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Tale of the tape: A happy Easter present from Quantum

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:29
Rising income means it looks like a corner has been turned

Quantum has announced excellent preliminary results for its fourth fiscal 2015 quarter, confounding expectations of a fourth-quarter revenue drop with a rise. Is its time in the tape trough of despond over? It looks like it could be.…

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Pakistan declines Saudi call for military support in Yemen fight

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:27
ADEN (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament voted on Friday not to join the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, dashing Riyadh's hopes for powerful support from outside of the region in its fight to halt the advance of Iranian-allied Houthi rebels.

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GE to sell real estate holdings, sets $50 billion share buyback

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:07
(Reuters) - General Electric Co said it plans to sell the bulk of its $30 billion real estate portfolio over the next two years as it returns to its industrial roots, and has set a share buyback plan of up to $50 billion - the second-largest ever.
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Amazon Sues To Block Fake Reviews

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:05
An anonymous reader writes Amazon has filed suit against operators of sites that offer Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake 4 and 5 star customer reviews. The suit is the first of its kind and was filed in King County Superior Court against a California man, Jay Gentile, identified in Amazon's filings as the operator of The site also targets unidentified "John Does" who operate similar sites:,, and From the article: "The site, which the suit claims is run by Gentile, didn't respond to a request for comment. But Mark Collins, the owner of, denied Amazon's claims. In an email interview, Collins said the site simply offers to help Amazon's third-party sellers get reviews. 'We are not selling fake reviews. however we do provide Unbiased and Honest reviews on all the products,' Collins wrote. 'And this is not illegal at all.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Google adds Chrome OS support to read, write files on Android phones

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:00

ZDnet: Getting at photos and other files on a USB-connected Android phone is about to get easier if you have a Chromebook, thanks to a new experimental feature in Chrome OS.

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Cisco and Level 3 team up to squash brute force server hijackers

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:58

Cisco and service provider Level 3 have teamed up take down netblocks linked to brute-force hack kingpins SSHPsychos, severely degrading (but not destroying) the group's potential to hack servers in the process.…

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Microsoft Lumia 640, 640XL: They're NOT the same, mmmkay?

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:41
Redmond reveals the value of listening to phablet feedback

Microsoft’s latest mass market Lumia goes on sale today, Friday, for under £100, and its big brother — the 640XL — appears at the end of the month.…

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In China, knock-off Apple Watches have their own fans

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:21
SHENZHEN/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lining the glass display cases of Shenzhen's giant tech malls, knock-off versions of Apple Inc's smartwatch were on sale at many stalls, with some Chinese consumers eager to snap them up for a fraction of the cost of the original.
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ICANN urges US, Canada: Help us stop the 'predatory' monster we created ... dot-sucks!

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:18
Just give the word if you think gTLD sucks, watchdogs told

DNS overlord ICANN – which opened the floodgates to waves of new dot-word domains on the internet – says it needs help in killing one of those dot-words: .sucks.…

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Pepper-Spray Drones

Schneier on Security - Thu, 2015-04-09 17:51
India has purchased pepper-spray drones....
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