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Google's Gmail, Drive, Google+ services go down

A number of Google services went down Friday for about an hour. Google later apologized, and blamed the outage on a software bug.

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Salesforce.com courts Microsoft .NET developers with new tools

New toolkits go further than the existing API access Salesforce.com had provided

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SkySQL aims for high-availability database clusters with MariaDB Enterprise

The product combines MariaDB with Galera Cluster and will compete with Oracle's MySQL Enterprise support subscription

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State of Maryland opts for gradual Google Apps rollout

The state's migration of 54,000 employees to Google Apps started in early 2012 and will be finished in mid-2015

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SAP expects revenue of $30 billion by 2017, driven by cloud

The company saw a dip in software revenue as the cloud business grew in the fourth quarter

BitTorrent’s legit Bundles edge out pirated content in top downloads

BitTorrent has its fair share of pirates, but don’t believe the hype: plenty of artist-approved content also circulates on the file-sharing network.

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Encrypted messaging startup Wickr offers $100K bug bounty

The company hopes to tap the security research community to find potential problems

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Google Drive gets an activity stream

Users will see a list of actions taken by colleagues on their files and folders.

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IBM bets big on Watson-branded cognitive computing

IBM will dedicate a third of its research projects to cognitive computing, IBM execs revealed at the launch of its Watson business unit

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Gmail now lets you email Google+ users, even if you don't know their address

Gmail users will now see their Google Plus connections as suggestions in the recipient field

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Microsoft buys Parature for customer self-service software

More details of Microsoft's plans for Parature will come at March's Convergence conference

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Snapchat, feeling the heat, will let users opt out of compromised feature

New controls will let people stop themselves from being searchable based on their phone numbers

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SaaS predictions for 2014

News of hybrid SaaS, PaaS and happier customers is all on tap