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Iceland-based Oz set to launch, aiming to give YouTube a chill

Oz is a new paid subscription service offering videos designed around premium content that aims to take on sites like YouTube.

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Facebook releases a standalone Messenger web app

It has many of Messenger's mobile app features, just in a handy Web app format.

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Informatica goes private in $5.3B buyout

The move will take the data-integration giant away from Wall Street's prying eyes

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AtScale opens Hadoop's big-data vaults to nonexpert business users

New platform enables Hadoop analyses from within standard BI tools such as Microsoft Excel

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Uber seeks to dismiss India rape lawsuit

Uber says its US unit had nothing to do with alleged assault and it's outside the reach of US courts

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Oracle brings big data back to database administrators

The Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data gives DBAs a more familiar view of their big data collections

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Uber's hiring plans show outlines of self-driving car project

Whether the company is planning cars of its own or technology for others isn't as clear

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LinkedIn buys social knowledge startup Refresh

The app helps users prepare for meetings by calling up information related to participants

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IBM joins race to upgrade webmail interface with Verse

IBM aims to eliminate clutter and understand the user's needs with its Verse web interface for email

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Facebook 'riffs' on Snapchat with new group video app

Facebook's Riff app lets users create short videos, which their friends can add to.

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In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

The startup's new platform looks not just at the data but at how it's been used over time

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Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload and copy certain files

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HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis

The company built a connector server for the products, which it acquired separately in 2011

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Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

Efforts by companies including Starbucks and Spotify suggest potentially rich rewards, but it's early days

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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

Slack has added two-factor authentication as a response.