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UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:05

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breachFollowing the many cases of malware attacks targeting various retail stores to steal personal customer data, including Target, Neiman Marcus, or P.F. Chang’s, UPS is the next in line to acknowledge such a security breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that 51 UPS locations have been hit in a heist where hackers have accessed data for approximately 105,000 customer transactions between January and August. UPS says that the malware attack has been contained as of August 11th and that customers can safely shop in all of its over 4,400 locations. The data breach affected stores in 24 states, although UPS isn’t notifying all customers that might have been affected, as it doesn’t have all that data – instead the company is offering

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The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and Android

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:30

The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and AndroidAfter pulling the incredibly popular, yet silly, Flappy Bird game from the App Store and Google Play Store, for fear it was too addictive for users, Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen is back with a similar game for iPhone and Android called Swing Copters. FROM EARLIER: Footage from Flappy Bird creator’s crappy new game shown for the first time For all intents and purposes this is basically a Flappy Bird sequel, and can even be considered a clone itself, but this time coming from the actual author of the Flappy Bird hit. Instead of flying a bird through obstacles you pilot a “copter,” and instead of moving horizontally, you’re moving vertically, enjoying the exact same kind of graphics. The game’s description

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Amazon allegedly aiming for Prime Air drone delivery launch in India

Electronista - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:05
Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery service will initially launch in India, according to a report. The retailer is allegedly preparing the service, which uses an army of automated flying drones to carry light parcels, to operate out of its warehouses in Mumbai and Bangalore, with a view to getting it up and operational this October....

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Infineon denies paying too much for International Rectifier

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:02

The headquarters of German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon in NeubibergInfineon brushed off concern that it was spending too much to buy U.S.-based International Rectifier, saying the deal promised a wealth of benefits for the German chipmaker. Infineon announced the $3 billion cash deal late on Wednesday. The price was 51 percent above International Rectifier's market value before it was announced and Infineon shares fell in after-hours trading. "The premia (in the chip sector) are high, but the 50 percent we are offering is pretty much in the middle of the bandwidth in this space," Infineon finance chief Dominik Asam told analysts during a conference call on Thursday.

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British IT outsourcing company Quindell considers U.S. listing

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:18
Quindell Plc, a British IT outsourcing and consultancy company whose stock has been hammered following allegations by a short-seller, said it is exploring a U.S. Quindell's stock has fallen about 70 percent in the past four months after U.S.-based Gotham City Research raised questions about its revenue model and profit quality. We are looking at all options," Chairman Robert Terry told Reuters. The company said in June that its application for a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange had been turned down.
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A tablet for all of the family, at the same time

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:13

The nabi Big Tab HD 24” – the world’s biggest tablet made for sharingWith a 24-inch full HD display, the nabi Big Tab HD is not only bigger than the average Android tablet, it's bigger than most desktop computer monitors. Fuhu, the company behind it, has been building up a good reputation for developing child-focused tablets that offer interactive education as well as Candy Crush Saga. There are also a number of parental controls such as being able to set a chores list that needs to be completed before tablet time begins, and of course how often kids get to use it without direct supervision can also be controlled directly, or indirectly via a smartphone app. When the kids are in bed, the tablet can be switched over to a normal Android tablet and parents can access any of the 1 million+ apps on Google Play.

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Putting the 'W' Back in WFH

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:54

Putting the 'W' Back in WFHFor the last year, my commute was a grueling 20 feet. I showed up to work early to fight for the best parking spot (location: the couch...opponent: my dog) and put in a solid 8 hours of work (also consisting of naps, laundry, & video games). I work from home (WFH), and I'm a lot better at it now than I used to be.It's an alluring lifestyle....

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Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:18

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'Facebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications. Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany won the new cash award for a paper outlining how to find flaws hackers could exploit, according to the California based social network. "We decided to focus on creating greater opportunities and incentives for researchers to produce work that actually protects people," Facebook security engineering manager John Flynn said in a blog post.

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The 6 Things You Need to Know to Be Great in Business

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:16

The 6 Things You Need to Know to Be Great in BusinessThere are no shortcuts in business. In order to be successful there are some things that you must know. These are not all of them by a long shot, but IMHO they are 6 of the most important.1. Know how to sell.Selling means being able to convey why your product or service, which may be you if you are looking for a job, will make things better....

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China taps South Korea for ideas in Qualcomm antitrust case

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:10

A man walks past a Qualcomm advertising logo at the Mobile World Congress at BarcelonaQualcomm is one of at least thirty foreign firms to come under scrutiny as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law - efforts some critics say have unfairly targeted overseas businesses, raising protectionism concerns. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) fined San Diego-based Qualcomm more than $200 million in 2009 for abusing its dominant market position, but the stakes are bigger in China, where an investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) could trigger changes to Qualcomm's licensing deals and fines of as much as a tenth of a company's annual revenue.

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Google Chrome arrives in Cuba

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:44

Google Chrome arrives in CubaGoogle Chrome is now available for download in Cuba, one of the world's most isolated internet regimes. Google announced the move in a short Google+ post Wednesday, noting that American sanctions against Cuba and other countries have made it more difficult for the company to launch products abroad. Although Cuban internet users have been able to access Chrome through unofficial channels, they'll now be able to download the web browser directly from This week's announcement comes after Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a delegation of web activists visited Cuba in June, pushing for a free and open internet.

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Ads are coming to SoundCloud

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:01

Ads are coming to SoundCloudAll good things must come to an end and SoundCloud's ad-free existence is one of them. The popular music- and podcast-sharing platform is today launching an ad-supported On SoundCloud program to enable creators to monetize the audio they post to it. Ads will only be attached to a song if its author is a member of the new Premier tier of On SoundCloud artists and gives explicit consent for it.

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Opera's Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 02:07

The Nokia X is shown at its unveiling at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaNorwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building department in Nokia," Opera Chief Executive Lars Boilsesen said. "This means that Opera Mini will become the default browser for Microsoft's feature phone product lines and the Asha phones product lines." The deal will be profitable from the start, he added.

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