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Fluid: Turning Web content into OS X apps

If you've got too many browser tabs open and it's hard to find the one you want why not make the Web content into OS X apps?

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do

In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

As he steps down from Microsoft's board, here's a look back at some of his most memorable quotes

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella

SAP plans big investment to boost its business in Africa

Industry-specific software, support for entrepreneurs and additional training programs are on tap for Africa

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

Microsoft: Give IE another chance

Tidbits from a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat also include browser name-change, faster updates and the demise of IE8

How risky will it be to run old IE after Microsoft's 2016 patch stoppage?

Older versions of the browser already contain fewer bugs than newer editions like IE11, analysis shows

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Video Tech Tip: How to track email you send

In this video, IDGNS' Melissa Aparicio shows how a free app for the Google Chrome browser can notify you when someone opens your email.

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How new CEO Vishal Sikka can reinvent Infosys

IT outsourcing industry observers have advice for new CEO Vishal Sikka. They suggest Infosys' first outsider CEO make some bold changes to reposition the Indian company in the IT services market.

Rimini Street downplays impact of adverse ruling in Oracle lawsuit

The third-party support provider says it will reserve its right to appeal

Rimini Street did steal Oracle's intellectual property, judge says

The third-part support company had claimed defamation, but a federal judge found Oracle's accusations were true

Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for upgraded 311 system

Community portals, social media analysis and better insight into problem resolution are on tap for Philly residents

Infor goes up against Salesforce.com with SalesLogix acquisition

Infor will tie SalesLogix CRM with its ERP apps as well, says CEO Charles Phillips

Forrester downgrades 2014 global IT spending forecast, citing weak first half

But CIOs shouldn't shut their wallets just yet, according to analyst Andrew Bartels

Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade points to its Fusion dilemma

A slew of upgrades in E-Business Suite 12.2.4 makes the question of adopting Fusion Applications more difficult, one analyst says

Former exec says HP 'bungled' the Autonomy acquisition, alleges cover-up

An HP spokesperson calls ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain's statements 'preposterous'

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