Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the government's surveillance methods, tech companies are turning handsome profits by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits. Some industry analysts wonder what took it so long, but Oracle has finally signed on as a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation so customers can use OpenStack to manage Oracle clouds. Are you responsible for your company's data center and dealing with ever changing challenges? If so, check out these eight tips for developing a strategy that balances costs, risks, and agility. The mobile payment company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is out with a new credit card reader. Square's updated device, designed for smartphones, is slimmer with a host of new capabilities. Some of the biggest companies in Internet technology have penned an open letter to President Obama and members of Congress, warning that government surveillance is harming public trust in the Internet.
Chinese Hackers Spied on European Officials Prior to the G20 summit in September, Chinese hackers sent e-mails laced with malware to the ministry computers of at least five European officials, according to research firm FireEye.
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Dell Targets Educational Market with a Chromebook The latest in a string of PC manufacturers to bring a Google Chromebook to the market is Dell. The company's Chromebook 11 is aimed at students and teachers, and will only be available to schools.
HP Updates ConvergedSystems for Data Centers Updated ConvergedSystems and Converged Storage for virtualization, cloud and big data from HP offer faster implementation and lower costs for the next-gen data centers, the company says.
A New Brand Name Powers Wireless Charging The tech industry's Alliance for Wireless Power is going where no charging technology has gone before. The alliance has debuted a brand, Rezence, to serve as the official name for its wireless power technology.