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Chinese internet giant Tencent’s social apps are growing faster than Facebook – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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This $100M email scam tripped up two big US tech companies – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Lithuanian man allegedly scammed $100 million from two major tech companies through email. Getty Images/EyeEm An email scam tricked two major US tech companies out of millions of dollars until investigators caught up with the alleged thief. The Department of Justice and the FBI have charged a Lithuanian man with committing fraud that netted more than $100 million. “This case should serve as a wake-up call to all companies…

Google Chrome wants to remove THESE features from your browser – Express.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

After a prolonged period of inactivity and no decision being made, the issue was raised again in September 2016. Usage stats showed that “Close tabs to the right” was used only by 6.06 per cent of users, and “Close other tabs” used by 2.20 per cent of users. While this is far short of the 23.21 per cent who user the “Duplicate” tab, it is ahead of the least used…

Linux-using mates gone AWOL? Netflix just added Linux support – The Register

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

If your Linux-using mates suddenly disappear for a day or two, we can explain why: Netflix has just revealed it’s fully and formally available on the OS. As the streamer points out, Chrome’s worked for in-browser playback since 2014. But not officially. As of Tuesday, however, “users of Firefox can also enjoy Netflix on Linux.” Netflix reckons this is “a huge milestone for us and our partners, including Google, Microsoft,…

Microsoft just showed off exactly what Salesforce was worried about – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Microsoft Modifies Windows 10 for China’s Government – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BEIJING—Microsoft Corp. has finished development of a Windows 10 version customized for Chinese government use, which could boost its China prospects after sales were hit by Beijing’s cybersecurity crackdown. Microsoft declined to say how the software was modified, but in general China’s government is concerned about technology products that could contain hidden “backdoors” to enable foreign surveillance. The Chinese…