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Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

Google risks upsetting Apps admins with this change to the workplace email and collaboration suite

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Mozilla Rust language approaches 1.0 milestone

Mozilla project expands beyond browser engines to support concurrency and quick systems programming

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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

Free app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers at UC Berkeley, University of Helsinki sniff out troublesome iPhone, Android apps via Carat

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

The new tools link Jive with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

In an unusual, controversial move, the Document Foundation is taking bids for paid development of LibreOffice for Android

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

WatchKit tools pave the way for Apple Watch app developers

Key developer says Apple Watch will be important in Apple ecosystem, but Watch-only apps won't likely be big hits

Microsoft's new Update Tuesday looks a whole lot like the old Black Tuesday

This month's truly gargantuan update includes a couple worthwhile new Windows features -- hardly the rapid delivery of new features that Microsoft touted

Why Microsoft pulling KB 2889866 OneDrive for Business patch is good news

Botched KB 2889866 was yanked one day after it was issued, restoring a modicum of trust in Microsoft's patching process

How Google tiff with certificate authorities can impact you

Certificate authorities want Google to give websites more time to make security changes before issuing warnings through the Chrome browser

SAP, Ericsson team up for management of mobile devices and apps

Ericsson will help mobile operators offer cloud-based services to enterprise users and customers

Internet Explorer steals the Patch Tuesday spotlight again

There are four new security bulletins from Microsoft this month, including one critical update that addresses a zero-day flaw

5 things the Apple Watch can and can't do

There's fitness tracking and shopping tools, but no built-in GPS or Wi-Fi

Meet Cobol's hard-core fans

These folks won't migrate, but the reason probably isn't what you're thinking

Comcast's open Wi-Fi hotspots inject ads into your browser

By injecting JavaScript ads into your browser, Comcast could be creating unintended security vulnerabilities

Dell's 'virtual smartphone': Too much, too late

Dell shows off clever ideas for enterprise mobile device management, but system may be too top-heavy and Dell-centric

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