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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.

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CAREERS

How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce

Payza 'cyber cop' Melissa Andrews tracks good, bad and ugly websites with the mission of shutting down criminal operations.

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

IT must innovate to avoid being outsourced, says CA

IT leaders have been warned they must do more to align themselves with businesses as a CA report reveals two-thirds of IT budget in the UK will be dedicated to innovating new products and services by 2017.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Name Mangler: The file renamer for Mac power users

If you deal with lots of files (and who doesn't?), there are surely times when you have to rename a whole bunch of them at the same time. (A classic example: a bunch of image files with less-than-helpful names such as IMG_0001.jpg, IMG_0002.jpg, IMG_0003.jpg, and so on.) Plenty of Mac utilities exist that'll help you rename files in batches--for example, we reviewed A Better Finder Rename a little while ago. But we haven't looked at one of our favorites, Name Mangler from Many Tricks, since version 2 back in 2008. Name Mangler is now up to version 3.3, and it's changed quite a bit.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Hands-on: Eyefi Cloud offers unlimited photo storage through a Wi-Fi SD card

Wireless storage card maker Eyefi (formerly Eye-Fi) unveiled Eyefi Cloud, an unlimited photo storage service, on Thursday morning. The service, which will cost $49 per year, receives photos captured by a camera to Eyefi's own Wi-Fi enabled SD card. The card uploads them to the cloud using a paired, Internet-connected smartphone or tablet as the conduit.

DATA CENTER

Major Scottish data centre to rely on renewable energy

Plans to build a data centre which relies solely on renewable energy have been submitted to Scottish authorities, as part of a major £40 million project.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Canon Pixma Pro-10: Professional-quality photo prints, right on your desk

The Canon Pixma Pro-10 is a printer aimed at professionals and dedicated enthusiasts who value beautiful photographic prints and want to make them themselves. Sending your prints out to a pro lab will probably cost less and give you more options (like very large prints). But doing it yourself is much more satisfying. It can even produce better results, especially if you're using a printer like the Pro-10.

INDUSTRIES

19 year-old arrested for attack on Canadian tax agency

A 19 year old London, Ontario man was arrested by the RCMP on Tuesday, in connection to the ongoing investigation of the Canada Revenue Agency data breach.

INTERNET

Samsung and Amazon customize Kindle app, offer free e-books

Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with Amazon.com to boost the content on its mobile devices.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

TOMY boosts toy orders with SAP-based mobile sales app

TOMY, the world's fourth largest toy company, is rolling out a mobile app for its sales team that it says has already helped some early adopters achieve a 20 percent increase in customer orders.

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

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

SECURITY

Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds

Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity.

STORAGE

Hands-on: Eyefi Cloud offers unlimited photo storage through a Wi-Fi SD card

Wireless storage card maker Eyefi (formerly Eye-Fi) unveiled Eyefi Cloud, an unlimited photo storage service, on Thursday morning. The service, which will cost $49 per year, receives photos captured by a camera to Eyefi's own Wi-Fi enabled SD card. The card uploads them to the cloud using a paired, Internet-connected smartphone or tablet as the conduit.

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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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