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Baidu's profit boosted by mobile ad revenue

Despite rising costs in research and promotional spending, Chinese search giant Baidu reported net profit was up by over 24 percent in the first quarter on growing ad revenue made through its mobile services.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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APPLICATIONS

San Diego's SAP system has tripled workloads for some tasks, report says

San Diego's US$50 million SAP system has ended up tripling employees' workloads for certain types of tasks, but the city has also failed to devote enough attention to training, according to a consultant's report released earlier this month.

CLOUD COMPUTING

ING Group, Rabobank and Telefonica to adopt new Hitachi cloud

Dutch financial services company ING Group is one of the customers planning to adopt the new cloud infrastructure that Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) unveiled this week.

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data targets to quadruple its data centre business by 2018

The urgent global need for data centre transformation is driving demand for next-generation data centre

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Consumers are still meh about 3D printers

3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.

INDUSTRIES

Microsoft profit drops but devices, consumer products help results

Microsoft's profit dropped and its revenue was almost flat in its third fiscal quarter, during which the company replaced Steve Ballmer with Satya Nadella as CEO.

INTERNET

Facebook enters fitness tracking with acquisition of 'Moves' app maker

Facebook is moving into the hot space of fitness tracking by acquiring a Finland-based mobile app maker.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Surface Mini accessories hit Amazon, hint at possible mid-May launch - but be skeptical

Microsoft's pint-sized Surface Mini tablet is nothing more than a rumor at this point, but you can already buy accessories for the tablet on Amazon.

NETWORKING

Fortinet bags Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Network Security 2014 award

Fortinet's extensive product portfolios have scored a hat trick with three Frost & Sullivan awards in the region this year, said Frost & Sullivan analyst Vu Anh Tien.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

The Windows 8.1 Start menu could show up this summer

The score is 2-1 in favor of the Start menu landing on Windows 8.1 while the weather's still warm. Following reports claiming the Start menu would appear this fall, two well known Microsoft watchers say the highly anticipated update could be here before the summer is out.

SECURITY

In Heartbleed's wake, tech titans launch fund for crucial open-source projects

When the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug surfaced earlier in April, many people were shocked to discover that one of the most critical pieces of online infrastructure was so poorly supported.

STORAGE

HP unveils its flash-driven XP7 storage

Hewlett Packard has unveiled enterprise-class flash-driven storage that is cheaper than traditional storage workloads.

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BLOGS

iPhone up, iPad down: What Apple's device mix says about mobile devices

Apple's reported earnings revealed a strong product mix contrast: iPhone sales increased 17% in units and 14% in revenues, while iPad sales decreased 16% in units and 13% in revenues.

Big data, big dilemmas

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.

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