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Salesforce.com to offer private version of its AppExchange app store

Salesforce.com says it will help customers create their own private AppExchanges where employees can download applications to use in their jobs.

Business software revenue growth suggests recovery under way, IDC says

Research firm IDC says it expects a 5.7 percent growth rate globally for software revenues for 2013.

Mozilla developing geolocation data service for public use

The privacy-aware geolocation project will use publicly available cell tower and Wi-Fi signals.

Oracle moves aggressively to poach SAP Business ByDesign customers

There are about 1,100 ByDesign customers now, although that number falls far short of SAP’s original hope of 10,000 by 2010.

Salesforce.com to hold mobile app 'hackathon' with $1 million prize

The cloud software vendor's “hackathon,” will present $1 million to the developer or team who creates the top prize-winning mobile app with Salesforce.com technology.

Oracle gears up to battle Salesforce.com, IBM with Eloqua update

New features are arriving for Oracle's multichannel marketing platform, as it looks to get a leg up on its rivals.

SAP bets on HTML5, open source for its mobile-app platform

Developers can use their desired tools alongside those from SAP’s platform. SAP is also planning to offer a cloud version of the mobile platform, according to the announcement.

Surprising no one, iWork for iCloud to get updates 'in just a few short hours'

First reported by MacRumors, Apple seems to be teasing the arrival of new iWork for iCloud apps on iCloud.com in advance of its Tuesday special media event.

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Google brings Maps to business owners with Maps Engine Pro

Google Maps Engine Pro, a cloud-based software tool, aims to let businesses organize data such as shipping roots, warehouse locations and sales territories.

Yahoo to reinvent small-business services unit

Yahoo Small Business handles Web hosting, domain registration, e-commerce and email services for small businesses. It's about to get an overhaul as part of the company's ongoing attempt to revamp itself.

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Whirlpool CIO: Google's consumer-driven innovation led us to Apps

The home appliances giant will move about 30,000 employees to Google's cloud suite for email and collaboration.

Hands-on with Square Cash, a free, dead simple way to send money via email

Square Cash makes sending money to friends dead simple, but that simplicity could lead to a wave of phishing attacks.

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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.

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Failure to patch leaves many WordPress sites vulnerable

Poor updating and sometimes no updating is leaving large numbers of WordPress websites open to exploitation in cybercriminal campaigns, security experts report.

SAP seeks an edge from NSA surveillance worries

SAP may build a second data center in Australia in order to meet customer demand for locally delivered cloud services in the wake of revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program.