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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.

on techhive.com

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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.

on macworld.com

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.

Google seeks experts for its soon-to-launch Helpouts video service

Google's information-based video service is expected to launch soon following internal testing.

SAP takes fight to Salesforce.com, Oracle with social intelligence app

SAP says Social Contact Intelligence can help sales and marketing staff find better leads for sales as well as gain more knowledge about their actual customers' likes and dislikes.

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Google Street View Trekker photographs British canals

Google's Street View backpack is mapping the UK's canal network for display on Google Maps.

Google boosts bounties for Chromium bug-hunters

Google is increasing the rewards it offers to bug hunters on its Chromium Vulnerability Rewards program to $5000 for those previously rated at $1000, saying the system is proving effective.

How non-Dropbox users can send files to your Dropbox account

Handy service Dbinbox makes it easy for friends, family, and co-workers to deposit files in your Dropbox, even if they don't have accounts of their own.

Hackers targeting servers running Apache Struts applications, researchers say

Chinese hackers are using an automated tool to exploit known vulnerabilities in Apache Struts, in order to install backdoors on servers hosting applications developed with the framework.

Gmail's 'Users can't expect privacy' furor: Much ado about nothing new

Did Google just say that users can't legitimately expect privacy when using Gmail? Sort of, but not really.

Google retires the classic Gmail composition interface: How to make the new one more usable

The Gmail composition interface you've used for years is officially gone, but fear not! You don't have to stare at a small box in the corner forever.

Dr. Who, Google Maps

Explore the TARDIS via this amazing "Doctor Who" Google Maps easter egg

Ah, Google Developers, never get too busy to keep adding in things like this.