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Microsoft took a tax hit due to an IRS audit adjustment last quarter, but its ongoing tax dispute with the IRS looks to wage on, possibly for another year.

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Awesome news for everyone who loves 1Gbps Internet services: Google Fiber is starting to expand much more aggressively. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google Fiber will announce an expansion into four new markets this week: Atlanta, Nashville, and two cities in North Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh. RELATED: Google Fiber’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s nightmare come to life Apparently, Google will announce its Fiber expansion in Atlanta and Nashville on Tuesday, Raleigh and Charlotte on Wednesday, and Durham, N.C. on Thursday. Google announced last year that it’s contemplating expanding Fiber to as many as nine new major metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, and San Jose. All nine of these metropolitan areas met their deadlines to

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The three new offerings build a sort of cloud-as-you-go strategy, allowing users to move applications and processes to the cloud whenever it makes the most sense.

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Twitter is rolling out long-awaited features for its core apps designed to boost the time people spend on the service. As of this morning, you can begin shooting and post 30-second video clips to Twitter from the iOS and Android apps. The changes, which will roll out over the next several days, both address significant competitive needs for Twitter. The video player will look familiar to anyone who has used Vine, Twitter’s short-form video service.

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The search giant's 1-gigabit fiber network will arrive in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn., says The Wall Street Journal.>

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The disappearing messaging app is about to roll out its own original articles and video content. Initial original content providers for the service reportedly include CNN, Vice and Warner Music and they will be providing Snapchat's 100 million+ mostly teenaged active users with music, videos, photos and news and reviews. According to re/code, the company has been developing the new feature for over a year and this is its latest attempt to become more than just an instant messaging app and morph into a multimedia social platform.

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On January 26, 1975, Senator Frank Church led a new Senate committee formed to investigate allegations of U.S. government spying on its own citizens. The committee’s report laid the groundwork for today’s controversy over NSA surveillance programs.

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Tech chiefs are worried by the threat posed by IoT devices, which could provide a new way of attacking corporate networks.

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A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control iTunes, turn on your screen saver, perform custom searches, paste text snippets, and do much nerdier things if you put your mind to it. It's $4.99, and it's designed to be paired with Alfred for the Mac, a free app with an in-app upgrade of £17 (around $25 US). I've been using Alfred Remote for a few days now, and while I'm impressed by its stability and functionality, I'm not sure that it will become as essential to my workflow as the main Mac app.

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Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle Net neutrality.Both President Obama and Federal...

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An upgrade to Dell's systems management appliance delivers improved visibility of and control over networked PCs, servers and other devices.

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This intriguing technology lets you call up information on your smartphone by touching an object with your finger, turning your body into a kind of capacitive power line network.>

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Apple shops are hard-pressed to find a better cloud email services option than Office 365-hosted Exchange. Erik Eckel explains.

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The Amazon Prime service, which now has 40 million US members, has an average annual spend per user of $1,500, compared to $625 for nonmembers, new research shows.>

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Google is rumored to launch its own carrier business later this year, with recent reports having claimed the Search giant has already inked deals with Sprint and T-Mobile, whose networks will be used by Google’s rumored MVNO wireless service. But The Wall Street Journal has learned more details about the matter, revealing how Google might plan to disrupt the standard carrier business. FROM EARLIER: Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier Apparently, Google is working on a technology that will let the customer choose the best available signal, from a variety of sources including Sprint, T-Mobile and Wi-Fi spots, and rout all communications (calls, texts and data) through it. Thus, customers would no longer depend on a single carrier,

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New technologies and trends are changing the way we think about the data center. Here are 5 topics to pay attention to this year.

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There's more to Windows 10 than just the revamped Start menu. I've been keeping this FAQ up to date with each new build. Here are the latest details after Microsoft's big January 2015 release of build 9926.

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Google is set to expand its 1Gbps Fiber network to four of the nine new metro regions it slated last year for launch.

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Hadoop, once defined by MapReduce, is now much more, thanks to Spark.

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A backdoor has been discovered in popular consumer drones which can hijack your favorite new flying toy.

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Chinese officials have come under fire for allegedly eating an endangered giant salamander and attacking journalists who saw them do it. Three journalists from the Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper attended the dinner undercover, and reported that another attendee brought two cases of yellow wine and a giant salamander, which he said was bred in captivity. The giant salamander is listed as a "critically endangered" species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and its population has declined dramatically in recent decades, largely due to human consumption. Some practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine believe the amphibian has therapeutic properties, though there is no evidence to support their claims.

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Waste less time going back and forth about meeting availability with these 8 options for scheduling.

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