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Dropbox reverse engineering an omen for software industry

Concerns rising over closed-source software and the cloud.

Dell promises more Windows 8 business tablets

Windows 8 may be seeing sluggish demand, but Dell believes its the best OS for business tablets and plans to roll out more products built with the operating system later this year, a senior executive said Tuesday.

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Samsung claims Ericsson is demanding billions more for its patent licenses

Samsung Electronics claims that Ericsson demanded billions more for patent licenses after their license agreement expired in 2007.

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Australian startup's software tracks how companies execute strategy

In new jobs after graduating from university, Eric Perriard and Tom Wright found their employers could articulate grandiose strategies for their businesses. But there was little connection to how the average employee could help out.

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Facebook kills physical gifts, opening a door for merchants

Can businesses pick up where Facebook left off?

US Postal Service explores entering the cloud business

The U.S. Postal Service is exploring a new future running a cloud-based authentication service for the government, under a three-year $15.12 million contract for some foundation technology to build a cloud-based authentication exchange.

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Bitcoin is legal, let it evolve into its role, researchers urge

The much buzzed-about digital currency has aroused concern for its use in illicit activity, but George Mason University researchers urge a cautious regulatory approach.

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China's Baidu buys majority stake in group buying site Nuomi

Chinese search giant Baidu plans to spend US$160 million to buy a majority stake in a leading group buying site in the country, part of a string of recent deals the company had made to bolster its Internet business.

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Grim future ahead for fans of “worthless” BlackBerry

The question is not whether BlackBerry will survive, it's whether you'll be using Android or iOS when it dies.

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Redmond abandons Microsoft Tag. Where does QR Code go from here?

Though Tag technology will continue under the stewardship of Scanbuy, the future or QR Code remains uncertain.

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GoDaddy to acquire Locu to boost offerings to small businesses

GoDaddy has agreed to acquire Locu, a startup in San Francisco that helps local merchants get discovered online by their customers.

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Adobe Connect upgraded to offer conference recording and mobile streaming

Will Adobe Connect 9.1 make the videoconference tool competitive with Webex?

Android becomes Windows' equal as a target for hackers

Windows, with its greater levels of adoption, has long been the preferred target of hackers; for the mobile world, that dubious title clearly now goes to Android, security researchers say.

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