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Yahoo ditches banner ads, others may follow suit

The rise of mobile browsing means people are using devices with smaller screens with no room for clunky banner ads. Yahoo is ditching banner ads completely by encouraging marketers to buy "Stream ads"--a term the company uses for their native ad placements.

Spotlight: Lack of cloud app policies opens enterprises up to security risks

SAN FRANCISCO--Close to half of IT security pros said their firms do not have a cloud app policy, while 17 percent said they are unaware of their firm's cloud app policy, opening up enterprises to security risks from unmonitored cloud apps.

No, 'most' companies are not using big data

Companies not in the big data game now need to realize that it's not just their direct competitors they need to worry about--but a shift in total market ownership.

Syrian Electronic Army claims Microsoft, Facebook as latest hacking victims

The Syrian Electronic Army has been busy lately. The hacker group, which claims allegiance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, compromised Microsoft's Twitter account, Xbox Support site and the Official Microsoft blog, as well as Facebook's Whois domain record data, reports Mashable.

Twitter rolls out new comprehensive analytics

Twitter has rolled out comprehensive analytics for Twitter Card users. Good move on Twitter's part in upping its game, albeit in a limited fashion. 

Most CEOs are a very anti-social media lot

A majority of CEOs do their companies a disservice by having no social media presence, two new studies reveal.

Infographic: What happens after a data breach occurs?

Major data breaches are happening all the time. Just last week, more than two million passwords from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and other accounts were stolen by hackers who installed keylogging malware on millions of computers. We all read about the breaches, but what happens after the breaches?

Apple gets big data analytics, buys Topsy Labs for $200M

According  to a report  in The Wall Street Journal, Apple acquired Topsy Labs for $200M. The acquisition represents a serious jump into big data analytics in social media for Apple.

News Bytes: Android flexes mobile ad muscle; Microsoft 'confused' about mobility; more

Check out the hottest news in mobile IT for Friday, 10/25.

Twitter's big data business side could pump its valuation after IPO

Twitter earned $47.5 million from its quiet side--its data business--according to  an article  in  The Wall Street Journal. That's peanuts, relatively speaking, but it's the entire circus that comes with it that's causing investors to entertain the idea of throwing big dollars in the tent.