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Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

Let us do the heavy lifting when it comes to delivering consumer data, Oracle says

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Amazon rolls out Amazon Wallet, a gift card-gobbling mobile wallet app

Amazon Wallet is targeted at organizing all of one’s gift and loyalty cards, though its feature set could expand beyond that.

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Apple gets patent on iTime smartwatch

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

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Comcast on hellish customer service call: Rep did 'what we trained him' to do

The cable giant says it will review its training and incentive programs after a maddening customer service call goes viral.

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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The story behind Prospero, the ambitious game Valve killed so that Half-Life may live

After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.

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Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask anonymous users

The anonymity software's developers believe they've identified the problem

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Dating app Wyldfire tries to avoid creeps by letting women take the lead

Men have to request access or be invited to join

Chrome OS warms up to touchscreens with latest updates

Certain Chromebooks get pinch-to-zoom support and a touch-enabled window manager.

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Hands-on with Xiaomi's Mi 4, a high-end handset with an iPhone-like look

Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship phone Tuesday

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Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

The deals give Teradata SQL querying and metadata management for Hadoop

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Verizon revenue rises steadily, driven by wireless service growth

A record number of new tablet users helped Verizon continue its growth

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Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.

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Members of UK Parliament call for judicial review of data retention law

A hastily adopted surveillance law violates fundamental privacy rights and should be changed, a human rights organization said