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Mobile payments leap ahead, but consumers may not be ready
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Computerworld First Look: August 24, 2012
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Mobile payments leap ahead, but consumers may not be ready

Mobile payment technologies are finally vaulting forward in the U.S. after years
of slow advances
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2. California Assembly OKs bill banning warrantless smartphone tracking
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5. New Kindles coming? Amazon event set for Sept. 6
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6. White House offers 'We The People' petition app under open source license
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7. Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying tunnel technology for better wireless performance
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8. Feds give break on electronic health records
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9. Dell expands private cloud offerings
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10. World Tech Update, August 23, 2012
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11. FCC approves Verizon spectrum deal with roll-out demands
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12. Oracle software glitch mars semester's start for university, students
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13. Richi Jennings: New Microsoft logo: Rants and raves
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Cloud Computing Hits the Mainstream

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5 Bluetooth speakers: Make your music mobile

We test a range of wireless speakers that can enhance your audio anywhere you
go.
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California Assembly OKs bill banning warrantless smartphone tracking

The California State Assembly Wednesday voted to approve legislation that would
prohibit state law enforcement personnel from obtaining location data from an
individual's cell phone without a warrant.
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IDC: PC growth to slow to 0.9% this year

Growth in the PC market is expected to be slower than last year, after mid-year
shipments slowed as consumers were hit by weak economic conditions, and also
postponed purchases to evaluate Windows 8 and Ultrabook products as well as
media tablets and smartphones, IDC said.
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10 mobile apps for better health

If you're one of the growing number of people who carries a smartphone
everywhere, why not take advantage of mobile apps that can help you eat right,
exercise or sleep better?
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New Kindles coming? Amazon event set for Sept. 6

Amazon has scheduled a press conference for September 6, suggesting that new
Kindle e-readers and tablets are nearly here.
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White House offers 'We The People' petition app under open source license

The source code of "We The People, " the online system that can be used by
citizens to submit their petitions to the White House, is being offered as open
source software, an official said on Thursday.
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Boosting Asset Utilization of Vblock Customers

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by VCE, of five organizations that have implemented Vblock Systems, and seen
dramatic cost savings, vast improvement in deployment times, and reduction in
downtime.

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Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying tunnel technology for better wireless performance

The Wi-Fi Alliance has launched a program to certify products that support TDLS
(Tunneled Direct Link Setup), a technology that allows devices to automatically
create a link between each other after accessing a wireless network, removing
the need to transmit data through the access point, and avoiding delays caused
by congestion.
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Feds give break on electronic health records

The Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT has published the final
EHR certification criteria for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, and there was one
major change, more time to meet the deadline.
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Dell expands private cloud offerings

Dell on Thursday said it will offer dedicated servers in its data centers and
off-premises application and storage services for companies looking to establish
private clouds.
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World Tech Update, August 23, 2012

Coming up on World Tech Update this week Microsoft opens a new store, Oracle
packs its sailboat with tech and the maids of Akihabara cool down with Uchimizu.
Follow WTU and host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb @worldtechupdate
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8191578/869152226/577219/0/

FCC approves Verizon spectrum deal with roll-out demands

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has conditionally approved a
multibillion swap of wireless spectrum between Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and
four of the biggest cable TV system operators in the U.S.
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Oracle software glitch mars semester's start for university, students

The first week of class at Washington State University has been a tumultuous one
for students and parents who depend on financial aid, due to a software glitch
in a recently installed Oracle PeopleSoft system.
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Richi Jennings: New Microsoft logo: Rants and raves

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a new logo. Yawny snooze-fest? Or 'incredibly
exciting new era'? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers argue over the design details.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8191578/869152226/577222/0/

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