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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.

Who will replace Steve Ballmer? A shortlist of reported frontrunners appears

Familiar names are among those in the running to replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive of Microsoft, according to a Reuters report.

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iPhone 5s props up Apple's market share in China, but Samsung still leads

With the arrival of the iPhone 5s, Apple regained its spot among the top five smartphone makers in China during the third quarter.

Fujitsu shows servers using light, lasers to transfer data

Fujitsu has demonstrated servers with thin fiber optics that will use lasers and light transfer data, replacing the older and slower electrical wiring technology.

T-Mobile innovations drive huge signup gains

Today T-Mobile announced its third-quarter sales results, which significantly exceeded analysts' estimates.

SecuriSync: cloud storage employees and IT admins will love

New service integrates enterprise-grade security with business productivity suite for safe and simple file collaboration.

Business software revenue growth suggests recovery under way, IDC says

Research firm IDC says it expects a 5.7 percent growth rate globally for software revenues for 2013.

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Infosys settles with US government for $34 million over visa dispute

Indian outsourcer Infosys has agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. to resolve all allegations about the misuse of visas to get Indian staff to work in the U.S.

Rackspace joins forces with Hortonworks on hosted Hadoop

Enterprises can now run Hortonworks' Hadoop-based Data Platform in Rackspace's managed hosting environment and its public cloud.

NTT expands data center, cloud to U.S. with acquisition

Acquisitions byJapanese NTT Communications will more than double NTT Com's data center space in the U.S., enabling the company to respond to what it said is a high demand for data-center services in North America.

Oracle eyes optical links as final frontier of data-center scaling

Oracle is exploring silicon photonics, an optical technology drawing widespread interest, as a potential weapon in the battle against data-center power consumption.

Top 15 social media mistakes every business can avoid

Social media experts discuss the most common social networking business blunders and what companies can do to improve their social media IQ.