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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

Secret, an app for posting anonymously, lets users tap into Facebook

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The app now offers Facebook log-in, to help members find more friends

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Microsoft adopts 'challenger' mentality to win larger world of connected devices

Cheap devices and machine learning are just two of the ways Microsoft plans to stay relevant beyond PCs, the company said at its 2014 Windows Partner Conference.

App Invasion: Skitch is a multi-purpose editing tool for doodling on any document

Use it for work. Use it to highlight points of interest on a map. Or use it to doodle all over a picture and share it with your friends.

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Wolfram's Mathematica 10 connects math to the cloud

The first version of Mathematica built around the Wolfram Language is equally at home with basic functions, machine learning, and even programmatic access to external hardware.

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You don’t know Docs from Drive: Google’s productivity apps, explained

Docs or Drive? Apps for Business or Drive for Work? Follow our guide to determine which Google service offers what, and which one is best for you.