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New Study Adds to Skepticism Among Security Experts That North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

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​Sony’s ‘The Interview’ to be key streaming, security, cloud moment

Sony’s decision to stream “The Interview” on Christmas Eve will be more than a free speech victory. The move will have ramifications on everything from content release windows to security to the business models of Google and Microsoft. Sony Pictures According to CNN, citing a statement, and a bevy of other reports, Sony Pictures will release “The Interview” on Google’s… Read more →

Uber Adds E-Hail Taxi Fee for New York City Riders

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A look back at 2014 and a look ahead to 2015

During 2014, Kusnetzky Group analysts spoke with representatives of over 200 different suppliers and their customers. Here are a few of the things we learned. Virtualization The industry standard system (x86-based) market is finally coming to the realization that virtualization is far more than merely the use of virtual machine software to encapsulate systems to create a more agile, potentially… Read more →

Chromebook: Three things Google must do in 2015

Having used Chromebooks since they first appeared, it’s clear to me that they are a good solution. They can be used for both work and play, and they are more capable than many realize. (Image: James Kendrick/ZDNet) There are three things Google must do with Chrome OS and the Chromebook in 2015 to broaden the appeal of the inexpensive laptops…. Read more →

PCLinuxOS and UEFI systems

My post yesterday about the new PCLinuxOS 2014.12 release drew some comments indicating pretty clearly that I was wrong about it not being installable on UEFI firmware systems. So I went back and tried again, not only on the original system I had tried but also on a couple of others. I found that it can indeed be installed on… Read more →

What’s worrying IT professionals about the new year?

Slowing economic growth used to be IT professionals’ main concern for concern. However, according to a recent survey by market research firm PMR, that’s no longer the case: in the coming years, the traditional hardware-centric approach will continue to give way to more software and services buying, the analyst firm thinks. A year ago, a survey of IT professionals working… Read more →

What’s worrying IT professionals about the new year?

Slowing economic growth used to be IT professionals’ main concern for concern. However, according to a recent survey by market research firm PMR, that’s no longer the case: in the coming years, the traditional hardware-centric approach will continue to give way to more software and services buying, the analyst firm thinks. A year ago, a survey of IT professionals working… Read more →

Uber C.E.O. Charged With Violating South Korea Transport Laws

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Daily Report: Google Knows What You’re Getting for Christmas

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Wearable Devices for Women: Still Pretty and Still Dumb

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What’s worrying IT professionals about the new year?

Slowing economic growth used to be IT professionals’ main concern for concern. However, according to a recent survey by market research firm PMR, that’s no longer the case: in the coming years, the traditional hardware-centric approach will continue to give way to more software and services buying, the analyst firm thinks. A year ago, a survey of IT professionals working… Read more →