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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

CAREERS

Brocade names Gabriel Breeman as OEM Director for Asia Pacific

Will lead regional OEM strategies and strategic partnerships under the newly created role

IT GOVERNANCE

Brazil's senate passes Internet legislation ahead of NETmundial conference

Brazil's Federal Senate has passed a proposed Internet law that aims to guarantee freedom of expression and privacy to the country's Internet users, and also requires foreign Internet service providers to fall in line with the country's rules.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Research: IT system changes that no one knows about endanger companies

More than half of IT professionals make undocumented changes to corporate IT systems, leaving those organisations open to security risks, according to research.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Cern expands open source system use with Red Hat

Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, has deployed open source Red Hat systems for mission-critical applications

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

Brazil's senate passes Internet legislation ahead of NETmundial conference

Brazil's Federal Senate has passed a proposed Internet law that aims to guarantee freedom of expression and privacy to the country's Internet users, and also requires foreign Internet service providers to fall in line with the country's rules.

INTERNET

Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Android, not iOS, is tops in mobile ad traffic for first time

Devices running Google's Android operating system have dethroned Apple's iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.

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

Russian leaker resurfaces, claims Microsoft will issue second Windows update this year

A notorious Windows leaker dubbed 'Wzor' says Microsoft will issue yet another update to Windows 8.1 later this year, evidence of an even-faster acceleration in the company's development tempo.

SECURITY

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.

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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