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  • More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

    A majority of AT&T's new smartphone customers are now choosing a plan where they pay for their phones over time, helping to drive strong second-quarter financial results, the carrier said.

  • Vodafone NZ plans hetnet and VoLTE trials soon

    Vodafone NZ plans on trialling self-optimising networks and heterogeneous networks (hetnet) in this fiscal year.

  • Facebook reports a big sales jump, helped by mobile ads

    Facebook's quarterly sales rose 61 percent on the strength of mobile advertising, the company said Wednesday.

  • SSD prices for hybrids, ultrathin laptops to flatten next year

    A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year after dropping for the last several years, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis.

  • IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

    IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.

  • Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

    Six people have been indicted on charges of running an international ring that resold tickets bought through compromised StubHub accounts for some of New York's biggest concerts and sporting events.

  • Warehouse Stationery integrates with Xero platform

    An integration between Warehouse Stationery and Xero’s cloud platform will give customers the ability to receive invoices from the former directly into the accounting solution.

  • Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

    Low-cost Android tablets with 64-bit processors and 4K video decoding capabilities could be around the corner, thanks to Allwinner's plan to ship its first 64-bit ARM processor by year end.

  • UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

    The U.K. government has adopted ODF as its standard for the exchange of word processor and spreadsheet files between departments and with citizens and suppliers, meaning that companies and citizens will not be required to buy a particular application or software suite in order to collaborate with government staff.

  • Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

    Dutch intelligence services can receive bulk data that might have been obtained by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) through mass data interception programs, even though collecting data that way is illegal for the Dutch services, the Hague District Court ruled Wednesday.

  • Oracle ships nearly 60 mobile apps for JD Edwards

    Oracle is responding to an ever more mobile customer base with the rollout of 57 mobile applications for its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne business software suite.

  • BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

    Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

  • Japan Airlines hopes smartwatches for gate staff will fly

    It can be tough getting the attention of airport gate staff. Soon they might have an additional distraction: smartwatches.

  • File-encrypting Android ransomware 'Simplocker' targets English-speaking users

    A ransomware threat that encrypts files stored on the SD memory cards of Android devices has been updated to target English-speaking users with FBI-themed alerts.

  • Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

    Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers.

  • Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals

    One of the complainants in an antitrust case against Google has slammed the European Commission for apparently adopting wholesale Google's proposal to settle the case, while giving complainants no fair chance to express their views on the settlement. Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports.

  • Mt. Gox trustee leaves door open to revival of Bitcoin exchange

    The trustee overseeing the carcass of Mt. Gox, once the world's largest trading platform for Bitcoin, told investors Wednesday that the company could be revived.

  • SQL injection flaw in Wall Street Journal database led to breach

    A vulnerability in a web-based graphics system led to a breach of The Wall Street Journal's network by a hacker, the newspaper acknowledged late Tuesday.

  • REANNZ goes live on 40Gbps international connectivity

    REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand) has gone live with 40Gbps connectivity on the SXtransPORT service, allowing its members to transmit more data capacity faster between NZ and the rest of the world.

  • Google has to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

    A California court has allowed a privacy class action suit against Google to continue, though only in part.