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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.

Evernote originally wanted to make 'egg-like' hardware

Note-taking software provider Evernote originally wanted to delve into the hardware business as far back as 2007, with an egg-like device capable of recording conversations, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

Cloud indexing software extends its reach to Box

SearchYourCloud, which provides a single search interface to find documents stored on a desktop or several cloud-based services, expanded on Tuesday to include Box.

Megaupload's lawyers: DOJ's charges have no basis in law

The U.S. Department of Justice's copyright infringement case against file storage service Megaupload is "prosecutorial overreach" based on a misreading of U.S. law, the site's lawyers argue in a white paper released Tuesday.

Spring Java springs ahead

SAP unveils HANA Enterprise Cloud service

SAP is set to offer customers the option of running their applications on top of a cloud-based version of its HANA in-memory database technology.