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Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

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Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of their experience

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Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

Microsoft Research built Trill to radically speed up queries against real-time data

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New SAP Hana tool aims to put Big Data insights within closer reach

Featuring Hadoop support, the rapid-deployment service targets enterprise users with streaming and unstructured data

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Coinbase to launch first licensed U.S. Bitcoin exchange

The move follows plans for a regulated Bitcoin exchange by the Winklevoss twins.

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Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services

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Kim Dotcom takes on Skype with end-to-end encrypted video calling service

MegaChat opens up for public testing

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IBM eyes more cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

Future deals will focus on 'as a service' companies, IBM's CFO says

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Microsoft e-discovery acquisition includes document analysis patents

The company has bought Equivio, a move likely to boost Office 365's document management capabilities

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Big Data Digest: How many Hadoops do we need?

This week in big data news, brings a new data processing framework, and computers that are more intimate with your feelings

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Google beefs up Translate app with Word Lens integration, better conversation mode

The new Google Translate app is rolling out now with Word Lens features and an improved real-time conversation mode that could rival Skype Translator.

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Computers may soon know you better than your spouse

Researchers found that statistical modeling software could accurately assess someone's basic personality traits using their Facebook likes

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Google chases Microsoft with beefed-up Translate speech tools

After Microsoft's real-time Skype Translator captured the world's attention, Google's working to improve its own Translate tools.