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Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

At O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World, the Salesforce.com expert on AI assessed the state of machine smarts

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Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

The O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York points to new ways of analyzing data

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The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

The Weather Channel has found that MongoDB is speedy and hastens the process of developing new apps

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Oracle database certifications aren't 'permanent' anymore

But the policy change only immediately reflects certifications for long-in-the-tooth versions of the database

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Google adds online chat to Apps support options

The new support service is for Google Apps admins and will be available in English at first, Google said.

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SAP gives on-premises software customers assurances, even as it pushes the cloud

Business Suite customers will have full control over when they move to the cloud, SAP says

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Big data digest: Set your happiness gadget to bliss

It all started in Chile, says a New Yorker writer. We look at more big data news in this week's web roundup

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Quip mashes up documents and spreadsheets

The startup opted to combine spreadsheet software with its word processing app

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Enterprise mobile messaging market gets more crowded with launch of Avaamo

The startup, founded by former Tibco executives, hopes to stand out with its security features and IT controls

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Microsoft tightens integration between Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business

OWA will now offer users the option to attach links to OneDrive for Business files in email messages.

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Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

Companies in the market for a CRM system may be tempted by a new Microsoft product package

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Microsoft follows Google to education sector with Office 365 app for teachers

The Microsoft app is built for SharePoint Online and OneNote and is meant to help teachers with common classroom tasks