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  • Apple hit with class action lawsuit for alleged labor rule violations

    Apple faces in a state court in California a class action suit that its employees were not provided timely meal breaks, rest breaks and final paychecks, according to the lawyer for the employees.

  • How Nokia both helped and hindered Microsoft's earnings

    Microsoft paid more than $US7 billion for Nokia's handset and services business, and the jury is still out as to what it means for its future. In the past quarter it boosted Microsoft's revenue but also ate into its profit.

  • Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call

    Apple reported its quarterly numbers on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed.

  • More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries - including Australia - now qualify

    Wireless broadband subscriptions now outnumber people in seven countries as consumers continue to snap up smartphones and tablets, according to a new report.

  • Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

    Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

  • TOR patch coming

    The TOR Project thinks it has figured out how the author of a canceled Black Hat talk cracked its software to mask the source of Internet traffic, and it is working on a patch.

  • Microsoft revenue lifted by Cloud sales to businesses

    Strong sales of Cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft's revenue by 18 per cent last quarter, though its profits declined.

  • Apple reports a huge profit but sales disappoint

    Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected.

  • Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure

    Following through on promises from new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft continues to add support for non-Microsoft technologies, allowing them to run well on the company's Azure cloud hosting platform.

  • Google updates the Maps Explore Nearby feature -- for some users

    Google is trying out a new Google Maps feature said to provide users with more information about their destinations, or about nearby points of interest, reports say.

  • Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

    Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels.

  • What to listen for during Apple's earnings call today

    Apple today will reveal its Q2 revenue and device sales during a conference call with Wall Street. Here's what to listen out for.

  • Dating app Wyldfire tries to avoid creeps by letting women take the lead

    There's a new dating app trying to let in only the most desirable bachelors, by letting women choose who can join.

  • Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users

    Developers of Tor software believe they've identified a weakness that was scheduled to be revealed at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to de-anonymize Tor users.

  • Cybercrime wave whacks European banks

    Banks across Europe are now coping with a wave of cybercrime in which crooks are transferring funds out of customer accounts through a scam involving bypassing some two-factor authentication systems to steal large sums, according to a security firm assisting in the investigation.

  • Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

    Teradata has bought the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt in a bid to grow out its capabilities for the Hadoop big-data processing framework.

  • Verizon revenue rises steadily, driven by wireless service growth

    Record numbers of new tablet users, and the first rise in fixed-line revenue in seven years, drove Verizon Communications' second-quarter revenue up 5.7 percent year on year, it reported Tuesday.

  • Members of UK Parliament call for judicial review of data retention law

    Two members of the British Parliament are seeking judicial review of a surveillance law that extends U.K. data retention rules and was rushed through by the government.

  • Big Switch aims to control the cloud with SDN product

    Big Switch Networks this week is unveiling an SDN controller designed to bring Google-like hyperscale networking to enterprises.

  • OS X Yosemite public beta nears release

    Apple may release a public beta for OS X Yosemite as early as next week, according to an online report Monday.