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Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

TOA's field services software will be aligned with Oracle's customer service and support cloud apps

Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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Intel's Raspberry Pi-like MinnowBoard Max behind schedule, selling at a premium

The open-source PC board lists at $129 but will cost more from the first retailers selling it

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IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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Hacker group targets video game companies to steal source code

The group has ties to the Chinese hacker underground and uses custom tools to attack companies, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

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AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

AMD's new chips will bring console-style gaming to small desktops

Smartwatches and activity trackers have serious abandonment issues

Some 33 percent of all wearable owners stop using their gadgets after six months. Jon Phillips tackles smartband attrition rates, the ugly Runtastic Orbit, and Android Wear's one-month report card in Episode 11 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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EC stepping up antitrust inquiry into Google, Android

The Commission's increased interest could signal a plan to start a formal investigation

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Runtastic Orbit review: The activity tracker that only a Runtastic fanatic could love

It's not pretty or even cheap, but this serviceable activity-tracking wristband offers special data-syncing with the Runtastic Pro mobile app.

on techhive.com

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Xbox One's high price in China draws complaints, but likely buyers too

The Xbox One will go on sale in China for $600 without the Kinect sensor

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In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

People are getting more selective about what they want to share, and online firms are picking up on it

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The best augmented reality apps for Android

Use your Android phone or tablet to scan the external world and find places to hang out or relevant information from the web.

on greenbot.com

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InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows

The latest version of Adobe's desktop publishing program features much-needed features for creating ePub documents.

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The one LinkedIn profile tip everyone should know: Use Work Samples to show off your achievements

You're more than a text summary. Then why don't you have examples of your work on your profile? Here's a tip on transforming your LinkedIn profile from a simple electronic resume into a professional online portfolio.