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Juniper sells Junos Pulse unit for $250M


  • Channel Partners

Juniper Networks has divested Junos Pulse, selling the mobile-security unit for $250 million to Siris Capital, and an analyst says more business units are likely to go. Read More

Volokh Conspiracy founder details pay-wall plans


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Eugene Volokh, creator of the blog Volokh Conspiracy, writes that readers will eventually need a subscription to read content, but that the metered pay-wall model includes ways to avoid the fee. Volok… Read More

SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM SSDs could be a game-changer


  • Seeking Alpha (free registration)

The ULLtraDIMM solid-state drives introduced this year by SanDisk could provide a growth opportunity for the company, Piyush Arora writes. IBM is a customer for these SSDs, and Intel isn't venturing i… Read More

Google has deal for $1B acquisition of Twitch, sources say


  • VAR Guy, The

Twitch, a website that live-streams video games, will be purchased by Google for $1 billion, sources say. The deal has been rumored since May, including talk of Google adding Twitch to YouTube. Google… Read More

Study: With more gadgets in U.S. homes, less power is used


  • MIT Technology Review online

Although the number of gadgets in U.S. households grew by nearly 1 billion devices between 2010 and 2013, their consumption of electrical power declined by 12% during that time frame, according to a s… Read More