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Linksys to resume building network hardware for small- to medium-size businesses

Cisco reduced the Linksys brand to a home-network player, but Belkin plans to resurrect the brand's status in the SMB market.

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Tips for tougher passwords

It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and security firm Rapid7 has released an awareness note focused on passwords, something that can either make or break a person's overall level of security.

European Commission opens comment period on Samsung's proposed patent remedies

Interested parties, including Apple, may comment on a proposal from Samsung to refrain from seeking injunctions for five years against any company that agrees to a licensing framework regarding mobile standard essential patents in Europe.

How to prepare your business for Windows 8.1

Whether you're embracing Windows 8 or reluctantly retiring XP, this guide will get you ready for Microsoft's latest operating system.

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Glip: IM-centric cloud collaboration

A new online collaboration service combines group chat, content sharing, and calendaring

Facebook to buy mobile data compression startup Onavo

Facebook has agreed to acquire mobile data compression startup Onavo and plans to use its technology in an effort to make Internet access more affordable, Facebook said on Monday.

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Mobile tech forecast to fuel new Digital Industrial Economy

Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.

Flint Mobile swaps card reader for camera

Mobile payment solution lets you accept Visa and MasterCard using only your iPhone

How location tracking will change the way you shop

etailers are testing new ways to learn how customers shop and move about their stores, and targeting them with promotions and in-store maps on their smartphones.

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Study: Most CEOs lack vision and leadership with cutting-edge computer tech

A majority of CEOs are failing to steer their companies towards effective use of new computer technologies, which precludes their organizations from making major business improvements, according to a study from the MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting.

CuttingEdgeX launches platform to help small businesses raise capital

It puts anyone, not just accredited investors, in touch with companies looking to sell stock directly to the public.

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Xero launches QuickBooks conversion service

Web-based small business accounting service promises easy migration from Intuit’s market-leading desktop software.

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Samsung execs may have peeked at secret Apple info

Samsung's lawyers may have provided their clients access to highly confidential information such as Apple's patent licensing agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp and Philips, according to a court document.