Study: Most CEOs lack vision and leadership with cutting-edge computer tech

A majority of CEOs are failing to steer their companies towards effective use of new computer technologies, which precludes their organizations from making major business improvements, according to a study from the MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting.

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No Google Account? No problem viewing shared Apps documents, now

Adding convenience possibly at the expense of security, Google will now let people without a Google Account view documents stored in its Apps cloud suite.

Box pages developers, asks them to give healthcare industry a shot of innovation

Box and two partners are sponsoring a developer competition for apps that improve patient communication and education.

Ford CEO downplays rumors he's in line to lead Microsoft

Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, considered a front-runner among candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, has reportedly tried to put the brakes on the accelerating rumors.

Google adds search by image to Chrome browser

Google's latest Chrome browser update fixes 50 security problems and gives users the capability to use images as search queries.

Through a glass darkly: Microsoft's new financial reporting format

CIOs will have a harder time evaluating how well key Microsoft products are selling now that the company has restructured the way it breaks down its revenue streams, according to analysts.

Microsoft received 37,000 end-user data requests in first half of year

The requests potentially impacted about 66,500 Microsoft online accounts altogether, the company said Friday.

Google finally squashes IM bug

Google finally beat down the scary and disconcerting glitch.

Microsoft vows greater financial transparency with new reporting format

When it reports quarterly earnings next month, Microsoft will use a new way of reporting its financial results that reflects its corporate reorganization.

A Google Talk bug sent IMs to wrong recipients

A glitch in Google Talk routed instant messages incorrectly on Thursday morning, exposing private text chats to unintended recipients.

Bug alert: Inserting images in Gmail messages could get you banned

Beware Gmail users: Inserting images into the body of an email message can get you temporarily banned from your account.

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Microsoft sharpens Office 365 tool to slice and dice data

The preview of Power BI, a data-analysis tool, for Office 365 now offers users the ability to mine data using natural language, question-and-answer-type queries.

SkyDrive stumbles, becomes latest cloud app to get glitchy

Microsoft's SkyDrive began malfunctioning Tuesday, a day after Google's Gmail got tripped by a network breakdown.

Google fixes lengthy, widespread Gmail glitch

A Gmail glitch that took about 10 hours to fix and hit close to 50 percent of the webmail service's users has been fixed, ending one of the longest, most widespread Gmail disruptions in years.

Gmail hit by message delivery delays, close to 50 percent of users affected

In an update posted at around 2 p.m. PDT Monday, the company disclosed that “less than 50 percent” of users had been impacted. This can safely be assumed to mean that at least 49 percent of users got hit.

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