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Video: John Oliver exposes patent trolls' tricks and tactics

Patent trolls have outpaced patent law and even figured out which court is best for filing lawsuits -- to the considerable detriment of real businesses

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Microsoft Azure to offer scalability-as-a-service for high-volume apps

The Azure Service Fabric will take care of load balancing as the usage of a cloud application rises

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Windows 10 will launch in late July, says AMD CEO

AMD CEO Lisa Su let slip during last week's earnings call that Windows 10 would launch in late July. Was she right?

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Comcast to bring two-gigabit Internet service to Bay Area, boost existing tiers

Silicon Valley residents won't have to wait for Google Fiber: The cable giant says it will roll out the service in May

FCC faces seventh Net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules

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KB 2952664 triggers daily telemetry run in Windows 7 -- and may be snooping on users

Microsoft bills the 'compatibility update' as way to ease the upgrade process to Windows 10 -- but it's collecting data daily

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IE11 patch KB 3038314 blocks search engines and may fail with error 80092004

The latest IE11 patch prevents some Windows users from adding Google as a search provider -- if it finishes installing at all

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Microsoft to release massive set of 34 non-security patches Tuesday

Here's what we know about those 34 patches headed for the Automatic Update chute

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6 ways to get a grip on the API economy

Confused about what the 'API economy' offers and why? Here's six ways it manifests for enterprise IT, and elsewhere too

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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Yosemite 10.10.3 breaks some applications and HTTPS sites

The latest Yosemite update dropped the Geotrust/Equifax root certificate from its root store, leaving some users flummoxed. Here's how to fix the problem

FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

Commissioners vote to open up 3.5GHz spectrum band to commercial use in the coming years

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Mozilla sets its sights on Rust's future

As Rust hits 1.0, Mozilla is organizing ideas about where next to take the language, its toolset, and its users

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The future of Office: Here are the 5 things Microsoft must improve

The new universal apps promise a seamless experience, but we're not quite there yet

Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped-up cloud services

Better performance is promised for applications that need fast GPUs or storage

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Yahoo loses some U.S. share gained from Firefox deal

ComScore data shows slight slippage the past two months from Yahoo's peak after closing a search deal with Mozilla

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Google extends Chrome for Windows XP support until the end of 2015

Google isn't giving up on XP yet, but it hopes you will once Windows 10 rolls around

AMD withdraws from high-density server business

The company is ditching a business it formed by acquiring SeaMicro three years ago

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Npm founder foresees merger of Node.js and io.js

Isaac Schlueter also talks about io.js, Npm business model

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