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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.

Marc Benioff

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.

Tech For Life - Classroom Tech

These high-tech notebooks and gadgets—plus one piece of software—will help you stay on top of your study game this semester.

ARM acquires Sensinode, a vendor of software for 'Internet of Things'

ARM has acquired Sensinode in Finland in its bid to provide technology and processors for the "Internet of things," consisting of a variety of low-power and inexpensive devices including sensors communicating with the Internet and one another.

Apple throttles iWork for iCloud access for new users

Users who didn't take advantage of access to iWork for iCloud last week may have to wait a bit longer. Due to the high level of demand, Apple is currently not allowing any more users.

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HP introduces SAP HANA based cloud service

Hewlett-Packard has introduced a cloud service around SAP's HANA in-memory database, targeting customers who want to analyze big data.

bitcoin

Bitcoin is legal, let it evolve into its role, researchers urge

The much buzzed-about digital currency has aroused concern for its use in illicit activity, but George Mason University researchers urge a cautious regulatory approach.

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browsers

Chrome, Firefox edge IE in browser reliability test

Recent versions of Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox are measurably less prone to crashes and errors than Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10, a new analysis by applications testing firm Sauce Labs has found.

iWork for iCloud beta now available to the public

Apple has made the Web versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote publicly available to all at iCloud.com, though the apps remain in beta.

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Hands-on: iWork for iCloud beta almost as good as Mac, iOS versions

The new online versions of Apple's productivity-suite apps are surprisingly robust. In fact, they're good enough that you may sometimes forget you're using a Web app. Jeffery Battersby has our hands-on preview.

SAP user group lobbying leads to more flexible on-premises licensing policy

SAP has made the second change to its software licensing policies within a month following a long-term lobbying effort by user groups, and while the move will give customers more flexibility, certain limitations apply.

China's Baidu calls app stores flawed, focuses on Web apps

The Chinese search giant unveiled a new app distribution model on Thursday.