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How to Choose the Best License for Your Open Source Software Project edit

Getting the right license for your open source project can mean the difference between success and failure for your software.

After getting star billing, Oracle's Fusion Applications take a supporting role

Last week's OpenWorld conference made on thing clear: Oracle remains committed to its next-generation Fusion Applications but massive growth in the product line is probably not around the corner.

Through a glass darkly: Microsoft's new financial reporting format

CIOs will have a harder time evaluating how well key Microsoft products are selling now that the company has restructured the way it breaks down its revenue streams, according to analysts.

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Microsoft wins $304,994 in Australian software piracy case

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has awarded Microsoft $304,994.95 in damages after Paul McLane, trading as Software Paul, was caught selling counterfeit Microsoft software.

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The America's Cup: nerves, skill, and computer design

This year's America's Cup will be remembered for Oracle Team USA's jaw-dropping comeback against Emirates New Zealand, but it should also be remembered for the huge role computers have come to play in the competition.

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Strip club sues Oracle over unpaid $33,540 tab

A San Francisco strip club sues Oracle, alleging an employee of the software giant didn't pay a $33,540 bill run up over two days last year.

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Oracle OpenWorld attendees fume over Ellison keynote

Many Oracle OpenWorld attendees felt short-changed Tuesday when Larry Ellison skipped his final keynote to watch the America's Cup sailing race.

Intuit revamps Quickbooks Online for ease of use, mobile devices

Intuit's popular QuickBooks small-business accounting software has a new user interface and mobile application support.

Oracle makes 'big data' push even bigger

Oracle is doubling down on "big data" with a number of new products and enhancements to existing ones, in hopes that customers looking to analyze massive amounts of information for business insights will in turn invest further in Oracle.

We're downloading but not paying for apps, Gartner says

Gartner projects downloads of mobile apps will exceed 102 billion this year, but most of them are free, not paid.

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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

Four needling questions for Microsoft as it hosts Wall Street analysts

Here are four uncomfortable issues CEO Steve Ballmer and his lieutenants should address when they face Wall Street analysts Thursday in Bellevue, Washington.

App downloads to hit 102 billion in 2013, spurred by an avalanche of freebies

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but there's a veritable avalanche of free apps.

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Oracle to put on its innovation game face at OpenWorld

Oracle's annual OpenWorld conference is less than a week away, and as usual the vendor is expected to make a slew of new product and strategy announcements.

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Picture passwords promising, security researcher says

The security of Windows 8 picture passwords might not be as weak as some recent headlines indicate, and there are ways to maximize how hard they are to crack, researchers say.