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More retailers, and ballparks, take a swing at location-based data

MLB and fashion retailer Alex and Ani use location-sensing beacons to ping customers' phones.

Rakuten buys Viber messaging app for $900 million

Viber is Rakuten's latest acquisition following Kobo, Wuaki.tv and Viki.

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Staff at recruitment tool firm Distill join Yahoo

The Distill interview platform will not be available to customers after March 30

Is Microsoft rethinking its decision to build Office for iPad?

Comments from the company's marketing chief suggest Microsoft may be having second thoughts

Apple's iTunes is almost as big as Microsoft's Windows business

Apple's revenue from music, apps and services equal 91% of what Microsoft made from the group that sells Windows to computer makers.

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SAP user group says members will pull back on IT spending growth this year

Despite SAP's hype, HANA is not yet a major priority for German-speaking SAP User Group members

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Bitcoin exchanges hit by DDoS attacks

Bitstamp falls victim to online attacks that affect transaction receipts.

Marissa Mayer at CES 2014

Marissa Mayer 'very excited' about contextual search

Yahoo's chief executive explains her vision of search based on context.

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Box to enlist CIOs as it targets vertical industries

The first one to come on board is Manjit Singh, former CIO at Chiquita Brands and the Las Vegas Sands Corp.

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Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

Joining an open-source community isn't required to land a development job, but it could help

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Oracle software on Microsoft Azure gets a general availability date

Pricing for use of Oracle's database and other products will also kick in upon March 12's GA launch

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China's Alibaba offering to buy mapping service for $1.1 billion

Alibaba wants to buy the remaining stake in AutoNavi

Google subsidiary wins NASA lease to overhaul Moffett Field

Google will manage the federal airfield and restore a former airship hangar

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Amazon Web Service Marketplace now offers R on demand

AWS offers a hosted version of Revolution Analytics R distribution for $1.25 an hour

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Oracle's 12c database to receive SAP certification faster than usual

The move flies in the face of the vendors' competitive rhetoric but speaks to the reality of customer needs