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Anaconda's Python-based analytics hit the enterprise with new subscription plans

Continuum Analytics' free Anaconda software has long been known for its Python-powered analytics capabilities, but on Monday the company unveiled a new offering designed specifically for enterprises.

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Microsoft's Office 2016 intro guides are here, a week late and short on useful details

Microsoft's series of guides to the core Office 2016 apps are surprisingly brief on some key topics, which is surprising given how much the company needs new users to take up this software.

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Microsoft's Dynamics CRM will get extended to the Web after new acquisition

Microsoft announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire the product assets from Adxstudio, a longtime partner of its Dynamics business.

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Will Russian hackers be first to play with a Google Cardboard lookalike from Microsoft?

At its Techdays event in Moscow next month, Microsoft is inviting developers to join a hackathon to create games and business apps for its VR Kit -- but it's not clear whether it's software or cardwear.

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Report: Google Play Music to launch family plan providing six users for $15 per month

The new fee structure is set to go live Sept. 29, which will then let you share the service across devices for six family members.

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Offline voice commands start showing up for some in the Google app

Even if you're in airplane mode or out of network range, you may be able to issue commands to open Gmail, play music, turn on Wi-Fi, and crank up the volume.

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Oracle services help you mix cloud and on-premises software

For all the talk about cloud computing, it's a rare enterprise that doesn't still use at least some on-premises software. With that reality in mind, Oracle on Monday rolled out two new services designed to help companies integrate the diverse pieces of those mixed environments.


LG’s Gram laptop is larger yet lighter than a MacBook Air

LG's first U.S. laptop weighs in at 2.19 pounds with either a 13- or 14-inch display.

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Europe agrees to agree with everyone except US what 5G mobile technology should be

The EU now has deals with China, Japan and South Korea to agree on a definition of 5G by the end of the year. Will the U.S. join them?

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After pushing malware, ad networks also used for DDoS

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices.


Netflix Switch lets makers start binging with a button press

This Netflix button lets you dim the lights, order a pizza, and start watching something with one press.

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Microsoft's creating a Google Cardboard rival dubbed VR Kit

Microsoft's VR Kit will turn Windows phones into virtual reality headsets on the cheap.

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Silent Circle's privacy-centric Blackphone 2 launches with full Play Store support

The Blackphone 2 is designed to meet the management and security needs of enterprises, while not alienating workers who will end up using it for their personal affairs as well.

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Microsoft expands Azure Data Lake with new big data tools

Microsoft had its sights set squarely on big data when it introduced its Azure Data Lake earlier this year, and on Monday it broadened that effort with new tools designed to make big data processing and analytics simpler and more accessible.