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In Pictures: Keeping your data and email secure— no matter the industry

Don’t think email security is important? Here are six everyday scenarios where many businesses loosely send sensitive and confidential content and files over unsecure email.

Bill Gates blows away other techies with his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

If you have to watch just one more ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, make it this one from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. He geeks out as only Bill Gates can do by drawing up and demonstrating quite the contraption.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Bill Gates challenged to dump ice water on heads for ALS

It was only a matter of time before high tech execs got in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS awareness that has been sweeping across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks in recent weeks. Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of marketing, has showered himself in freezing water and via Twitter, has challenged CEO Tim Cook to do likewise, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has challenged Bill Gates and others.

In Pictures: Top 25 iPhonies

Take a look back at the best of the Photoshopped speculation surrounding one of the most-hyped tech devices.

Microsoft's most famous couple, Bill and Melinda Gates: Stanford commencement speech transcript

Following is the text of the address by Bill and Melinda Gates, philanthropists and co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as prepared for delivery at Stanford University's 123rd Commencement on June 15, 2014. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently stepped aside as Microsoft chairman and is now an advisor to the CEO. See a video recap of the Stanford speech here.

In Pictures: A visual history of OS desktop environments

A trip down memory lane, tracing major milestones in the evolution of the desktop environment.

Take the 2014 Network World Mobile Media Usage survey

Network World is running its 2014 Mobile Media Usage survey, quizzing you on your smartphone and tablet habits and media consumption.

In Pictures: 16 weirdest places you'll find Linux

Linux is everywhere, if you look for it.

In Pictures: 2014 tech merger madness

Our ongoing timeline of the biggest and most interesting network industry M&A deals

Tricks and tips that will help you get the most out of those new Xmas gadgets

Did you get a new tablet, smartphone or laptop for the holidays? If so, you'll want to tune it to your interests/needs to get the most out of it. Here is a list of resources that can help:

Target's statement to customers on massive data breach

From retailer Target on December 19, 2013

WAN specialist Talari adds $15M in venture funding

Talari Networks, a San Jose maker of WAN virtualization/aggregation appliances and software, added $15 million to its coffers via a new round of venture financing.

In Pictures: 12 must-have iPad apps for newbies

With the iPad Air now available, a fresh look apps to try for work and fun

In Pictures: The 'Bad Boys' of open source

The open source world's most notorious characters.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's retirement announcement letter

Text of an internal email from Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer to employees regarding his plan to retire:

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