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Oracle, CedarCrestone settle lawsuit over third-party support

Oracle has settled a lawsuit it brought last year against a former partner it alleged was providing third-party support for its PeopleSoft application in an illegal fashion.

Music discovery by mood or by news: Browse tab appears in (some) Spotify web players

The Discover tab works for what it does, but the new Browse feature looks to fill in the gaps by offering curated playlists based around moods, top lists, and more.

Smile! Microsoft stuffs the SkyDrive website with new, photo-friendly features

Photo buffs may appreciate the improved album and high-DPI monitor support, but really, it's all about the animated GIFs.

Salesforce.com expands mobile application development support

Salesforce.com has expanded the number of mobile application development tools it supports and also created a series of templates aimed at helping coders create mobile applications faster.

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Spotify gets its first all-comedy discovery app, and it has a boring unfunny name

The Official Comedy app on Spotify is the very first app for finding comedy content on Spotify.

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Unwrapped: A first look at Chrome's packaged apps

Offline? Sure. Local? Yes. Chrome packaged apps bring many gifts for users and developers. We explore them via UberConference, an early arrival in the Web Store.

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Mobile spending is expected to double, hit $151 billion by 2017

The combined value of paid apps, app-enabled purchases of goods and services, and in-app advertising is expected to double to $151 billion in the U.S. by 2017, AppNation said.

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The new Chrome App Launcher: Google's backdoor into the offline world

It's a trap! The new Chrome App Launcher for Windows may look like a Googlefied Start Button, but that's what makes it so powerful.

Consumer shift to mobile devices boosts Google's revenue

Google's second-quarter revenue increased by 19 percent to about US$14 billion, aided by consumers' shift to mobile devices, the company announced Thursday.

Infor hit with lawsuit over alleged software project failure

Infor has been sued by a customer who claims an ERP (enterprise resource planning) project that was supposed to take six months instead allegedly dragged on for well over a year without any useful results.

After a year at Yahoo, Mayer still sprinting to catch up

Since taking the reins as Yahoo's CEO a year ago this week, Marissa Mayer has set out to revamp the struggling Internet company with a series of rapid fire acquisitions that could make even her former colleagues at Google envious.

How to delete or move a lot of Gmail messages

MLStrand56 had a Gmail question for the Answer Line forum: How does one archive or delete every email from a particular sender--or that matches some other criteria?

Microsoft reorganization leaves Dynamics in a sweet spot

Microsoft's sweeping company reorganization may have some insiders feeling jittery about the future, but it's doubtful that the vendor's Dynamics business applications division or its customers need to worry.

Chrome rich notifications go live for all Windows users; good luck using them

The upgraded notifications should send interactive pop-ups to your desktop, but we couldn't get them to work.