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FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach
French storage company LaCie, which counts security encryption products among its portfolio, has warned customers that it may have been breached by hackers for an entire year.

Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe

17 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe
Google is running a “protection racket” designed to build its own digital “superstate”, according to Mathias Döpfner, the man behind some of Europe’s best-selling newspapers.

Android vs Apple iOS: Which makes more money?

17 Apr 2014  by Angela Moscaritolo
Android vs Apple iOS: Which makes more money?
Google Play is the king of app stores, nabbing the most downloads during the first quarter of the year, but Apple's iOS App Store still makes more money, according to a new report from analytics firm.

28% of businesses lack mobile strategy despite regarding it as “fourth utility”

16 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
28% of businesses lack mobile strategy despite regarding it as “fourth utility”
A survey of businesses carried out by Intrinsic found that mobility is now considered the “fourth utility” among businesses but 28 per cent still lack a strategy.

IBM shores up SoftLayer with disaster recovery services

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
IBM shores up SoftLayer with disaster recovery services
IBM is looking to assure users of SoftLayer that their data will be safe in Big Blue's hands with new security and recovery services, announcing more protection options for 2014.

Microsoft slashes price of Office 365 Personal in new release

16 Apr 2014  by Angela Moscaritolo
Microsoft slashes price of Office 365 Personal in new release
Office 365 Personal lets you run Microsoft's cloud-based document creation and editing suite on one PC or Mac.

MtGox head refuses to attend US court hearing into exchange’s collapse

15 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
MtGox head refuses to attend US court hearing into exchange’s collapse
Mark Karpeles won’t be flying to the US to talk to a court hearing until he has spoken to a lawyer to “get up to speed” on what will be required of him during the hearing.

C-level executives wrest control of tech budgets from IT departments

15 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
C-level executives wrest control of tech budgets from IT departments
Research by Avanade has found that 79 per cent of C-level executives feel better positioned to make decisions related to technology budgets than IT departments.

Samsung claims branding, not stolen patents, bred success

15 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Samsung claims branding, not stolen patents, bred success
The firm’s US CMO Todd Pendleton stated that he didn’t know the firm made phones when he joined in 2011 and the marketing effort developed by him has helped build the firm’s phone business.

Zebra Technologies snaffles Motorola’s Enterprise arm for $3.45bn

15 Apr 2014  by Darren Allan
Zebra Technologies snaffles Motorola’s Enterprise arm for $3.45bn
Zebra Tech has picked up Motorola’s Enterprise business, along with some 4,500 staff and a host of patents into the bargain.

Game of Drones: Google clashes with Facebook over drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace

15 Apr 2014  by Angela Moscaritolo
Game of Drones: Google clashes with Facebook over drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace
It looks like Google is the latest tech giant entering the game of drones. The Web giant on Monday confirmed it has agreed to purchase drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.