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LinkedIn acquires alerts service

LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Newsle, an alerts service that will undoubtedly bolster the social network’s features for tracking users outside its website. In joint statements Monday, the two companies indicated the service will help users know more about what various people on the site are doing. The technology will likely bolster LinkedIn’s existing feature … Continue reading

Microsoft layoffs coming soon, analyst says

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Getty Images When Microsoft releases earnings on July 22, the company likely will announce layoffs that range between 5 percent and 10 percent of employee head count, according to Nomura Securities analyst Rick Sherlund. Microsoft hasn’t talked in detail about future staff reductions, but the rumor has been around for weeks. … Continue reading

Yahoo female executive sued for sexual harassment

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A major executive at Yahoo was named in a lawsuit Friday that accuses her of sexually harassing a female employee who reported to her. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering, plays a key role in Yahoo’s mobile efforts — an important piece in Yahoo’s strategy to turn around the lumbering Internet … Continue reading

The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you

The FBI cut off communication between the Cryptolocker ransomware network and victims’ computers. But the virus lives on. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Ransomware, a particularly annoying breed of computer virus, is spreading like the plague. This malware locks you out of your computer files until you pay up — and it is proving incredibly difficult to … Continue reading

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

The moment your phone reads “No service,” Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you’ve saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even when you’re stuck without reception. The process is identical on both iOS and Android. First, you’ll need to install the update. … Continue reading


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