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Microsoft to Business: Don't Worry About Windows 10, Consumers Will Test it

Microsoft on Friday said consumers would become coal mine canaries who turn up bugs and problems in each Windows 10 update months before businesses have to commit to the fixes.

Google Now adds data from Lyft, Airbnb and many more apps

The content could give a lift to Google in mobile search

NEC aims at Big Data 'sweet spot' with new SAP Hana tool

The cluster-management software helps boost availability in the AWS cloud

West Africa turns into dumping ground for e-waste

Problem compounded by the fact that most countries do not have e-waste recycling facilities

Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private

Uber's data is a trade secret doesn't have to be publicly disclosed under Massachusetts law

Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

An identifer on people's phone creates cookies that can't be deleted

Twitter's Vine Kids app is not just for kids

Vine's new kid-oriented app likely has bigger plans

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Microsoft Plans Stable Windows 10 Transition for Businesses

Microsoft will offer a very reasonable means for businesses to transition to Windows 10, as conservatively or aggressively as they choose. But Microsoft's "Windows as a service" offering will still be pay-to-play.

Google Glass holds promise but requires a 'reset'

Google CFO Patrick Pichette offered candid comments on why the company halted sales of its electronic eyewear

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Facebook Edges into Foursquare Territory with Place Tips on iOS

The social network will use a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS, and new Bluetooth beacons to show you location-based info.

Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

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Google Glass 'Reset' Shows it's Just the Seed of an Idea

Google hasn't given up on the concept of high-tech eyewear, but admits it must go back to the drawing board.

Can't keep this bad boy down: ZeroAccess botnet back in business

After a six-month break the ZeroAccess botnet resumes click-fraud activity

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CIO Outlines Cloud Environment Goals at Department of Defense

Pentagon tech chief pledges more transparency with cloud service providers and calls on vendor community to rethink security, collaboration.

Google to change UK privacy policy after regulatory pressure

Google will clarify its policy and redesign its account management pages by June 30

Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 30

Intel's Broadwell is the real cable-cutter ... India victim sues Uber in US ... rogue Android gains investors ... and more

Military-funded robots can learn by watching YouTube

So far, the robots are only teaching themselves to cook

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