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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.

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CloudOn's virtual Office moves from the app to the browser

CloudOn, which provides a virtual copy of Microsoft Office, now offers a cloud-based version of its software, along with new sharing options for users of third-party cloud storage options.

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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Schools' use of cloud services puts student privacy at risk

SafeGov.org is calling for strict controls on the use of commercial cloud services for email and documents in education, contending that those services compromise student privacy.

Oracle to put on its innovation game face at OpenWorld

Oracle's annual OpenWorld conference is less than a week away, and as usual the vendor is expected to make a slew of new product and strategy announcements.

Aged, vulnerable Java, Flash abound, Websense finds

Businesses are still ignoring the threat posed by out-of-date versions of Java, with barely one in five running the latest version during August, security firm Websense has reported.

Here's how to use Outlook.com's long-overdue IMAP support

More than a year after Microsoft unveiled its modern mail service, it finally supports the widely used IMAP protocol.

The new Chrome Apps: We pick the best

They work offline. They let you store data locally. They play much better with photos and images. They're Google's new generation of Chrome Apps. Find our favorites here.

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Microsoft presses play on Web, Android, and iOS apps for Xbox Music

Microsoft is trying to be Pandora and Spotify, all in one. But it's probably a better bet to stick with the Windows 8 app, if you just want to stream music every so often.

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Collaboration apps will cross platforms soon, Gartner says

Most collaboration applications will be equally available on desktops, mobile phones, tablets and browsers by 2016, reports Gartner.

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Yahoo Mail service goes down for some users

Yahoo users who wished to email their friends about the new Yahoo logo change were unable to: the Yahoo Mail service went down for some users on Thursday.

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New offline Chrome Apps offer a near-native desktop experience in your browser

Watch out, traditional software: The new Chrome apps can work offline and store locally, and they cross platforms with ease.

Sync Google Earth placemarks across different PCs

Dick uses Google Earth on more than one PC. He asked how to sync placemarks between them.

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Salesforce.com's Benioff lays out future strategies

In a quarterly earnings call, CEO Marc Benioff says Salesforce.com will focus on vertical markets, marketing software and an expanded partnership with SAP.

Infor fleshes out its Inforce Salesforce.com integration

Infor has unveiled a new version of Inforce, a product that connects Salesforce.com's popular cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) software with its own.