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Are Silicon Valley Techies Becoming 'The Man'?

Feb 12,2014 19:48

In the good old days, technology types were viewed as likeable geeks, the underdogs everyone could root for. But these days, techies are seen as wealthy elite. How did they become the most despised group of the Valley?

GoGrid wants to be your open source alternative to Amazon's cloud databases

Feb 12,2014 19:34

Amazon Web Services is a juggernaut in the infrastructure as a service market, but GoGrid, a midsize IaaS competitor that aims to be the cloud for big data, says it wants to offer an alternative to AWS's platform. And it's hoping to do so through open source databases.

Twitter tests Facebook-like profile page redesign

Feb 12,2014 19:16

Twitter is reportedly working to redesign its profile pages, making them more visual, with bigger images, and looking a lot more like social rivals Facebook and Google+.

Mozilla searches for more revenue, taps in-Firefox ads

Feb 12,2014 19:04

Mozilla has kicked off a project to show ads to new users of its Firefox browser, a move one analyst said is a search for revenue beyond the firm's overwhelming reliance on Google.

FBI/FTC warn: Online love swindles flourish around Valentine's Day

Feb 12,2014 17:06

Online dating and romance sites are obviously popular and because of that, regardless of the millions of admonitions to watch out for con artists, they are also a growing favorite of heartless scammers.

Tip of the Hat: The 'forking' of Android is inevitable

Feb 12,2014 17:00

The open source code that made Android a success is started blunting Google's control over mobile platform. Device makers like Amazon and Nokia are modifying -- or forking -- Android's source code to support its apps rather than Google's.

iTunes is almost as big a biz as OEM Windows

Feb 12,2014 17:00

Apple's iTunes, software and services group generated almost as much revenue in 2013 as the Microsoft division responsible for licensing Windows to computer and smartphone makers, according to comparisons of the companies' financial statements.

Ira Winkler: 6 failures that led to Target hack

Feb 12,2014 16:49

The storyline that a single point of failure allowed a sophisticated attacker to steal millions of card numbers from Target just doesn't hold up.

Ads are coming to Firefox

Feb 12,2014 16:07

Advertising is about to land in the Firefox browser, at least for new users. Upcoming versions of Firefox will include sponsored advertising in the browser's new tab page, according to an announcement by the Mozilla Foundation.

Protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods

Feb 12,2014 14:19

Your data. Your wallet. Your identity. In the darker corners of the internet, it's all fair game, and disaster could be one unwitting click away. Protect yourself by learning about the web's most common dangers, and how to avoid them. Also, take some basic steps to make your PC more resistant to harm.

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