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Oracle Introduces Oracle Virtual Networking Support for OpenStack
The Oracle Virtual Networking OpenStack Neutron plug-in, announced today at Oracle OpenWorld, is based on the OpenStack Icehouse release and enables all of Oracle’s software-defined networking (SDN) and network fabric capabilities to be created, provisioned and managed by the OpenStack framework.
Angry Birds maker Rovio plans job cuts
Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the globally successful Angry Birds brand, said on Thursday it was planning to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 percent of its total workforce.
Microsoft unveils the future of Windows
The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities.
Lenovo Completes Initial Closing for Acquisition of IBMx86 Server Business
Lenovo is acquiring System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. IBM retains its System z mainframes
PayPal to separate from eBay, become its own publicly traded company in 2015
The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.
VARTech 2014
About 2,000 VARs and Vendors converged last week at Bluestar’s annual VARTech event in New Orleans. Delegates were submerged in the latest and greatest in the POS, RFID, Digital Signage, Mobile and ADC sectors.
Gartner Says India IT Infrastructure Spending to Reach $2 Billion in 2015
India Will Be The Second Largest Market For Data Center Infrastructure In Asia/Pacific
Shellshock Bash Bug Could Be Biggest Threat Ever
 Security experts say "bigger than Heartbleed" is not an understatement
Gartner Debunks Five of the Biggest Data Myths
With so much hype about big data, it's hard for IT leaders to know how to exploit its potential. Gartner, Inc. dispels five myths to help IT leaders evolve their information infrastructure strategies. 
Home Depot data breach triggers fraudulent transactions: WSJ
Data breach at home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has led to fraudulent transactions across the United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts
Facebook CEO Wants More Students To Explore Tech
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies -- and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.
Microsoft delays launch of its Xbox One console in China
Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year.
Gartner Says CIOs Must Actively Engage in Opportunities to Influence IT Decisions in Business Budgets
CIOs must work with business executives and the CFO to ensure that the critical contribution of IT is incorporated early in the strategic planning and budget planning processes. 
Logitech Harmony Extends Its Expertise in Controlling the Living Room to the Entire Home
New Harmony Living Home Lineup Sits at the Center of Your Smart Home
Red Hat $82M FeedHenry Buy Boosts Mobile App Platform
The enterprise mobile application platform provider essentially makes it possible for Red Hat to support mobile application development in public and private environments.
Telus says it got 103,500 official requests for customer information last year
Telus Corp.'s first "transparency" report reveals that the Vancouver-based telecom company received about 103,500 official requests for information about its customers last year.
Chinese Vendors Will Drive Growth of White-Box Smartphones and Tablets Through 2015
Demand for affordable connected devices, mostly from emerging markets, is continuing to drive strong sales of white-box smartphones and tablets in 2014.
IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone
Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics,  IBM announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses
German brothers to make billions from Rocket e-commerce empire
Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires with the flotations of Rocket Internet and the European online fashion site Zalando it helped launch in 2008.
Minecraft to join Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise.