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Google ordered by French court to block Max Mosley sex party photos

A French court has ordered Google to block images from its search results.

Brainshark touts PowerPoint-on-iPad success, but Microsoft circles the waters

Brainshark's SlideShark app for viewing and showing PowerPoint presentations on iOS devices has been downloaded more than 2 million times.

Microsoft expands Office Web Apps functionality, adds real-time co-authoring

More full-featured apps make the new release a capable standalone Web-based office suite.

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Google dumps Windows Vista support from Google Apps

By eliminating support for Internet Explorer 9 from its Google Apps, Google has indirectly prevented Windows Vista users from using Google's cloud services to full effect.

Twitter shares expected to price Wednesday, debut Thursday

Twitter now needs to announce the price at which the shares will be sold and the date on which they will begin trading.

Illustrative examples of how Google's remedies could look on the Web on a phone

Google's secret proposals leaked as dismay over EU antitrust inquiry grows

Despite the threat of sanctions, at least one of Google’s rivals has leaked the search giant’s full proposals that seek to avoid an antitrust fine from European authorities.

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Google+ gains new controls to give business users more privacy

New 'restricted communities' are designed to let companies share information securely.

Microsoft giving away free IT training -- and a job -- to soldiers

In a bid to help soldiers transition from the military to civilian life, Microsoft is offering a free IT training for soldiers in the military, plus a job.

Wrangle your paper documents with a free MaxxDocs account

MaxxDocs is offering a slimmed down version of it’s document management platform targeted at small businesses and educational institutions.

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Google+ climbs in the polls

Google announced a number of enhancements to its social media platform Google+ and said the number of monthly active users on Google+ jumped from 390 million in May to 540 million users now.

SecuriSync: cloud storage employees and IT admins will love

New service integrates enterprise-grade security with business productivity suite for safe and simple file collaboration.

Tech industry calls for 'oversight and accountability' of NSA surveillance

Internet companies in the U.S. are demanding that the surveillance practices of the U.S. should be reformed to enhance privacy protections and provide "appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms."

Facebook strengthens its grip on mobile, latest earnings show

Mobile is a critical area of Facebook’s business as more Internet users migrate away from the desktop in favor smartphones and tablets.

Business software revenue growth suggests recovery under way, IDC says

Research firm IDC says it expects a 5.7 percent growth rate globally for software revenues for 2013.

Jaspersoft wants to attract new users with kinder, gentler BI features

Jaspersoft has provided new types of charts and a templating tool for its business intelligence suite.