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SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.

By John Ribeiro | 17 April, 2014 16:46

Tags: business issues, applications, Customer Relationship Management, enterprise resource planning, SAP, financial results, software, internet, cloud computing, business intelligence, Data management

Tata revenue, profit up on strong outsourcing demand

India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services, is boosting hiring and offering wage hikes after reporting strong revenue and profit growth in its recently concluded fiscal year.

By John Ribeiro | 16 April, 2014 23:58

Tags: business issues, offshoring, services, outsourcing, financial results, Tata Consultancy Services

India's Infosys posts strong revenue, profit growth

Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 20:01

Tags: business issues, offshoring, services, infosys, outsourcing, financial results

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 deposition.

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 16:52

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mt. Gox, legal, internet

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 search results and other features.

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 15:02

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, legal, internet

Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

By John Ribeiro | 14 April, 2014 16:59

Tags: application development, open source, software, GNOME Foundation

Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country's spy agency said.

By John Ribeiro | 14 April, 2014 13:41

Tags: security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. National Security Agency, government, internet

Canada halts online tax returns in wake of Heartbleed

Canada Revenue Agency has halted online filing of tax returns by the country's citizens following the disclosure of the Heartbleed security vulnerability that rocked the Internet this week.

By John Ribeiro | 10 April, 2014 18:16

Tags: e-government, Internet-based applications and services, Canada Revenue Agency, security, internet, government

Facebook faces class action suit in Canada over interception of private messages

Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit in Canada over its alleged interception of private message of users of the social network.

By John Ribeiro | 10 April, 2014 15:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, security, legal, social networking, internet, Facebook, privacy

Jury rules against NXP in patent dispute with BlackBerry

A jury in Florida has decided in favor of BlackBerry in a patent dispute with NXP.

By John Ribeiro | 08 April, 2014 16:56

Tags: Blackberry, NXP, consumer electronics, intellectual property, legal, patent, smartphones

Movie studios sue Dotcom, Megaupload for copyright infringement

Six major U.S. movie studios have sued Megaupload, the Hong Kong company running the now defunct file-sharing website of the same name, and its founder Kim Dotcom for allegedly encouraging and profiting from copyright infringement.

By John Ribeiro | 08 April, 2014 13:49

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, megaupload, copyright, intellectual property, legal, Motion Picture Association of America, internet, Internet service providers

T-Mobile offers credits to retain BlackBerry customers

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere said Thursday he was disappointed with BlackBerry's decision this week to split with the carrier, and offered credits to hold on to dedicated BlackBerry users among its customers.

By John Ribeiro | 04 April, 2014 16:32

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Carriers, consumer electronics, telecommunication, Mobile OSes, smartphones, T-Mobile US, mobile, Blackberry

Google asks US Supreme Court to review ruling on Wi-Fi packet sniffing

Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by an appeals court that its collection of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks is not exempt under federal wiretap laws.

By John Ribeiro | 02 April, 2014 17:54

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, security, legal, internet, Internet service providers, privacy

BlackBerry will not renew tie-up with T-Mobile

BlackBerry will not renew the license of T-Mobile US to sell its products when it expires later this month, the smartphone maker said.

By John Ribeiro | 02 April, 2014 14:38

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Carriers, consumer electronics, telecommunication, Mobile OSes, smartphones, T-Mobile USA, mobile, Blackberry

Microsoft slashes Azure prices, introduces new basic tier

Microsoft said Monday it was cutting prices of its Azure cloud services to match the prices of competitor Amazon Web Services in the latest in a price war in cloud services.

By John Ribeiro | 01 April, 2014 16:47

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, development platforms, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

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