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Report: Second quarter ‘one of worst on record’ for online security

Attacks against company and government websites perpetrated by "hacktivist" groups like LulzSec and Anonymous are giving rise to a new era of insecurity on the Internet, according to a new report.
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Amazon Cloud Drive gets unlimited music storage, iPad support

Likely responding to recent announcements from Spotify, Apple and Google, Amazon has sweetened the deal for all users of the Amazon Cloud service.
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Sleek Gateway ID and NV-series notebooks sport USB 3, HDMI output

Gateway's new ID- and NV-series notebooks offer new designs, second-gen Intel Core processors, HDMI output, USB 3.0, and dedicated social networking tools.
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VeriSign gets no competition renewing .net contract

VeriSign will continue operating the .net top-level domain through 2017...and no one else even bothered to bid for t
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Microsoft patent deal with Wistron covers Android and Chrome

Microsoft has been trying to line up royalties from Android device makers...and its latest deal with gear-maker Wistron covers Google's Chrome OS too.
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Cisco: Spammers shifting to targeted attacks

Cisco says the amount of money attackers earn from bulk spam has declined sharply...so they've shifted towards targeted, personalized attacks.
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South Korean school textbooks will be all digital by 2015

South Korea is taking the lead on technology and education, promising to spend $2 billion to convert its entire school system's curriculum and texts to a variety of digital formats by 2015.
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Microsoft to power Baidu’s English-language searches

Microsoft has signed a deal with Baidu to power the company's English-language searches - and, presumably, censor them per Chinese government requirements.
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New Wi-Fi enhancements could double electronic battery life

A Duke University researcher has developed a more efficient way for Wi-Fi access points to manage data which could potentially double your gadget's battery life.
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Microsoft forecloses on Hohm

Microsoft will be shutting down its free Hohm energy and utility monitoring and analysis service May 31, 2012.
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Nortel patent portfolio sells for $4.5 billion

A consortium including Apple, RIM, Sony, and Microsoft has won bankrupt Nortel's portfolio of about 6,000 patents and applications for $4.5 billion.
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Is Facebook launching an ‘awesome’ iPad feature next week?

Mark Zuckerberg let slip that a new "awesome" feature will be unveiled next week. Many are speculating that it could be the rumored iPad app.