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Microsoft wises up, pushes Office in latest Surface TV ad

Smart move, Microsoft. Microsoft's latest ad ties its Surface tablet to Office, doubling down on the business market.

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Bitcoin developer chats about regulation, open source, and the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto

A bitcoin core developer for three years, Jeff Garzik has joined Bitpay, the biggest Bitcoin payment processing service. He spoke with the IDG News Service at the Bitcoin 2013 conference in Silicon Valley.

Wall Street Beat: Market stokes tech IPOs, as Tableau and Marketo debut

A strong stock market could open the floodgates for more tech IPOs in the wake of Friday's solid debut of Marketo and Tableau, but not all segments of IT may be able to ride the wave.

New York man pleads guilty to illegally selling Intuit software

A former support employee in Rochester, New York, has pleaded guilty to illegally selling Intuit software through eBay, taking advantage of the software company's policy to supply free replacement disks of its products at the request of customers.

Five issues Microsoft must fix in Office Web Apps

Microsoft recently said it plans to roll out new features to the Office Web apps. How about first fixing the things that don't work now?

NetSuite buys OrderMotion, fleshes out e-commerce portfolio

NetSuite is beefing up its cloud-based ERP software's order-processing features by acquiring OrderMotion, a move that could strengthen its appeal to customers in retailing. Terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed.

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Microsoft to grow Office 365's capacity to import contacts from third-party tools

Office 365 users will increasingly be able to import contacts from external applications after the suite's initial rollout of this capability for Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Portable Bitcoin ATM expected to start swapping coins soon

The compact dispenser of virtual money will headline a Bitcoin conference in San Jose in May.

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Pivotal launched from VMware, EMC technologies

Making good on a promise made in December, VMware and parent company EMC have launched a new company, called Pivotal, to offer an enterprise-ready data analysis platform as a service (PaaS) based on software from both companies.

Largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, 'throttles' trading to tame price swings

The largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, is in a continuing battle with miscreants trying to manipulate the price of the virtual currency.

Researchers find malware targeting online stock trading software

Security researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations company Groub-IB have recently identified a new piece of malware designed to steal login credentials from specialized software used to trade stocks and other securities online.

Payleven launches person-to-person card payments in Europe

Germany-based card payments startup Payleven is going to make its chip-and-PIN service available to individuals, the company said on Wednesday.

Of Bitcoins and e-bullion: The sad history of virtual currency

Bitcoins may be all the rage, but they're not the first digital currency to attempt to replace paper money.