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Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties
Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.
Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business
Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business...
University takes a pass on Oracle after ERP lawsuit settlement
Roughly a year after settling an ugly, protracted legal battle with Oracle, Montclair State University is planning to implement a rival vendor's...
Microsoft's Bing goes ad-free for all U.S. schools
Microsoft yesterday opened its ad-free Bing search engine option to all U.S. K-12 schools, both public and private, after running a pilot program...
It's the little things that matter in Amazon Redshift upgrade
Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases...
Bing for schools out of pilot stage, promises ad-free search
Microsoft is throwing open an advertisement-free version of its Bing search engine to all eligible kindergarten to 12th grade schools in the U.S.,...
Dorian Nakamoto thanks Bitcoin users for donations
The cash-strapped man Newsweek magazine named as the creator of Bitcoin has thanked supporters who donated over US$23,000 of the virtual currency to...
Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted
Reddit has removed from its front page the popular r/technology subreddit after what it called bad editorial choices by the page's moderators.
Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite
Marketcircle's Daylite CRM application for Macs, iPhones and iPads has been overhauled with the goal of providing a cleaner user experience and...
Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube
Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for...
Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis
Salesforce.com recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue...
4 Ways to Use Square in Your Small Business (Or Your Global Business)
Small businesses increasingly turn to Square to process payments without the hassle (and expense) of custom card-reading hardware. There are other...
With "Baidu Inside," the Chinese firm takes aim at hardware market
Printers, air quality monitors, and weighing scales aren't exactly in the realm of Baidu, China's largest search engine. But that's...
Merchants, buyers on Dark Web get their own search engine
A search engine for the Dark Web has been launched in beta to provide easier access to marketplaces selling illegal drugs and hacking tools and...
Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass
Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can't be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen...
NTT launches browser-to-browser chatroom with avatars
If you don't mind being represented by a feline avatar, NTT Communications has a quirky video chatroom just for you.
Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches
Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything.
Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata
Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making...
Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case
Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might...
Japan gets first bitcoin ATM, two more on order
Formula One racing and cryptocurrency have nearly nothing in common -- except Suzuka. The home of the Japanese Grand Prix will soon debut Japan's...