censorship

On Thursday WeChat closed the public accounts of several publications known for their political writings