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Baidu's profit boosted by mobile ad revenue

Despite rising costs in research and promotional spending, Chinese search giant Baidu reported net profit was up by over 24 percent in the first quarter on growing ad revenue made through its mobile services.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Salesforce.com takes a cue from Amazon's Mayday with 'SOS' for service

Salesforce.com was so impressed by the Mayday customer support feature that Amazon.com rolled out for its Kindle Fire HDX tablets that it's now working to create its own version.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Public cloud market ready for 'hyergrowth' period

The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.'

DATA CENTER

Intelligent cooling system for Malaysian data centres: Schneider Electric

The new InRow Chilled Water solutions help match the increased IT load of modern data centres, said APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia's VP John Atherton.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Consumers are still meh about 3D printers

3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.

INDUSTRIES

Microsoft profit drops but devices, consumer products help results

Microsoft's profit dropped and its revenue was almost flat in its third fiscal quarter, during which the company replaced Steve Ballmer with Satya Nadella as CEO.

INTERNET

Facebook, the fitness tracker: The social network buys Moves to see your activity

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Facebook just bought a popular app. Continuing the spending spree that started with messaging service WhatsApp and virtual reality headset makers Oculus VR, Facebook added Moves, a popular activity-tracking app for iOS and Android, to its portfolio.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Nokia won't hand India smartphone factory over to Microsoft

Nokia's ongoing tax dispute with Indian authorities has put an end to its plans to transfer a local smartphone factory over to Microsoft, as the software maker finalizes its takeover of the Finnish company's devices and services business..

NETWORKING

Securing the Internet of Things in a connected world

With the emergence of devices that connect to the Internet such as Google Glass, keeping track of devices and what information they are accessing on the network has become harder for IT staff.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

The Windows 8.1 Start menu could show up this summer

The score is 2-1 in favor of the Start menu landing on Windows 8.1 while the weather's still warm. Following reports claiming the Start menu would appear this fall, two well known Microsoft watchers say the highly anticipated update could be here before the summer is out.

SECURITY

Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

STORAGE

HP unveils its flash-driven XP7 storage

Hewlett Packard has unveiled enterprise-class flash-driven storage that is cheaper than traditional storage workloads.

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BLOGS

The chief confused officer

What exactly is the role of the CIO?

iPhone up, iPad down: What Apple's device mix says about mobile devices

Apple's reported earnings revealed a strong product mix contrast: iPhone sales increased 17% in units and 14% in revenues, while iPad sales decreased 16% in units and 13% in revenues.

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