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Mitel Takes Aim at Avaya with ShoreTel Bid

Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShorteTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

This week in big data news, a bevvy of data-crunching analysis-centered startups came out of stealth

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

The specification helps users join secure networks automatically

FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

Complaints continue to pour in from users whose Wi-Fi is malfunctioning after upgrading to the new Mac OS X version

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday

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Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 Tablet is Selling at Twice the Rate of the Pro 2

Buyers are snapping up the well-regarded Surface Pro 3 tablet, which has replaced virtually all other versions on Microsoft's website. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked up the Xbox and Lumia businesses.

Advocacy Groups Accused of Obscuring Corporate Ties in Net Neutrality Debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

Secretive Funding Fuels Ongoing Net Neutrality Astroturfing Controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

The Ratings: Most Net Neutrality Groups Get Poor Grades for Funding Transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

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OS X Yosemite Uptake Climbs to 13% in First Week

A week after its release, Apple's OS X Yosemite powered 13% of all Macs in the U.S. and Canada, about the same uptake rate seen last year by Mavericks.

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4 Startups That Are Changing Productivity

Slack, Asana, Box and Evernote are changing the way people get things done.

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Researcher Works to Make 3D-Printed Metals Stronger, Customizable

A scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working on a way to change metal 3D printing that could revolutionize the way products are customized.

New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with new material

RiteAid blocks Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer

Senator wants Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Rockefeller

Apple Hands 8 Execs Stock Awards Worth Up to $27M

Apple recently awarded eight executives stock grants worth almost $13 million each at Thursday's closing price, with another $14 million potentially up for grabs.

Neural networks draw on context to improve machine translations

Dutch researchers have improved the output of a statistical machine translation system by examining the context in which words are found

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This is What Microsoft's Nokia-less Lumia Phones Will Look Like

Say goodbye to Nokia Lumia phones and say hello to Microsoft Lumia handsets.

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