Scientists will try to reawaken Rosetta’s lander as Comet 67P approaches the Sun

Philae
We lost contact with Philae months ago, when the comet lander failed to touch down and bounced across the surface of comet 67P, but plans are being laid to reactivate the little lander as it races towards the sun.

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Supply chain expects Apple to ship more than 50M iPhones in current March quarter

In the follow-up to Apple’s blockbuster December quarter, the company could exceed sales of 50 million iPhones in the current March frame, companies in the Apple supply chain reportedly believe.



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Amazon looking to buy some RadioShack stores to establish retail presence – report

Following the news that tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, a new report claims that online megastore Amazon has expressed interest in buying some of the company’s brick-and-mortar locations.



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Global tablet sales dip for first time

Tablet sales have fallen for the first time since the devices went mainstream in 2010, so says research firm IDC. According to its most recent data, 76.1 million tablets were sold globally by tech firms during Q4 2014, down from 78.6 million for the same period a year earlier.

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Wells Fargo: Apple may need to raise more debt to pay for increased share repurchase

While the $6.5 billion bond issue revealed on Monday may be enough to cover its existing capital return program, Wells Fargo believes that Apple could be forced to either raise an additional round of debt or repatriate cash from overseas if the program is to continue its traditional annual increase.



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Google poised for an Apple-like feud with Uber over ridesharing and self-driving cars

The once-tight relationship between Google and ridesharing service Uber has reportedly frayed as the two companies make moves into each others’ territory, a split reminiscent of the tension between Google and Apple over Android.



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Google Expands Bug Bounty Program


Since 2010, when it began paying security researchers to find flaws in its programs, Google has paid more than US$4 million to bug hunters. Now it’s prepared to pay even more. The company announced Friday that it’s expanding its Security Rewards Programs to include payments to researchers before they find bugs in Google’s software. It’s also broadening the reach of its Vulnerability Reward Program to include all mobile applications officially developed by Google and distributed at the Google Play and iTunes stores.

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Apple could face huge tax bill as Obama calls for new taxes on offshore profits in FY2016 budget

President Obama on Monday put forward a new budget that includes a one-time 14 percent levy on earnings held by U.S. companies overseas –?funds which would be allocated to a $478 billion public works plan –?followed by an ongoing 19 percent tax on foreign profits, whether the money is repatriated or not.



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FCC to propose regulating the internet as a utility – report

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to issue a proposal this week that would see the agency classify internet access as a telecommunications utility, a move that may also include reclassification for data services from wireless carriers.



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AWS Success Underscores Demand for Cloud Services


Despite several highly publicized cloud hacks last year — including the iCloud and Sony breaches — the demand for cloud services is skyrocketing. Amazon Web Services grabbed 30 percent of the global cloud infrastructure service market in Q4, Synergy Research reports. AWS grew 51 percent year over year (YoY). Why the mad rush to the cloud? Isn’t security an issue any more? And who’s buying into the cloud? Large corporations? SMBs?

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China May Write New Rules for US Businesses Selling Tech to Banks


A group of organizations representing American businesses last week requested urgent discussion and dialog with China’s government. They expressed concern about the possible adoption of a policy to ensure that any Internet and information communications technology products Chinese banks purchase from companies outside of China are secure and controllable. The group sent a letter to the Chinese Communist Party Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, which reportedly is headed by China’s president, Xi Jinping.

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Apple to build $2 billion green data center at failed GTAT sapphire plant

The Arizona facilities associated with Apple’s failed partnership with GT Advanced Technologies will be transformed into a new “global command” data center for the company employing 150 people full-time, thanks to a major $2 billion investment from the iPhone maker.



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Photos show Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in upcoming film

Filming of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is underway, and newly published photos from the film’s set show critically acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender in the lead role, alongside Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.



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Apple releases fifth betas of iOS 8.2, Xcode 6.2 with latest WatchKit tools for developers

Apple on Monday supplied developers with a fifth beta of iOS 8.2, as well as a new pre-release build of Xcode 6.2, giving the latest WatchKit tools for developing Apple Watch software.



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Though Apple's iPad sales shrank, Amazon's Kindle Fire took 70% nosedive last quarter

The worldwide tablet market saw its first-ever year-over-year decline in the holiday quarter, but the biggest losses were seen by Amazon, which saw shipments of its budget-priced Kindle Fire series plummet 70 percent.



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Office perk: chips inserted in workers' skin

Some Swedish workers can now enter their building without a key and make purchases at the office cafe sans card—with a chip implanted in their hand, the BBC reports.

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