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When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too

When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too

The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company “respects your privacy.” That respect could lapse, however, if the company is ever sold or goes bankrupt. At that point, ...

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When Tech Giants Deliver the News, They Decide What News Is

When Tech Giants Deliver the News, They Decide What News Is

SO APPLE’S GOT its very own newsreader app, aptly called News. It will come natively installed on its iOS 9 mobile operating system this fall. This adds to the list of third parties that publishers have come to rely upon ...

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Microsoft nixes ActiveX add-on technology in new Edge browser

Microsoft nixes ActiveX add-on technology in new Edge browser

Microsoft’s new Edge browser will discard two of the oldest browser technologies found in the aged Internet Explorer (IE) and replace them with add-ons based on HTML5 and JavaScript. The new extensions model won’t be added to Edge until after ...

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Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in $15.6B All-Share Deal

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in $15.6B All-Share Deal

Nokia (NOK) is to buy Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) in an all-share deal that values its smaller French rival at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), building up its telecom equipment business to compete with market leader Ericsson. Nokia’s takeover of Alcatel-Lucent will ...

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Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. The new features mark Facebook’s latest ...

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5 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Tablet for the Office

5 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Tablet for the Office

The unique form factor of the tablet makes it a new kind of device for work.While a phone is capable of delivering a short text message or email, the extra real estate on the larger screen of a tablet makes ...

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3 places to buy and sell used items

3 places to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it’s the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings ...

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Obama heads to Silicon Valley to discuss hacking threats with CEOs

Obama heads to Silicon Valley to discuss hacking threats with CEOs

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet with chief executive officers on Friday at a summit in Silicon Valley held by the White House that aims to build support for beefing up cyber security laws in the wake of massive ...

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Apple to invest $2 bln to convert sapphire plant to data center

Apple to invest $2 bln to convert sapphire plant to data center

REUTERS – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data center. Apple teamed up with GT Advanced Technologies Inc GTAT.O, to set up the plant in ...

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Windows 10: What You Missed at the Microsoft Event

Windows 10: What You Missed at the Microsoft Event

Microsoft wasn’t kidding when it billed its Windows 10 event today as the “next chapter” for the software company. From hardware to holograms, the company packed a slew of announcements into a feature-packed presentation that lasted around 2 hours and ...

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