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HP hits restart on 'converged systems,' takes aim at vBlock

HP is taking another stab at converged systems that it says are more tightly integrated, allowing customers to purchase and deploy them in 20 days.

Sneaky software turns your PC into a Bitcoin-mining zombie -- and owns up to it in the EULA

What's more brazen than a toolbar sucking up your system resources to mine for Bitcoins? A toolbar that announces its plans to hog your CPU in its terms of service agreement.

Fly to space with digital dollars: Virgin Galactic now accepts Bitcoins

Stop wasting your bitcoin on hitmen and fly to space instead. Sir Richard Branson announced Friday customers can now pay for Virgin Galactic spaceflights in bitcoin.

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Trojan program steals log-in credentials, other sensitive data from SAP client applications

A recently discovered malicious program steals log-in passwords and other sensitive information from SAP client applications and allows cybercriminals to access SAP servers from infected workstations.

Google moves to make Apps Marketplace more useful for third-party apps

With the Apps Marketplace available from the Google Apps administration console, customers can, for the first time, browse the catalog and install the products.

Fat wallets begone: Coin combines your payment plastic into a single smart card

Coin's 'one card to rule them all' dream certainly seems alluring, but this plastic needs to stay close to your smartphone.

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Oft-delayed Isis mobile wallet service launches nationwide

The lovechild of Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile is finally available from coast to coast, hoping to spark the 'tap to pay' craze in ways that Google Wallet never could.

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'Selfish miner' attack could devastate Bitcoin

Bitcoin is vulnerable to an attack that could have devastating effects on the virtual currency, but it can be fixed with a software update, according to researchers from Cornell University.

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Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals

When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.

New malware variant suggests cybercriminals targeting SAP users

A new variant of a Trojan program that targets online banking accounts also contains code to search if infected computers have SAP client applications installed, suggesting that attackers might target SAP systems in the future.

Hadoop is not enough for 'big data', says Facebook analytics chief

The Hadoop programming framework may be synonymous with the "big data" movement but it's not the only tool companies need to derive insights from massive stores of unstructured information, according to Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin.

LinkedIn Intro embeds professional profiles into Mail for iOS

Learn more about the people who email you without leaving Apple's default Mail app.

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Pivotal bulks up big data software portfolio

Pivotal is releasing an in-memory data store for real-time analysis that works with the Hadoop data processing platform, and the other is a data discovery tool for business analysts.