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Alibaba shares open at a high US$92.70

In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at US$92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.

India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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APPLICATIONS

Netssett platform to enable inter-company processing for the insurance industry

The platform, which is developed by Xchanging and Deutsche Bank, will be piloted by Willis, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) and Ruschlikon UK members, ACE, XL Group and Generali.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Ericsson acquires majority stake in Apcera for cloud policy compliance

Ericsson plans to incorporate Apcera's Continuum platform into its set of hosted offerings for telephone carriers and network operators, called the Ericsson Cloud System.

DATA CENTER

IO and StarHub form technology partnership in Singapore

Partnership increases IO market penetration in Singapore and allows StarHub to bolster next-generation network solution portfolio

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Bugs & Fixes: Dymo LabelWriter's living death

The surprising source of the failure is that the Dymo Label software is incompatible with the latest version of OS X.

INDUSTRIES

Hands-on: Corsair Gaming's new K70 is the first RGB-backlit Cherry MX keyboard

Hot on the heels of Logitech's G910 Orion Spark keyboard announcement last week, Corsair's rebranding its entire peripheral depart to "Corsair Gaming" and releasing its own RGB-enabled keyboard: the K70 RGB. The difference? Corsair gets to keep those sweet, sweet Cherry MX switches. It's a backlit mechanical keyboard arms race, and I'm all too happy to watch it play out.

INTERNET

Microsoft, Getty copyright dispute heads for mediation

Getty asked the court for an injunction on a Bing widget.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Early iPhone 6 usage 8x higher than iPhone 6 Plus

Signals big tilt toward sales of 4.7-in. model; no shocker since the 6 Plus is impossible to find.

NETWORKING

Cisco's 5500 series firewalls get major Sourcefire security overhaul

Forget the next-generation firewall story, Cisco is telling its customers that the next wave is something that goes far beyond mere application control by integrating intrusion protection and malware detection and control into one box.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X

While Apple makes opening applications and documents in OS X relatively straightforward, there may be times when you'd like to automate the process, opening those apps and docs when you wish without lifting a finger. Perhaps, for example, you want Mail to open every time you log in. Or maybe you want a specific set of apps to open every Friday at 9:00 am. Or maybe you want to get fancy and have a particular program open whenever a certain disk is mounted.

SECURITY

Restoring user freedom in the security-first enterprise

As organisations step up their game to address new threats, there is one key stakeholder who often goes unnoticed: the end user.

STORAGE

How to double your free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Good news, OneDrive users: A mere three months after Microsoft doubled the free storage tier from 7GB to 15GB, the company's ready to double your gratis storage space yet again--but only if you act quickly.

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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