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LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

U.S. NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years

The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

A simple cure for the cybersecurity skills shortage

An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field.

IT GOVERNANCE

Kenya to spend $93 million on citizen database

After months of struggling to deal with undocumented immigrants, corruption and inefficiency, the Kenyan government is investing $93 million in a database that will contain all citizen information, shared across ministries.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Virtualisation rides a new wave

The next virtualisation boom is in the mail as we move to a world of ubiquitous availability of information. That's according to some experts in the channel who are predicting a "virtualisation explosion" as companies look to virtualise network and storage, managing every piece of physical equipment in the datacentre through a virtual software layer.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Tough times ahead for smaller cloud players in Asia

IDC predicts more competition due to slashing of prices by major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in the region.

DATA CENTER

Fuji Xerox Singapore partners with cloud vendors to benefit SMEs and enterprises

Adds a new business framework to its suite of document management solutions to provide business process management (BPM) systems and data centre management services.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Developers get access to more Sony camera features

The Camera Remote SDK allows access to settings such as touch autofocus and exposure

INDUSTRIES

M1 reports 4.4% year-on-year growth for Q1

Telecom company expects moderate growth in 2014.

INTERNET

San Francisco wants to end Airbnb abuses with proposed rules

Airbnb hosts in San Francisco are facing new restrictions on when and how they rent out their homes, but at least the city's proposed rules will make the practice legal.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

3 ways to reduce BYOD legal liability with the right conversation

Move the uncertainty of BYOD from liability to opportunity by engaging in the right conversations that ease change and increase value for everyone

NETWORKING

Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router: Faster than anything we've tested

When Linksys first showed me a WRT1900AC prototype last year, I thought to myself, wow: I hope its performance lives up to its audacious looks. The good news is that it does--for the most part. In fact, it's the fastest router I've ever tested. The bad news is that its $280 MSRP marks it as the most expensive router I've ever tested (Linksys launched the router with a $250 sale price).

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

SECURITY

Financial services firms in the UK to increase cyber security budgets this year, PwC claims

Two-fifths plan to up spending to meet growing threat.

STORAGE

WD introduces Thunderbolt-powered storage for Malaysian mobile professionals

Western Digital has launched in Malaysia its first portable Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution – My Passport Pro - for creatives and mobile professionals.

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BLOGS

Big data, big dilemmas

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

Blurred Lines -- Living on the Edge of Digital and Physical Worlds

The “cyber physical” is changing the way we experience everyday life.

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