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Google taps HP to sell Google Apps, hardware bundle

HP will bundle its hardware with Google's services to deliver what HP is calling "HP SMB IT in a Box".

Android update-watchers claim a sighting of Android 4.3

Google is a shameless tease about possible updates to Android, as its eager users lust after Android 4.3; they report spotting a hint.

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Brace for malware-fighting IE, Office patches

Microsoft will patch this week a vulnerability in versions 6 through 10 of Internet Explorer, plugging a hole that could be exploited with malware that takes advantage of infected machines.

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How LinkedIn's three newest features can work for you

LinkedIn launches two-step verification, a redesigned 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' and adds the capability to upload photos, video and documents to your status updates. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

External server disk storage sales drop for first time since 2009, IDC says

Global sales of external server storage have dropped for the first time since 2009, according to data from research firm IDC.

Facebook aims to simplify advertising for marketers

Facebook is gearing up for a new project to simplify its advertising platform, making it easier for marketers to decide how to place ads across the site.

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Get text messages, voice calls, and chat on your company's landline

TextGen’s cloud-based service turns any phone number into a powerful and versatile customer communication platform.

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Microsoft claims IE consumes less power than other browsers

You never even considered that browsers consume differing amounts of power, did you?

Texas Instruments, Qualcomm to power small cells for better business networking

Texas Instruments and Qualcomm are working on products that will power small mobile base stations, also known as small cells, and help improve indoor coverage and speeds for enterprises.

China joins EU, US in international patent classification system

The Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on Tuesday signed an agreement to start using the same patent classification system as adopted by the E.U. and U.S. patent authorities in January, the European Patent Office (EPO) announced.

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Asus unveils VivoMouse, a funky trackpad-mouse hybrid

The Asus VivoMouse combines mouse and trackpad functions and supports Windows 8 gestures, and is intended for use with the VivoPC, a small desktop for offices and living rooms.

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In fog of browser wars, the victor varies with the metrics

NetMarketShare says Microsoft's IE is top dog, while StatCounter crowns Chrome the king in the competitive browser market.

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Brace for an Internet traffic explosion in 2017, Cisco says

Cisco's Visual Networking Index predicts global IP traffic will rise at a dramatic compound annual growth rate 23 percent between 2012 to 2017.