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  • Cloud storage company Dropbox recently corrected a bug that allowed potentially sensitive data to leak to the Internet at large, reported the BBC.

  • Ports on a storage and server tower are displayed during the HP Discover 2013 conference in Las Vegas.

    Hewlett-Packard reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • British police smashed an "audacious" and sophisticated plot to take control of the bank Santander UK's computer systems and steal millions of pounds.

  • Mobile computing is bad news for the hard-drive business, Kynikos Associates founder Jim Chanos told the audience at the Ira Sohn investment conference Tuesday.

  • NXP Semiconductors

    IDC report shows much greater declines in PC shipments than expected, but a long piece on the semiconductor industry by Barclays is also getting a lot of attention.

  • IBM

    IBM reported quarterly earnings and revenue Tuesday that exceeded analysts' predictions. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Is It Worth It? A Look at Layaway and Toy Reservations

    There’s little doubt Americans love their electronic devices. But questions remain over whether the affection for tablets and smartphones will ring up a happy holiday.

  • Baxter Robot

    That may sound strange, but in a world where robots are becoming more common on assembly lines, in manufacturing plants and shipping centers, Baxter takes robotics to a new level.

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    Industries across the board are embracing the idea of collecting and analyzing data to predict future outcomes as a way to enhance product quality and gain a competitive edge.

  • Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Education

    Because a child’s identity is pristine and often remains unchecked for more than a decade, it is uniquely desirable to identity thieves. Just as appealing to criminals is the fact that a Social Security number with a clean history can be attached to any name or date of birth.

  • Steve Jobs

    The visionary behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad was considered a  brilliant but ruthlessly efficient manager, but Steve Jobs was never a force for deal making,  The New York Times reports.

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    The federal government plans to shut 40 percent of its computer centers over the next four years to reduce its hefty technology budget and modernize the way it uses computers to manage data and provide services to citizens. The New York Times reports.

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    The technology  may be just a marketing tool or a true innovation but whatever cloud computing is, many people don't understand the concept. So here's brief  question and answer session  to get you in the know.

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    Executives are buzzing about the potential appreciation of their cloud investments, as the technology takes off.

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    Security breaches  highlight the need for cloud customers to perform better due diligence and for a standard set of best practices to instill confidence that data will be handled reliably.

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    With ever-increasing amounts of data being generated, energy-thirsty data centers are quickly becoming many firms’ most important green initiative.