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Wanted: Puppet, Python, hottest of the red-hot tech skills

Along with security and big data expertise, Puppet and Python lead the list of desirable skill sets among hiring companies on Dice.com

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AT&T’s Net neutrality proposal is a slick sidestep

AT&T proposal for 'user-driven paid prioritization' as an alternative to fast lanes is meant to quiet demands for tighter regulation

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

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Experimental JavaScript compiler shakes up ideas about speed, simplicity

Higgs, an experimental JavaScript engine written in D, uses novel approaches to speed up JavaScript -- and could inspire similar projects

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO; Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

It's the end of an era at Oracle, as Ellison becomes executive chairman and CTO with co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd named co-CEOs

Pink slips rain down on Microsoft

Another 2,100 employees were let go on Thursday

Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

FeedHenry's Node.js- and MongoDB-powered MBaaS and mobile dev platform will augment Red Hat's open hybrid cloud stategy

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CloudFlare aims to prevent future Heartbleeds with Keyless SSL

CDN mavens CloudFlare have a new system for implementing SSL in the cloud while keeping the private keys elsewhere

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Move comes as Apple embarks on health tracking and mobile payments that have potential privacy implications

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

Google risks upsetting Apps admins with this change to the workplace email and collaboration suite

Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

A second wave of layoffs is reportedly coming today, as Microsoft moves to eliminate a total of 18,000 jobs by June of 2015

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Mozilla Rust language approaches 1.0 milestone

Mozilla project expands beyond browser engines to support concurrency and quick systems programming

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

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Feds seek expanded PC hacking powers for criminal investigations

The FBI and Department of Justice are mulling rules that would allow broader opportunities for domestic law enforcement to hack PCs as part of a criminal investigation

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Privately held Metacloud provides OpenStack-as-a-service for global enterprises

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Microsoft pulls botched KB 2982385 patch, MS 14-055 for Lync 2010

The installer for MS 14-055 on Lync Server 2010 says 'Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software'

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