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Microsoft tests SharePoint 2016 and enterprise cloud hybrid search

The beta software lets IT departments try out the latest features in SharePoint, while a new search feature lets users look up information across on-premises data and Office 365.

Office 365 beats Salesforce as most popular enterprise service in new survey

Microsoft's office suite as a service made big gains in popularity but still faces competition from Google.

Business booms for African sites dedicated to used goods

Rising Internet usage, plus a culture used to bargaining for used goods, provides fertile ground

Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

A new tool in prebeta is designed to block browser tracking across sites

Slack cofounder: 'We didn't have a sense of the scale it could grow to'

In the two years since its beta launch, Slack has juggled explosive growth, formidable competition and the need to cater to CIOs

Fujitsu brainstorm room lets you write on the walls

Digital sticky notes are one part of this elaborate projection system aimed at going beyond whiteboards

Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Since January, Apple said nearly half of its U.S. hires were women, black, Hispanic or Native American

Seller of melanoma detection apps settles FTC complaint

The marketers of Mole Detective apps lacked proof their products could detect melanoma, the agency says

Filling in the gaps in Google Docs and Sheets

8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

Give Google's cloud-based office apps some extra oomph with these eight essential add-ons.

LG launching high-fidelity music download service

Phones will require 24-bit playback to work with the service on LG SmartWorld

Google's Niantic Labs to become independent company

The developer of mobile game Ingress will go solo as it aims to reach bigger audiences

Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says

Twitter drops 140-character limit for direct messages

The new character limit is 10,000, roughly seven times the length of the article below

Google spotlights, open-sources experimental Android apps

The company wants developers to submit their apps for Android devices including smartwatches

GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

The GitHib desktop can branch copies of a software project and then merge user changes back into the project.

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Salesforce showcases enterprise Apple Watch apps

Third parties are linking apps for the wearable to Salesforce cloud data.

Four knowns and four unknowns in Google's Alphabet soup

Google's restructuring raises new questions about its strategy and the future of its products

Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy

Its efforts in the retail supply chain could get an especially significant boost

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