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More Microsoft job cuts result in closure of Silicon Valley research lab

2 hours ago  by Sam Pudwell
More Microsoft job cuts result in closure of Silicon Valley research lab
Microsoft's planned cull of 18,000 employees worldwide has continued with the closure of its esteemed research lab in Mountain View, California, resulting in around 50 job losses.

Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO, replaced by Mark Hurd and Safra Catz

4 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO, replaced by Mark Hurd and Safra Catz
Ellison isn’t giving up working full-time, though, and software and hardware engineering will still report to him, plus he’ll be CTO and chairman of the board.

Google and Dropbox join forces to tackle open source security

6 hours ago  by Brian Fagioli
Google and Dropbox join forces to tackle open source security
Strong security is necessary nowadays. However, some solutions can be overwhelming to many users, so they are often not implemented or are simply misunderstood.

Google to invest in top YouTube creators by funding videos

7 hours ago  by Brian Fagioli
Google to invest in top YouTube creators by funding videos
Content creation is a huge job and, while creators can get paid from advertisements, it probably is not enough to live on. Luckily, Google is coming to the rescue for its top creators.

Today's tech: Apple iPad, Apple OS X Yosemite, Apple Watch Edition, Apple problems

19 hours ago  by Nathan Chai
Today's tech: Apple iPad, Apple OS X Yosemite, Apple Watch Edition, Apple problems
The best of ITProPortal news: Apple has dominated the headlines today with rumoured announcements of two new iPads, performance issues with iOS 8, and a price point for the Apple Watch Edition.

The biggest IPO ever? Alibaba Group facts and figures

21 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
The biggest IPO ever? Alibaba Group facts and figures
The Hangzhou-based e-commerce group could offer up to 368 million shares if underwriters exercise the option to buy the maximum amount of stock, raising a combined total of over $25 billion.

New study shows that Brits are ruthless when it comes to technology

22 hours ago  by Sam Pudwell
New study shows that Brits are ruthless when it comes to technology
Us Brits are renowned for our superior levels of patience and tolerance, but new research from Delphix suggests that this doesn't transfer to the digital world.

Charity for vanity: Anti-homelessness campaigners auction places in iPhone 6 queue to Apple fan-boys

22 hours ago  by Aatif Sulleyman
Charity for vanity: Anti-homelessness campaigners auction places in iPhone 6 queue to Apple fan-boys
Thousands of people with more money than sense are gathered around Apple Stores across the globe, eager to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus a bit earlier than others.

Major electronic brands involved in Malaysian forced labour

18 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Major electronic brands involved in Malaysian forced labour
A new report by Verité claims that one in three workers based in the country’s IT manufacturing sector were being forced to work, with many having their passports confiscated.

Google Y lab set up to build airports and cities

18 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Google Y lab set up to build airports and cities
As the search engine giant’s ambitions continue to grow, reports suggest that it will open a second research and development lab with plans to build a city and make airports more efficient.

BitTorrent sends Bleep alpha programme public to Android and Mac users

18 Sep 2014  by Alan Buckingham
BitTorrent sends Bleep alpha programme public to Android and Mac users
Chat has become popular on many platforms, from computers to mobile, but BitTorrent has a client that seems to be changing how this all works by removing cloud storage from the equation.