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Vietnam taps Big Data to avoid China’s traffic catastrophe

If you want to see the future of urban transportation, Da Nang is a good place to start. IBM today said it has signed a deal with Vietnam’s fourth-largest city to install a high-tech traffic management system to help the rapidly growing seaport avoid the fate of Chinese cities choking on cars and …

Dell edges past estimates amid buyout bid

SAN FRANCISCO -- Troubled PC maker Dell reported results Thursday that beat expectations on both top- and bottom-line results.<p>Shares of Dell rose 0.5% to $13.78 in after-hours trading on the news.<p>Dell reported second-quarter net income of $433 million on revenue of $14.5 billion. That compares with …

Google Goes Down For Minutes, Microsoft's Outage Lasts For Days

It kept some people from accessing their email, People app and SkyDrive cloud storage.<p>While Microsoft's apology letter says that service is now restored, according to Microsoft's status dashboard, everything still isn't hunky dory. As we write this, the calendar app is still down for some …

Windows Phone

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …

Groupon Suspends Sales Rep While It Investigates Thinly Veiled Yelp Review Threat

A Groupon spokesperson said on Sunday that the company was investigating whether one of its sales reps made a thinly-veiled threat to a restaurant …

IBM uses big data to get smarter on energy

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Sheryl Sandberg Should Know Better Than to Ask Interns to Work for Free

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For decades, companies have been "employing" interns to do work. But a spate of recent litigation …

12 Incredibly Addicting iPhone Games

There are a bunch of great examples of iPhone games that have truly cracked the formula for keeping you addicted. Here are a few of our favorites.

Wall Street Profits Hit Record Levels, So Why Are Banks Still Killing Jobs?

Try and make sense of this: The banking industry earned a record $40 billion in the first three months of 2012, meanwhile banks are cutting th0usands of jobs.<p>JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each announced job cuts this week. BofA said it was slashing 209 jobs, Wells is cutting 126 …

Larry Summers' Enron Connection Is Yet Another Reason Not To Make Him Fed Chairman

Here's something else to add to the long list of reasons Larry Summers would make a terrible Federal Reserve chairman: He reportedly told California to suck it up when it complained that Enron was manipulating its power market.<p>According to Kurt Eichenwald's 2005 book about the Enron scandal, …

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