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  • FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has redefined advanced broadband as having 25Mbps download speeds, up from 4Mbps, giving the agency new authority to pass rules to encourage deployment across the country.

  • Scientists say AI fears unfounded, could hinder tech advances

    Artificial intelligence research for at least the foreseeable future is going to help humans, not harm them.

  • Apple now neck-and-neck with Samsung after monster quarter

    The huge popularity of the new iPhone 6 pushed Apple and Samsung closer than ever at the top of the market for smartphones, according to two companies that closely track shipments of the devices.

  • EMC plans layoffs in wake of weakened outlook

    Storage giant, EMC, will soon start handing out pink slips as part of a new restructuring effort prompted by a weakened financial outlook.

  • The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

    Website owners take notice: In weeks, Mozilla products including its popular Firefox browser will stop trusting an unknown number of SSL certificates that were issued using old root CA certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys.

  • Mayors of Boston, Seattle, KC, others: No more muni broadband restrictions, please

    A group of 38 mayors and other elected officials from cities like Boston, Seattle, and Kansas City Thursday urged the FCC to strike down state laws that restrict the development of public high-speed Internet services and allow municipal networks to flourish.

  • LightCyber rolls out new features for endpoint malware detection platform

    LightCyber, another security startup with the roots in the Israeli military, has opened its doors in the U.S. and is announcing new products and features to make its mark in the crowded field of endpoint detection and remediation.

  • Google gives VMware huge public Cloud boost

    VMware has announced a partnership with Google that could go a long way toward making VMware more competitive in the public Cloud market.

  • Mozilla puts old hardware to new use, runs Tor relays

    Mozilla has dusted off some decommissioned servers and networking gear and used them to set up high-speed relays on the Tor anonymity network.

  • Microsoft continues cross-platform tear, releases Outlook for iOS, Android

    Microsoft today launched Outlook for iOS and Android, a rebranded version of startup Acompli's app, to replace the oft-derided Outlook Web App (OWA) as the go-to mobile email client for Office 365 users.

  • Microsoft kicks off C# 7 language planning

    Designers are off and running with plans for the next generation of Microsoft's C# language, with key themes centering on data management, performance, and reliability.

  • Alibaba calls Chinese regulatory report unfair, as customer numbers grow

    Alibaba Group bristled at a Chinese government report critical of its e-commerce business, calling it an "unfair" attack, and defended ongoing efforts to stamp out counterfeit goods from its retail sites.

  • Office for Android now widely available, with new Outlook apps in tow

    Microsoft has made its Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps for Google's Android OS generally available, and also released new Outlook apps for Android and Apple's iOS.

  • AllSeen IoT group acts to head off patent wars

    Vendors that contribute software to the AllJoyn Internet of Things project will pledge not to sue companies that make use of that code in products.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, January 29

    Samsung's mobile profits slide as Apple catches up ... Amazon has an enterprise mail service up its sleeve ... Foreign tech firms say China's cybersecurity rules are meant to drive them away ... and more

  • Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

    Microsoft on Wednesday released the promised preview of OneDrive for Business for OS X, the first way to sidestep the browser when accessing company documents and the only way so far to sync files for offline use on a Mac.

  • Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

    Bring a laptop into the room, and it wirelessly links to your monitors, external hard drive and printer. That's Intel's vision of a wire-free world for PCs with its new Core chips based on the Broadwell microarchitecture.

  • Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

    Apple is getting closer to matching Samsung Electronics on its home turf, as it has done with other East Asian rivals.

  • US targets mobile operator for deceptive data promises

    TracFone Wireless, the largest prepaid mobile provider in the U.S., has agreed to refund US$40 million to customers to settle charges that it throttled bandwidth or cut off consumer data connections, despite promising "unlimited" data service as a marketing tool.

  • Symantec A/NZ boss Brenton Smith quits

    Symantec's Australia and New Zealand managing director, Brenton Smith, has quit his post after more than two years in the role to pursue other interests.