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The easiest fix for missing green check marks in OneDrive

The green check marks let you know which files are synced. But Windows has a limited number of icon overlays for installed programs. Here's how to make sure they appear in OneDrive.

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Salesforce to acquire data center optimization startup Coolan

Salesforce.com has signed a definite agreement to acquire Coolan, the developer of a platform for data center hardware analysis and optimization.

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Like AT&T, Verizon is going virtual for enterprises

On Thursday, Verizon announced enterprise services defined and activated through software, a move intended to help both the carrier and its customers save money and respond more quickly to changing needs.

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The 5 best budgeting apps for tracking and planning your financial life

Whether you want to save more, pay down debt, or become a better investor, there's a financial management app that can keep you on course.

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Google launches new cloud service for understanding human language

Google's intelligent cloud developer tools are expanding with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API on Wednesday. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language.

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Skype sets a course for the cloud, abandoning older operating systems on the way

Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud revenue doubles, but phone sales plummet

Microsoft's cloud push continues to pay off for the company, which reported on Tuesday that its Azure cloud revenue for the second calendar quarter of 2016 had more than doubled compared to the same period in 2015.

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Deezer's music streaming service comes to the U.S., but without a free option

Deezer's small-scale entry into the U.S. market is over. The service is now available to all—though it lacks a free tier.

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IBM grows in cloud and data analytics but overall revenue slides

IBM’s revenue continued to decline in the second quarter but growth in some of its strategic initiatives like cloud computing and data analytics suggest that the company may be on track in its transition plans.

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5 essential Google Drive extensions for Chrome

Save emails, capture web pages, and create documents without leaving your browser tab.

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AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google

Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.

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Salesforce1 update will leave many mobile devices out in the cold

An upcoming update to the Salesforce1 mobile app will dramatically reduce the number of supported devices and effectively leave users of all but the latest and most popular devices out in the cold.

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Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles out on bail in Japan

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the collapsed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, was released on bail on Thursday, just under a year since he was arrested by Japanese police.

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Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. government access to emails held overseas

A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland.

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IBM beta-tests secure cloud blockchain service

IBM is cranking up the security on its cloud-based blockchain service.