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Ericsson acquires majority stake in Apcera for cloud policy compliance

Cloud software veterans created Apcera's Continuum platform with built-in policy and auditing controls

Delve, Office Graph must transcend Office 365 to be revolutionary

Microsoft faces a long, bumpy road to extend the info discovery app and machine learning engine


Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

Shares were trading a tad lower around $90 later in the afternoon

SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

Buying Concur 'is the best business case I've ever put in front of the board,' McDermott says

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement

Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

TwitPic's been acquired, though it's not saying yet by whom

Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba's international expansion could accelerate following its US listing

Facebook turns its feed into a popularity contest

The site will be promoting posts tied to trendy or popular topics

Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Apple said it believes a great customer experience shouldn't come at the expense of user privacy

Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

With this change, Google risks upsetting Apps admins

Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

The company hopes to attract enterprises and operators with Metacloud's OpenStack-based technology

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

The new tools link Jive with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business

Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says

Uber doubles down on shared rides, enacts permanent pricing cut for UberX

The company is promoting a service regulators have said violates the law

Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary

Microsoft has recently been facing regulatory obstacles in China

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