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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.

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.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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

Federal CIOs moving cybersecurity beyond compliance

The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

IT leader or IT manager? How to be the best of both

In his book, "Essential Drucker: Management, the Individual and Society," Peter F. Drucker says, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

LEGAL

Google lawsuit against Rockstar to stay in California

A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.

OUTSOURCING

Offshore service providers in AP to brace for increasing competition: Gartner

Latin American and Eastern Europe countries now compete more aggressively for offshore deals.

PROJECT MGMT

Shortage of project managers sends businesses scrambling

When it comes to project management, many organisations find themselves understaffed and that's putting them at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study by ESI International.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Ask the iTunes Guy: Glitchy tracks, numbers game, and too-large libraries

You know the one where you get a track from iTunes Match and it's not perfect? How about the one where you've just got too much stuff in your iTunes library and it slows iTunes down to a crawl? Or that thing where there are numbers at the beginnings of track names and you'd really like to get rid of them? Well, read on to find out how to fix these problems.

CLOUD COMPUTING

'Snowden effect' has changed cloud data security assumption, survey claims

Edward Snowden's revelations of sophisticated NSA spying have made many senior IT staff distinctly edgy about their use of the cloud with nine out of teen now paying close attention to the location of stored data, a survey of global attitudes has found.

DATA CENTER

Emerson Network Power launches Trellis Process Manager

New DCIM module automates workflow management

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

Motivated people are the key: Tim Miller, CEO of Rally Software

Motivated people who want to come to work are the key to solving some of the world’s toughest problems, says Tim Miller, CEO of Rally Software, in this interview.

INTERNET

Amazon's Fire TV voice search to improve this summer

When we reviewed Amazon's new Fire TV set-top box, we dinged it a bit since its marquee voice-search feature doesn't support all the streaming services present on the box. It primarily points users to Amazon's own content, of course, while also providing some results for music videos on Vevo, and some (but not all) of the content on Hulu Plus. Voice search doesn't surface anything on Netflix, which really limits its usefulness.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Lenovo ThinkPad 8: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life

Sure, you can now use Microsoft Office on an iPad, but you can run Office and just about every other productivity app on a Windows 8 tablet. And while many of those devices have all the same specs, Lenovo is banking on its ThinkPad 8's faster CPU, higher-resolution display, and business-like styling to earn a coveted spot on your desk.

NETWORKING

LaCie compromised for over a year

I guess there is truth in the saying that the devil is in the details. If anyone ever tries to tell you that their product or service is 100% secure you have my permission to smack them with a large fish (not an actual permission slip). That being said, it is good to tackle the issues straight on when you've been hacked. In this case the storage manufacturer LaCie was breached by a nefarious third party who managed to set up shop on their internal network well over a year ago.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows' new normal shows software-as-a-service ambitions

Microsoft's new updating "normal" for Windows -- a faster-paced tempo that demands customers apply releases within weeks -- is a first step in moving the OS to a services-style model. But companies may be leery of the change.

SECURITY

Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks

Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers intercept, manipulate, block and in some cases take full control of critical communications.

STORAGE

Dropbox weaves cloud photo service Loom into Carousel

Another cloud photo service vanishes into acquisition-land: Loom announced on Thursday that it's joining forces with Dropbox, presumably to beef up the storage company's newly launched Carousel app and other photographic features.

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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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