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How Wal-Mart enables 'innersourcing' with Github

The big box retailer’s technology arm has adopted the open source ethos, encouraging its engineers to write code and share it with time-crunched teams that can use the help.

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Qualcomm agrees to pay $19.5M to settle charges of bias against women

Qualcomm has agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle a gender discrimination class action lawsuit that alleged that women at the company get lower pay and have lesser chances of promotion under its current programs.

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Around the world in a solar plane

Solar Impulse 2 makes history as the first solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe.

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Yahoo users have no need to panic

Most observers agree that core Yahoo services are unlikely to disappear from lack of funding or lack of corporate interest anytime soon.

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates a tracking powerhouse

Verizon's planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo will create an international consumer tracking powerhouse that raises serious privacy concerns, some privacy advocates said.

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Cybersecurity firm offers users reimbursement for ransomware infections

Security firm SentinelOne is confident it can beat any of today’s ransomware -- and is willing to put money behind that claim.

With a name like that, what else could it be?

Flashback to the late 1980s, when this tech-vendor employee isn't afraid to have a little fun at parties -- especially with people who don't recognize the name of his company.

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Verizon must pay even if Mozilla walks from Yahoo search deal

Verizon, which plans to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion, will be on the hook to Mozilla for more than $1 billion through 2019.

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9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

Here are nine big events in the up-and-down history of Yahoo.

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With Yahoo buy, Verizon hopes to stay competitive in digital ad market

Verizon will faces major challenges as it integrates Yahoo into its organization. But the company needed to take steps to diversify beyond traditional wireless service revenues.

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Yahoo sells internet biz to Verizon in $4.8B deal

Ailing Yahoo is selling off its operating business for $4.8 billion to Verizon Communications in a cash deal that will reduce the storied tech firm to mainly holding its cash, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and non-core patents.

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Issa bill would kill a big H-1B loophole

Rep. Darrell Issa has rolled out a bipartisan bill that would make two key changes to the 1998 H-1B visa law.

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IT career roadmap: Research scientist

Amanda Stent's interest in music has helped advance her career as a research scientist as much as her mathematics and computer science background has.

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Tech groups want Trump to actually notice their industry

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has antagonized much of the tech industry by opposing free trade and immigration but has otherwise nearly ignored the vital segment of the nation's economy, critics say.

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How ARM set itself up for a $32B acquisition

The TV you watch may have an ARM processor chip in it. So does the Amazon Echo that helps switch on the light and air conditioner through voice commands.

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Rep. Pascrell's H-1B bill is a message to Democrats

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced an H-1B reform bill that, he said, has little chance of being enacted this year. He said he proposed the bill to make the case for reform of the controversial visa.

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3 things to know about Softbank's plan to acquire ARM

Since the release of the iPhone, ARM's chip designs have driven a mobile revolution. The small chip company has kept giants like Intel on their knees, and now it's on the verge of being acquired by Softbank for a stunning $32 billion....

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Chinese $1.2B deal for Opera crumples

The planned sale of Opera Software to a group of Chinese companies for $1.2 billion has foundered.

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