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GoDaddy weighs IPO ahead of domain demand

GoDaddy weighs IPO ahead of domain demand

Growing its roots way back in 1997, when Bob Parsons founded the company, GoDaddy catapulted to fame with its unique proposition that helped individuals and businesses create websites in a hassle-free way. Fast-forward seventeen years later to the present moment, and we now hear that GoDaddy Group Inc. is ready to go the IPO way.

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Target reportedly ignored credit card hack warnings

Target reportedly ignored credit card hack warnings

Target ignored warnings of the massive credit card hack from the $1.6m security system it had installed specifically to watch out for data thefts, insiders claims, with signs of abuse being flagged weeks before the company recognized the breach. 40m credit card numbers, as well as the personal details of around 70m customers, were stolen late in 2013, costing the retailer $61m already in setting up advice hotlines and taking other measures, but which could well run to the billions once compensation and lawsuits are settled.

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Amazon gamepad for media streamer leaks

Amazon gamepad for media streamer leaks

A Bluetooth gamepad and media controller for Amazon's media streamer has been spotted crossing through pre-launch testing, lending further weight to long-standing rumors of a set-top box from the retailer that would do multimedia and gaming duties. The Amazon-branded pad features two sticks, a D-pad, shoulder buttons and more, in addition to a row of media transport keys for navigating through media playback.

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This War of Mine plays the battlezone as civilians

This War of Mine plays the battlezone as civilians

A new game, This War of Mine, aiming to tell the story of a warzone from the perspective of a civilian trapped in it, has been revealed, with developers 11 Bit Studio challenging first-person shooter convention. Billed as a game of survival, where "in war, not everyone is a soldier", development of This War of Mine was triggered by a real-life story the developers saw about an actual survivor in a besieged city, and the challenges he faced.

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NSA schemes mass internet infection and fake Facebooks

NSA schemes mass internet infection and fake Facebooks

An NSA project to install spying malware on "millions" of computers around the world, dubbed TURBINE, could allow the clandestine US agency unprecedented access to "industrial-scale exploitation" in the battle for internet dominance. The spyware, which is said to have already been installed on as many as 100,000 systems after first being deployed in mid-2010, is described as both smart and aggressive, automating much of what would have previously needed a trained operative.

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OneNote for Mac tipped incoming to pressure Evernote

OneNote for Mac tipped incoming to pressure Evernote

OneNote for Mac is incoming as a free app, sources claim, with Microsoft also tipped to make the digital notetaking software free for Windows as well as it challenges rivals like Evernote. The release, which follows Microsoft's first push with OneNote onto Apple platforms with OneNote for iOS, is said to be accompanied by a new Clipper service and Office Lens, for grabbing snippets of webpages into notebooks, and camera-based OCR.

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