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Oxford adds 'ride-share' and 'unboxing' to the dictionary

'Ride-share' is now a recognized verb, according to Oxford Dictionaries.


IBM to pump $4B into cloud, mobile and analytics this year

IBM will dedicate $4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the landscape it once dominated.

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So. Cal. Edison’s IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

Southern California Edison IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers who wanted changes to the visa program.

Update: HP offers a bleak forecast as corporate split nears

HP has lowered its financial outlook for the year after another quarter of declining sales and profit.

Facebook, other tech firms face pressure from drivers over work conditions

Facebook and other tech companies in Silicon Valley are facing increasing pressure from their shuttle drivers to improve working conditions amid concern about growing inequality in the area.

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In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

The White House may be trying to improve its IT operations by aligning itself more with Silicon Valley thinking.

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Infosys to acquire startup Panaya to automate customer tasks

Indian outsourcer Infosys will acquire Panaya, a U.S. vendor of automation technology for testing enterprise software deployments and upgrades.

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Shanghai OnStar's Diane Jurgens and her grand China adventure

Diane Jurgens, the managing director of Shanghai OnStar, has a tale to tell about her life and work in China.

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Why Apple is the most successful company in history

It's difficult to grasp what a successful company Apple is until you take the time to gather and digest news about the company that has emerged in the past week or two.

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Hitachi will buy Pentaho to boost its IoT business

Hitachi Data Systems is purchasing business intelligence software maker Pentaho to incorporate analysis into Internet of Things systems it'll build for the healthcare, public safety and other industries.

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What Intel's $300M diversity pledge really means

Intel's Rosalind Hudnell is working on an ambitious plan to spark change that could forever alter hiring practices at IT companies.

File storage service Rapidshare to close amid legal woes

In a message posted to its website Tuesday, Rapidshare said it will stop active service on March 31.

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Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should launch an investigation into the growing consolidation of big data analytics firms and digital marketing companies, a coalition of four privacy groups said.

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Google could boost education push with Launchpad Toys acquisition

Google could strengthen its position in the education market with its acquisition of Launchpad Toys, maker of popular children apps like Toontastic which are used in classrooms.

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Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

IT workers at Southern California Edison are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs.

US backs IEEE move to modify rules for standards patents

The U.S. Department of Justice backed a move by the IEEE Standards Association to modify the rules governing patents that go into making standards to curb excessive royalties and attempts to ban rival products that implement the...

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VMware CEO touts ‘One cloud, any app, any device’ plan

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talks up new hybrid cloud strategy, SDN, OpenStack, partnering with Google and competing with Amazon and Microsoft.

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Amazon hits 5-year high in cloud market

Despite Microsoft's strong growth in cloud computing services, Amazon reached a five-year high in its share of the cloud infrastructure service market.

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Intel to buy Lantiq in a push to make more home devices connected

In its push to connect as many gadgets to the Internet as possible, Intel has agreed to buy Lantiq, a German company that makes broadband access and home networking technology.

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