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Office for iPad shoots to the top of Apple's free app chart

So much for Office for iPad arriving too late.

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

Microsoft’s Office is now available for the iPad as a collection of three apps: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Microsoft made the announcement at a press conference in San Francisco hosted by Satya Nadella, his first since being appointed CEO.

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AOL sharpens advertising ambitions with its One platform

The One platform offers an enhanced form of automated ad-buying

Bitcoin's backers know they need to win you over

New applications are needed for wider acceptance, investors recently said.

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Open Compute Project chief Frankovsky quits Facebook

The promoter of open-source data center designs will keep leading OCP and work for a storage startup

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Amazon adds search features, more languages to CloudSearch

The service now supports auto complete and proximity search

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Google Now rolls out to desktop versions of Chrome, and it's a two-way system

Google Now cards can appear in your desktop browser, and desktop Google searches will spawn cards on your Android phone.

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Basecamp falls to blackmail-fueled denial of service attack

Your data is safe - you just can't access it.

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Worried about the government? Internet giants also dip their hands in the cookie jar

Internet companies can access your data even as they secure it from intrusion by others

Fitbit sued over rashes experienced by bracelet wearers

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The startup misled consumers in the promotion of its Force device, the suit alleges

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NASA 'codeathon' challenge seeks apps for coastal flooding

The agency hopes to see a range of applications developed during its upcoming codeathon

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Wickr sees a business in securing other apps

The encrypted messaging startup is selling security tools, including enhanced encryption, to other app makers

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USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process

The agency will host a meeting Thurday to look into ways to improve the process.