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Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects are among the highlights


County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

SAP's software is used successfully by thousands of government agencies, a spokesman maintains

Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

Open-source player-tracking project kicks off

In-the-works player tracking system powered by open-source.

Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes

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Store mannequins can now beacon passing smartphones

For the first time, store mannequins are being embedded with Bluetooth beaconing chips. And it’s cross-platform.

Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

As more companies store data in the cloud, they're increasingly crunching the numbers there, too.

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3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

Many executives and organizations see big data as a panacea, but data and analytics can't address every problem you face. These three scenarios in particular illustrate common misconceptions about what big data can do.

Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Baidu and the United Nations Development Programme have opened a joint lab

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

3D printing makes its move into production

IT needs to get ready

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

A new feature lets people simplify how they phrase their questions

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

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Big Data scientists get 100 recruiter emails a day

Surprise: Today’s hottest tech skill isn’t programming, it’s data analysis--and that’s changing the world in unexpected ways.

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

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

Lawsuit against NetSuite over 'manifestly unusable' software set to be dismissed

It's far more preferable to avoid going to court altogether when you've got a problem with your vendor, one analyst says

Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some Web apps

A work-around is available for users who are unable to apply Java upgrades, Oracle says

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