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Charter Communications confirms bid to buy Time Warner Cable

If approved, the deal would create the second-biggest cable operator in the U.S.


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Microsoft implores enterprises to help it test optional Windows 7 updates

Microsoft asks firms running Windows 7 to accept optional updates, rollups as they come out; argues that it's the way to get ready for Windows 10

Charter reportedly close to $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The deal, in the wake of Comcast's failed bid, may be announced as early as Tuesday, according to reports

Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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Leaked Windows 10 build 10125 shows Start menu improvements and more

The latest leaked build shows cosmetic changes to icons, but also several important improvements to Windows 10 and Edge

Money bags, full of cash.

Is an IPO right for Canonical?

An IPO would be a major break from its privately held past, and if handled wrong could knock it off its newfound course

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Digging into the Win10 licensing info Microsoft yanked from its Partner Network Blog

Yesterday, Microsoft pulled the only official, clear description we’ve seen of Windows 10 upgrade licensing

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Microsoft issues patch KB 3065979 to fix Win7 GDI+ drawing problems brought on by KB 3045171

If you hit a GsDraw error (1) message after installing last week’s patches, KB 3065979 should fix it

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Microsoft open-sources vintage Web services technology

Analysts see Windows Communication Foundation as a last-generation technology, which limits its usefulness

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7 things we’re looking for at Google I/O 2015

Here's a look ahead to next week’s Big Google Thing in San Francisco

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Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux

Clear Linux, Intel's new container-based distribution, bristles with ideas for how to run containers and perform OS management

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Windows 10 build 10122: The new, the mysteriously changed, and the future

Here’s what to expect from the newly released build 10122

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Meteor pulls JavaScript technologies together

Meteor seeks deeper integrations with the complementary AngularJS and ReactJS frameworks

Java's key to success is simplicity

As Java turns 20, Oracle looks to what keeps the programming language so vital

A horse race, with one horse pulling away from the rest.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Gartner research released its public IaaS cloud magic quadrant.

Data Security

Delphix secures sensitive data in the cloud by virtualizing it

New approaches to data virtualization and masking are aiding the movement of enterprise datasets to the cloud while keeping them secure and versatile

New LogJam encryption flaw puts Web surfers at risk

LogJam is closely related to the FREAK security vulnerability and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

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Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing

The official owner of intellectual property in 3D printing can be unclear, as the number of 3D printing patents is rising quickly

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

Cloud storage service offers new features for designers while promising better image handling

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