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Cloud message resonating with Microsoft partners

World Partner Conference attendees were more receptive to Microsoft's pleas to change their business models for cloud computing

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Layoffs raise questions about Nadella's commitment to Nokia deal

Maybe the new CEO doesn't fully share his predecessor's vision of Microsoft as a maker of smartphones.

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SAP CEO McDermott talks Oracle, Hana and life in Germany

Oracle is 'three years behind' Hana with its in-memory database option, McDermott says

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NetSuite buys Venda to boost e-commerce, European presence

Venda's technology will be aligned with NetSuite's SuiteCommerce platform

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Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

The action will be much bigger than the 5,800 job cuts announced in 2009, The New York Times said

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Chef cooks ups infrastructure testing tools

A new Chef package can test a complex system in much the same way software is tested

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Oracle ties its social intelligence apps to LinkedIn

Oracle also announced a series of enhancements to its marketing cloud software family

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Google adds Bitcoin exchange rates to instant search answers

Want to know how much your stash of Bitcoin is worth? Google it!

Mozilla's JPEG compression slims down file sizes

Mozjpeg seeks to make image file sizes even smaller without a loss of quality

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SAP withdraws appeal in German software resale dispute

SAP changed its terms and conditions, making an appeal unnecessary, the company said

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Bank of America illegally copied $300 million in software, alleges Tibco lawsuit

A Bank of America spokesman denied wrongdoing with regard to Tibco's software

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Bring back the classic Gmail experience with Old Compose

This superb extension ditches the contentious floating windows of today's Gmail and brings back the Gmail experience you've used for years.

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Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL is set to ship within the next couple of months