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Big Blue, meet the blue bird: Twitter to give IBM access to data for business analysis.

Speaking of Twitter, two more executives, including the head of product engineering, are leaving the company.

Microsoft announces Microsoft Health platform and a $199 wearable health tracker called Microsoft Band.

Speaking of Microsoft, it has laid off an additional 3,000 employees.

Verizon assigns unique codes to customers that allow for tracking of users’ Web wanderings for advertising purposes, prompting privacy concerns.

Lenovo closes purchase of Motorola handset unit from Google.

Trading safety for speed: Organizations are turning off security features as they try to avoid slowing down computer networks, according to McAfee study.

Sean Maloney, who was thought to be in the running for Intel CEO before he had a massive stroke, is riding his bike across the country.

 

Photo of Microsoft Band by Associated Press

 
 

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