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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 27

Up Periscope: Twitter answers Meerkat... UN appoints privacy watchdog... Microsoft buys LiveLoop

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 20

FTC staff pushed for Google antitrust suit... Target may pay $10 million to breach victims... Tesla update adding self-drive to cars

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 18

Facebook jumps into P2P payments...GOP tackles FCC chairman over net neutrality...Microsoft says Hello to biometrics... and more tech news

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

The FeedHenry acquisition last year now gives Red Hat an integrated mobile platform

Facebook query software crawls data mountains more quickly

Facebook has updated its Presto SQL query engine for faster performance

Microsoft customizes Azure for the Internet of Things

The cloud service will provide many technologies to run distributed networks

Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services

Oracle has unveiled new services around customer service and prospect marketing

This isn't your father's enterprise software

Changing expectations and a new generation of users are transforming the face of business applications

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Mobile apps that have changed my life: Fitness apps

In this blog post of my series on mobile apps, I hit some key fitness apps that I love.

Ractive aims to bring Web programming to the masses

The Ractive JavaScript library is designed to simplify the process of creating dynamic Web pages

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Review: LibreOffice 4.4 raises the bar

The latest release of the open source productivity suite is leaner, smarter, and more compatible with Microsoft Office docs

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Yahoo gains U.S. search share on the back of Firefox

New measurements show that Yahoo continued to improve its share of the U.S. search market after striking a deal last year with Firefox maker Mozilla.

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Mobile apps that have changed my life: Blinkist

In this new series of posts, Anthony Sequeira will share some mobile apps that have truly changed his life for the better.

Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

The software, called gRPC, is based on HTTP/2, an updated standard for transmitting Web pages and apps over the Internet

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 26

Lenovo's website hack points to DNS weakness ... FTC asked to probe Samsung ... Facebook vet starts server analytics biz ... and more

Apple ordered to pay Texas company $532.9 million after losing patent case

Apple will appeal the verdict and called for patent reform to end lawsuits from companies that don't make products

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Top social media apps are serious data hogs

The top five mobile apps in the United States drive nearly two thirds of total mobile data consumption, according to a new report, and three of those five apps are social media services.

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 25

Hewlett-Packard lowers outlook ... Visa tech may prep Europe for Apple Pay ... Gemalto says encryption keys are safe ... and more tech news

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