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Toshiba considers selling stake in its semiconductor business to Western Digital

(Reuters) – Toshiba Corp is looking to sell a minority stake in its core semiconductor business to Western Digital Corp, a source said, in a bid to dull the blow from a looming multi-billion-dollar writedown on a U.S. nuclear acquisition. The laptops-to-engineering conglomerate, still recovering from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, shocked investors last month…

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Square brings developer payment API toolkit to Australia

Nearly a year ago, Square unveiled a way to be a more flexible commerce technology company, launching its Build with Square program . The aim was to allow third-party software and hardware developers to incorporate Square’s ecommerce and payment processing services into their own apps and devices. On Tuesday, Build with Square is being extended…

Culture & Gaming

Otoy adds lightfield baking and other tools to its Unity integration

The road to photorealistic VR is long, but Otoy is helping to shorten it with the integration of its technology into the free version of Unity. The company announced last month that its Octane Renderer would be coming to the world’s most popular game development engine, allowing users to import its ORBX file format to…

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The Internet Archive launches Wayback Machine Chrome extension to combat link rot

The Internet Archive is making it easier for web users to access archived versions of dead web pages with a new official add-on for Google Chrome browser. Above: Wayback Machine: Chrome Extension Once you install the Wayback Machine extension , whenever you land on a once-valid web page that now delivers an error code —…

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App.net shutting down Twitter-like social platform on March 14, open sources code

In Twitter’s early years, there were numerous competitors on the market, including App.net . Launched in 2012, the social network billed itself as being ad-free and subscription-based, but on Thursday, the company announced it was shutting down. App.net will cease to exist on March 14 , citing an inability to generate meaningful revenue and failing…

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with cross-device Cortana suggestions, Edge tab sharing

Microsoft today announced the release of a new Windows 10 preview build for PC and mobile for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. The release has a lot of new features, and it’s coming just three days after Microsoft released an unusually feature-heavy preview build . Build 15007, which follows…

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Cloudflare now lets customers show fast-loading Accelerated Mobile Links on their sites

Cloudflare, a startup offering a content distribution network (CDN) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation services for websites, today announced that its customers can now choose to implement a technology called Accelerated Mobile Links on their websites, free of charge. The feature lets people quickly view links to fast-loading Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs) from…

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Opera showcases ‘future of the web’ with Neon, a new concept browser for Windows and Mac

European technology company Opera Software is today debuting a brand new concept browser for Mac and Windows, built from the same engine as the company’s flagship Opera browser, but designed to showcase new ways to interact with web content. The Opera Neon browser start page displays browser tabs as little circular icons that can be…

Security

Google Cloud Platform launches Key Management Service in beta

Google today is announcing the launch of a Key Management Service for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio of public cloud services. The tool, which is available now in beta, offers developers a cloud-hosted system for dealing with and monitoring encryption keys. While it’s integrated with some of Google’s existing Cloud Platform services, such as…

Tech

Cloudflare posts redacted National Security Letter it received in 2013

Content distribution network and web security startup Cloudflare today published a redacted version of a National Security Letter (NSL) the FBI served on it in 2012, seeking information on an account holder. A few weeks ago the FBI told Cloudflare that it had chosen to lift the gag order on the fact of the NSL,…