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September 2, 2014
Dropbox last week announced a Pro cloud-storage overhaul that includes new features and lower pricing. Improved security and better sharing controls are the focus of the new features, while a simplified pricing plan offers all Dropbox Pro users a full terabyte of storage for $9.99 per month. Previously, multiple pricing options were available: 100 GB, 200 GB or 500 GB of storage for $9.99, $19.99 or $49.99 per month, respectively. "This is a smart move on Dropbox's part," said Trip Chowdhry, a senior analyst with Global Equities Research. [More...]

September 2, 2014
The U.S. government soon will be operating in the 2015 fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1. For information technology vendors, marketing to federal agencies will remain challenging during 2015 and succeeding years, as agencies work within a constrained budget environment. In the short term, overall federal IT spending will decline. However, most of the reductions will fall within the DoD. [More...]

August 29, 2014
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In the absence of clear U.S. rules on the commercial use of drones, it's been something of a free-for-all for those interested in developing the technology. Google is the latest to demonstrate a prototype, built by members of its Project Wing team. Instead of landing, like Amazon's drone does, Google's drops packages on a long line. That way, eager recipients can't stick their hands in its blades. [More...]

August 29, 2014
Why do you go to work each day? Some people may claim it's love of the work. What they do is so rewarding and wonderful that they'd do it for free. "Don't tell my boss!" they joke. Hardy-har. However, even the most fulfilled, self-actualized and altruistic person lives and works in a world where money talks. It takes money to keep a roof over your head and food on the table. [More...]

August 29, 2014
Uber is in damage-control mode, following media reports of a number of sneaky, underhanded tactics it has used to stifle its competition -- in particular, Lyft. Poaching drivers and passengers may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but with many cities uncertain about whether to allow ride-sharing services to operate, it's not smart to appear evil. [More...]

August 29, 2014
Twitter this week announced that its analytics tool now can be used by everyone. Twitter's analytics tool lets users click on any tweet to see how people engage with it in real time. They can compare their tweet activity month over month and see how they trend over time. Users also can click on a tweet to see the number of retweets, replies, favorites, follows or clicks received. [More...]

August 29, 2014
Hackers appear to have stolen data from JPMorgan Chase and at least one other U.S. bank in retaliation for economic sanctions against Russia. The raid on the banks' computer systems reportedly resulted in the theft of gigabytes of sensitive data. JPMorgan did not confirm the incident. However, the FBI is conducting an investigation into reports of cyberattacks on U.S. banks. [More...]

August 28, 2014
American Airlines this week withdrew its flight content from Orbitz Worldwide's websites, which include Orbitz.com, ebookers.com and CheapTickets.com. The companies are locked in a booking fee dispute. They have clashed on this issue before, and it is also a brewing source of discontent between the airlines and Orbitz's competitors, such as Expedia. [More...]

August 28, 2014
Time Warner Cable suffered a massive service outage in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, leaving an unknown number of its nearly 12 million customers nationwide without service for hours. "As of 6 a.m. ET, services were largely restored ... . As of 8 a.m., all services were back to normal," said TWC's Eric Mangan. Well, not quite all -- Downdetector's statistics showed outages continued. [More...]

August 28, 2014
Comcast has been trying to improve customer care. It has made some headway, but reliability is a big issue. I like Comcast people. During the last couple of years, their performance has gotten better. However, the quality of Comcast's service is still unreliable, at best, and problems just don't go away. Think of Comcast as a family-owned company that happens to be the largest in the industry. [More...]

August 27, 2014
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California has become the second state to require that smartphones have a built-in kill switch. The new law goes a step beyond the one Minnesota adopted earlier this year, requiring that the remote disabling capability be turned on by default rather than offered as an opt-in feature. The measure could lead to a sharp downturn in smartphone theft, which has escalated in recent years. [More...]

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