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Google makes the Play Store more personal and tablet-friendly

Google took the stage at I/O to introduce a new look for Google Play.

SAP unveils 'consumer-friendly' Fiori app suite

SAP's software is known for its role running many of the world's largest companies, but not necessarily for its user-friendliness. As part of an ongoing effort to change this perception, SAP unveiled Fiori, a set of 25 lightweight "consumer-friendly" applications that can run on desktops, tablets and mobile devices, on Wednesday at the Sapphire conference in Orlando.

This data map shows trolls and weirdos destroying Wikipedia in real time

This data mapping project shows the location and content of anonymous Wikipedia edits in real time.

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NetSuite to increase focus on ERP for manufacturers

Capitalizing on apparent demand from customers, NetSuite is adding new capabilities aimed at manufacturers to its cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

Outlook.com adds Google chat integration

After months of claiming Google users were getting "Scroogled," Microsoft embraces its enemy by adding Google chat support to Outlook.com.

Microsoft improves photo management in SkyDrive

Microsoft is rolling out changes to SkyDrive to enhance management of photos in the cloud storage service, including more efficient viewing and uploading of files.

Expect new Android version, Glass overload at Google I/O

A new Nexus tablet? Apps for Glass? A Pixel giveaway? Hey, we can dream. Here's what to expect at Wednesday's Google I/O keynote.

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UK student builds his own telepresence 'Sheldonbot'

A British student has created a telepresence robot that recognizes when a human is addressing it and mimics human behavior.

Biometric security tested by UK bank using vocal passwords

Barclays is using Nuanceā€™s FreeSpeech voice biometrics software to confirm and identify customers, instead of using security questions.

Backlash rises against Adobe's subscription-only Creative Suite plan

A petition on Change.org demanding that Adobe back away from its subscription-only model for its creativity software, including PhotoShop, has collected over 4,400 signatures by late Thursday.

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Facebook close to acquiring navigation app Waze so it can sell you ads while you drive

Facebook is reportedly very close to buying crowdsourced navigation app Waze for anywhere between $500 million and $1 billion.

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X1 desktop search tool now indexes SharePoint, cloud email

X1 has released the biggest upgrade of its desktop search tool in four years, adding the ability to query SharePoint sites and tap webmail accounts.

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Google revamps admin console for Apps and other enterprise products

Google is rolling out a new IT administration console for its Apps email and collaboration cloud suite and for other enterprise products such as Maps Coordinate and Chrome OS devices.

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Google Maps' new facelift will slay the sidebar, exalt the map

A rumored overhaul of the Google Maps UI will nix the

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Microsoft to boost Office Web Apps features

Microsoft plans to accelerate improvements in Office Web Apps, the browser-based version of the Office suite, adding features like real-time co-authoring of documents and the ability to run in Android tablets via mobile Chrome browser support.