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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

CAREERS

Why CSO pay is too low in San Francisco, New York

CSOs get paid more in San Francisco and New York, but they can live better in Chicago and Denver.

IT GOVERNANCE

Internet Slowdown Day by the numbers: The people spoke about Net Neutrality

Wednesday was another big day for Internet action as hundreds of thousands of Americans made their voices heard over the Federal Communication Commission's proposed "Open Internet" guidelines for Internet Service Providers.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth US$8.3 billion

SAP's announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has relinquished his CEO seat to become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle.

LEGAL

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.

OUTSOURCING

IT outsourcing market far from stable

IT services deal activity was steady in the second quarter, but the IT and business process outsourcing industry is undergoing significant shifts as customers fire existing providers, ink shorter deals and embrace emerging technologies.

PROJECT MGMT

Is process hampering your project success?

Applying more process 'rigour' to technology projects with issues is not the answer, argues Colin Ellis.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Qualcomm hopes to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

Qualcomm has released SDKs (software development kits) for LTE broadcast and digital glasses at its Uplinq conference, hoping to give the two burgeoning areas a push.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Apple releases iCloud Drive for Windows PCs

Mac users have to wait for the release of OS X Yosemite to snag iCloud Drive support.

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

The genius of Microsoft's Minecraft acquisition

Beginners will be able to start creating Minecraft worlds before graduating to the programmable environments of Kodu and Project Spark. Users will be learning complex programming skills, while building distributed event-driven applications.

INTERNET

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.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple forces startups to pull HealthKit-integrated apps as new platform catches a bug on iOS 8 launch day

Apple prevented several healthtech startups from launching or updating their iOS 8 apps last night after it found a bug in its new HealthKit platform.

NETWORKING

Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

Apple's iOS 8 addresses a serious weakness that could allow attackers to hijack the wireless network authentication of Apple devices and gain access to enterprise networks.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Hey, where's my iPhone 6? Find out with these tracking tools

You're not the only one sitting at home and refreshing the UPS tracking page. Use these tools to wait for your iPhone more efficiently.

SECURITY

Apple forces startups to pull HealthKit-integrated apps as new platform catches a bug on iOS 8 launch day

Apple prevented several healthtech startups from launching or updating their iOS 8 apps last night after it found a bug in its new HealthKit platform.

STORAGE

Ballance chooses Commvault to ensure data access

NZ-based fertiliser manufacturer and distributor, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, has deployed CommVault's Simpana 10 software to enhance data scalability and end-user efficiencies to support its increasing mobile workforce.

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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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