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A heartfelt appeal and strong suggestionview story

http://askubuntu.com – I would like to request (and strongly suggest) that an option be added to apt-get and other similar applications, whereby one can restrict the upgrade of libraries that have potential to damage the system. I have spent countless hours reporting bugs and suffering unending crashes, that I've been told by various developers are a bug in the QT libraries. (HowTos)

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Is there any Microsoft NAP alternative?view story

http://serverfault.com – With Windows Server 2008 Microsoft introduced NAP (Network Access Protection): http://searchconsumerization.techtarget.com/definition/network-access-pr... In short it is a technology, that enables network administrators to control health of a desktop clients in their network by denying access to those who don't meet the required conditions set by the network administrator (i.e. (HowTos)

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@WalmartLabs Buys Adtech Startup Adchemy, Its Biggest Talent Deal Yetview story

http://techcrunch.com –  @WalmartLabs, the retailer’s Silicon Valley-based innovation lab and R&D center, has now made its twelfth acquisition with the purchase of e-commerce technology company Adchemy, its biggest deal yet in terms of people. Founded in 2004, and backed by nearly $120 million in outside funding, Adchemy had experimented with a number of business models over the years. (IT news)

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Kyocera Hydro Vibe headed to Sprint and Virgin Mobileview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Today Kyocera announced their most recent mobile device in the Hydro Vibe and will be released on Sprint and Virgin Mobile’s network come May 9th (May 27th for Virgin Mobile). Pricing for the Hydro Vibe will be set at $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9.59 with Sprint’s Easy Pay plan while Virgin Mobile will have it at $149.99 off-contract. As for specs, you can expect a 4.5-inch 96 (IT news)

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73% Of U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, Pinterest Passes Twitter In Popularity, Facebook Stays On Topview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook may be currently facing question marks over how well it’s faring with younger users, but among those over 18 in the U.S. it remains the social network king. (IT news)

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Yahoo Ends 2013 With No Apps In Apple’s Top 100view story

http://techcrunch.com – Yahoo put of lot of effort and investment toward presenting a new Yahoo to the world in 2013, and a lot of that has hinged on improving its mobile business. There have been significant updates to old apps; over a dozen (out of a total of 28) mobile-related acquisitions to pick up talent, technology and products; and tests for what Yahoo should focus on next. (IT news)

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Divining The Underlying Value Of Bitcoinview story

http://techcrunch.com – Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal today published an interesting piece on Bitcoin, partially responding to Paul Krugman’s somewhat inscrutable recent blog post that called the cryptocurrency “evil,” and partially answering the question of why Bitcoin has value. (IT news)

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Death of an SSD. AKA wtf is wrong with this server?... ooohhh!view story

http://hardforum.com – I spent the last 3 weeks battling with one of my servers that was exhibiting the strangest set of symptoms I've ever witnessed during my 15 years in the IT industry. The server was one of my Hyper-V Hosts and my Exchange, Lync, and DC vm's were it's guests. It began with a random reboot 3 weeks ago, but there were no log events indicating a reason. In fact, there were no log events period. (Hardware)

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Klarna Acquires Germany’s Sofort For $150M To Build A Formidable European Payment Networkview story

http://techcrunch.com – Klarna, the Stockholm-based payments company that has raised a whopping $250 million from top-tier investors like Sequoia Capital, is making an acquisition of its own. The company, which makes it easy for European consumers to buy goods online before paying, is acquiring Germany’s market leader Sofort. (IT news)

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Amazon Raises Its Game Against Alibaba, Will Expand AWS Cloud Services To China In 2014view story

http://techcrunch.com – Another step ahead for Amazon in its bid to become the world’s biggest cloud computing platform for businesses, and to specifically take aim at a big regional competitor in Asia, Alibaba: today it announced that it would extend its Amazon Web Services suite of products to China beginning with a limited preview in early 2014. You can apply for early access on the AWS China homepage here. (IT news)