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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.

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

U.S. NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years

The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

4 qualities to look for in a data scientist

Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

IT GOVERNANCE

Regulation stifling financial tech innovation in Australia

Banks say the government needs to take a more balanced approach to regulation and stop stifling their ability to innovate

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

CEOs see the CIO as key to digital success

Gartner says CIO in the best place to educate board and executives on what digital business really means.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Macquarie Group, Atlassian, Mirvac back Dropbox for Business

Dropbox set to open Sydney office to access Australia's talent pool

DATA CENTER

Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia

The company increases its Asian presence again after recently opening two data centers

IMAGING AND PRINTING

HP survey finds up to a quarter of male office workers in Australia scream abuse at printers

Similar proportion of females more likely to give a printer words of encouragement.

INDUSTRIES

Airbnb's latest crisis: Homes used as brothels

Airbnb is becoming more like a hotel chain every day, and like a hotel chain, has to deal with serious issues. Lately, those issues have included prostitution.

INTERNET

Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyses user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customised search results and other features.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy

Offers Office Online apps via Chrome Web Store to Chrome and Chrome OS.

NETWORKING

Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

SECURITY

TrueCrypt for Windows: No major flaws found in first phase of security audit

The first round of results are in, and so far TrueCrypt, the popular open-source encryption program, has a relatively clean bill of health. Security firm iSec Partners recently carried out the first phase of the TrueCrypt audit on behalf of the Open Crypto Audit Project (OCAP).

STORAGE

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

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BLOGS

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

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

Balancing IT efficiency and effectiveness maximise customer satisfaction, minimise costs

Asian CIOs understand that successful business transformation demands an effective IT department that operates within a framework of processes, by a group of people that can deliver business-directed technology solutions.

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