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Republicans kill FCC plan to cap prices for business data lines

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission plan to cap, and in some cases cut, prices charged for widely used business data lines is probably dead after Republicans in Congress pressured the agency to drop a scheduled vote.

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Here's how businesses can prevent point-of-sale attacks

Retailers, hotels and restaurants have all been victimized through the same Achilles' heel that cyber criminals continue to attack: the point-of-sale system, where customer's payment data is routinely processed.

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Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

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Apple sales, profits fall again but a brighter outlook ahead

Apple recorded its third consecutive quarter of lower revenue as it fought lower demand for the iPhone and tough competition from lower-priced competitors.

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Cloud growth continues to be the name of the game for Microsoft

Microsoft's ongoing move to the cloud paid off once again over the past quarter, as strong growth from Azure and Office 365 offset declines in the PC market.

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Gartner sees 2.9 percent growth in IT spending in 2017

Worldwide IT spending should rebound in 2017 with a 2.9 percent increase over 2016, after a slight decrease this year, according to Gartner projections.

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Volkswagen is founding a new cybersecurity firm to prevent car hacking

As cars become more computerized, the vehicles are facing a greater risk of being hacked. That’s why Volkswagen is founding a new cyber security company devoted to protecting next generation cars.

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Ireland to Europe: No, Apple doesn't owe us

Ireland will join Apple in appealing the European Commission’s finding that Apple owes the country more than US$14 billion in back taxes.

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17% off Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Mobile Document Scanner - Deal Alert

The ScanSnap S1300i is the smallest multi-page double-sided ScanSnap scanner for one-button ease of use at the desk or on the road. Just stack up to 10 pages and press the blue button. Currently discounted 17%.

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Apple must repay $14.5 billion in underpaid taxes in Ireland

Apple's tax benefits in Ireland are illegal, and the company will have to pay up to €13 billion (US$14.5 billion) in back taxes, plus interest. That's the verdict European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager delivered Tuesday, wrapping up...

​HP finds a new hero in premium PCs as market turns 'volatile'

Hardware vendor changes tack amidst “challenging and somewhat volatile” market conditions.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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Microsoft will cut 2,850 more jobs by the end of the year

Satya Nadella isn't stopping the job cuts train at Microsoft any time soon. The company revealed Thursday that 2,850 people will lose their jobs by the middle of 2017, on top of the 1,850 cuts that Microsoft announced earlier this...

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Apple reports second straight quarter of declining iPhone sales

Apple has reported its second straight quarter of falling iPhone sales, hit by stiff competition in China and the ongoing slowdown in the worldwide smartphone market.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud revenue doubles, but phone sales plummet

Microsoft's cloud push continues to pay off for the company, which reported on Tuesday that its Azure cloud revenue for the second calendar quarter of 2016 had more than doubled compared to the same period in 2015.

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Samsung may place a $450m bet on electric cars and batteries

Samsung Electronics is on the verge of making a substantial investment in BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of electric cars and batteries.

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Cybersecurity firms step up intel sharing despite issues of trust

The war against the cyber criminals won’t be won alone. To keep the hackers at bay, more security vendors have been trying to foster cooperation, and share data on the latest threats – even as it might spark concerns over trust and...

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IT spending will shrink worldwide due to Brexit, Gartner predicts

Britain's vote to exit the European Union is going to depress global IT spending, according to Gartner analyst John-David Lovelock.

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