Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News ServiceAssistant News Editor, IDG News Service

Juan Carlos Perez covers e-commerce, Google, web-application development, and cloud applications for the IDG News Service.

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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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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

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.

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Hacker gets 18 months for peddling computer access to U.S. national security lab

The man offered to sell an undercover FBI agent entry to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory supercomputers.

Microsoft tries to lure Gmail users with automated Outlook.com migration tool

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The announcement comes after Outlook.com suffered several outages and interruptions this year

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Box adds security, automation to IT admin console

The cloud storage vendor also launched an IT services unit and struck a partnership with Capgemini

Huddle gives its content collaboration suite a Word and OneNote alternative

Huddle Note is designed for quick, ad-hoc taking and sharing of notes within the cloud suite’s interface.

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Adobe Connect users can now log in with Facebook and Google

Connect's new version, due in 2014's first quarter, also lets people register for webinars using their Google and Facebook credentials