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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report
Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.
Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline
Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.
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.
Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads
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Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks
Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned...
Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how...
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...
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,...
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....
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...
Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook
Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a...
Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results
Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all
Better think before you post that Instagram selfie -- a government could want it.
Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com
Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS...
Salesforce.com to spend nearly $700 million to expand headquarters
Fast-growing cloud software vendor Salesforce.com is planning to expand its San Francisco headquarters by more than 700,000 square feet, taking a...
Facebook is trying to make its News Feed less spammy
Posts on Facebook that repeatedly urge users to like, share or comment on them are being targeted in a new effort to reduce News Feed spam, Facebook...
FTC implores WhatsApp to keep its promises on privacy in Facebook deal
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday cleared a path for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp to proceed, though it called on both...
Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security
Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.
How marketers lost faith in Facebook
In space, they say, no one can hear you scream. Some marketers feel the same way about Facebook.