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Enterprises increasingly look to the private cloud

Private cloud gives enterprises best of both worlds, say analysts

EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

One feature aims to stop tracking tied to clicking the Facebook 'like' on outside sites


Stealthy Web tracking tools pose increasing privacy risks to users

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

Cloud message resonating with Microsoft partners

World Partner Conference attendees were more receptive to Microsoft's pleas to change their business models for cloud computing

IBM FlashSystem V840: Leveraging Software-Defined Flash to Drive Your Business

With end-to-end, tightly integrated functionality and super-fast flash technology, products like IBM FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution empower businesses to leverage the efficiency of SDS and the speed of flash storage

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 e-books for $10 a month

The service dissociates reading from payment, providing Amazon with another weapon in its pricing war with publishers

Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

Both companies are looking at new services around shopping and promotions

Google sales jump despite mixed ads results

While paid clicks rose, the cost per click dropped in the second quarter

SAP raises annual cloud revenue forecast after the business soars in Q2

The company's overall revenue was up 2 percent in Q2 as software revenue dropped

Software Asset Management: Ensuring Today's Assets

Today's trends like BYOD and SaaS are new and exciting in terms of how they will help make our jobs more productive but they also introduce challenges as it relates to software licensing.

Oracle ties its social intelligence apps to LinkedIn

Oracle also announced a series of enhancements to its marketing cloud software family

Dead in Japan? Yahoo Ending has all you need

Yahoo Japan's end-of-life portal covers everything from online data to cremation

NetApp Private Storage adds an Azure cloud option

Customers' own storage at collocation facilities can now link to Microsoft's cloud as well as AWS

Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

The amount Apple pays out depends on the outcome of its appeal of a 2013 antitrust ruling

Trends Shaping Software Management: 2014

Most IT executives recognize the relationship between mobile computing and worker productivity, and have long issued notebook computers and other mobile devices to road warriors and employees who work extended hours.

Yahoo revenue drops as ad business flounders

The company has to work faster to make up for the drop, CEO Marissa Mayer says

Google nixes real-name policy for Google+

The company apologized for 'unnecessarily difficult experiences'

Microsoft COO tells partners to get with the cloud program now

Kevin Turner said the company doesn't have enough partners reselling its cloud services

Cloud computing services could be subject to extra data protection checks in Europe

More data protection controls loom for cloud providers in the EU

Software Asset Management: Pay Attention or Pay Up

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IBM updates cloud strategy after CIA loss

IBM has brought 6,000 new customers to the cloud in the past year, according to the company

BitOcean is latest contender for Mt. Gox assets

The startup plans a new Japanese Bitcoin exchange focused on security

AWS offers Marketplace software on annual subscriptions

The subscriptions could save users over 40 percent of software costs, AWS said

Seattle city council legalizes Uber, Lyft, Sidecar without caps

Previously there were limits on the number of cars allowed on the road

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