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[TechRepublic] B&N, Microsoft ink $300M e-reading deal

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Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading

The software giant will invest $300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, giving it a 17.6 percent equity stake in the company. The Nook digital bookstore will be bundled with Windows 8. Read more

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Why LotusLive Won Out for One Translation Agency

Learn how global translation agency aatranslations made its processes more efficient and improved collaboration with customers and translators to change the way they do business. Discover why they chose LotusLive over the competition.


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IBM: Clock runs out on massive Siebel implementation, enter SugarCRM

SNOPA legislation would bar employers from social network passwords

Australia's Apple store 'Wake Up' stunt: Let's run through the suspects

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VMware, Piston partner on OpenStack layer for Cloud Foundry

Drobo combines SSDs, hard drives in SMB storage solution

Apple vs. Samsung: Settlement talks scheduled for May 21-22

Nvidia unleashes $999 GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics card

U.S. counterfeit regulations could affect global tech supply chain

Thunderbolt momentum at NAB 2012

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CISPA Web-surveillance bill advances despite opposition

Skype exploit reveals all user IP addresses

Apple responds to tax criticism by highlighting job creation

Java creator James Gosling: 'Google totally slimed Sun'

Google Drive comes to Chrome OS

Firefox Aurora slightly tightens security

Google reveals two international probes

LG to open up multi-screen cloud streaming service

Woz: Microsoft might have reincarnated Steve Jobs

Google releases full FCC report on Street View probe

Microsoft deal allows B&N to go toe-to-toe with Amazon and Apple


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[TechRepublic] How to enable NFS in Windows Server 2012 beta

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How to enable NFS in Windows Server 2012 beta

NFS and Windows do not have a good history together, but that is supposed to change with Windows Server 2012. Rickatron shows how to connect an NFS mount to Windows Server 2012 in this post. Read more

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Video: Panasonic Chooses Collaboration

When Panasonic went looking for a system of collaboration tools, they turned to a partner that they knew they could rely on for quality products and support. Check out this video to see who they chose, and why.


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Use Windows 7 mastered optical disc format for backwards compatibility

Greg Shultz shows you how to find and use the Master optical disc format in Windows 7 to make discs readable by legacy systems. Read more

Connect Android to Windows and Samba shared directories

Jack Wallen walks you through the process of connecting your Android tablet to your Windows and Samba shared folders with the help of ES File Explorer. Read more

Infographic: Cisco Certified careers

Here's an infographic that will answer some of your questions about Cisco Certified careers. Read more

Hardware hassles? Time to make it someone else's headache

Too many organisations give little thought to the lifecycle of hardware - from acquisition through deployment to disposal. That lack of management may be costing them more than they realise. Read more

Big Data challenges and how the cloud can help

Thoran Rodrigues explains the evolution of Big Data processing, highlights the challenges, and considers how the cloud can contribute to the Big Data boom. Read more


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[TechRepublic] An introduction to Android broadcast receivers

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An Android coder's introduction to broadcast receivers

Android's version of a party line is its BroadcastReceiver class. This demo shows how to create, register, and use a broadcast receiver to listen for device orientation changes. Read more

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Case Study: Signature Mortgage and Electronic Paperwork

In the mortgage industry, the paperwork can seem endless. With this in mind, a mortgage company saw an opportunity to cut costs while offering their customers more convenience. Read this white paper to learn more about how they did it.


Using the WP7 progress bar objects

Justin James looks at the methods and properties of Windows Phone 7 progress bar controls, and explores how to use the objects. Read more

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Fixing up ICS on Samsung Galaxy S II

Australia's biggest telco released its Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II, but it comes out backwards and ugly. We can fix that. Read more

Focus on iPad development instead of Windows 8 for now

After studying the details about Windows 8 versions, Justin James encourages software developers to look at iPad development first. Read more

Could Linux still usurp Windows Phone as Nokia's saviour?

Once-dominant Nokia faces an uphill slog to win back ground from the iPhone and Android, yet hope for a change of fortune may lie in an unexpected quarter. Read more

Touch screen, app addiction, and Angry Birds elbow

If you play too many games on your smartphone or tablet touch screens, will you get Angry Birds elbow? Read more

Seven-inch iPad: How far is Cook's finger from the launch button?

Despite the late Steve Jobs' antipathy to smaller tablets, his successor at Apple might just take a different view. Read more


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[TechRepublic] Big Data challenges and how the cloud can help

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Big Data challenges and how the cloud can help

Thoran Rodrigues explains the evolution of Big Data processing, highlights the challenges, and considers how the cloud can contribute to the Big Data boom. Read more

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Pillar Axiom 600: System Overview and Architecture

Check out this white paper to learn about a storage system that makes performance a priority. You'll be able to store more while lowering complexity.


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2012 AWS Cloud Summit: An intro to Amazon's cloud tech for businesses

Nick Hardiman attended the 2012 AWS Summit in London and shares his impressions of the event and what he learned about Amazon's cloud technology. Also, there was free beer. Read more

Stress-testing a web service: The basics

Nick Hardiman describes his preparations to stress-test his simple Drupal-based web service built on an Amazon EC2 machine. Read more

My first Windows 8 application: Performance problems

Justin James discusses the trials and tribulations of week three of his Windows 8 Metro/WinRT application development project. Read more

Five online tools that simplify HTML5 coding

HTML5 is revolutionizing website and web application development. Developers can benefit immensely from online tools that enhance and simplify coding in HTML5. Read more


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Business Execution: Executive Buyer's Guide (SuccessFactors)


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