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E-Books, VoIP phones, Lenovo, Yahoo, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
September 29, 2014 8:15 am

A look at IT news...

Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon's E-Book Tactics

New York Times - Many more writers have signed on to Authors United, a group not only challenging Amazon on its Hachette dealings, but also asking federal authorities to investigate it on antitrust matters.

VoIP phone systems at risk of Shellshock Bash attacks

CSO - Companies should check whether their VoIP system's SIP server has the widespread vulnerability.

Lenovo finalizes acquisition of IBM's x86 server business

ZDNET - Lenovo believes the company still has a place in the PC market, and says the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business will play a role in helping it grow in that space.

Yahoo killing off Yahoo after 20 years of hierarchical organization

Ars Technica - The Yahoo Directory will be retired at the end of the year.

Apple faces billions in fines in tax avoidance probe

CNET - European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than twenty years.

Open Internet Central to U.S. Trade Policy

CIO - Administration officials say they are sympathetic to U.S. cloud service providers' concerns that data-localization requirements, other restrictive policies and the fallout from Edward Snowden's revelations cut off access to foreign markets.

Two scenarios that would make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock bug

Computerworld - Intego has seen some proof-of-concept exploits for OS X using Bash.

Microsoft Begins Rollout of Office 365 Groups Collaboration Feature

eWeek - The Yammer-inspired collaboration feature will start showing up for users of select Office 365 Web applications.

Facebook ad platform Atlas will target users on the Web

USA Today - acebook is going to sell ads targeted to its 1.3 billion users when they are elsewhere on the Web in its most direct challenge to Google yet.

A new social media platform called Ello is capitalizing on those who have gripes about Facebook.

CNN Money - Say hello to Ello, the ad-free social network capitalizing on the perception that it's the "anti-Facebook."

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