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.

Google breaks out Docs, Sheets from Drive mobile app

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A separate mobile app for the Slides presentation tool is also in the works

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Google stops scanning Gmail messages for ads in Apps for Education

Google's practice of serving ads based on the content of Gmail messages has long been controversial

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Google+ tremors rattle Apps suite

Vic Gundotra's departure raises questions about the social network's future, including its role for enterprise customers

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Microsoft boosts OneDrive for Business storage to 1 TB

Red-hot competition is driving cloud storage vendors to increase capacity and cut prices.

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Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT

The startup is also preparing presentation and spreadsheet apps

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Microsoft gets Motorola Solutions to pay for lawsuit protection for Android use

Microsoft argues Chrome OS and Android contain its patented technology, and has struck licensing deals with Dell, HTC, Samsung and others

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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report

An executive on the earnings call pooh-poohed the need for differentiation in the enterprise cloud computing market

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Microsoft beefs up Office Online

The browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are being updated, with Chrome support added as well.

Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

The company is also telling customers to change their passwords.

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Dropbox for Business exits beta as storage vendor sets sights on workplaces

The enterprise version of Dropbox comes with a variety of IT controls

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Windows XP: Chronicle of a death foretold

The end-of-support deadline for Windows XP, heavily publicized since 2007, is upon us, and hundreds of millions of PCs still run the OS

Windows can't keep partying like it's 1999

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Microsoft will use its Build developer conference to talk about innovations for its flagship OS

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Google trumpets extra encryption for Gmail, but stays mum on other apps

While touting an additional security layer to protect Gmail users against snooping, Google remains vague on its other apps.

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Microsoft's Nadella names Xbox, cloud leadership team

Phil Spencer to lead Microsoft's Xbox team, while Stephen Elop will be in charge of devices.

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

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The software suite goes on sale today