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Microsoft streamlines free Office for students deal

Microsoft yesterday made it easier for school and university students to obtain a free subscription to Office 365 by sidestepping institutional IT and going to the self-serve line.

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Microsoft, Getty copyright dispute heads for mediation

A judge in New York has postponed for mediation proceedings a decision on an injunction motion by Getty Images against a Microsoft Bing widget, which allowed publishers to embed image collages and slideshows from search results on...

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Alibaba shares close first day of trading at $93.89

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. The stock closed at nearly $94.

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.

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Facebook turns its feed into a popularity contest

Facebook users will soon start to see more posts higher in their feeds tied to popular events or topics of conversation, with less relevant posts getting pushed further down.

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...

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.

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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.

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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What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

Five million hacked passwords dumped on Russian cybercrime forums

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

Responding to critics, Google makes Drive, Docs suite more accessible for the blind

Google has added features to Drive and the Docs apps suite to make the products easier to use for people who are blind or have poor eyesight.

Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

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BBC developing common platform API to connect with business partners

The BBC has iover 100 APIs that are used both internally and are open to external partners to develop new products.

BP expands app deal with Infosys

Former SAP chief Vishal Sikka leads outsourcing firm into bigger deal with oil giant

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Grant Thornton connects workforce with cloud collaboration tools

Will create online tool for up to 39,000 staff

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