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• The search for alien life through the SETI Institute is on hold due to budget problems, Computerworld reports. Read more details here.

• Sprint wants confidential information about the proposed AT&T merger with T-Mobile USA from the FCC, Bloomberg says. Read more details here.

• Social media contact center software is giving Cisco a boost, according to ECRMguide, Read more details here.

• EMC is clawing back some storage software market share, Forbes reports. Read more details here.

• IBM’s hardware business is surging. Why? eWeek offers answers. Read more details here.

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