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Office for Android now widely available, with new Outlook apps in tow

Microsoft steps up push to get its software on to all tablets and smartphones


AllSeen IoT group acts to head off patent wars

Its new policy says companies that contribute code pledge not to sue over their patents

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, January 29

Samsung's mobile profits slide as Apple catches up ... Amazon has an enterprise mail service up its sleeve ... and more

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel's new Core chips with vPro will support technologies for wireless storage and displays

Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

With China and Japan in its pocket, Apple is gaining in South Korea

Details on next-generation AMD CPUs leak

As the takeover/buyout rumors continue to surround AMD, a Swedish tech site has details on what it claims is the next generation of CPU architecture, and if the rumors hold up, AMD will be making a badly needed jump forward in...

US targets mobile operator for deceptive data promises

TracFone has agreed to pay $40 million to settle US FTC charges

Samsung smartphone business sees profit slide, some hopes in DRAM

The operating profit of its mobile business dropped 64 percent in the fourth quarter

Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

The Congo government seeks to quell public unrest

Boosted by iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

Samsung is losing market share to Apple and Chinese vendors.

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

Silk Road dealer found a hungry market for mail order drugs

A former drug dealer testifies that he made $70,000 a month selling heroin on the undergound marketplace

Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of their experience

Qualcomm's Snapdragon woes mount as a 'major customer' defects

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 has been dropped from a 'flagship device'

Facebook reports strong Q4 as mobile ad sales keep growing

Overall revenue rose by nearly 50 percent, beating Wall Street's expectations

Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition

Lance Crosby is leaving soon after IBM named a company veteran to a new cloud leadership role.

OneDrive adds 'Albums,' will soon add automatic photo import from PC

The company announced new organization features for grouping photos and getting snapshots from Windows 8.

Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

The Silk Road online drug marketplace was routinely bedeviled by extortionists

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