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Baidu's profit boosted by mobile ad revenue

Despite rising costs in research and promotional spending, Chinese search giant Baidu reported net profit was up by over 24 percent in the first quarter on growing ad revenue made through its mobile services.

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APPLICATIONS

In Heartbleed's wake, tech titans launch fund for crucial open-source projects

When the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug surfaced earlier in April, many people were shocked to discover that one of the most critical pieces of online infrastructure was so poorly supported.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Public cloud market ready for 'hyergrowth' period

The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.'

DATA CENTER

Intelligent cooling system for Malaysian data centres: Schneider Electric

The new InRow Chilled Water solutions help match the increased IT load of modern data centres, said APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia's VP John Atherton.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Consumers are still meh about 3D printers

3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.

INDUSTRIES

Microsoft Q1 earnings top estimates, with strong growth in Office 365 subs and Xbox sales

Microsoft reported first-quarter calendar earnings that beat estimates, although profits and revenue both declined. The company said that its customers have begun embracing its cloud offerings, especially Office 365.

INTERNET

Facebook tries to break the news with FB Newswire

Facebook, looking to provide more valuable news information, is providing a new tool to that will post real-time content related to the day's news.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

4 Office for iPad alternatives

When Office for iPad arrived last month, it was a bittersweet moment. The elation over the promise of true tablet productivity muted by the realization that the apps were little more than document viewers without an Office 365 subscription.

NETWORKING

Telstra signs broadband security deal with Mako Networks

Telstra (ASX: TLS) will be offering business customers a broadband connection package which includes secure Internet access and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance later this year.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

The Windows 8.1 Start menu could show up this summer

The score is 2-1 in favor of the Start menu landing on Windows 8.1 while the weather's still warm. Following reports claiming the Start menu would appear this fall, two well known Microsoft watchers say the highly anticipated update could be here before the summer is out.

SECURITY

Criminals have noticed the cloud: attacks on providers on the rise

The number of cyberattacks directed at cloud infrastructure is still below that experienced by on-premises data centres but will probably reach parity at some point, an analysis by security-as-a-service provider Alert Logic has suggested.

STORAGE

HP unveils its flash-driven XP7 storage

Hewlett Packard has unveiled enterprise-class flash-driven storage that is cheaper than traditional storage workloads.

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BLOGS

iPhone up, iPad down: What Apple's device mix says about mobile devices

Apple's reported earnings revealed a strong product mix contrast: iPhone sales increased 17% in units and 14% in revenues, while iPad sales decreased 16% in units and 13% in revenues.

Big data, big dilemmas

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.

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