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HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

Source: Business Balla | May 22 2014, 4:58pm CDT | by Associated Press

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday that it is cutting another 11,000 to 16,000 jobs, above a...
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Microsoft raises Azure availability, lowers prices

Sep 1 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

Microsoft has announced service enhancements and a reduced price scheme for its Azure SQL database, as a result of customer feedback. Microsoft has now promised to deliver a service-level agreement (SLA) of 99.99 percent availability, equivalent to a downtime of just 53 minutes per year. This will come as a welcome increase from the 99.95 percent previously delivered, particularly given the number of Azure outages that have occurred in recent weeks. The c ...
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Robots will soon make bankers — and many more job now done by humans — totally redundant, expert says

Sep 1 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: National Post

Robots will be running the City within 10 years, rendering investment bankers, analysts and even quants redundant, it has been claimed. Artificial intelligence is about to outpace human ability, according to Dave Coplin, a senior Microsoft executive. Computers will not only be able to undertake complex mathematical equations but draw logical, nuanced conclusions, reducing the need for human interference, he said. This will render certain p ...
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Goodbye Windows, I'm sticking with Chrome OS

Sep 1 2014 3:07pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

Earlier this summer I wrote about moving to a Chromebook -- I'm working from my porch and I want something easily portable. I stated at the time that I was not sure where things would lead when the weather took a turn for the cooler. In previous years I've used a Windows 8.x (or 7) computer, though my office also contains two desktops running the Microsoft operating system as well. Don't get me wrong -- I still see a need for the pla ...
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BBC aims to make programming sexy with new coding TV shows for kids

Sep 1 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

The BBC is looking to create a new generation of code monkeys with a programming push in schools throughout England. Of all the subjects available to study at school, computer science, IT, computing (call it what you will) isn’t exactly, you know, sexy and exciting, but the Beeb is hoping to change that. Back in the 1980s the BBC -- the UK's license free subsidized public service broadcaster -- spearheaded a drive to popularize computing in general, but particularly programming. T ...
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Microsoft lifts 2GB file size limit for some OneDrive users

Sep 1 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

Cloud storage continues to increase in popularity, and as more and more demands are made of the various services that are available, limitations are easy to spot. One limitation that has irked OneDrive users for some time is the fact that it is only possible to synchronize files up to 2GB in size. Over on the OneDrive uservoice page, there have been numerous complaints from users as well as queries about when the limitation mi ...
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New iOS 8 Apps Will Work 'Like Magic,' Software Tester Says (AAPL)

Sep 1 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: Business Insider

In two weeks, Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 6 and release its latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8. And iPhone users are going to be blown away by a handful of apps that take full advantage of iOS 8's new features, says Matt Johnston, chief marketing officer at app testing company Applause (formerly uTest). Applause is a Massachusetts-based startup that does crowdsourced testi ...
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This Startup Wants You To Control Everything In Your Home Simply By Pointing At What You Want

Sep 1 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Home automation has been a hot topic in the tech industry lately. Apple recently unveiled its new platform for connected appliances called HomeKit, and this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with household gadgets that you can control using your smartphone. Playtabase, a startup created by students from the University of Minnesota in 2012, takes a different approach to home automation than most. Rather than taking out your phone to switch off your lights, Playtabase ...
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The Sweet Rides Of Tech's Millionaires And Billionaires

Sep 1 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Business Insider

We all need to get from point A to point B. Some just do it in better style — mainly because they have millions or billions of dollars from their innovative startups. We all know these tech moguls can be humble, but we thought it'd be fun to round up what tech cofounders and CEOs are driving these days, which range from extremely modest to ridiculously expensive. Some of the wealthiest living in Silicon Valley own flashy $100,000 sports cars, while others are totally hap ...
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