PayPal buying money transfer provider Xoom in $890 million deal

When the deal is done, Xoom will operate as an independent service within the PayPal portfolio.








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Google testing Chrome OS with Nvidia’s Tegra X1 “super chip”

Few devices use Nvidia's Tegra X1 but a Chromebook looks likely based on various references by Google engineers who appear to be integrating Chrome OS with the system on a chip.








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São Paulo city council passes bill to ban Uber

After facing several legal issues, the car hailing service could finally be banned in South America's largest metropolis








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Microsoft launches website to help push Minecraft into classrooms

The idea with the website is that people who have come up with unique Minecraft-inspired lessons can post them to a forum, and others looking for inspiration can go there to find it.








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Service for Apps brings in-app support to Salesforce Service Cloud

Service for Apps allows Salesforce Service Cloud users to embed live agent support and a knowledge base within their applications and other CRM news.
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Two ways to encrypt database backups with SQL Server

SQL Server 2014 provides two features that let database administrators easily encrypt database backups. An expert provides two demos that show you how.
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Tips for creating a data classification policy

Before deploying and implementing a data loss prevention product, enterprises should have an effective data classification policy in place. Expert Bill Hayes explains how that can be done.
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Xiaomi announces Brazil launch

Chinese firm is confident that its cheaper smartphones will be a hit - even in tough economic conditions








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Cisco acquires OpenDNS to fight IoT threats

Cisco plans to acquire OpenDNS and use its security-as-a-service products to reduce the number of IoT threats customers face.
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UC services, projects rank modestly in networking survey

UC services, projects and planned investments rank in the middle of the pack among IT pros' networking goals in a recent TechTarget survey.
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