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Uber, Alphabet autonomous car rivalry heats up

The race to develop autonomous cars is making rivals of old friends as is evident from the exit of Alphabet’s senior executive David Drummond from the board of Uber Technologies.

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Update: Apple must repay $14.5B in underpaid taxes in Ireland

Apple's tax benefits in Ireland are illegal, and the company will have to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, plus interest. That's the verdict European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager delivered, wrapping up a two-year...

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Silicon Valley rains money on Clinton

Trump's financial support in California is tepid, and that's particularly true in the tech stronghold.

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Digital transformation gives IT a big spending boost

Digital transformation may promise critical benefits for the companies undertaking it, but it's also delivering a major boost to IT spending around the world.

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By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

Rackspace needed to evolve or it would be left behind, which is why the cloud services company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm for $4.3 billion.

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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion.

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Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into...

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Machine learning: Clustering and classification on the campaign trail

Discovering and targeting micropopulations for politics and profit

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NuTonomy starts trials in Singapore of self-driving taxi service

NuTonomy is offering rides in its self-driving taxis to select residents of Singapore from Thursday, ahead of a commercial launch of the service in 2018.

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IDG CEO interview series

If you'd like to learn more about what your key vendors are up to, here's your chance, straight from the CEO's mouth. Ciena, SnapLogic and HP Enterprise are among the companies to spill the beans to IDG Chief Content Officer John...

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As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

The Zika virus outbreak in Florida -- and rising concerns that it will spread north -- are worrying workers and forcing companies to adjust.

It's the stupid economy -- er, the economy, stupid

It's not that long ago, the economy is in lousy shape, and this pilot fish has landed a job with a small IT vendor back in his hometown -- but one with some peculiar practices.

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Seed to Sale: Inside a High Tech Pot Farm

We tour a cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California that grows and sells weed for medicinal purposes.

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Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech

Think having a STEM degree is the only way to succeed in the technology industry? Think again.

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New law in Mass. attempts to raise IT pay for women

A new law in Massachusetts that goes into effect in 2018 aims to shrink or eliminate the pay gap between women and men in the workplace.

Chinese approval clears way for Dell's $67B EMC buy

Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC reportedly has passed legal muster in China, clearing what is expected to be its last hurdle.

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Localizing every website with Localizer

I'm a fan of Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Localizer wants to be the next best thing to Adams' Babel Fish

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Video: The real story behind the H-1B visa program

The vast majority of people who work in IT did everything right. This is the story of how the H-1B visa program punished some of them anyway.

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