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|Mobile payments leap ahead, but consumers may not be ready|
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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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9. Dell expands private cloud offerings
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California Assembly OKs bill banning warrantless smartphone tracking
The California State Assembly Wednesday voted to approve legislation that would
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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
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Feds give break on electronic health records
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Dell expands private cloud offerings
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World Tech Update, August 23, 2012
Coming up on World Tech Update this week Microsoft opens a new store, Oracle
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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.
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.
Richi Jennings: New Microsoft logo: Rants and raves
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exciting new era'? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers argue over the design details.
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