The French phone giant confirmed the deal was a no-go, after the US cellular giant's German owner turned down its latest offer.
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The latest Snowden leaks suggest the NSA has access to well-placed staff whose mission is to infiltrate companies to gather secret and sensitive corporate data.
The platform combines the Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub with EMC's Isilon scale-out storage to make silos of application data available for business analytics.
Windows command line power users get an upgraded shell in the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Security, document management, open architecture and the ability to manage users over devices are critical components when picking an enterprise mobility management platform. But focus will matter too.
Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud is aimed at a broader base of business users and could expand the company's total addressable market. Salesforce is betting that it can turn analytics into fun.
Samsung and Apple are duking it out for corporate device dominance, but the real mobility score is on the back end with cloud services and the software needed to manage endpoints.
The Android developer may be inching closer to its own-brew phablet, according to sources. But where does Motorola and HTC fit into this?
GE will also open up its Predix software platform to developers and users in 2015 as it aims to add intelligence to industrial gear.
Following a similar move by Hewlett-Packard this week, Symantec confirmed on Thursday that it will indeed split into two companies.