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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

'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.

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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

Malaysian healhcare group KPJ adopts IBM cloud

KPJ Healthcare, which provides services to more than 2.5 million patients annually, is the first private healthcare organisation in ASEAN to invest in a private cloud deployment to automate medical records.

DATA CENTER

Malaysia's AIMS Group receives Frost & Sullivan award

The 2014 Frost & Sullivan Data Centre Services Provider of the Year award has been given to AIMS again as it provides a full spectrum of services, said Frost & Sullivan's Mayank Kapoor.

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

Sonos beta-testing an all-wireless solution for ditching the Bridge

Sonos is pretty much the gold standard of multi-room wireless audio. Sure, the company's systems can fall on the pricey side, but the experience of using one is worth the cost--everybody we know who has one absolutely loves it.

INTERNET

Microsoft's Outlook.com now imports Yahoo Mail

Microsoft said Thursday that it will now import Yahoo Mail via Outlook.com, providing a front door to another major email provider.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

How to access your PC on your Android smartphone

Google has made it possible to access your Windows or Mac PC computer on your smartphone. Doing so requires two things: an Android smartphone and the Chrome browser.

NETWORKING

Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option

Google may be opening a new front on the war against the password with a smartphone-enabled unlock option for Chrome OS PCs. Dubbed Easy Unlock, the new test feature would "instantly unlock your Chromebook when you and your phone are nearby, no password necessary."

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' has arrived, a mere week after the death of Windows XP, complete with improved high-DPI display and tablet capabilities. Publicly available downloads of the latest version of Ubuntu started on Wednesday and is Canonical's latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version.

SECURITY

Israeli start-up, working with GE, out to detect Stuxnet-like attacks

The Stuxnet malware known to have stealthily targeted Iranian nuclear facilities a few years ago was a wake-up call about how vulnerable critical industrial systems can be to cyberattack. Now, an Israeli start-up, with help from General Electric, is testing security technology that would detect Stuxnet-like attacks on critical infrastructure systems used for power production.

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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