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Startup Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work

Slack, a cloud startup that's landed some big name clients for its business communications product, has raised $120 million [m] at an eye-popping $1.12 billion [b] valuation.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 01 November, 2014 08:31

Tags: applications, software, collaboration, slack

Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

Larry Ellison may no longer be CEO of Oracle, but he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Indeed, as executive chairman and CTO, Ellison is now in a position to focus solely on creating new products and services that will cement his legacy as he enters the twilight of a legendary career in tech.

By Chris Kanaracus | 01 November, 2014 06:30

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, Customer Relationship Management, Sun Microsystems, SAP, software, internet, cloud computing, collaboration, larry ellison, Oracle

Microsoft Releases NEW Office for the Mac (Oct/2014)

Apple Mac users are cheering the release of a NEW Office for Mac client that has a more unified Microsoft Office look and feel, and supports modern functionality like email archives, ribbon, etc.

By Rand Morimoto | 01 November, 2014 06:25

Tags: Apple, applications, Microsoft Subnet, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Microsoft teases Office for Mac with Outlook-only release

Microsoft today took the unusual move of releasing a new version of Outlook for the Mac months before the rest of the Office suite will be ready.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 November, 2014 06:14

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Desktop Apps, software, Office suites

Ericsson's WebRTC browser available for download from the App Store

Ericsson's Bowser has been resurrected to make up for the lack of a WebRTC-compatible browser on iOS and is now available for download from Apple's App Store.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 November, 2014 05:28

Tags: Ericsson, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, browsers, software, mobile

Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone

Apparently caught off guard by strong demand for Xim, a mobile photo-sharing app from its Fuse Labs researchers, a regretful Microsoft has released it globally for Android and Windows Phone, while promising iOS support is due soon.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 01 November, 2014 03:49

Tags: applications, Photo / video, Microsoft, software, internet, mobile

Petition targets Apple over ‘spyware' in OS X Yosemite

Apple should remove "spyware" from its new Yosemite release of OS X, according to an online petition that has received 14,450 signatures as of early Thursday afternoon.

By Jon Gold | 31 October, 2014 06:48

Tags: Apple, security, Microsoft, OS X, software, operating systems, Electronic Frontier Foundation, privacy

IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

Finding new sources of oil underground is an expensive and risky undertaking. Now IBM is working with energy company Repsol to look for ways in which new cognitive computing techniques could help reduce the uncertainty and improve production.

By Joab Jackson | 31 October, 2014 06:20

Tags: applications, IBM, data mining, software

Sencha melds desktop and smartphone management with Space

An upgraded version of Sencha's Space platform has the potential to bring together desktops, smartphones and tablets, with lower management costs along the way.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 October, 2014 05:08

Tags: Sencha, software, system management

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

There's more to making cities smart than the Internet of Things and the collection of big data.

By Stephen Lawson | 30 October, 2014 12:23

Tags: Government use of IT, The Elumenati, software, internet, autodesk, government, Synthicity

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

Microsoft has handed out pink slips in a third round of job cuts that "almost" concludes its plan to eliminate 18,000 positions.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 30 October, 2014 07:26

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software

If Ebola's a problem here, just imagine it in India

As the U.S. has discovered, it only takes a few cases of Ebola to turn things upside down.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 30 October, 2014 07:03

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software

Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

Microsoft has switched on special search features in Office 365 designed to help IT administrators keep tabs on employees' spreadsheets, a task becoming more difficult and more important in enterprises.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 30 October, 2014 06:46

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

BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

Hoping to enlarge its pool of corporate customers to include the enterprise market, startup BitYota will soon offer its data warehouse service on the Microsoft Azure cloud, thanks to a partnership between the two companies.

By Joab Jackson | 30 October, 2014 04:51

Tags: applications, software, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing, data warehousing, BitYota

Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

IBM and Twitter have announced a partnership that will merge Twitter's massive flows of social media data with Big Blue's analytics software, including Watson.

By Chris Kanaracus | 30 October, 2014 03:32

Tags: business issues, data analytics, Internet-based applications and services, IBM, twitter, social networking, software, internet

HTML5 finalized, finally

After nearly eight years of work, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finalized the HTML5 standard, bringing the basic Web technology firmly into the era of mobile devices and cloud-driven rich Internet applications.

By Joab Jackson | 29 October, 2014 07:42

Tags: Development tools, application development, Web services development, software, World Wide Web Consortium

Microsoft slates Office 16 for second half of 2015

Microsoft will launch its next version of Office for Windows in the second half of 2015, according to an online report.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 October, 2014 07:26

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Desktop Apps, software

Startup aims to bring order to performance monitoring

The IT market is seeing a rush of startups that monitor apps, data, websites, servers and networks. This is a great trend for best-of-breed IT shoppers, but deployment of multiple tools creates its own problems.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 29 October, 2014 06:51

Tags: applications, big data, software, data mining

Office 365 is getting management features for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

Organizations using Office 365 will soon be able to manage iOS, Android and Windows Phone smartphone and tablets without paying anything extra.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 October, 2014 04:52

Tags: Microsoft, software, system management

Dropbox finds its way into HP, Acer PCs and tablets

Dropbox isn't satisfied that its cloud storage and file-sharing service has more than 300 million subscribers, so it's actively seeking partnerships to grow its user base, landing HP and Acer on Tuesday.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 October, 2014 04:04

Tags: dropbox, storage, hardware systems, laptops, tablets

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