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Mozilla strikes Firefox search deal with Yahoo, ending long partnership with Google

Mozilla Corporation and Yahoo announced a “strategic five-year partnership” agreement today. The deal makes Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox on mobile devices and PCs. The new deal replaces a longstanding partnership between Mozilla and Google which concludes at the end of this month after 10 years. The most recent three-year renewal of that… Read more →

Android Lollipop users warn of ‘unusable’ devices after upgrading

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Users of Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, are warning others not to immediately upgrade, after experiencing broken apps, repeated crashes, and device slowdowns. Many are reporting early issues with calling, failing Wi-Fi connectivity and sound quality — in some cases, audio fails to work altogether. But a more pressing issue emerged:… Read more →

Android Lollipop users warn of ‘unusable’ devices after upgrading

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Users of Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, are warning others not to immediately upgrade, after experiencing broken apps, repeated crashes, and device slowdowns. Many are reporting early issues with calling, failing Wi-Fi connectivity and sound quality — in some cases, audio fails to work altogether. But a more pressing issue emerged:… Read more →

Amazon Web Services wants to run your world

Strictly speaking, Amazon’s annual AWS re:Invent conference, which I attended last week in Las Vegas, isn’t a hardware show. Rather it is about the growing collection of infrastructure and services provided by Amazon Web Services and its partners. But the growth of public cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in… Read more →

Details emerge on Windows Kerberos vulnerability

Microsoft’s out-of-band update yesterday fixes a profoundly serious bug: Any user logged into the domain can elevate their own privilege to any other, up to and including Domain Administrator. When I saw in the advance notification, that one of the bugs was an elevation of privilege bug and rated critical I knew something different was… Read more →

Apple’s Plans for Beats Music Start to Take Shape

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Florida and F.T.C. Accuse Firms of Deceptively Selling Tech Support

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Chasing Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Affordable Care Act

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SAP preps new 5-year vision: The burning questions

SAP CEO Bill McDermott on Wednesday said the company in January will outline a “clear vision from 2015 to 2020″ that will revolve around the core business, cloud and profitability. SAP CEO McDermott: “”It’s all about execution now.” The comments, made at a Morgan Stanley conference in Barcelona, were mostly standard issue from McDermott. He… Read more →

Google advances SSL with new Chrome versions

The latest versions of Google Chrome show the company moving aggressively past older, insecure versions of SSL and giving more information about the versions in use. Much of this is fallout from the discovery of the POODLE bug last month, but problems with older versions of SSL and TLS have been well-known for some time…. Read more →

Now only one month old, Salesforce.com gives Wave analytics cloud a big boost

One month in, Salesforce.com is already giving a booster shot to its new Analytics Cloud, Wave. Announced at the kickoff of the Salesforce.com World Tour in New York City on Wednesday, the data-driven platform is getting reinforced with information and services provided by more than 45 financial and technology industry partners. Wall Street stalwarts such… Read more →