Report: Apple planning a move into mobile payments service

The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.

Gmail goes down, Google investigating the cause

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The outage appears widespread

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As Microsoft readies Q2 earnings report, non-financial questions swirl

There's uncertain over the future of Windows, Office for iPad, and the company's search for a CEO.

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State of Maryland opts for gradual Google Apps rollout

The state's migration of 54,000 employees to Google Apps started in early 2012 and will be finished in mid-2015

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CIOs tell Microsoft: Take the time you need to pick the right CEO

Microsoft can't afford picking the wrong person as its next CEO, they say

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Google Drive gets an activity stream

Users will see a list of actions taken by colleagues on their files and folders.

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CIOs in Europe and the US project healthy IT budget increases for 2014

The forecast for this year follows a strong 2013 in which external IT spending grew at the highest rate since 2008

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Steve Wozniak visits Xiaomi in China, endorses its products

Wozniak was invited on a speaking engagement to help inspire the company's engineers.

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Gmail now lets you email Google+ users, even if you don't know their address

Gmail users will now see their Google Plus connections as suggestions in the recipient field

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Microsoft offers new workaround for SkyDrive problems in Windows 8.1

The company has now posted troubleshooting steps on its official support discussion forum for affected users

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Hands-on with the ZTE Grand S II, a voice-activated phone

ZTE will bring the device to China in March or April.

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Top tech crimes of 2013

Prisons around the world this year made way for techie criminals alongside the more garden variety murderers, thieves, and schemers.

Frustrated users complain about SkyDrive problems after Windows 8.1 update

The drumbeat of reports that Windows 8.1 has affected the SkyDrive cloud storage has grown louder.

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Wrike tunes its social project management tool for large teams

Wrike Enterprise is designed to give managers greater visibility and control over complex projects with many participants

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Google buys maker of fascinating, creepy robots

Boston Dynamics' robots move like humans or four-legged animals, and one shifts its shape to fit through tight spaces.