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Baidu reports strong mobile ad sales, echoing Facebook

Profits are swelling again at the Chinese search giant

U.K. government embraces OpenDocument Format over proprietary file solutions

The move should make collaboration easier

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Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals

Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports

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Yahoo buys Flurry to make more money from mobile apps

The deal could help Yahoo better target ads on mobile devices

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W3C wants to open the social Web for the enterprise

A new effort from the W3C aims to bring together enterprise social networking software with a common data format

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Baidu launches search engine for Brazil

Baidu plans on establishing a research center in the country

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Real-time plagiarism checker debuts for Microsoft Word

Academic Wordsmith is a Word app that can check your paper for plagiarism as you're writing it.

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Google reports a Q2 sales jump despite mixed ad results

While paid clicks rose, the cost per click dropped in the second quarter.

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10 tools for more productive telecommuting

Keep in touch with co-workers, track your time, and block distractions with these apps and services.

U.S. House approves permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The legislation would permanently extend a ban that's been in place since 1998.

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Box eliminates storage limits, adds Office integration

Move over, Microsoft OneDrive. Box now is a native storage option for Office 365 and Office 2013, and without any storage caps, to boot.

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5 apps that will make Windows users feel at home on a Mac

Make the move to Mac OS smoother with WineBottler, Last Pass, Caffeine and these other tools.

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iTunes Pass lets users deposit funds in Apple Japan stores

The service is available via the Passbook app