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Puppet acquires DevOps startup Cloudsmith

Open-source IT automation software vendor Puppet Labs has acquired Cloudsmith, which provides tools and services that can help administrators and developers more easily use the Puppet software.

Gaming Twitter: How one man turns fake followers into windfall profits

Wonder why the fake-follower business is booming? Because it's easy and profitable. An insider shows us how it all works.

How to keep terrorists, hackers and other bad guys from stealing your data

Here's what it takes to ensure security without breaking the bank.

Some data center operators take their chances with floods

Even most of those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are hardening their facilities instead of moving them entirely. In the storm-prone South, however, it's a different story.

On-the-fly office: Transform your hotel room into a productive workspace with these essential tools

With this monitor, modem, and more, you'll have everything you need to take care of business.

Chinese hackers hurt business, Congressional committee told

Amid a week of economic meetings between top U.S. and Chinese officials, lawmakers hear warnings about escalating costs of theft of U.S. firms' intellectual property.

10% of new US jobs are tech

Technology hiring has been on the upswing in the first half of this year, constituting about 10% of all the job growth in the U.S. in June, according to two independent assessments.

Ballmer outlines the road ahead for Microsoft Office, Skype, 'Bing Now'

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer outlines how Microsoft plans to reinvent the future of documents, collaboration, anticipatory data, and gaming.

Mobile queuing app promises to take the pain out of waiting in line

QLess lets customers enter virtual lines via their smartphones and gives businesses valuable data.

What Microsoft's new product groups mean for Windows, Office, and more

Microsoft realigns groups by function rather than platform or product, aiming for a smoother development cycle internally, and a smoother user experience externally.

Microsoft undergoes sweeping reorg for technology focus

Microsoft consolidates power in a few major executives, as the company refocuses itself on the "devices and services" vision Steve Ballmer previously described.

Dropbox update eases worries over offline access to business data

New Dropbox APIs mean any app could become a hybrid online/offline system, allowing true access from anywhere, anytime.

Drumbeat about Microsoft reorg grows louder

Reports of an imminent and broad Microsoft business reorganization keep mounting, including an anonymously sourced article from The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD blog that says CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil the plan on Thursday.