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iOS trumped Android in Black Friday mobile sales revenue

Android might be the most prolific mobile platform, but when it comes to online shopping, iOS rules. Black Friday data released by Adobe, Custora, and IBM show that iPhone and iPad users generate far more online sales revenue on their mobile devices than Android counterparts do. OK, those are the facts – and the same… Read more →

iPad Air 2 vs. Kindle Fire HDX: Which is the best tablet?

Summary: Both Amazon and Apple have tablets at the ready for the holiday spending extravaganza. But that means consumers are faced with a choice. So, let’s put Apple’s iPad Air 2 up against Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX and see which comes out the winner. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | December 1, 2014 — 21:10 GMT (13:10 PST) Follow… Read more →

Setting up Linux Mint 17.1 for the first time

Summary: Getting Linux Mint to work is simple. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | December 1, 2014 — 20:59 GMT (12:59 PST) Follow @sjvn By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | December 1, 2014 — 20:59 GMT (12:59 PST) Previous | Next Image 1 of 10 … Read more →

Hassle-Free Flying with Bangkok Airways

Was your last flight a pleasant experience?  I doubt it.   For most, flying usually results in endless complaints to airline customer service representatives sparked by canceled connecting flights, an excessively long airline delay, or astronomical charges for customarily gratuitous extras: checked luggage, seat selection, section upgrades, and food. In a 2011 study by MSN Money… Read more →

A Low-Cost Alternative to Pricy Big Data on the Farm

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Microsoft Buys Acompli, an Email Start-Up

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Uber Plays Defense Against Privacy Invasion Claims

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Brazilian telcos to end throttled speeds for fixed broadband

Fixed broadband providers in Brazil will soon start charging customers that exceed speeds specified in service contracts. Brazilian telecommunications body Anatel predicts the shift to the new model will come soon and that charging users after they reach their limit are a way to compensate the decrease in use of voice services. Currently, broadband users… Read more →

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, with Cortana integration, now generally available

Microsoft’s latest CRM release, Dynamics CRM 2015, is generally available today, December 1. In early November, Microsoft officials said to expect CRM 2015 — both the on-premises and cloud versions — would be generally available in December 2014. Dynamics CRM Online 2015 is available in 130 markets and 44 languages today, officials said in a… Read more →

Microsoft buys cross-platform email startup Acompli

Continuing its cross-platform push, Microsoft has purchased San Francisco-based email app vendor Acompli. Microsoft officials accidentally tipped their hand last week regarding Microsoft’s intentions to purcchase the startup by an accidental blog post that was picked up by RSS readers before Microsoft could delete it. In a December 1 blog post announcing the deal, Microsoft… Read more →

Unlocking the cloud with xPaaS

Enterprises are beginning to focus on the cloud as a more efficient means for developing, integrating, and running applications; however, to accomplish this, they need to adopt a new approach that extends the capabilities of traditional enterprise middleware into the cloud. Red Hat JBoss xPaaS services is one example of this approach, providing the powerful… Read more →