Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about IT careers and health IT for the IDG News Service.

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You can stream 'The Interview' now: Google, Microsoft, Sony make it available online

The news follows Sony's decision to release the controversial movie in some theaters on Christmas Day.

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Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Some users felt customer serivce was lacking and called for more detailed and frequent updates about the outage

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Yes, Virginia, 'The Interview' will be shown on Christmas Day after all

Two US movie theater chains will screen the controversial comedy

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Google wants Windows server applications to run on its cloud

Customers can run Windows Server applications on Google's cloud without paying a licensing fee

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Uber drives past privacy issues and secures $1.2 billion in funding

Recent privacy concerns are part of Uber's "growing pains," said CEO Travis Kalanick

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Zendesk brings embedded customer service tools to mobile apps

Customers who don't get help immediately will use another app, Zendesk said

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Accounting differences, not fraud, led to HP's Autonomy write-down, says Lynch

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch says he has obtained an HP document that proves it

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Microsoft delivers the talking Dynamics CRM update

The software uses Cortana to process voice commands

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Oracle, Oregon tussle over whether federal court should hear Cover Oregon case

Oracle and the state of Oregon have filed lawsuits against each other related to the state's failed health insurance exchange website

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SMBs get their very own Salesforce app store

A data integation feature will allow users to add customer information stored in the apps to their Desk.com portal

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SAP talks up Hana but small companies slow to sign on

Small companies have some internal work to do before adopting the in-memory computing platform

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Tidemark software adds predictive analytics to help CFOs use big data in forecasting, budgeting

CFOs are now being asked to incorporate streaming data sources into sales forecasts, said CEO Christian Gheorghe

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Companies use urban office locations to attract IT talent

With younger workers preferring to live in cities, companies are trading suburban office parks for downtown offices

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Oracle licensing practices lead to mistrust among customers, says survey

The group behind the survey says it is advocating for manageable licensing terms and isn't against Oracle