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SAP unveils SaaS analytics platform

SAP Cloud for Analytics aims to redefine analytics by combining business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics into a SaaS offering built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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Twitter cuts engineering team, lays off one in 12 employees

Twitter will work better with a "nimbler" engineering team, Dorsey tells staff

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Node.js adds long-term enterprise support version

Version 4.2.0 of the open source JavaScript tool addresses enterprises' stability needs and support despite incremental updates

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SAP unwraps Project Orca and gives it a new name

SAP has taken the wraps off of Project Orca and given the service a new name: SAP Cloud for Analytics.

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VMware brings Michigan to Europe to boost virtual networking

VMware added new management features to its public cloud platform for resellers, and its NFV platform for carriers, at VMworld in Barcelona -- and unveiled a new networking techology preview, Project Michigan

The overlooked element of Qualcomm's server announcement

Qualcomm arrived late to the ARM server party last week with its 24-core processor aimed at the server market. Lost in the hoopla, though, was a second bit of news that could be far more impactful. ARM servers have been far more...

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Adobe teams with Dropbox as part of Document Cloud upgrades

Adobe announced a slew of upgrades to its Document Cloud document management platform on Tuesday, including a new partnership with Dropbox to better integrate Acrobat and the cloud storage provider.

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To scare people better, Android ransomware gets a snazzy UI

Hackers are like any other coders: they want to built better software, even if it's a program that merely aims to extract a ransom from a hapless Android user.

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Four questions about the Dell-EMC merger

Dell shook up the enterprise IT market Monday by announcing a deal to buy storage giant EMC for a whopping $67 billion. The deal raises many questions; here are four of them.

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Microsoft finally delivers on Skype messaging promises with new Windows 10 beta

Microsoft released a new, feature-packed build of Windows 10 on Monday that includes the Skype messaging apps the company promised during the run-up to the operating system's launch.

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Box's future lies in developer tools

For a decade, Box has built its business on selling cloud storage services to consumers and companies, but the company is now making a move towards providing developer tools.

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As a private company, Dell-EMC will enjoy a freedom HP can only dream of

Dell's acquisition of EMC will give it access to a sales force notorious for its ability to "sell ice to eskimos," while EMC will gain a new foothold among mid-market customers. As a private entity, the combined result will face a...


Sikur joins secure smartphone race with $849 handset

The GranitePhone is made by French consumer electronics company Archos, with software from cloud services company Sikur

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 review

In today's open source roundup: A review of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0. Plus: GNOME Software will get new rating system. And Matthew Garrett is not forking Linux.

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Dell agrees to acquire EMC for US$67 billion

Dell has agreed to acquire EMC in a cash-and-shares deal valuing the company at US$67 billion, the companies announced Monday.

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Acer announces all-in-one Windows 10 PC with 5 hours battery backup

For users inclined to carry their desktops around the house, Acer has unveiled a light-weight all-in-one that offers 5 hours battery backup.


Apple draws cloudy line on use of root certs in mobile apps

Apple's removal of several apps from its mobile store on Thursday shows the challenges iOS developers can face when app guidelines shift.


Hands on with Asus' water-cooled GX700 gaming laptop

Want your gaming laptop to be cooler than your friend's? How about being water cooler?

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