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SAP reports strong revenue growth from HANA and cloud

SAP reported strong revenue growth in its HANA in-memory database and cloud businesses, but also saw revenue from software decline in the third quarter.

Hands-on with Square Cash, a free, dead simple way to send money via email

Square Cash makes sending money to friends dead simple, but that simplicity could lead to a wave of phishing attacks.

4 important lessons learned from the Silk Road smackdown

The takedown of the Net's most notorious website has all the makings of a Hollywood movie, but it also offers some key lessons about Bitcoins, online security, and more.

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Popular Bitcoin forum goes dark after hack attack

A popular Bitcoin forum, Bitcointalk.org, remained offline Wednesday night as it investigated a cyberattack.

Subscription apps come to Microsoft's Office Store

Microsoft is adding subscription pricing for apps in its Office Store, besides opening eight new store fronts.

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New services tackle small business finance challenges

Whether you’re looking for a loan, streamlined payments, or help with the books, new Web and mobile services are here to help.

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Microsoft sharpens Office 365 tool to slice and dice data

The preview of Power BI, a data-analysis tool, for Office 365 now offers users the ability to mine data using natural language, question-and-answer-type queries.

Oracle pushes into database-as-a-service

Oracle's new 12c database is hyped as faster and more powerful.

Intuit revamps Quickbooks Online for ease of use, mobile devices

Intuit's popular QuickBooks small-business accounting software has a new user interface and mobile application support.

Oracle makes 'big data' push even bigger

Oracle is doubling down on "big data" with a number of new products and enhancements to existing ones, in hopes that customers looking to analyze massive amounts of information for business insights will in turn invest further in Oracle.

SAP buying KXEN for predictive analytics

KXEN's tools are designed to be friendly for business users analysts and will complement SAP's existing predictive analytics offering, the company said in a statement.

Microsoft lures nonprofits with Office 365 freebie

Nonprofit organizations will be able to sign up for Office 365 for free or at a reduced price as part of a new program Microsoft launched on Tuesday.

Workday rolls out Big Data Analytics module

Workday has unveiled a new software module for its cloud-based HCM (human capital management) application that allows customers to analyze data from both Workday and third-party sources.

SAP focuses on stability, data source support with Business Objects update

SAP has unveiled a new version of its Business Objects BI (business intelligence) software suite that features support for more than 140 data sources and the promise of more stable deployments.

Hands-on: Parallels Access runs your Mac apps on your iPad

Parallels is best known for letting you run Windows on your Mac. Now, with Parallels Access, it's entering the more crowded niche letting you run your Mac's apps remotely from your iPad. Here's our first look.

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