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EC steps up antitrust inquiry into Google, Android

The European Commission is stepping up its inquiry into Google's alleged anti-competitive behavior in the market for mobile software, making a formal investigation into the company's Android business more likely, according to a report.
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In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

After years of cajoling their users into sharing every thought, emotion and selfie, online firms are seeing that providing more private online spaces might also be profitable.

Infor wins appeal of long-running patent lawsuit

A U.S. appeals court has dismissed a long-running patent infringement lawsuit lodged against Lawson Software by ePlus.

Ford and GM sued for millions over CD-ripping tech in cars

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies is suing Ford and General Motors for violating copyrights with the CD-ripping capability of their cars.

Chinese officials seize Microsoft PCs, emails, financial info in antitrust probe

Regulators in China today said that they made sudden appearances at several Microsoft offices on Monday to gather evidence for an antitrust probe.

Tips for recent college grads looking to advance in IT

When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced a new version of a bill to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. phone records in an effort to strengthen legislation that passed the House of Representatives this year.

Oracle slashes Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent

Oracle has granted CEO Larry Ellison 3 million stock options, a significant reduction from the 7 million options he received in previous years, according to a regulatory filing.

Privacy groups call for Facebook to halt off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.

Feds arrest Florida man who allegedly conned Apple out of $309K

A Florida man was arrested and charged with wire fraud after he allegedly bilked more than three-dozen Apple stores across the country of more than $309,000 worth of products over a several-month stretch.

Management In Depth

CIOs Describe Turning Points In Their Careers

How do top CIOs get that way? For many, the path to greatness includes a turning point--a moment when the landscape shifted under them and they learned lessons that served them throughout their careers. We asked a few of the 2014 inductees into the CIO Hall of Fame to recount some of those moments.

For Top CIOs, Success Breeds Success

Wildly successful IT projects make great stories. They spin out profitable new lines of business. They help business partners whomp the competition. They send customer satisfaction skyrocketing.

It's a Seller's Market for IT Professionals

While 70 percent of hiring managers plan to hire more IT pros in the second half of 2014, candidates are showing they're not willing to accept just any offer. In fact, 32 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said in a recent Dice.com survey that their offers were being rejected, and a majority (61 percent) of respondents said candidates were asking for higher compensation than they did as recently as six months ago.

IT's vanishing women

The IT profession in many ways seems like a good fit for women, but the industry has a hard time attracting them and keeping those who do enter IT. (Insider; registration required)

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Get the August edition of Computerworld's all-new digital magazine, featuring the challenges CIOs face when they decide to rely on analytics, not instinct, to make decisions.

We Are All Plank-Owners now

In August 2012, SAIC, the $11B national security, engineering, and enterprise IT provider, announced that it would split in two: SAIC would deliver enterprise IT services to the government sector, and a new company, Leidos, would provide services in security, health and engineering.

Top Leadership Quality Isn't What You'd Expect

What's the most important quality leaders should have? Discipline? Drive? Obsession? The ability to motivate others? No, no, no and no. The answer is emotional IQ - or what's referred to in laymen's terms as empathy.

Does the connected workforce breach employee privacy?

Wearables will make it infinitely easier for companies to track employees. But without transparency, that will foster suspicion.

Evan Schuman: The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT departments trying to protect corporate data and intellectual property.

Managed Cloud Network Helps Law Firm CIO Boost Video Adoption

McKenna Long & Aldridge faced a multi-faceted communications challenge that threatened to impede the company's technology adoption and office expansion.