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The Couchbase database goes mobile

Couchbase has released a version of its NoSQL database that runs on mobile devices, allowing for offline access of data

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Thai government picks Office 365 for 8 million students

The deployment will be the largest to date for Office 365 in the education field

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison set to launch in-memory database option

The feature will give customers 'ungodly' speed improvements, according to Ellison

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SAP buying SeeWhy for targeted marketing technology

The deal will give SAP real-time targeting capabilities

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IBM buys Cognea, will add its virtual assistant technology to Watson

The deal is part of IBM's plans to commercialize Watson

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70-plus XMPP messaging services now securing chats with TLS encryption

The XMPP Standards Foundation on Monday marked the first day that a large number of XMPP services will require encrypted connections by default.

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Cisco puts video conferencing spotlight on individuals with new desktop, cloud products

New video conferencing wares include touch-screen desktop devices, as well as a "virtual meeting room" SaaS service

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Facebook may launch a Snapchat rival dubbed 'Slingshot' soon

The new app could be launched this month.

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NetSuite slapped with fraud lawsuit over 'aggressive' salesman's claims

SkinMedix wants its money back for the allegedly 'unusable' e-commerce site NetSuite built

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Microsoft yanks Azure auto-hosted SharePoint apps service

The company plans to relaunch the program later this year

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Baidu hires 'Google Brain' founder to run its AI labs

Andrew Ng has been hired by the Chinese Internet giant

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New PostgreSQL guns for NoSQL market

The PostgreSQL database now natively supports the JSON format, making it an alternative to MongoDB

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Platfora update puts Hadoop's power in business users' hands

New features improve data access, visualizations and updated support for Hadoop distributions