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Bing gets a performance boost from reconfigurable chips

In a project called Catapult, Microsoft is using field-programmable chips to speed up certain tasks

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Box buys cloud storage startup for streaming technology

Box will incorporate Streem into its cloud and file-sharing service.

Pinterest ramps up location search

The new tool is faster and better at predicting users' intentions, the company said.

FCC looking into complaints that broadband ISPs are dragging their heels

The agency is asking for information about complaints that large broadband providers are deliberately not upgrading peering arrangement to favor their own video services versus streams from, say, Netflix.

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New Apps security feature causes Google user confusion

Prompts to enter their mobile number for account verification caused an increase in support requests from puzzled users.

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Priceline will eat up OpenTable for a $2.6 billion tab

The companies share the same customers, Priceline CEO says

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HP CIO Ramon Baez sees your future in the cloud

In this Q&A, Baez explains how CIOs can make the most from the cloud and big data

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Large SAP customers are eager to enter the cloud, survey finds

But security and integration concerns over cloud services linger, according to the study

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PayPal launches 'PassPort' site to help merchants seize a growing overseas market

The site includes country-specific information, including shopping customs

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OnLive taps cloud gaming tech for business use, again

From cloud gaming to cloud graphics: OnLive's next step is to turn its cloud gaming environment into a productivity tool for graphics-intensive applications.

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UCWeb to accelerate international expansion after Alibaba merger

Alibaba announced it had acquired UCWeb, a mobile browser company in China, on Wednesday

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Former SAP tech chief Sikka to head Indian outsourcer Infosys

Sikka takes over at a time when Infosys has seen the exodus of key executives

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Small businesses get umbrella tool for managing their Google presence

Google My Business also comes with an Android app, and soon one for iOS devices, for mobile management