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Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP

Salesforce.com will focus on six industries, including automotive, health sciences and manufacturing

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Supreme Court could limit software patents in Alice case

Justices appear to look for a way to provide some guidance on what computerized business methods are patentable

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Enterprise software, devices to drive IT spending growth this year, Gartner says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst

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Skeptical Supreme Court justices question some software patents

Some justices express skepticism about patents involving a trading platform tied to a computer. At stake: possibly the future of software patents.

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Oracle overtakes IBM as second-largest software vendor, Gartner says

Global spending on software grew 4.8 percent overall last year

Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

Beyond selling more x86 chips, the Intel investment could be pushing Cloudera away from software development for ARM.

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Many SAP customers struggling to figure out its mobility strategy, user survey finds

SAP pledges to provide more clarity on its mobile offerings

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Microsoft's Nadella names Xbox, cloud leadership team

Phil Spencer to lead Microsoft's Xbox team, while Stephen Elop will be in charge of devices.

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Healthcare.gov experiences maintenance outage on deadline day

Technicians took the site down in order to fix a software bug, but it's a last-minute embarrassment.

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World Tech Update: Microsoft puts Office on the iPad and Facebook's $2 billion VR bet

Video roundup of the week's biggest tech stories

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Intel makes 'significant' investment in Hadoop company Cloudera

Intel will market Cloudera's Hadoop distribution over its own

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Bitwig Studio on Linux: Can one top-tier app change the game?

The release of a highly anticipated music application on Ubuntu Linux could be a watershed event for the free OS.

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SAP buys Fieldglass for temp worker management

The Fieldglass platform will be combined with SAP's Ariba and SuccessFactors software