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Ambitious school technology plans run up against budget deficits

All 1,000 students at Oak-Land Junior High in Lake Elmo, Minn., have laptop computers supplied by the Stillwater School District that they take to every class and can take home…

FTC asked to investigate Google’s privacy breaches

A privacy advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's data-security measures in a move that raises new questions about the security of cloud computing services, PC…

Sony eBook reader gets 500,000 books from Google

Google Inc. is making half a million books, unprotected by copyright, available free of charge on Sony Corp.'s electronic book-reading device, reports the Associated Press.…

IBM, looking to buy Sun, sets up a software strategy

IBM's reported interest in acquiring the server computer maker Sun Microsystems for nearly $7 billion might seem to be a reversal of its recent efforts to move away from the…

Microsoft releasing Internet Explorer 8 today

Microsoft will formally release its Internet Explorer 8 browser today, hoping to reverse a steady slide in its browser dominance as consumers switch to rival software for surfing the web,…

Alums Donate $20 Million for Technology Research Center Headquarters

The founders of the Marvell Technology Group, all UC Berkeley alumni, donated more than $20 million to create the new on-campus headquarters for the Center for Information Technology Research in…

Liverpool school district appeals dismissal of case against technology administrator

The Liverpool school district has appealed a decision to dismiss disciplinary charges against its technology administrator, according to the Post-Standard. …

FTC urged to investigate security of Google services

An online privacy group is calling on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google is making deceptive claims over the security of data stored in cloud-computing services such…

Riding out the recession in a virtual classroom

After spending 10 years in the U.S. Navy, Kenric Scarbrough got a sobering start to his civilian career. He was laid off in January, just months after he found a…

Details to come, but Colorado’s K-12 and college officials look for stimulus boost

Brenda French-Jeffryes made about $20,000 a year as a hairstylist before enrolling at Fort Lewis College in Durango in hopes of getting a higher-paying job to support her two college…