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Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on....

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IBM uses Watson as part of new cloud service

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a cloud service...

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Salesforce.com CRM upgrade focuses on mobile

Salesforce.com's developers are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile app, which first debuted last year....

Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

The two vendors struck a partnership in May to bundle the Cisco products with Jive's enterprise social suite...

Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people....

Facebook moves to rid its feed of click bait

Facebook will reduce "click-bait" posts of outside links that try to lure users with eye-catching headlines....

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository

Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers....

Two Galileo GPS satellites launched in wrong orbit

Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after their launch from French Guiana on Friday...

Chief data officer may go the way of chief electricity officer

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to hire a chief data officer , whose job will be to make more of the department's data publicly available. Whoever takes the job will be part of an exclusive club. ...

The beginner's guide to Docker

Dig into Docker, the red-hot open source framework, from getting started to services you can use right now to the company's direction, in this downloadable PDF...

IBM's Watson now answers your questions before you ask

IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer questions before you even ask....

SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

It took some time and considerable internal effort, but SAP says it has made good on a pledge to simplify its software pricing and licensing model....

How to survive the data explosion

IT organizations everywhere are racing to deal with the onslaught of petabytes. Here's how to meet the challenge...

Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

Jumping into the growing NoSQL market, Microsoft has debuted a simple data store through the Azure cloud hosting service....

Quicken for Mac 2015: One Step Forward

As a longtime user of Quicken I was intrigued when the folks at Intuit's Quicken group called to pre-brief me on an new product announcement. I was hoping for a SaaS version of Quicken. What I got was an improved version of Quicken...

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Most people start thinking about retirement when they turn 70, if they haven't already called it a career. Not Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who passed that milestone Sunday....

Small businesses seek to take off with the cloud

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology...

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Meet Cobol's hard-core fans

Some of the world's largest businesses say their Cobol application infrastructure, running on state-of-the-art big iron, still delivers a powerful competitive advantage. The challenge going forward will be staffing....

Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella

It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave up his board seat some six months after leaving the top job, and the move should help cement the regime and strategy of his successor Satya Nadella, according...

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