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  • Citadel malware: Buy it while you can, scammers

    Get it while you can, is the cry from the denizens of the Russian-speaking malware underworld regarding the Citadel Trojan, offered openly for $2,500, plus more for plug-ins and a monthly fee for "membership" in Citadel's crimeware syndicate. But now the Citadel gang is taking the malware off the open market.

  • Employees work extra hours on mobile email, calls

    A survey of 1,000 U.S. workers found an average of seven extra hours a week -- almost another full day of work -- are spent answering calls and email on a mobile device outside of the regular work week.

  • Mac backdoor used in attacks against Uighur activists

    A new Mac OS X backdoor is being distributed as part of email-based attacks against Uighur activists, according to security researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab.

  • Dell buying Quest for $2.4 billion

    Dell has announced it is buying Quest Software for US$2.4 billion, following weeks of speculation over its interest in the infrastructure software vendor. The deal is expected to close later this year.

  • Both IE and Chrome claim June's top browser spot

    The two most-cited browser tracking firms reported significantly different results for June on Sunday; one claimed Microsoft IE easily maintained its No. 1 spot as the other said Google Chrome extended its lead over IE.

  • ITC to review Xbox ban recommendation in Microsoft, Motorola case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review an April decision by its administrative law judge in a patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola Mobility that has attracted a lot of attention including from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on the issue of licensing of standards-essential patents.

  • Apple pays US$60M for iPad trademark in China

    Apple has agreed to pay US$60 million for ownership of the iPad trademark in China, as part of a settlement with a little-known Chinese firm called Proview that had tried to ban sales of the tablet in the country, according to a local court.

  • IBM to pitch augmented reality as a retail sales aid

    As part of the company's Smarter Commerce marketing effort, IBM is investigating the possibility of using augmented reality (AR) to help retailers provide more product information to their customers, as well as to gather more information about customers.

  • Linksys firmware upgrade for Wi-Fi routers angers some users

    Some users of new Wi-Fi routers from Cisco's Linksys division complained this week that the company automatically updated the routers' firmware and pushed them toward a cloud-based administration service they didn't want.

  • Microsoft's Yammer buy raises questions about NewsGator's future

    When NewsGator Technologies decided to play in the nascent enterprise social collaboration market a few years ago with a product that worked only with Microsoft's SharePoint, it was making a big bet.

  • Google hands over control of Google Web Toolkit to steering committee

    A multi-party group is taking over the browser apps dev technology in hopes that it will blossom as Eclipse did after IBM relinquished control of the open source tools project

  • Job ad indicates Apple using Oracle, IBM servers in North Carolina data center

    Apple is running servers from IBM and Oracle with flavors of the Unix operating system at its Malden, North Carolina, data center, according to a job entry posted on the company's website.

  • Wall Street Beat: Software, progress in euro zone plan help boost tech

    Tech stocks are ending the first half of the year on an upbeat note with news that enterprise spending on software lately has been relatively strong.

  • Seven practical steps to help you run your on-premise cloud like a business

    Long regarded as "just" technology providers, IT organizations now are routinely called on to leverage infrastructure advances and virtualization in order to drive efficiencies, improve performance and transform business functions throughout the enterprise. Yesterday's technology providers must become tomorrow's IT service providers, agile business partners able to provision resources efficiently and effectively in response to the changing needs of the enterprise.

  • Government slates meetings on mobile privacy standards

    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is set to host the first of several meetings seeking input for its effort to develop new codes of conduct for handling private consumer date on the Internet and mobile networks.

  • Google exec claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser

    Google yesterday claimed that its Chrome is the world's most popular browser, interceding for the first time in the dispute over browser usage share.

  • ERP vendors Syspro, Unit4 launch app stores

    The app store model popularized by Apple is gaining further adoption in the world of ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software, with new stores announced this week by Syspro and Unit4.

  • EU IT security would benefit from a stronger cyberinsurance market, study says

    The European Union is lacking a well-developed cyberinsurance market that could push companies to better protect their information systems and data, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) said in a report published on Thursday.

  • RIM stock plunges after $518M loss and BlackBerry 10 delay

    Research in Motion's stock price plunged 19% early Friday following RIM's announcement late yesterday of a $518 million first quarter loss and that its BlackBerry 10 smartphone has been further delayed.

  • Why, when and how to migrate to Windows 8

    Windows 8 machines are coming out sometime this fall, but that doesn't mean businesses should shift to panic mode to upgrade their corporate desktops and laptops, experts say.