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Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1 Officially Released, Experience a Retrospective Future – Galleryview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the MATE desktop environment, has been released and is now available for download. It might seem like an official flavor of Ubuntu, but it's not there yet. The Ubuntu MATE developers, which included a MATE and Ubuntu devs, are seeking to gain official Ubuntu flavor status, but they are not there yet. (IT news)

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Channel Partner Program Roundup: Axiros, NaviSiteview story

http://thevarguy.com – Happy Thursday, Roundup Rangers! Welcome back to the one and only Channel Partner Program Roundup, where we gather the best partner stories from around the Web in one convenient location. This week we've got stories from Axiros and NaviSite. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Newly Launched PayPal Alternative Visa Checkout Adds Nearly A Dozen More Partnersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Last month, Visa launched a new payment option designed for e-commerce transactions called Visa Checkout, which eliminates the need for entering in a 16-digit card number during the checkout process in favor of a username and password combination. (IT news)

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APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.7 Arrives with More Improvementsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – APT (Advanced Package Tool), a set of core tools inside Debian that makes it possible to install, remove, and keep applications up to date, has advanced to version 1.0.7. Advanced Package Tool has been updated yet again, but this time the developers haven't released a big update as they usually do. (IT news)

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Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Crowdfunding dollars are only one source of capital for hardware startups. The other source, the one that gets even more attention, is venture capital. In the years since Kickstarter came into the world, venture investing in hardware has gone from non-existent to mainstream. Read More (IT news)

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Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Will Go On Sale October 7 For $149.99view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Starting October 7, consumers who opted to buy an Xbox One without a Kinect will be able to snag one for $149.99. Microsoft unbundled the Kinect device from the Xbox One in a bid to lower the price of its current-generation console. (IT news)

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BYOD: To Secure or Not to Secure?view story

http://thevarguy.com – IT departments and line-of-business mangers have been dealing with the issue of bring your own device (BYOD) for the past decade. It has accelerated during the past five years as more workers have embraced mobile technology and have grown extremely dependent on them, whether they are in the workplace or somewhere else. read more (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to be exclusive to only one retailer in Indiaview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It appears that Flipkart, an India-based company, will be the only retailer selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini in the country. The phone (SM-G900) will be on sale in the next few days. (IT news)

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Sync, BitTorrent’s Dropbox Rival, Now Lets You Share With Links, Hits 10M Installsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Sync, a free file-sharing and synchronising service from P2P company BitTorrent that works like a server-less, cloudless Dropbox, has amassed 10 million user installs and 80 petabytes of data transferred since first going live last year — buoyed in part by a wave of sentiment against cloud-based services that some suspect keep your private files less private than you would hope… (IT news)

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Funding Circle Buys LeapPay To Get A Jump On Loan Approval Timesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Funding Circle, UK-based the peer-to-peer loans platform that recently raised $65 million for a platform that bypasses banks and lets small businesses connect with individuals for funding, is putting some of that funding to use. It has acquired a semi-stealth startup called LeapPay to speed up the turnaround time it offers on loans, and also to keep expanding its business in the U.S. (IT news)

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Microsoft Cuts The Price Of The Surface 2 By $100view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface 2 tablet hybrid by $100, leaving the consumer-facing device with a price tag as low as $349. That price, however, doesn’t include a keyboard attachment that is generally viewed as mandatory to use any Surface tablet. Other Surface 2 models, including the LTE-powered, higher-storage SKU have also received price reductions. (IT news)

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Ixia Finds New CEO in Ex-HP Networking Exec Mayerview story

https://thevarguy.com – Network optimizer and application delivery specialist Ixia (XXIA), which reported an $18 million net loss for its Q1 2014, has landed Bethany Mayer, a former Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) top networking executive and 25-year industry veteran, as its new president and chief executive. read more (IT news)