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  • Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

    Stealth startup Snowflake is clandestine no longer, throwing off the wraps Tuesday morning with the announcement of a $26 million series B funding round and the rollout of a flagship product, which it's calling the "elastic data warehouse."

  • Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

    One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with a firmware upgrade and installation guide.

  • Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

    Network-attached storage (NAS) devices are riddled with vulnerabilities that can put the security of sensitive data and networks at risk, a researcher has found. To prove his point, he has created a proof-of-concept worm that can infect devices from three different manufacturers.

  • Kickstarter suspends Anonabox Tor router project

    Kickstarter has suspended the crowdfunding campaign of a Tor-enabling wireless router that gained widespread media attention as a privacy device for the masses but left others questioning its legitimacy.

  • Researchers to meet with aid workers to build Ebola-fighting robots

    Robotics researchers from around the country are working together to come up with technology that could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

  • Where giant companies are in their cloud journeys

    CIOs at Humana, Progressive, Vanguard, Western Union and other huge companies talk candidly about where they are with cloud computing -- some are "all in" with all things cloud, others are proceeding more cautiously with, say, public cloud for specific types of apps -- and some of the lessons they've learned along the way. Skills development, avoiding vendor lock-in and security issues are all on their minds, too.

  • CIOs adopt down-to-earth Cloud strategy

    CIOs are taking a pragmatic approach to Cloud computing, selectively launching SaaS applications and shifting infrastructure resources to IaaS platforms while building their own private Clouds.

  • Box buys medical image viewing vendor to boost vertical industry push

    Box has acquired a medical image viewing startup as part of its strategy to beef up its cloud storage and document management capabilities for health-care companies.

  • Samsung begins mass production of 3-bit 3D NAND chips

    Samsung Electronics on Wednesday announced that it has begun mass producing the industry's first 3-bit, multi-level-cell (MLC) three-dimensional (3D) NAND flash memory for use in solid state drives (SSDs) for PCs and other devices.

  • The BadUSB exploit is deadly, but few may be hit

    Nine years ago, I created what I believe was the world's first USB worm. By playing around with a USB thumb drive and placing a hidden file on it, I was able to make any computer in which the "infected" USB drive was plugged into automatically spread the file to the host computer, then back again when a new USB device was plugged in.

  • Are e-health records at fault for Ebola mistakes?

    A Dallas man who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has died. And while the hospital that treated him has retracted a claim that its electronic health records (EHR) system contributed to a lapse in his diagnosis, experts are skeptical that the system worked properly.

  • Microsoft tightens integration between Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business

    Microsoft wants to promote the use of OneDrive for Business among Office 365 customers, so it's building links between the work cloud storage service and Outlook Web App (OWA), the suite's browser-based email interface.

  • Rohm shows the Swiss army knife of sensors

    Need a handy device that can secure your smartphone, measure distances and tell you what kind of sun lotion to wear? No? Well someone built one anyway.

  • TDK shows its first MRAM prototype, a competitor for flash memory

    Japan's TDK is showing for the first time its prototype of a new memory chip technology that is seen as a promising replacement for today's ubiquitous flash memory.

  • Symantec reportedly in talks to split into storage and security units

    Taking a cue from Hewlett-Packard and eBay, Symantec is said to be in talks to carve out the company into two entities.

  • Cisco, EMC consortium debuts new Cloud gear

    VCE, the converged infrastructure consortium of Cisco and EMC, this week unveiled new and enhanced data center IT systems, including an all-flash memory platform for mixed workloads.

  • Career advice: Young and willing to move for a good job

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  • Japan's component makers show the path forward for gadgets

    Resistors, switches and sensors aren't sexy, especially against the bright lights and flashy dance shows competing for attention at this week's Ceatec show in Japan. But if you want to see the future of electronics, the companies that make these humble components are worth a closer look.

  • VCE rolls out an all-in-one system with EMC's all-flash XtremIO array

    VCE is expanding its line of all-in-one cloud systems, adding one with all-flash storage and offering more options for enterprises that want an easier path to the cloud.

  • Seagate, Intel back tech that obliterates redundant data before it's written

    Seagate Technology and Intel's venture capital arm lead a $15 million funding round for Reduxio Systems, a start-up whose technology deletes redundant data even before it's written to a tiered storage system's cache.