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Google's Project Tango coming to 12 more countries

Google's Project Tango tablet development kit is going on sale this month in 12 additional countries.

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Microsoft levels up web version of Outlook for business customers

Enterprise users who rely on the web interface for Microsoft Outlook email will be getting an upgrade with new features Microsoft announced Tuesday.

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How to reduce IT complexity and increase agility

Overlapping, outdated systems cost money, hobble innovation and confuse employees and customers. How to tackle the tangle? 5 execs share strategies for simplifying your tech stack.

Software acquisition -- the hard way

This tire manufacturer's small IT department has been looking for a help-desk ticketing system for the past few years. How hard could it be to solve this problem?

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Salesforce taps Instagram's new API with tailored marketing tools

Marketing Cloud users now have easier access to Instagram's 300 million users.

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The simple way to make data science effective

Data scientists are trained to make more efficient algorithms, but the simple way to make an algorithm work better is to feed it more data.

You don't drink coffee before you brew it, do you?

This manufacturing company has multiple locations, and the quickest way to get documents to all of them is to spool the documents to print remotely at each site. What could possibly go wrong?

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Condé Nast parent company jumps into big data market with 1010data purchase

Advance, a global media group that owns the Condé Nast group of consumer publications, has ventured into the realm of data analysis, purchasing New York-based analytics firm 1010data for $500 million.

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Sage masters its marketing message, but is there substance there?

At its recent summit, accounting and financial vendor Sage pulled out all the stops and rammed home its marketing message. But is that a message that actually resonates?


Brocade leverages Capriza to mobilize its Oracle beast

Organizations have long heard of the value that mobilizing their applications brings. But what are you to do if your main applications of choice don't lend themselves to a mobile experience?

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Microsoft buys sales-gamification startup with eye to CRM combo

Incent Games' software will be integrated into Microsoft's Dynamics CRM offering.

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Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Security vulnerabilities in Flash could affect the use of Facebook games, the company said in a filing.

How to change managers, the government-project way

This fresh-out-of-school pilot fish is working on a contract to design and develop CASE tools for government system engineers. But when the tech lead does a presentation on the project's progress, there's a problem.

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Android for Work gains mobile-carrier support

The enterprise-oriented version of Google's mobile OS, Android for Work, has gained support from a roster of business partners that includes the top four U.S. mobile carriers.

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Business as usual for enterprise migrations to Windows 10

Windows 10 may be a radical change from its predecessors, maybe even the last version of the OS, but for enterprises planning to migrate to the new operating system, it will be the same old, same old, analysts said.

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IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

IBM announced a partnership with drugstore chain CVS that will have the super computer compiling pharmacy customer data with the latest research in order to detect the potential onset of chronic illness early on.

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Adobe's new Digital Publishing suite puts the focus on mobile content

No code is necessary to develop branded apps, the company says.

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Facebook revenue surges 39% but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80%.

Hey, he was gonna fix it in version 1.01...

This junior programmer's first project is converting an existing program to Cobol, and it's soon clear that some very strong Cobol skills are needed to get the project back on track -- so enter a pricey consultant.

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