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Skype's magic real-time speech translation is going live for all

Microsoft pushes its Skype real-time voice-translation app out of preview with support for six spoken languages.

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Here's why you might not have been able to connect to Skype this week

Microsoft blames a lengthy Skype outage on a configuration snafu, and apologizes.

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Microsoft's Edge browser will soon support Skype calls without a plugin

Windows 10 users can expect a plugin-free Skype Web app sometime later this year.

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Slack releases 'Add to Slack' button for other apps

The startup has launched a new feature that lets other companies integrate their sites and apps into Slack with a button called "Add to Slack."

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Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70Mbps.

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IBM partners up to make Linux mainframes more mainstream

The company is working with Suse and Canonical to expand its offerings

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Former SAP exec pleads guilty to bribery charge

The ex-VP admits he bribed Panamanian government officials for a multimillion-dollar contract

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Use SAP's mobile platform? Patch now to avoid these 'high risk' vulnerabilities

The flaws could give attackers access to encrypted information

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Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says

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Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy

Its efforts in the retail supply chain could get an especially significant boost

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Oracle's new 'PULA' license promises unlimited database use in perpetuity

'We have seen them in the wild,' one consultant confirms

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Amazon cuts cost of running Oracle's database in its cloud

The announcement is the latest move by Amazon to make its RDS service more attractive

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Microsoft, join $5.3 billion Informatica buyout

A new CEO takes the helm at the newly private data-integration firm

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UK government reportedly working to end its reliance on Oracle

The request is 'bad advice,' says one analyst

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Salesforce taps Instagram's new API with tailored marketing tools

Marketing Cloud users now have easier access to Instagram's 300 million users