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Lawyers in iPod Trial Await Jury Decision

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Riverbed finds a buyer in private equity firm Thoma Bravo

Riverbed has been pursuing some financial strategic alternatives – namely new and more stable ownership – for months, and now a concrete deal is on the table. Cloud: Moving to IaaS Special Feature: Moving to Infrastructure as a Service ZDNet and TechRepublic have produced a special feature on how Infrastructure as a Service is offering irresistible benefits to businesses, but… Read more →

Microsoft remakes its Active Directory tool for linking Windows Server, Azure

Microsoft has made available to testers a public preview of its “new” Azure Active Directory Connect tool that is designed to link Windows Server Active Directory to Azure Active Directory. The updated Azure AD Connect tool is a revised version of the Azure AD Connect tool that Microsoft made available in beta in August of this year. Company officials said… Read more →

The Samsung 850 EVO SSD: Fast, furious, and in fabulous 3D

Josh Miller/CNET The new Samsung 850 EVO SSDs (850s) are out and they’re an impressive lot. Their speed, their 2.5-inch drop-in replacement size, their SATA interface, and their new prices makes them very hard to beat in the SSD market. The 850 is a slim and lightweight replacement for your old SATA, but the two are worlds apart in speed… Read more →

Carbonite buys email archiving service MailStore for $20 million

Cloud backup provider Carbonite said Monday that it acquired the email archiving service MailStore for around $20 million. Headquartered in Viersen, Germany, MailStore says it currently serves some 22,000 businesses. Its flagship product MailStore Server creates one-to-one copies of all emails and stores them in a central place to ensure security and availability. The business hook for the product is… Read more →

Android increased its lead in smartphones in Q3 sales boom, says Gartner

Smartphone sales grew by 20 percent to 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014, with the boom being led by sales of low-cost Android phones from Chinese suppliers, according to Gartner research published today (Monday). China’s Xiaomi was the big winner, quadrupling its unit sales. However, total mobile phone sales remained flat at 456 million units, as sales… Read more →

Tech and Media Companies Back Microsoft in Privacy Case

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Microsoft makes available preview of Skype Translator

Microsoft has made available a first public preview of Skype Translator, its service for real-time language translation. Microsoft execs announced Skype Translator in May 2014, noting that a public preview would be available this year. The company began taking sign ups for the preview in November 2014. Microsoft is characterizing Skype Translator as “a brand new feature from Skype.” The… Read more →

The year in DIY-IT: Our project recap for 2014

Wow. 2014. I don’t know about you, but for my family and me, it’s been one heck of a year. It’s also been a big year for projects and in this article, I’m going to run down the big projects we did in DIY-IT in the hopes that they will serve as inspiration going into 2015. Here are many of… Read more →

Five challenges facing Microsoft in 2015

Summary: Not only is the company itself under new leadership, it is having to adapt to a rapidly changing ecosystem where the PC has given ground to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | December 15, 2014 — 13:34 GMT (05:34 PST) Follow @the_pc_doc Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/five-challenges-facing-microsoft-in-2015/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Five challenges facing Microsoft in 2015http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/five-challenges-facing-microsoft-in-2015/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest… Read more →

Analysis: True engagement – inPowered moves beyond clicks and bikinis

Peyman Nilforoush, CEO of inPowered. InPowered this week announced that its news story promotion service for large brands would not charge for clicks but only for engagement by readers. The company is fighting against a massive flood of click-bait, fraudulent clicks and shadowy promotional tactics with its policy of only charging customers for engagement. Companies such as Outbrain and Taboola… Read more →