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Oracle unveils HTML5-based mobile BI app designer

Oracle is latching onto the self-service BI (business intelligence) trend with a new tool for creating HTML5-based mobile applications.

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Investment firm Fidelity designs a Google Glass app

The research arm of financial services firm Fidelity Investments has begun work developing the first Google Glass app targeted specifically at investors and traders.


Bitcoin upgrade aims for smoother e-commerce

There's a broad belief that bitcoin might just be the virtual currency that takes off in a big way. To do that, it will need to become a lot easier to use.

Sorry, libertarians: Bitcoins are currency and can be regulated under U.S. law, says judge

If Bitcoins are the currency of choice for a computerized Wild West, the sheriff in town is trying to impose some order.

Oracle switches up software pricing for Exalytics appliance

Oracle has introduced a new software package for its Exalytics high-performance analytics appliance that in some cases, will be mandatory.

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Microsoft releases Office Mobile for Android phones (tablets need not apply)

Microsoft rounds out its Office Mobile suite by releasing a version for Android devices. But, if you were hoping to put Office on your Nexus 7 Android tablet, you're out of luck for now.

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Microsoft deal offers free Xbox LIVE Gold sub for Office 365, with numerous caveats

A new Microsoft deal offers a free year's subscription to Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Gold service. Read the fine print on this one.

SAP posts growth but lowers outlook in main software business

SAP reported revenue growth in the second quarter driven by growth in cloud subscriptions and revenue from support and its HANA in-memory database.

Oracle ups memory, storage of Exalytics analytics appliance

Oracle is introducing a new generation of its Exalytics appliance for high-speed data analysis that comes with a slightly higher price tag but major increases in memory and storage capacity.

In Kenya, Bitcoin linked to popular mobile payment system

A project underway in Kenya is linking Bitcoin with M-Pesa, a popular mobile payments system, in an experiment designed to spur innovative payments in Africa.

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How Microsoft is using live data to redefine the Office 'document'

No more versions. No more updates. Microsoft is building a dynamic document model where content changes as data changes—and the results can be stunningly visual.

Microsoft adds business intelligence tools to Office 365

Microsoft is adding a set of BI (business intelligence) tools to its hosted Office 365 service, including some capabilities not yet offered in stand-alone Microsoft software products.


Malware steals Litecoins, Bitcoin's younger sibling

A simple piece of malicious software is circulating that steals Litecoins, a virtual currency based on the Bitcoin system.