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Advances in data storage may create million-year materials

Scientists create a data storage material with a lifespan that could outlast humankind.

Five Microsoft services to make any business smarter (including yours)

No IT department? No problem. Device management, basic server infrastructure, SEO analytics, and more are available for affordable subscription prices.

Jive sharpens social-collaboration suite's expertise directory, task management

Jive revamped the employee directory of its enterprise social-networking suite to make it easier for users to find colleagues whose expertise they can tap.

MicroStrategy revamps software for bigger data sets, faster visuals

Keeping up with the ever-changing nature of business intelligence, MicroStrategy has revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization.

SAP bets on HTML5, open source for its mobile-app platform

Developers can use their desired tools alongside those from SAP’s platform. SAP is also planning to offer a cloud version of the mobile platform, according to the announcement.

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Oracle's Hurd not planning to take Microsoft CEO job

Oracle president Mark Hurd tells CNBC he is not planning to replace Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.

Linksys to resume building network hardware for small- to medium-size businesses

Cisco reduced the Linksys brand to a home-network player, but Belkin plans to resurrect the brand's status in the SMB market.

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Tips for tougher passwords

It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and security firm Rapid7 has released an awareness note focused on passwords, something that can either make or break a person's overall level of security.

European Commission opens comment period on Samsung's proposed patent remedies

Interested parties, including Apple, may comment on a proposal from Samsung to refrain from seeking injunctions for five years against any company that agrees to a licensing framework regarding mobile standard essential patents in Europe.

How to prepare your business for Windows 8.1

Whether you're embracing Windows 8 or reluctantly retiring XP, this guide will get you ready for Microsoft's latest operating system.

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Glip: IM-centric cloud collaboration

A new online collaboration service combines group chat, content sharing, and calendaring

Facebook to buy mobile data compression startup Onavo

Facebook has agreed to acquire mobile data compression startup Onavo and plans to use its technology in an effort to make Internet access more affordable, Facebook said on Monday.

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Mobile tech forecast to fuel new Digital Industrial Economy

Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.