Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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The 6 worst IT project disasters of 2013

The Healthcare.gov rollout leads a pack of painful projects

PCWorld News

Oracle may get second chance to prove Google infringed on Java copyrights

Oracle's appeal of Judge William Alsup's high-profile ruling in the Android lawsuit was heard this week

PCWorld News

M&A, IPOs, in-memory tech, and end of a feud mark top software stories

Emergence of human capital management software also marks year for enterprise tech.

Salesforce.com completes hackathon review, awards second $1 million prize

The probe came after complaints of unfairness from participants in the coding contest at last month's Dreamforce conference.

Legal ruling

Judge rules HP, Whitman must defend shareholder suit over Autonomy acquisition

The judge also said that shareholders suing HP must limit claims to statements made after May 23, 2012.

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Benioff: Salesforce.com will do 'full review' of hackathon after controversy

Some critics have cried foul over the contest's $1 million award to winner Upshot.

California sues SAP over failed payroll software project

SAP has been slapped with a lawsuit by California's state controller over a payroll software implementation the office says cost taxpayers a vast sum of money, but has never worked correctly.

Salesforce.com says developer base almost doubled in a year

The newly announced Salesforce1 platform announced this week could help the base grow even faster, a company official said.

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Yahoo CEO Mayer talks mobile forst strategy, design approach

Yahoo is taking a "mobile first" approach to its product strategy, to the point where mobility could reinvent the company, according to CEO Marissa Mayer.

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Get ready for the 'Internet of customers,' Salesforce.com CEO Benioff says

Much has been made about the "Internet of things," but behind every device is a customer, and companies that fail to recognize this do so at their own peril, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.

Salesforce.com unveils Salesforce1 platform

Salesforce.com aims to establish its image as a full-blown CRM (customer relationship management) development platform built for the world of social media and mobile devices with the launch of Salesforce1, which will be unveiled this week at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

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Chomsky: Fight back against NSA spying or be 'complicit'

Now that the extent of the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance programs has been exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, it's beholden on the public to fight back or else find themselves "complicit" in the activities, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguistics professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky.

Salesforce.com customers making broader investments, survey says

Salesforce.com's customers have become more loyal and committed to using products from the vendor and its partners over the past year, according to a new report from consulting firm Bluewolf in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Zoho adds enterprise features to its CRM software, eyes Salesforce.com

In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to Salesforce.com and others rather than showcasing truly new innovations.

The Watson cloud: IBM prepares to open supercomputer to third party developers

IBM will soon give third parties access to Watson, fostering applications that take advantage of the system's artificial intelligence capabilities.