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Gmail users on iOS at risk of data interception

Apple users accessing Gmail on mobile devices could be at risk of having their data intercepted, a mobile security company said Thursday.

By Jeremy Kirk | 11 July, 2014 13:33

Tags: Google, applications, Lacoon Mobile Security, telecommunication, security, ios, Mobile OSes, mobile

Microsoft slashes SMB Office 365 prices by up to 31 per cent

Microsoft's price cuts for some Office 365 plans was an attempt to keep momentum on its software-by-subscription push, an analyst said.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 July, 2014 05:52

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

Deadline looms for $100K Bell Labs Prize

If you want a shot at the $100K Bell Labs Prize, you'd better hurry up and put some polish on that great idea: The deadline is July 15.

By Bob Brown | 10 July, 2014 04:45

Tags: Bell Labs, alcatel-lucent, applications, software

Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

Microsoft is continuing its dogfight with Salesforce.com in the customer relationship management software market with a new Dynamics CRM Online cloud service for U.S. government agencies.

By Chris Kanaracus | 10 July, 2014 04:14

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, WPC, applications, Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing

Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

Microsoft will revamp its Office 365 lineup for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), adding features, dropping prices and increasing the flexibility to mix and match them with Office 365 plans for enterprises and with stand-alone applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 July, 2014 01:26

Tags: applications, Microsoft, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Microsoft's IE steps back from the brink of irrelevance

Microsoft has managed to reverse years of sometimes-sharp decline in Internet Explorer's user share and revive interest in the browser it bundles with Windows.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 July, 2014 20:33

Tags: net applications, Google, applications, Microsoft, computerworld, Windows, software, internet, operating systems, Firefox

NetSuite socked with lawsuit by textile manufacturer

NetSuite has been hit with another customer lawsuit, this time from textile products manufacturer Kentwool, which alleges the cloud ERP vendor pulled the wool over its eyes in order to take its money.

By Chris Kanaracus | 09 July, 2014 05:54

Tags: netsuite, applications, enterprise resource planning, legal, Civil lawsuits, software

Apple yanks Google Maps from iCloud's 'Find My iPhone'

Apple has begun replacing Google Maps with its own mapping technology on iCloud.com, specifically in the Web-based "Find My iPhone" service.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 July, 2014 04:38

Tags: mobile applications, web apps, Apple, Google, computerworld, Mac OS X, mobile, mobile apps

Mocana hopes to simplify mobile access to enterprise apps with Atlas

Mocana's Atlas platform is intended to make it easier for users to access enterprise apps from their smartphones without compromising security.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 July, 2014 22:02

Tags: applications, telecommunication, security, ios, Mocana, Mobile OSes, Access control and authentication, mobile, mobile applications, Android OS

MyNetFone charts course in app-dominated world

The future of voice communications may be in 'over the top' applications, but there's life yet in the humble phone number according to the CEO of VoIP provider MyNetFone. Phone numbers "are this invisible glue that everyone takes for granted," Rene Sugo says.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2014 12:49

Tags: apps, voice over IP, telecoms, Networking, Telco, mynetfone, cloud computing, Telecommunications, skype, voip, Cloud, Rene Sugo, mobile phones, smartphones

Mobile payments upstart Isis rebrands to distance itself from extremist group

Isis, a mobile payments service that has struggled to gain traction despite the backing of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is now working toward a new name to avoid association with the Sunni militant group formerly known as ISIS.

By Zach Miners | 08 July, 2014 07:44

Tags: mobile applications, e-commerce, at&t, Isis, internet, T-Mobile USA, mobile, Verizon Communications

Microsoft adds Yammer to more Office 365 editions

Microsoft will bundle Yammer with more editions of Office 365, adding the enterprise social-networking product to the suite's editions for schools and midsize businesses.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 08 July, 2014 07:08

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

Global spending on public cloud services reached US$45.7 billion last year and will experience a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, according to analyst firm IDC.

By Chris Kanaracus | 08 July, 2014 04:53

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, IBM, GXS, CenturyLink, internet, cloud computing, rackspace, Oracle, IDC, SAP, Intuit, software, ADP

Flickr, OneDrive and messaging apps face disruptions in China

A massive pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong may have prompted China's censors to block several foreign Internet products, including messaging apps Line and KakaoTalk, and Microsoft's OneDrive storage service.

By Michael Kan | 04 July, 2014 13:53

Tags: Yahoo, regulation, Microsoft, internet, Line Corp., government, mobile, Kakao Corp., mobile applications

Salesforce.com continues focus on mobility with new reports, dashboards

Salesforce.com is rollling out enhancements to its Salesforce1 mobile application, with new reporting and dashboard capabilities that give users a way to dig deeper and more broadly into CRM data.

By Chris Kanaracus | 03 July, 2014 16:04

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce.com, software, internet, business intelligence

Many employees won't mingle with enterprise social software

In a great IT industry irony, enterprise social networking (ESN) software, designed to boost interaction and collaboration, is often ignored by users and ends up forgotten like the proverbial ghost town with rolling tumbleweeds.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 03 July, 2014 06:46

Tags: Jive Software, applications, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, software, collaboration

Microsoft trolls for Office beta testers

Microsoft today put out a call for commercial and consumer beta testers to put upcoming versions of Office through the wringer.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 July, 2014 06:16

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, applications, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, computerworld, software, mobile, mobile apps

World Cup star Luminoso scores $6.5M to fund expansion of text analytics business

Text analytics company Luminoso, a 2010 MIT Media Lab spinoff that helps its customers make sense out of unstructured data, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round of funding. The 25-person outfit plans to use the funds for new hires in sales, product management and client services as well as to expand its product line.

By Bob Brown | 02 July, 2014 23:08

Tags: SaaS, startups, applications, IBM, software, internet, sony, cloud computing, Software as a service, business intelligence, analytics

Global hackathon to hit Sydney

PayPal and Braintree have brought the BattleHack concept to Australia and are inviting developers to compete for a trip to Silicon Valley and a US$100,000 prize.

By Byron Connolly | 02 July, 2014 14:21

Tags: John Lunn, BattleHack, hackathon, Donate Now, paypal, BrainTree

Databricks takes on Google data streaming analysis with Spark

Taking on Google, Databricks plans to offer its own cloud service for analyzing live data streams, one based on the Apache Spark software.

By Marc Ferranti | 01 July, 2014 07:10

Tags: open source, applications, Databricks, software, Managed Services, data mining, internet, cloud computing

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