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Microsoft's IE steps back from the brink of irrelevance

Beats the odds, and reverses some of the massive declines of 2005-2011

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Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

The CRM Online government cloud will be tied to ones for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365

IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

The US accounted for 68 percent of the public cloud market in 2013

Ruby on Rails gets patches for SQL injection vulnerabilities

The two vulnerabilities affect Rails applications that use PostgreSQL as a database system

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

Google terminates Quickoffice apps on Android, iOS

After adding the technology to its Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, will pull Quickoffice from app stores within weeks

Microsoft botched all aspects of Exchange outage response

Failure to communicate with users shows Microsoft has lots to learn from utilities, says crisis expert

With components, Google agitates for a revolution in Web development

At Google I/O, the company urged developers to rethink Web pages in a componentized, composable programming model

Salesforce.com, Philips join forces for health care IT

Philips has developed two health care monitoring applications on Salesforce.com's platform, with more to come

Owler uses crowdsourcing for competitive intelligence

Owler delivers curated news and company profiles to mobile devices

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Watch out for these smartwatches

With Apple expected to launch an iWatch in October, other vendors including Samsung, LG and Motorola, are getting a headstart with smartwatches in varied shapes and colors.

Build mobile apps directly within the Firefox browser

A new code editor from Mozilla allows developers to build and test mobile apps from within a browser window

Oracle buying Micros for $5.3 billion

The deal will give Oracle major penetration into the retail and hospitality industries

Microsoft reveals Office 365 roadmap, offers opt-in previews

Gives current and prospective customers a better idea of what's coming

Oracle buys LiveLOOK for co-browsing technology

The deal follows Salesforce.com's rollout of SOS, a help feature inspired by Amazon's Mayday

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Why Netflix video quality has fluctuated this year

Netflix’s agreement with Comcast contributed to recent performance increases, but Comcast isn’t necessarily responsible for the degradation.

Oregon closer to suing Oracle over Obamacare website woes

The state is playing the blame game, according to Oracle

Report: Oracle in talks to buy hospitality tech vendor Micros for more than $5 billion

Micros' products would likely be aligned with Oracle's sales, marketing and support software lines

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10 Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 Success Stories

Organizations around the world are unlocking business intelligence with the cloud-based Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 service. Here are 10 examples of its success in the real-world.

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