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IT workers' voices heard in the Senate, confidentially

WASHINGTON - A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on the H-1B visa offered up a stew of policy arguments, positioning and frustration.

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

Red Hat understands that developing a mobile application is not the same as building one for the desktop, which is why the company has augmented its software stack with new technologies for mobile development.

Twitter adds tool to report tweets to the police

Twitter has added a tool to help users report abusive content to law enforcement, which could aid in removing the most threatening posts as Twitter ramps up its efforts to combat harassment.

Dropbox for Business gets two new collaboration tools

Long email threads can be an occupational hazard for those who collaborate frequently, but Dropbox on Tuesday announced two new features in its business offering that are designed specifically to help address that problem: in-file commenting capabilities and a tool known as the Dropbox badge.

Microsoft customizes Azure for the Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to help organizations set up and run Internet of Things (IoT)-styled distributed systems, by providing a set of integrated Microsoft's Azure cloud services designed to cut deployment times and management hassles.

Facebook acquires The Find e-commerce search engine

Facebook has acquired The Find, a nine-year-old company with a search engine that indexes products across thousands of e-commerce sites.

Electrical engineering employment declines nearly 10%, but developers up 12%

The number of people working as electrical engineers declined by 29,000 last year, continuing a long-standing trend, according to government data.

Happy Pi Day! MIT to break admissions news at exactly 3/14/15/9:26

How disappointing it would have been if MIT hadn't come up with a clever way to recognize this most special of Pi Days: 3/14/15/9:26:53... or 3.141592653 for you purists.

Why Apple may go its own way with wireless charging

When the iPhone 5 was launched in 2012, I wrote an analysis about what it had and what it lacked; most notably, it didn't support wireless charging.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 13

Intel slashes its Q1 target... Alibaba wants in on the car business... Senate panel secretly approves cyberthreat bill... and more tech news.

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