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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.

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Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted -- the question is, which half? That's the age-old question in adland. Now Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects offline consumer spending data in a bid to help online advertisers pick the right targets.

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IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Cognitive computing could improve the ability to spot melanoma early on

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Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

SpaceCurve's new database platform offers large scale real-time geographic data analysis

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Dropbox rolls out desktop Microsoft Office collaboration tool in early access

Dropbox introduced its Project Harmony solution for collaboration in the desktop Microsoft Office suite in early access.

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FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

The latest FoundationDB database is capable of writing over 14 million records per second

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Kakao Talk adds encrypted 'secret chat' feature amid privacy worries

Secret Chat offers end-to-end encryption on messages

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Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

2015 could be the year for Apache Spark