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China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

With the 2014 Kia Soul, we finally get a touchscreen that isn't a drag

The touchscreens in cars I've tried up to now have largely been frustrating--herky-jerky, hesitant. You jab the screen repeatedly and glance over (which you're not supposed to do) to see what the holdup is. That's because most of these touchscreens use resistive technology, which is notoriously unresponsive.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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APPLICATIONS

VoltDB, Flytxt now technology partners

Partnership involves integration of former’s in-memory operational database into latter’s analytics platform.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Avoiding the Cloud is not detrimental: SolarWinds

Businesses will not be at a significant competitive disadvantage if they do not deploy a public Cloud solution, according to SolarWinds.

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data targets to quadruple its data centre business by 2018

The urgent global need for data centre transformation is driving demand for next-generation data centre

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Lytro returns with Illum, a very expensive light field camera

Lytro, the company whose light field camera technology made waves a few years ago, is back with even fancier hardware.

INDUSTRIES

Netflix to introduce price increase: New subcribers to start with

Netflix has confirmed that it will increase its prices for new customers so it can invest in new content and service quality.

INTERNET

Google reportedly wants to make email encryption easier, but don't hold your breath

Still responding to the National Security Agency surveillance revelations, Google is reportedly preparing to help users beef up Gmail security with end-to-end encryption. The search giant is working on a way to make Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption easier to use for Gmail fans, according to a report by Venture Beat.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

MCPayment spearheading the mobile payment industry with FFastPay

Mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) card reader, FFastPay, along with MCPayment’s other MPOS solutions receive industry recognition in the Asia Pacific region.

NETWORKING

Yes grows in Sabah

YTL Communications expands its 4G service - called Yes - to Sabah with 60% population coverage and also signs with Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users

Ever dreamed of an opportunity to try out new versions of OS X before they're released, but without having to pony up the $99 to become a registered developer? Well, that opportunity's here: On Tuesday, Apple announced a new initiative, the OS X Beta Seed Program.

SECURITY

Review: 1Password 4.5 brings a mature security app into the world of iOS 7

In the past couple years, apps that store secure data on a Mac or iOS device have become a pretty common sight; the need for some kind of "secure vault" where you can stash everything from passwords to credit card numbers has become so prevalent, in fact, that Apple even built the ability to do so right into OS X Mavericks with iCloud Keychain.

STORAGE

Micron ups endurance, capacity of SSDs to meet data center demand

As data centers demand faster and faster storage, Micron is answering the call with long-lasting, solid-state drives that offer up to 800GB of capacity.

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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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