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Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

Cisco is already an investor in the virtualized network appliance company

Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show CMOs the big picture

New features aim to offer a more holistic view of customers, even as they switch devices and channels


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Microsoft Outlook Calendar Corruption, Lost Meetings, Duplicate Appointments - April/2015 Update

Solving Microsoft Outlook calendar corruption typically in mixed Mac/Windows environments with calendar delegates

Amazon tries a physical button for making purchases

The company's Dash Button lets Prime members make purchases instantly by hitting it

Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload and copy certain files

Cloudyn helps companies keep track of Microsoft Azure deployments

The offering is available immediately and helps keep costs under control

Google cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year

With Tidal relaunch, Jay Z doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop

Silk Road investigators charged with stealing bitcoin

Two former U.S. agents face charges of wire fraud and money laundering

Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

The company has added two-factor authentication

At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

In Japan, smartphone apps time spring's cherry blossoms

Smartphones are becoming indispensable for the national pastime of drinking under the pink petals

Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

The beacon can be rolled up and attached to curved surfaces

Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

Government, financial services and construction are all getting custom project management software packages from Oracle

NTT DoCoMo rolls out smartphone-controlled wheelchairs in Japan

The move is part of a larger push to develop personal mobility vehicles connected to the Internet

Microsoft packages Azure for Web and mobile developers

The new Azure App Service was designed to streamline the process of building apps and connecting them to back-end data sources

Twitch hit by possible data breach, resets user passwords

Twitch is recommending users also change their passwords on other sites

Uber ties with Internet arm of large media group in India

The company is facing scrutiny from Indian regulators and bad publicity in the country after an alleged rape by one of its drivers

Orange Money deal with Airtel in West Africa part of expansion plan

The pact with Airtel fills a gap in the region

Leaked US antitrust report on Google adds weight to rivals' complaints

Google inflated rankings for its own services and scraped other companies' content, the report says

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