Juan Carlos PerezAssistant News Editor, IDG News Service

Juan Carlos Perez covers e-commerce, Google, Web application development, and cloud applications for the IDG News Service, and is based in Miami.

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Oops! Microsoft's Office 365 may not be a freebie for Thailand schools after all

The company quietly zapped the word 'free' from a press release announcing the deal to provide the cloud suite to millions of Thai students.

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Thai government picks Office 365 for 8 million students

The deployment will be the largest to date for Office 365 in the education field

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Google beefs up Apps mobile management features for Android

A new feature lets admins configure the suite to wipe an account from an Android device that's been inactive for a preset period of time

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Report: The NSA records all cellphone calls in the Bahamas

The surveillance is done using a "cutting edge tool" called SOMALGET, reported The Intercept, citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden

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Cisco puts video conferencing spotlight on individuals with new desktop, cloud products

New video conferencing wares include touch-screen desktop devices, as well as a "virtual meeting room" SaaS service

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Microsoft yanks Azure auto-hosted SharePoint apps service

The company plans to relaunch the program later this year

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First Windows Phone 8.1 phone, the Nokia Lumia 630, due out this week in Asia

It'll be a Nokia Lumia 630 that'll be available in single SIM and double SIM models

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Dropbox plays nicer with Web apps

The cloud storage company added webhooks technology for better communication with servers

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update requirement generates confusion

The reasons and conditions for demanding that customers install this OS update are arbitrary and contradictory. Why is Microsoft doing this?

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Microsoft's Lync plants its flag in Android tablets

Android users of the unified communications product now also can add participants to a meeting in progress

Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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Box's note-taking app exits beta, rolls out to customers

Box Notes is a lightweight content creation tool for real-time, collaborative work.

Box zings rivals with massive GE customer win

GE plans to roll out Box's cloud storage and file sharing service to its 300,000 employees.

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Education app vendors beware: Google wants to be teachers' pet

The company is prepping classroom aide software for its Apps for Education suite

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CEOs may look twice at IBM's new security suite, services as Target's head rolls

New security products and services from Big Blue are aimed at preventing nightmare data theft scenarios