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Software AG buys complex-event processing technology from Progress

Software AG is building out its portfolio of CEP (complex-event processing) software with the acquisition of Apama from Progress Software, in the second CEP-related deal this week. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed.

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Yahoo moves to bolster Flickr on phones, acquires photo app developer

Yahoo moved to strengthen the mobile portion of its revamped Flickr photo sharing service, acquiring the developer behind a popular photo editing app.

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Yahoo to issue inactive mail accounts to other users

Yahoo is resetting email accounts that have not been used for at least 12 months and issuing them to other users.

Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.

Gmail access disrupted in Iran ahead of election

Access to Google's Gmail service appears to be disrupted in Iran just days before the country's presidential election.

Group wants antitrust agencies to block Google's Waze deal

U.S. antitrust agencies should block Google's proposed acquisition of crowdsourced mapping app Waze because the deal would take away Google's major competitor in mobile maps, consumer group Consumer Watchdog said.

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Vine comes to Android, once again proving that people are jerks

Hating another person's mobile OS is in your DNA.

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New HTML5 browser app brings Pandora to game consoles and smart TVs

Rather than launching a native app for the slew of smart devices out there, Pandora's covering all comers with an HTML5 app.

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Salesforce.com aims for next $1 billion business with ExactTarget buy

Salesforce.com's pending $2.5 billion purchase of marketing software vendor ExactTarget will help it develop a new $1 billion annual revenue stream and set the company on a clear strategic course for the foreseeable future, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.

Informatica hopes 'Vibe' can be data integration's version of the JVM

Informatica has given its virtual data machine technology a proper name and is planning to create versions of it that can run on anything from high-end servers in private data centers to small devices and sensors.

Vine, the attention span shattering video app, finally makes its way to Android

The popular video social platform Vine has finally made its way into Google Play. Now Android users will be able to explore the inexplicably trendy world of six second video.

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Zoho launches Pulse business social-network app

Zoho is getting into the business social-networking game with a new product called Pulse, which also ties back to many of its other applications.

Google Sync quietly launches support for Office 2013 - but it doesn't work

Windows tablet users who work with Google Apps have hoped that Google Sync could bridge the two. Unfortunately, Google's effort has fallen short.

Gmail will sort your email for you with new automatic labeling

Google announces a new kind of inbox for Gmail that automatically sorts messages into categories, or “tabs.”

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Smacking SharePoint into shape

More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing.