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Why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

U.K. businesses hoping for more relaxed data protection rules in the wake of the referendum vote will have to wait -- perhaps for a very long while.

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How to use Google Save as an online image storehouse

Google Save is an easy way to keep track of images you want to access later.

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

Oracle's namesake database may have been born on-premises, but the next big update to the software will start off in the cloud, with the on-premises version delayed until later.

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AWS, Microsoft cloud win US government security approval

Three vendors, including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, have won a key U.S. government authorization that will allow federal agencies to put highly sensitive data on the cloud-computing services.

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Zapier's automation tools integrate with Excel to make spreadsheets less tedious

The company uses IFTTT-like recipes to help automate everyday tasks like filling out Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, with the goal of saving time (and employee sanity) within businesses.

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Cloud or on-prem? This big-data service now swings both ways

There are countless "as-a-Service" offerings on the market today, and typically they live in the cloud. Back in 2014, startup BlueData blazed a different trail by launching its EPIC Enterprise big-data-as-a-service offering on-premises instead.

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Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the board

Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

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Think tanks mull Geneva Convention for cybercrime

A Geneva Convention on cyberwar: That's how a panel of experts proposes to deal with the growing threat to critical infrastructure posed by the possibility of cyberattack.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV streaming expands to Roku, with Android on deck

You can now get PlayStation Vue broadcast TV streaming on your Roku, and next week you can watch on your Nexus or Galaxy phone as well.

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Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.

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3 tricks for making your Google Slides presentation more eye-catching

Google Slides features easy-to-use tools for enhancing text and images.

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Buy-in from top execs is key to cloud transitions, AWS executive says

As the head of Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy has seen a lot of big organizations start using the public cloud. The biggest indicator of success for a cloud transition is simple, he says: Has the business' senior staff bought into it?

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Salesforce steps up its push to make everyone an app developer

Salesforce has already rolled out several tools that aim to let business users create their own mobile apps, and on Tuesday it unified them into a suite and added some new services on the back end.

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This IS your grandma’s Internet: Samsung plans to invest in IoT

In the future, everything will be connected -- even your grandparents. That's what Samsung Electronics is counting on as it draws up a four-year plan to invest US$1.2 billion in US IoT startups and research.

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Say hello to Fedora 24, a Linux OS for a containerized world

Fedora 24 is the first 2016 release from the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project, and it made its debut on Tuesday. Included in the software are several key new features for enterprises. Here's a look at some of the highlights.