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State Dept. restores email after cyber attack – The Hill

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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What if China held a world internet conference and the world didn’t show up? – Quartz

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When China hosts the country’s very first “World Internet Conference” this week in the city of Wuzhen, speakers will include top executives from China’s internet giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu, along with executives from “Qualcomm, Microsoft and Samsung,” Xinhua reports.  The conference is expecting “1,000 participants,” China Daily reports, and “almost 700 journalists from the world.” But the guest list from beyond China’s borders is pretty thin—speakers include only two non-Chinese…

State Department’s unclassified email systems hacked – Reuters

Monday, November 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department’s unclassified email systems were the victim of a cyberattack in recent weeks, around the same time as White House systems were breached, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no classified systems were compromised. Portions of State’s unclassified systems have been shut down to improve security but should be back online shortly. “The department recently…

FCC Chief Aims to Bolster Internet for Schools – New York Times

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Microsoft sings praises of Surface Pro 3 over MacBook Air – CNET

Monday, November 17, 2014

YouTube/Microsoft/screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET Microsoft wants you to buy a Surface Pro 3 instead of an Apple MacBook Air, and it’s putting its own spin on a favorite holiday song to convince you. Dubbed “Surface Pro 3 – Winter Wonderland,” a video spot released on Sunday touts what Microsoft considers to be the tablet‘s most competitive features in a takeoff on the holiday classic “Winter Wonderland.” The song definitely won’t…

State Department Targeted by Hackers in 4th Agency Computer Breach – New York Times

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Google to Quadruple Computer Science Prize Winnings to $1 Million – New York Times

Monday, November 17, 2014

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A Plumbing Problem for the Internet (and the Stock Market) – New York Times

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Why the FCC Should Heed President Obama on Internet Regulation – New York Times

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Microsoft Surpasses Exxon as 2nd Most Valuable Co. – ABC News

Saturday, November 15, 2014

FILE – This Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, file photo shows the Microsoft Corp. logo on an exterior wall of a new Microsoft store inside the Prudential Center mall, in Boston. Microsoft has climbed past Exxon Mobil to become the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc., according to reports, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) The Associated Press The bull run in Microsoft’s stock this past year has…

Chandler Microsoft store handing out Macklemore tickets – azcentral.com

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide The Microsoft store at Chandler Fashion Center opens on Nov. 14, 2014. The store is the third in Arizona and the 109th Microsoft retail store in the country.(Photo: Weldon Johnson/The Republic) Story Highlights Microsoft retail store opened at Chandler Fashion Center on Nov. 14 The store is offering opening-day deals on tablet computers and video games. Information: www.microsoftstore.com, 602-824-6090 A Microsoft retail store opened at Chandler Fashion…

First look: Microsoft Outlook 2015 promises few new features but better … – Macworld

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Breaking with tradition, Microsoft recently issued a new version of Outlook for the Mac. Normally, the company waits until all of its Office components are finished and then releases them as part of an application suite. Also new is that Outlook is currently available only to Office 365 subscribers. If you have such a subscription you can download Outlook from your Office 365 portal page. If not, you’ll have to…

How The Worm Turns–Microsoft Open Sources .NET – Forbes

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It seems like several lifetimes ago that Bill Gates, then CEO of Microsoft, declared that Linux (and, by extension, open source) was a cancer for the technology industry. The Microsoft Microsoft of today increasingly embraces open source initiatives as a valid approach to some problem areas for technology. But embracing open source, and open sourcing some of the crown jewels of the organization are two different things and that is…

Questions and answers about Obama’s open Internet plan – USA TODAY

Friday, November 14, 2014

President Obama shakes hands with Tom Wheeler.(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP) In his pronouncement on the open Internet Monday, President Obama called for the most stringent option among rules being contemplated – treating Internet providers like public utilities such as electricity companies and subjecting them to tight regulations. The Federal Communications Commission has been recasting net neutrality rules because the previous set was tossed by a federal court in January. Tom…

Chandler Microsoft store handing out Macklemore tickets – Arizona Republic

Friday, November 14, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide The Microsoft store at Chandler Fashion Center opens on Nov. 14, 2014. The store is the third in Arizona and the 109th Microsoft retail store in the country.(Photo: Weldon Johnson/The Republic) Story Highlights Microsoft retail store opened at Chandler Fashion Center on Nov. 14 The store is offering opening-day deals on tablet computers and video games. Information: www.microsoftstore.com, 602-824-6090 A Microsoft retail store opened at Chandler Fashion…

Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam – BBC News

Friday, November 14, 2014

14 November 2014 Last updated at 10:41 ET By Gurvinder Gill Reporter, BBC Asian Network Ayan Qureshi has a network of computers at his home in Coventry, UK. A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world. Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant’s exam when he…

Questions and answers about Obama’s open Internet plan – USA TODAY

Friday, November 14, 2014

President Obama shakes hands with Tom Wheeler.(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP) In his pronouncement on the open Internet Monday, President Obama called for the most stringent option among rules being contemplated – treating Internet providers like public utilities such as electricity companies and subjecting them to tight regulations. The Federal Communications Commission has been recasting net neutrality rules because the previous set was tossed by a federal court in January. Tom…

Ted Cruz: Regulating the Internet threatens entrepreneurial freedom – Washington Post

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ted Cruz, a Republican, represents Texas in the Senate. Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work, anyone today can create a new service or app or start selling products nationwide. In the past, such a person would have to know the right people and raise substantial start-up capital to get…

Questions and answers about Obama’s open Internet plan – USA TODAY

Friday, November 14, 2014

President Obama shakes hands with Tom Wheeler.(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP) In his pronouncement on the open Internet Monday, President Obama called for the most stringent option among rules being contemplated – treating Internet providers like public utilities such as electricity companies and subjecting them to tight regulations. The Federal Communications Commission has been recasting net neutrality rules because the previous set was tossed by a federal court in January. Tom…