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Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

A transformative acquisition and overtaking SAP in applications are just a couple of the goals he may have in mind.

IBM joins Tencent to target China's growing enterprise cloud market

The partnership will target small and medium businesses specializing in healthcare and smart cities


Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

He was currently in charge of Google;s robotics efforts

Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

The Facebook chief will hold the company's first public Q&A next Thursday

Facebook's Internet.org app launches in East Africa

Facebook's application, aimed at giving people emerging markets free access to Web services, is offered in Tanzania

Movie industry yells 'Cut!' on wearables in theaters

Two U.S. movie industry groups, citing piracy concerns, have adopted a zero-tolerance policy on wearables with cameras

Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

The new capabilities are aimed at companies struggling to manually maintain a comprehensive inventory of critical spreadsheets

Facebook: $15 billion of WhatsApp's value is based on what it could be

Facebook revealed the calculations behind the massive acquisition price for the first time

Facebook sales, driven by mobile, shoot up nearly 60 percent

Roughly two thirds of total revenue came from mobile ads

SoftBank betting $10 billion on Indian Internet market

SoftBank also announced investments in two online businesses in India

IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the cloud

IBM continues to migrate its portfolio of enterprise software to the cloud

Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, cloud computing to businesses

PwC will also roll out Apps to 45,000 staffers in the US and Australia

Microsoft leans on data-center strength to get cloud edge

The company tries to catch up to and surpass Amazon Web Services at TechEd Europe

EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid clouds

The company is acquiring Maginatics, Spanning and Cloudscaling

Bing lets you dig behind the smiley face with emoji search

Yahoo also offers the tool. Google, not yet

Twitter keeps alive Twitpic domain and photo archive

Twitpic had earlier said it was shutting down Saturday after it could not agree on terms with a potential buyer

Neural networks draw on context to improve machine translations

Dutch researchers have improved the output of a statistical machine translation system by examining the context in which words are found

Facebook hopes to get people talking -- using whatever name -- with Rooms app

People also do not need a Facebook account

Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

A second location in Europe will also help improve reliability

Twitter weaves Fabric, but will developers be drawn in?

Twitter wants to help developers build apps -- with more tie-ins to Twitter -- through Fabric

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