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China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

With the 2014 Kia Soul, we finally get a touchscreen that isn't a drag

The touchscreens in cars I've tried up to now have largely been frustrating--herky-jerky, hesitant. You jab the screen repeatedly and glance over (which you're not supposed to do) to see what the holdup is. That's because most of these touchscreens use resistive technology, which is notoriously unresponsive.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce

Payza 'cyber cop' Melissa Andrews tracks good, bad and ugly websites with the mission of shutting down criminal operations.

IT GOVERNANCE

Google reportedly wants to make email encryption easier, but don't hold your breath

Still responding to the National Security Agency surveillance revelations, Google is reportedly preparing to help users beef up Gmail security with end-to-end encryption. The search giant is working on a way to make Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption easier to use for Gmail fans, according to a report by Venture Beat.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

10 ways to become a business consultant

In the first of a series of monthly blogs, Lou Markstrom provides 10 useful tips on how IT pros can gain the consulting skills they need to succeed.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Legal insight: The wrong development contract

If your project is agile, and your contract isn't, you may be signing up for a major dispute, writes Stuart van Rij of Wigley & Company..

CLOUD COMPUTING

Avoiding the Cloud is not detrimental: SolarWinds

Businesses will not be at a significant competitive disadvantage if they do not deploy a public Cloud solution, according to SolarWinds.

DATA CENTER

Intelligent cooling system for Malaysian data centres: Schneider Electric

The new InRow Chilled Water solutions help match the increased IT load of modern data centres, said APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia's VP John Atherton.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Lytro returns with Illum, a very expensive light field camera

Lytro, the company whose light field camera technology made waves a few years ago, is back with even fancier hardware.

INDUSTRIES

Wireless and broadband fuel sales growth for AT&T

Gains from its broadband and wireless businesses have fueled AT&T's best revenue growth in more than two years.

INTERNET

You got spam mail: Slew of AOL email accounts fall prey to spoofing attack

The undead are rising from their graves--or at least a legion of long-forgotten AOL email addresses are.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

LG's G Watch will be water resistant and always on

LG Electronics has revealed that its upcoming smartwatch G Watch will be water resistant and have an always-on display.

NETWORKING

McAfee outlines integrated security strategy for business and government

Gone are the days when a company could deploy a standalone security appliance to protect an entire network, McAfee network security general manager, Pat Calhoun says.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users

Ever dreamed of an opportunity to try out new versions of OS X before they're released, but without having to pony up the $99 to become a registered developer? Well, that opportunity's here: On Tuesday, Apple announced a new initiative, the OS X Beta Seed Program.

SECURITY

Computerworld Security Summit Singapore 2014: Combatting New Age Cyber Risks

This year's Computerworld Singapore Security Summit provided the latest ways and means to help protect organisations from the risks associated with new technologies.

STORAGE

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

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BLOGS

Big data, big dilemmas

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

Blurred Lines -- Living on the Edge of Digital and Physical Worlds

The “cyber physical” is changing the way we experience everyday life.

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