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In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

The startup's new platform looks not just at the data but at how it's been used over time


Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

A petition from conservative group American Commitment calls the rules the 'most radical act imaginable'

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Google Drive for Work gets new IT-friendly features

Google's premium cloud-storage service is getting an upgrade that includes new sharing controls for IT, information rights management tools and custom alerts.

Salesforce acquires mobile authentication firm Toopher

Toopher used to offer a mobile two-factor authentication app

Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

EFF said the GitHub attack reinforces the case for using HTTPS

Lawyer cites government theft charges in bid for Silk Road retrial

Recent charges of embezzlement from Silk Road could give Ross Ulbricht a new trial, lawyer argues

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Should you be afraid of text messages?

Are you worried about hackers stealing millions of your customer records? According to one security vendor, you should be more worried about your employees spilling corporate secrets via text message, 160 characters at a time

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Windows 7 momentum shows no sign of slowing

Windows 7 last month powered nearly two-thirds of all personal computers running a version of Microsoft's OS, according to an analytics company.

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Apple Watch won't boost Apple Pay payments by much

The Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, but it's unlikely that the smartwatch, coming April 24, will significantly boost the number of mobile payments made by U.S. customers.

Grading Google's April Fools' Day

Because it's not funny unless it's verified as funny.

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N.C. primed for mega tech backlash over Indiana-like bill

North Carolina is considering "religious objection" legislation similar to the recently signed law in Indiana, a move that could raise the stakes for the tech industry firms battling these laws.

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Techie April Fools’ Day – in pictures

We disapprove of this year’s hi-jinx and chicanery, as rated on a scale of one to five rueful head-shakes.

Health care industry receives first mobile apps from Apple, IBM

The travel and insurance industries receive additional apps, bringing the total offered to 22

Raspberry Pi 2 laptop coming with Pi-Top assembly kit

The Pi-Top kit will turn an otherwise stationary Raspberry Pi 2 into a portable computer

Facebook 'riffs' on Snapchat with new group video app

Facebook's Riff app lets users create short videos, which their friends can add to

Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

Cisco is already an investor in the virtualized network appliance company

Apigee launches tool to help firms become IoT-worthy

An extension of its Zetta platform, Apigee Link makes it easier for firms to create and manage connected device products

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Startup touts wireless charging from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals

Ossia today announced a wireless receiver chipset that works with existing mobile device antennas to draw power from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmissions.

RadioShack update: User data is safe for now, while Sprint co-branding is in the works

The user data could still be sold someday, though, and the union of two troubled companies may or may not pay off. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds!

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