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IBM doubles down on data with four new cloud tools

Data is what makes today's business world go 'round, and IBM on Thursday launched a suite of new tools designed to help companies make the most of what they've got.

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Meet Frinkiac, an amazing search engine dedicated solely to Simpsons quotes

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The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the details.

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Microsoft launches IoT Hub to ingest data from the physical world

Microsoft announced Wednesday that its Azure IoT Hub product for managing fleets of devices that feed digital data from the physical world will be generally available on Thursday.

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Google is said to endorse ARM server chips, but don't get excited yet

Google will give its public backing to Qualcomm's ARM server chip next week, according to a report Wednesday, but history suggests it's too early to draw conclusions.

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Wait until April before relying on Privacy Shield, EU privacy watchdogs warn

Businesses that need to transfer European Union citizens' personal data to the U.S. should wait until at least mid-April before relying on the Privacy Shield to provide legal protection -- and in the meantime, they shouldn't count too much on alternative mechanisms for legalizing such transfers, Europe's data protection authorities warned Wednesday.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

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U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative

Goodbye Safe Harbor, hello Privacy Shield: that's the name given by European Union and U.S. negotiators to the deal they struck on Tuesday under which transfers of personal data between the two regions can proceed.

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Madden, Bing pick Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

Electronic Arts' Madden 16 football simulation, as well as Microsoft's Bing algorithm, both have picked the Panthers to win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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Say goodbye to the socks: Evernote's getting out of e-commerce

Two and a half years after Evernote announced that it would offer a suite of branded products through its own online retail store, the productivity company is walking away from the business of selling products like socks, messenger bags and wallets.

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US must make 'additional effort' on Safe Harbor, EU Commissioner says

The European Commission has outlined the areas in which it wants further concessions from the U.S. before a new Safe Harbor agreement on trans-Atlantic data transfers can be reached.

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'Big bets' cost Google parent Alphabet $3.6 billion in losses last year

Google's parent company Alphabet racked up $3.6 billion in losses last year through investments in "big bets" such as self-driving cars and Internet balloons.

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Microsoft's Bing just called the first four primaries for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Microsoft said last year that its predictive Bing technology would be used to call the 2016 presidential election. So here we go.

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Microsoft's audacious Project Natick wants to submerge your data in the oceans

Project Natick capsules put data center servers underwater for five years at a time.

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Act today, or your free OneDrive account will get cut from 15GB of storage to a paltry 5GB.