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Today's channel rundown -12 February 2016

Daily tech news and analysis to know now, including CenturyLink's channel plans, Autotask's FileSync channel program, FBI's alleged hacker's arrest and more

Microsoft buys AI keyboard startup Swiftkey

Microsoft buys iOS, Android keyboard maker SwiftKey

Vendor claims purchase of artificial intelligence keyboard developer shows commitment to goals for platform agnosticism

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Gartner: Apple iPhone slows Samsung, competitor sales in Q2

Research firm reports increase in sales for Apple, decrease for rival Samsung

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Malware heavy on Windows, banking in Q2 - report

Quick Heal report finds focus on Windows, as well as Android devices in sector

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Google loses battle in Java copyright war against Oracle

U.S. Supreme Court denies Google appeal

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Held to ransom: Enterprise next in line after consumers

Can mobile ransomware threaten businesses? Yes it can and maybe sooner than you think, so the channel had better be ready

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IDC: Tablets still present opportunities for resellers

IDC reports opportunities for resellers despite declining growth

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Citrix: sophistication growing in managing employee mobility

Research finds divide between personal and business mobility still unclear

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Now you see it, now you don't: BlackBerry and Boeing developing self-destruct phone

Firms join forces on super-secure device

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Welcome Android: Skype for Business enhancements accommodate all mobile users

Lync can now be used with all customers on mobile devices, regardless of their OS

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Vendor Q&A Series: Paul Zeiter, Zerto

The latest channel exec to sit in the new-look Channelnomics hotseat is Zerto's president

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Channelnomics' top five stories of the week - 12 February 2016

Check out which articles grabbed the most attention this week

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PSA pricing isn’t the big ill of managed services

Kaseya bought PSA vendor Vorex, saying the incumbent platforms are too expensive for too little benefit. Pricing isn’t as much of a problem as effective use of these systems and lack of business fundamentals

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Why VARs choose the wrong vendors

With the wrong vendor come various pitfalls for solution providers, says Progress Software's Kim King