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Windows 10 to be free upgrade for many during its first year

Four months after pitching Windows 10 to businesses, Microsoft is focusing on consumers at an event where CEO Satya Nadella and other officials are pledging that the new OS offers individuals significant advances over Windows 8, its problematic predecessor.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 January, 2015 04:57

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

'The Interview' already Sony Pictures' top online film ever

"The Interview," which is already linked to a massive corporate hack, a U.S.-North Korea spat and an outcry over censorship, now has another claim to fame: it's the most successful online film in Sony Pictures' history.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 December, 2014 12:41

Tags: Sony Pictures, internet

Sony: PlayStation Network is back online now, really

After giving gamers false hope on Saturday, Sony now says its PlayStation Network has been fully restored after a Christmas Day attack that knocked it offline for about three days.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 December, 2014 02:02

Tags: security, games, sony, internet

Reports: North Korea's Internet access, mobile networks down

North Korea is reportedly suffering Internet and mobile phone service outages Saturday, as the country lashes out against the U.S. government and President Barack Obama.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 December, 2014 06:41

Tags: government, sony, internet

PlayStation Network recovering after outage

Sony's PlayStation Network is stabilizing after a suspected attack brought it down on Christmas Day and kept it unavailable for most of Friday.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 December, 2014 04:09

Tags: Microsoft, security, games, sony, internet

Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call centres

Google and Avaya are chasing companies seeking to install or upgrade call center systems, promising them easier and more affordable deployments via Chromebooks and a WebRTC interface to the Avaya customer support software.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 11 December, 2014 05:06

Tags: applications, Google, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

TigerText revamps UI, analytics in crowded enterprise mobile messaging market

TigerText has revamped its enterprise mobile messaging app's interface and analytics, the latest player making moves to stand out and stay relevant in a crowded, intensely competitive market where consolidation appears imminent.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 December, 2014 04:01

Tags: software, TigerText

Google meshes multiple enterprise partner programs into one

Google will try to boost the enthusiasm, commitment and sales of its enterprise partners with a revamped, consolidated program that offers more incentives and rewards.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2014 04:01

Tags: distribution, applications, Google, software, cloud computing, internet

Microsoft closes the book on its Nook partnership with Barnes & Noble

A Nook deal Microsoft and Barnes & Noble struck with much fanfare less than three years ago has deflated, after failing to achieve its lofty goals in the e-reader market.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2014 03:58

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, SEC Filings, internet, restructuring

Google Apps users clamoring for Inbox

Throngs of Google Apps customers are demanding access to Inbox, so the company is scrambling to release a version of this new email app for the workplace communication and productivity suite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 04 December, 2014 08:13

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

Office 365's spam filter gets smarter at sorting bulk mailings

In time for the holiday shopping season, Microsoft has refined how Office 365 handles bulk promotional emails from vendors like Amazon, eBay and Macy's.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 November, 2014 10:28

Tags: applications, Microsoft, e-mail, software

Google to Apps users: take more responsibility for protecting your accounts

To get employees more involved in securing their Apps accounts, Google has tried to simplify how they monitor log-in activity and configure security settings.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 November, 2014 07:34

Tags: applications, Google, software, Office suites

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the WiFi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 November, 2014 05:04

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Product needs, not profit, drove Microsoft layoffs, exec says

The biggest headcount reduction in Microsoft's history was driven by a need to invest in new technologies rather than the company's bottom line, according to an advisor to CEO Satya Nadella.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 20 November, 2014 11:45

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, software, mobile, investments, internet, restructuring, Mergers and acquisitions

Cisco crashes the enterprise mobile party with new collaboration app

Cisco will package and deliver enterprise collaboration capabilities via a mobile and Web app built to replicate the ease of use of consumer software but designed for ad hoc, workplace team interaction.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 November, 2014 07:39

Tags: Cisco Systems, applications, software, mobile, collaboration

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