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Apple asks court to throw out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over the amount of storage available in mobile devices that come with iOS 8.

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About 25 U.S. states oppose sale of RadioShack's customer data

Some states like Texas, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have filed objections in bankruptcy court.

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Update: PayPal cited for 'reckless disregard' of U.S. sanctions

PayPal has reached a $7.7 million settlement with the U.S. Treasury for ignoring U.S. sanctions and allowing money transfers to accounts linked to Iran, Cuba, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

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New York threatens action if RadioShack sells customer data

New York's Attorney General says his office will take "appropriate action" if personal data on millions of RadioShack customers is handed over as part of a just-concluded bankruptcy sale.

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Apple database acquisition could help improve performance of its services

FoundationDB's NoSQL technology lets the company grow its services and still keep users happy.

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FAA unclips wings of commercial drones

Blanket airspace clearance aims to cut a hurdle in drone operations.

Cisco, Microsoft part of optics consortium directing data center standards

A new consortium was announced this week, created to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.

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Apple gives stamp of approval to new Steve Jobs biography

CEO Tim Cook says Walter Isaacson's authorized bio didn't do justice to Jobs's legacy.

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Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

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The H-1B visa debate: Pain and the politics

This week's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the H-1B visa program offered a compendium of thought, insight and friction. Here's a look at the debate from both sides.

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HTC founder Cher Wang takes over as CEO

HTC founder Cher Wang is taking over as CEO, as the Taiwanese Android smartphone maker fights to revive its business.

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Leaked U.S. antitrust report on Google adds weight to rivals' complaints

A leaked report by FTC staffers portrays Google as a bullying monopolist and adds credence to complaints from rivals who criticized its business practices.

Ellison swings at Salesforce as Oracle's growth sputters

Oracle's software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenue grew by 30% in the quarter that ended Feb. 28

With new specification, run one application across devices

Raw horsepower has always been important measuring stick for performance of mobile devices and PCs, but it's also important to determine whether applications are written to exploit all the available hardware features.

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Linux ‘code of conflict’ takes aim at developers’ bad-tempered reputation

The world of Linux kernel development can be a contentious place. But a “patch” authored by senior developer Greg Kroah-Hartman is looking to raise the tone a bit.

Amazon acquires IoT platform developer 2lemetry

The current customers of 2lemetry will continue to be supported, with the name and branding retained.

New Steve Jobs biography describes his disdain for TVs

The former Apple CEO didn't like television and didn't foresee its integration with mobile devices.

Intel lowers Q1 revenue outlook, citing sluggish PC sales

Intel also blamed macroeconomic and currency conditions in Europe for the revised forecast.

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