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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.

LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.

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

Federal CIOs moving cybersecurity beyond compliance

The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Motivated people are the key: Tim Miller, CEO of Rally Software

Motivated people who want to come to work are the key to solving some of the world’s toughest problems, says Tim Miller, CEO of Rally Software, in this interview.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

CLOUD COMPUTING

The CFO as a technology evangelist: study

Modern CFOs and finance executives need to adopt cloud and analytics to enable them to act as a strategic business partner.

DATA CENTER

Major Scottish data centre to rely on renewable energy

Plans to build a data centre which relies solely on renewable energy have been submitted to Scottish authorities, as part of a major £40 million project.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Canon Pixma Pro-10: Professional-quality photo prints, right on your desk

The Canon Pixma Pro-10 is a printer aimed at professionals and dedicated enthusiasts who value beautiful photographic prints and want to make them themselves. Sending your prints out to a pro lab will probably cost less and give you more options (like very large prints). But doing it yourself is much more satisfying. It can even produce better results, especially if you're using a printer like the Pro-10.

INDUSTRIES

Kenya licenses three operators to heighten mobile competition

Kenya has granted licenses to three mobile operators, a move forecast to broaden the availability of mobile financial services in the country.

INTERNET

Japan gets first bitcoin ATM, two more on order

Formula One racing and cryptocurrency have nearly nothing in common — except Suzuka. The home of the Japanese Grand Prix will soon debut Japan's first bitcoin ATM.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

How to access your PC on your Android smartphone

Google has made it possible to access your Windows or Mac PC computer on your smartphone. Doing so requires two things: an Android smartphone and the Chrome browser.

NETWORKING

Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option

Google may be opening a new front on the war against the password with a smartphone-enabled unlock option for Chrome OS PCs. Dubbed Easy Unlock, the new test feature would "instantly unlock your Chromebook when you and your phone are nearby, no password necessary."

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

SECURITY

VPN provider proves OpenVPN private keys at risk from Heartbleed bug

The fallout from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug continues. Recently, personal virtual private network provider Mullvad said it was able to extract private encryption keys for OpenVPN from a test server.

STORAGE

Dropbox weaves cloud photo service Loom into Carousel

Another cloud photo service vanishes into acquisition-land: Loom announced on Thursday that it's joining forces with Dropbox, presumably to beef up the storage company's newly launched Carousel app and other photographic features.

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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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