Don't-Miss Business Stories

'Viceroi' algorithm improves detection of click fraud

A group of researchers have devised an algorithm they say could help advertising networks better detect fraudulent clicks.

office-365

Microsoft sharpens Office 365 tool to slice and dice data

The preview of Power BI, a data-analysis tool, for Office 365 now offers users the ability to mine data using natural language, question-and-answer-type queries.

facebook servers

Facebook's eco strategy features spuds in servers

Facebook revealed that it tried using potatoes in its servers to make them more environmentally friendly, as part of its green data center effort.

Windows 8.1 offered early to some businesses for testing

Businesses with certain Microsoft memberships and service agreements can now download the near-final version of Windows 8.1 to test with an eye toward deployment.

fire

Building a better password: Simple changes add strength

We still take the easy route far too often, but even some simple changes can strengthen password selections.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

Microsoft to analysts: consumers are the gateway to cloud, enterprise usage

At Microsoft's financial analyst meeting, executives outline exactly where Microsoft's successes originate.

GoDaddy buys domain marketplace Afternic

GoDaddy's acquisitions are part of a broader strategy to better service small businesses, according to a GoDaddy PR representative.

Welcome to the era of the personal cloud: Alcatel-Lucent

Three minutes with Michel Emelianoff, executive vice president of Alcatel-Lucent and president of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, on the personal computer era shifting into the "Personal Cloud Era" with the surprising new entrant, the tablet.

Most hack attacks simply seek attention, security expert says

Cyber attacks, such as the recent one on the New York Times, are more about gaining attention than causing damage, according to Akamai.

dell precision m4800

Dell upgrades Precision workstation, pro laptop lines

Dell unveils desktop and mobile workstations that feature new chips, faster RAM, and a high-resolution laptop screen.

Ossia shows wireless charger Cota using standard spectrum

Startup Ossia is developing wireless charging technology called Cota that's based on the same unlicensed spectrum that powers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other wireless standards, and can charge devices from as far as 10 feet and eventually 30 feet.

hynix dram

DRAM prices jump despite reasurrances after facility fire

Prices of DRAM chips have continued to climb after a major Hynix FAB plant was damaged by fire last week.

IBM sells customer care outsourcing unit for $505 million

Citing low profit margins, IBM has sold its customer care outsourcing business to Synnex for $505 million, the companies said Tuesday.

collaboration

Collaboration apps will cross platforms soon, Gartner says

Most collaboration applications will be equally available on desktops, mobile phones, tablets and browsers by 2016, reports Gartner.

New offline Chrome Apps offer a near-native desktop experience in your browser

Watch out, traditional software: The new Chrome apps can work offline and store locally, and they cross platforms with ease.