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With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, cryptographers said

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger

Microsoft results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Cloud services performed well, but Windows and Office software suffered

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Microsoft acknowledges -- but doesn't fix -- KB 3038314 installer fail with error 80092004

However there's still no admission that MS15-032 blocks the installation of search providers

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OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking

Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

AWS generated $1.57 billion for Amazon in the first three months of 2015, nearly 7 percent of Amazon's total revenue

Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

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Enterprises still miss the real point of open source

Enterprises continue to fumble open source, largely because they misunderstand its value

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Copyright act could make it illegal to repair your own car

Software is becoming integrated into everything we buy, but DCMA throws basic principles of ownership into question

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What's new and important in Windows 10 build 10061

Here's the best source for all the details, and the big picture

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No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

OSv, a from-scratch OS for running applications at scale and with high performance, blazes a trail to the cloud that doesn't use Linux or Docker-style containers

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Apple's U.S. facilities now get 100% of their power from renewables

Company has been building new solar power plants around the U.S. and in China

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Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Offers up to $15K for top-notch reports and exploits of the still-under-construction browser slated to ship with Windows 10

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Google launches Project Fi, its combo cellular and Wi-Fi network

Service will start for Nexus 6 smartphones under invitation-only early access program

Privacy concerns remain as U.S. House approves cyber threat sharing bill

The legislation would continue to allow customer information to be passed to the NSA, privacy advocates said

How Intel could prolong Moore's Law with new materials, transistors

Intel could start using exotic materials and a new transistor structure in upcoming chips to keep Moore's Law going

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Box Developer Edition woos both enterprises and startups

Box Developer Edition simplifies user provisioning and authentication for Box apps, for scrappy startups and established enterprises alike

Video: Brendan Eich celebrates the rise of JavaScript compilers

In his Fluent Conference keynote, the JavaScript creator outlines where the language is headed and the role compilers have played in its growth

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