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Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

Providing mobile access for agency staffers will be a key part of its mandate

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory


Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality

Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

A Google spokeswoman apologized for the issue, but did not explain what causes it

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

New features for designers, meanwhile, promises better image handling

Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Revamped app offering supports the Apple Watch

Global digital rights groups say Facebook's Internet.org increases inequality

The groups are objecting to Internet.org's "walled garden" of services offered without data charges

Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

Alibaba has already opened a data center in the U.S.

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data

Google looks set to join the 'buy' button trend

The company will let consumers click to buy right from search results, the Wall Street Journal says

SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

In a world where enterprise software is anything but simple, SAP is betting its future on a different approach

Bing joins Google in favoring mobile-friendly sites

The changes will prioritize mobile-optimized sites in Bing's search results

Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

They fear the changes will curtail free expression on the site, and questioned the company's motives

Fujitsu pushes wearable IoT tags that detect falls, heat stress

The Bluetooth tags are aimed at medical, infrastructure and manufacturing customers

Salesforce teams with Sage, spawns new cloud platform for SMBs

Built on Salesforce 1, Sage Life aims to help small companies connect customer, accounting, payroll and finance data in one system

Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

Enterprises can deliver a customized IT environment for each user, combining resources on premises and in the cloud

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