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How the 'Four Horsemen' of Tech Became Merger Bait: Justin Fox By Bloomberg News Dell Inc. and theprivate-equity guys who helped take it private two years ago are looking to buy all or part of EMC. Thisbrings back memories -- memories of when Dell and EMC were among the Four Horsemen. ...Read More »
Its Apples World, So Why Do Other Smartphone Makers Even Bother? By Bloomberg News The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua sounds amazing. Its rounded edges look sleek. Its waterproof. It has a 13-megapixel camera with Superior Auto, which, according to the company, means the phone recognizes 52 different scenarios and automatically configures the optimal settingsso you dont have to. Finally, an end to the era in which humans, like common animals, had to do all their own scenario recognition. ...Read More »
The $98.6 Billion E-Mail By Bloomberg News Not long ago, if the U.S. Department of Justice wanted information youd stored electronically, all its agents needed to do was get a court order and seize your computer. Law enforcement doesnt have it so easy anymore. In the cloud era, if the FBI or investigators from any other government want to get at your e-mail, Skype calls, or transaction records, the requestsor demandshave to go through corporate legal departments, wherever they may be. Archiving companies and individuals data is big business for the likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon.com, which have invested billions to create immense clouds of servers to keep your information organized, secure, and confidential. ...Read More »
Samsung Says Payments Data Unaffected by LoopPay Hacking Attack By Bloomberg News Samsung Electronics Co.s new mobile-payment service Samsung Pay wasnt impacted by a Chinese hacking attack, and no customer information was lost, the company said in a blog. ...Read More »
Amazon Seeks Cloud Computing Growth With New Data Products By Bloomberg News Amazon.com Inc.s business is built on selling physical and digital products. Now the company wants to sell ideas as well. ...Read More »
T-Mobile, Experian Sued Over Data Hack Affecting 15 Million By Bloomberg News T-Mobile US Inc. and a unit of credit- tracking firm Experian Plc are facing a growing list of lawsuits after hackers gained access to personal data on 15 million T- Mobile customers held on Experian servers. ...Read More »
Microsoft Has a Tech Revolution It Can't Sell: Leonid Bershidsky By Bloomberg News Microsoft's presentation of new devices running the new Windows 10 operating system Tuesday left no doubt that the company's chief executive, Satya Nadella, is a visionary. He has put the company on a new technological path and perhaps ahead of the curve, showing that the maturing market for mobile devices is still vulnerable to disruptive innovation. The trouble is that Microsoft does a terrible job of making coherent presentations, and competitors could reap all the benefits by copying its innovations. ...Read More »
Microsoft Introduces First Laptop to Fuel Windows Push By Bloomberg News Microsoft Corp. introduced its first-ever laptop, wading deeper into hardware to spur adoption of its Windows 10 operating system and crank up the competition with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. ...Read More »
Google Said to Be Under U.S. Antitrust Scrutiny Over Android By Bloomberg News Google Inc. is back under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as officials ask whether the tech giant stifled competitors access to its Android mobile-operating system, said two people familiar with the matter. ...Read More »

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