Yahoo to Have Giant Patent Garage Sale


Yahoo reportedly has notified potential buyers that it plans to auction off about 3,000 patents and will be accepting bids until mid-June. The intellectual property for sale includes patents for its original search technology. The patents “cover strategic areas such as search, e-commerce and online advertising,” said Andreas Scherer, managing partner at Salto Partners. It’s “very much like selling the crown jewels. It’s safe to assume that the days of Yahoo as a standalone business are numbered.”

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AT&T enables international Wi-Fi calling with iOS 9.3

Article Image Apple iPhone owners who updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T’s international Wi-Fi calling feature, a service that allows users to place calls to — and receive calls from — the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.

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Apple gears up for yet another bond sale to buy back stock, fund acquisitions

Article Image Apple’s massive share buybacks continue, as the company notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday that it is planning up to a 10-part bond to further finance its capital return program, in addition to funding corporate acquisitions.

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Security Certificate Issues Plague Dell


Dell earlier this week announced that it was notified of a security flaw linked to a certificate that it installed on computer systems starting on Aug. 18. The eDellroot certificate was installed by Dell Foundation Services application as a means to help users more easily perform maintenance and service tasks on their computers, the company said. The certificate is not malware or adware, according to Dell. Rather, it was provided with a download designed to provide a system service tag to Dell online support.

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Apple gearing up for sale of seven-part bond to fund share buybacks and dividends

Apple on Wednesday notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it is planning yet another bond sale, accruing debt to fund its ongoing quarterly dividend payments and share repurchase program.



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Apple sends end-of-life reminder to Aperture users, encourages migration to new Photos app

Apple on Thursday notified customers who have previously purchased its Aperture photography software that the application will soon be removed from the Mac App Store, and invited those users to try the new Photos app as part of the OS X 10.10.3 public beta.



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Apple says Mac app makers must transition to ARC memory management by May

In an announcement posted to Apple’s developer portal on Friday, the notified app makers that all Mac App Store submissions will soon be restricted from using garbage collection in favor of the Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) compiler feature.



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Shuttle bus drivers serving Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies look to unionize

A Teamsters representative last week notified the CEOs of Apple, Amtrak, eBay, Genentech, Yahoo and Zynga that shuttle bus drivers contracted to service their employees are seeking to unionize.



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Salesforce Issues Dyre Warning


Salesforce.com this week notified its customers that the Dyre malware, which typically targets customers of large financial institutions, might have been tweaked to target some Salesforce users as well. There was no evidence that any Salesforce customers had been impacted, the company said, but if any customer should be affected, it would provide guidance. Salesforce emphasized the malware was not exploiting any vulnerability within its system. Dyre resides on infected computer systems and steals user log-in credentials.

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