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Deaths at Apple supplier in China concern labor group

The Shanghai factory builds the iPhone 5C handset, according to China Labor Watch

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Apache frees Kafka messaging app from LinkedIn

The Kafka Pub/Sub messaging platform is faster than RabbitMQ, LinkedIn engineers say

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Industry group rallies to fight bots, protect the cloud

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are mounting, so the Cloud Security Alliance formed the Anti-Bot Working Group to help fight this threat.

Data centers drove Ethernet sales in Q3, says IDC

Vendors shipped 4.97 million 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports during the third quarter.

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EU lawmakers ask for help tackling copyright questions in the cloud era

The questionnaire also asks how to handle a growing second-hand digital market.

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China bans banks from trading in Bitcoin

The Bitcoin has been growing in popularity in China as a new kind of investment.

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FCC approves Verizon purchase of Vodafone stake in Verizon Wireless

Verizon expects the deal to buy a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless to close early next year.

Intel, NXP team on computers that take wireless transactions

Online shoppers will be able to pay by tapping a contactless card or an NFC-enabled mobile phone against their PC or laptop.

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Microsoft to deliver Office 2013 SP1 in early '14

Microsoft delivered both Office 2010 SP1 and Office 2007 SP1 about 13 months after their respective original editions’ debut. Office 2013 SP1 is expected in February.

New OpenSUSE embraces new 64-bit ARM architecture

OpenSUSE joins Red Hat’sLinux distribution, Fedora, and Canonical’s Ubuntu in offering an experimental Linux distribution that can run on 64-bit ARM processors.

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Yahoo CEO Mayer talks mobile forst strategy, design approach

Yahoo is taking a "mobile first" approach to its product strategy, to the point where mobility could reinvent the company, according to CEO Marissa Mayer.

Bona fides, benefits, and baggage: Rating 5 favorites for Microsoft's next CEO

Although Microsoft may be considering a number of qualified candidates, conventional wisdom says five front-runners are vying to lead the company forward.

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Beware scammers gathering data via fake social net IDs

Spear phishing is one of the most effective ways to break into a corporate network, and recent studies show that employees can be easily tricked on social media.