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Daily Tech Briefing: August 21, 2014

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:10
Linux founder Linus Torvalds '"still wants the desktop"; plus, AT&T and Verizon launch HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1; and more news.
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Building Cars With Crowdsourced Intelligence

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:09
The CEO of Local Motors explains to LinuxCon attendees why the future of automobiles is open.
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What HP Chromebook 11, 14 Deliver Now Before the HP Stream 14

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:41
Here's what people should know about HP's Chromebooks and what they should think about before making a decision to buy any lightweight computer.
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Eight in 10 Enterprises Turn to Citizen Developers for Innovation

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:15
To help close the skills gap, up to 80 percent of enterprises said they are turning to citizen developers, an IBM study found.
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UPS Discloses Data Breach That Went Undetected for Months

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:00
After receiving a government advisory, UPS conducted its own investigation and confirmed that the breach occurred from Jan. 20 to Aug. 1—a long period.
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Pivotal Cloud Development Platform Adds Mobile Services

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:46
The company's enterprise PaaS is adding some back-end services to help speed mobile development.
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Delta: Corporate Social Media Done Right

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:40
The secret to corporate social media success is empowerment.
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Worldwide IT Spending to Reach $2.1 Trillion in 2014

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:15
So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational expenses are contained, as planned. Savvy senior executives across the globe continue to make selective investments in new business technology. In fact, there could be a moderate IT infrastructure spend over the next 12-18 months, which will likely increase the demand for open source software and professional services as new cloud service projects are approved. Worldwide IT spending is now forecast to increase by 4.5 percent in 2014 at constant currency, that's according to updated projections from the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). By and large, this enterprise growth is still being driven by smartphones, apps and the mobile cloud.

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CertainSafe Debuts HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing, Storage Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:30
The file sharing service has a PCI Level 1 DSS data security certification, which is categorized as being more stringent than being "in compliance".
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Monetate Launches Testing & Targeting Marketing Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:00
The platform has been designed for marketers to independently create, deploy, learn, and adjust two-tail experiments all in one place.
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Broadcaster Lawsuit Could Delay FCC Wireless Spectrum Auction

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:21
NEWS ANALYSIS: Broadcasters cry foul over plans to relocate and repackage broadcast channels, claiming reduced access to audiences.
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Syrian Cyber-Attacks Expose Activists, Firms to Malware Infection

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:17
Hacking groups operating from Syria, Russia and Lebanon have targeted activists on both sides of the Syrian civil war with malware campaigns, says security firm Kaspersky.
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Heartbleed May Be to Blame for Chinese Health Care Hack

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:15
NEWS ANALYSIS: The hack of 4.5 million health care records might be the latest casualty from the Heartbleed SSL encryption flaw.
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VMware Adds Real-Time Mobile Apps with CloudVolumes

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 02:18
CloudVolumes' software is designed for terminal servers, desktops, and servers, eliminating lock-ins of service providers and hypervisors.
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PC Sales Boost HP Revenue Up for First Time Since 2011

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:02
NEWS ANALYSIS: Revenue increase largely due to improving sales of new-generation laptop PCs, on which HP has focused a lot of investment.
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OneNote for Android Updates Gains Handwriting Support

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:30
Microsoft continues to narrow the functionality gap between the mobile versions of its note-taking app.
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@CloudExpo | #CloudComputing: A Quick Primer

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:00
“The cloud will transform everything about technology.” This statement is better suited for 20 years ago when the cloud was in its infancy. In 2014 the statement should be that “The cloud has taken over technology.” Cloud computing has been around since the sixties believe it or not, but over the past few years the industry has recognized the concept better as more organizations are embracing cloud technology and more vendors are creating amazing cloud-based business solutions.

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ZTE to Sell Unlocked Nubia 5S Mini LTE Smartphone Through Amazon

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:27
The new phone will retail for $279.99 through and be available starting Aug. 27.
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Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer Quits Microsoft Board

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:00
The move comes after Ballmer takes ownership of an NBA basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Seven Subjects to Master to Drive Enterprise Channel Sales

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:33
eWEEK takes a look at the subjects companies need to pass in order to ensure they graduate with a 4.0 in channel sales.
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