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Alibaba shares open at a high of $92.70

In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at $92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.

Carlsberg taps Office 365 to connect 20,000 global employees

Global brewing brand gives cloud collaboration tools to 20,000 staff.

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services.

TwitPic acquired by unknown buyer

TwitPic, the image-hosting company that two weeks ago said it would shut down after a trademark fight with Twitter, has apparently been acquired, keeping its service alive.

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Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba is expected to begin offering shares Friday for $68 a pop on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the biggest IPOs ever.

Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

Microsoft is poised to release a major update to its Dynamics CRM and marketing applications in a bid to gain market share against rivals such as Salesforce.com.

Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps

Virginia Tech researchers are developing a traffic app that uses cloud computing to help travelers get to their destination without getting stuck in a traffic jam or waylaid by an accident.

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BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program. Called Bleep, the application supports voice...

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Net neutrality's hollow promise to startups

Conventional wisdom holds that Net neutrality is essential to ensure that startups have a fair shot at success. The opposite is actually true.

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Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook? There's a new social network for you.

Update: Yelp settles FTC charges of violating child privacy

Yelp will pay $450,000 to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.

Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says.

Facebook releases its mcrouter data-caching tool as open source

Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source.

Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Google fielded 19 percent more requests from the U.S. government for data on its users in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, the company said.

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Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve open-source software

Facebook has partnered with several big companies to kick off a new project called TODO, which aims to improve the quality of open-source software and make it easier to consume.

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The Net: From cyberspace to everyplace

20 years ago, we thought cyberspace was going to be an exotic place to visit. Instead, it’s become an extension of everyday life.

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Yahoo slams 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo is criticizing new legislation that gives executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.

Google acquires online survey specialist Polar

Google has acquired Polar, a company that specializes in online polls that allows its customers to get "instant opinions on anything."

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