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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.

Oracle rolls out new in-memory applications, scaled-down Big Data Appliance

Oracle is planning to release a series of applications that take advantage of in-memory computing, a move that will up the competitive ante between itself and SAP.

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blitzed by strong denial of service attack

The largest bitcoin exchange said Thursday it is fighting an intense distributed denial-of-service attack it believes is intended at manipulating the price of virtual currency, which has seen volatile price swings in the past few days.

Tax time! We name the best PC-based solutions for filing your returns

Web-based filing may tempt you, but more complex financial situations require full-fledged software.

Bitcoin surges past $100, gains Expensify support

By making Bitcoin an official reimbursement option, Expensify joins the list of businesses incorporating the virtual currency.