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Microsoft's rules, not Metro, killed Metro Firefox dead

Windows 8.1's tile- and touch-based UI is not in trouble, the engineer who led the Metro Firefox development argues.

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Netflix CEO knocks Comcast in call for stronger net neutrality rules

The streaming media service may be getting improved speeds from Comcast now that it's paying for direct access to the ISP's network, but Reed Hastings doesn't sound too thrilled with the arrangement.

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How to quickly convert old Google Drive Sheets to the new format for offline editing

The new Google Sheets is rolling out to all, but to use its biggest feature you're going to need files created by the new web app.

New Google Sheets with offline editing rolling out to all

The offline editing version of Google Sheets that first appeared in December is now rolling out to all Google Drive users.

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Ex-head of troubled health insurance site developed by Oracle may sue, citing 'cover-up'

State officials allegedly tried to shift blame for Cover Oregon's woes to Oracle and the ex-health authority CIO

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It's not you, it's Google: Hangouts and Talk are down, Sheets recovering

Happy Monday! Three major Google services go down, and as of this writing, only one is limping back to life.

How to keep your browser organized with pinned tabs

Working with tons of open tabs can be gnarly, but pinned tabs in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera will help make it easier.

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Former US Secretary of State Powell joins Salesforce.com board

Powell is no tech newbie, having worked in venture capital since 2005

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Oracle rolls out 'iOS 7'-inspired visuals for Fusion Applications

Most users don't want or need all the features in Fusion's more complex original UI, according to one expert

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Google launches Docs plug-ins to better compete with Office

Google's Docs and Sheets apps now can tap into third-party plug-ins, or apps, to better match up to Microsoft Office in terms of features.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Oracle to revamp schools ERP software, with an eye on Workday

Oracle Student Cloud and a new edition of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions are in the works

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SXSW starts out with spotlight on security, as Google's Schmidt sounds off on NSA

The interactive portion of the South by Southwest conference is usually a launching pad for apps like Twitter and Foursquare, but security figures to be a popular topic this year, judging by the opening day remarks of Google's chairman.

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Eight eye-openers from Salesforce.com's annual report

CRM still accounts for "substantially all" of Salesforce.com's revenue

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SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services

The new options give customers more flexible ways to use the in-memory computing platform, SAP says