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The hacking of the New York Times illustrates the limitations of antivirus software sold by Symantec and others in catching attacks. It's a cat-and-mouse game where the mouse usually wins.

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The hacking of the New York Times illustrates the limitations of antivirus software sold by Symantec and others in catching attacks. It's a cat-and-mouse game where the mouse usually wins.

Symantec After New York Times Attack Says Antivirus Isn’t Enough

Symantec, the world’s biggest antivirus-software maker, built a $15 billion empire on the back of a technology that it acknowledges doesn’t work that well at all. The New York Times, a Symantec customer, reported today that its computer network was...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism about mobile, but the numbers aren't there yet.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism about mobile, but the numbers aren't there yet.

Facebook Is a ‘Mobile Company,’ But Is That a Good Business?

Mark Zuckerberg described Facebook today as a “mobile company,” but he has a long way to go to prove that mobile is a viable business. Zuckerberg’s opening statements on Facebook’s earnings call lasted about seven and a half minutes, and...

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In China, more shoppers are buying from established retailers instead of individual consumers selling goods.

Source: iResearch, MRG as of 2012

In China, more shoppers are buying from established retailers instead of individual consumers selling goods.

What the Big Shift in China’s Online Buying Habits Means for Alibaba

(Updates comment from Alibaba in the 5th paragraph.) Right now, China’s e-commerce industry looks like a bazaar where shoppers roam around for independent sellers who have the items they’re looking for. However, trends in the nation’s online buying habits show that...

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

Apple Shuts Down Reality-Distortion Field on Earnings Forecasts

For 34 consecutive quarters beginning in April 2003, Apple easily beat analysts’ estimates on its earnings per share. Then on Oct. 18, 2011 — less than two months after Tim Cook took over as chief executive officer — Apple missed....

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings still hasn't recovered from a series of past mistakes that he attributed to "arrogance."

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings still hasn't recovered from a series of past mistakes that he attributed to "arrogance."

Netflix Still ‘on Probation’ With Customers, Hastings Says

More than a year after triggering a cyber-revolt among his subscribers, Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he’s only halfway to redemption. “You might say we’re on probation at this point, so we’re out of jail,” Hastings said during...

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Entrepreneurs in Nairobi said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt visited the iHub, a startup co-working space, to meet a dozen companies.

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Entrepreneurs in Nairobi said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt visited the iHub, a startup co-working space, to meet a dozen companies.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Sees Nairobi as Africa’s Technology Leader

After a week of traveling around sub-Saharan Africa, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt saw what he thinks could be the continent’s technology leader: Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. “Nairobi has emerged as a serious tech hub and may become the African leader,” he...

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Ben Curtis, Dell's pitchman a decade ago, is now an actor and producer. But he's open to returning to his glory role.

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Ben Curtis, Dell's pitchman a decade ago, is now an actor and producer. But he's open to returning to his glory role.

‘Dell Dude’ Says He Can Fix Dell

Ben Curtis, the actor made famous by his role in Dell commercials early last decade, says he’s got the solution to the problems that led Michael Dell to seek a leveraged buyout: Resurrect the “Dell Dude.” Dell was an unstoppable...

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