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Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints
Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.
Chrome users won't give up, keep pressing Google to restore old-style new tab page
Users of Google's Chrome continue to badger the company to change the browser's new tab page, a sore spot to some for over half a year, even...
Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads
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Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes
Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as...
10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch
As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed...
How to get a job in manufacturing IT
To excel in manufacturing, tech workers need to be one part tinkerer and one part visionary, with a bit of analytical acumen thrown in as well.
Glass all gone after one-day sale, Google says
Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.
Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology
Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.
Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads
In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped...
Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip
Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip,...
After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370
The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is...
Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says
After dragging its feet for months, Apple is finally making good progress on a court-ordered antitrust compliance program related to the U.S....
Microsoft kicks off sales of lower-priced Office subscription in bid for iPad dollars
Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.
Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy
Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal...
Mt. Gox asks for postponement of Karpeles' deposition in U.S. court
Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, who was ordered to appear before a U.S. bankruptcy court to answer questions, has asked for a postponement of his...
Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails
Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized...
Google Glass gets KitKat support, leaves out video calls
Google Glass is getting a big software update to coincide with its one-day sale on Tuesday, but video calling is one feature that's been put on...
Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access
Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing...
Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies
Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in...
Microsoft beefs up Office Online
Microsoft is updating its Web-based Office Online suite, narrowing the features gap with the main Office 365 and Office 2013 suites installed on...