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Microsoft wants to make PowerPoint more Web-friendly, buys LiveLoop

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

Google for Work and Office 365 offer many similar services, making choosing between them a significant challenge

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More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months

The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline that Microsoft unexpectedly announced last August

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Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

Facebook sees Business on Messenger replacing the telephone as people's go-to for communicating with enterprises

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Internet Explorer 11 won't use Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser engine in Windows 10

IE is the past and Project Spartan is the future: Microsoft says IE11 will not use Project Spartan's Edge rendering engine

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LibreOffice's next big version is in the cloud

A key LibreOffice developer is preparing to turn the productivity site into a competitor for Google Apps and Microsoft Office Online

Zero day, Web browser vulnerabilities spike in 2014

The good news: More than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

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Microsoft: Office will be free for devices under 10 inches

Microsoft's definition of 'professional' doesn't include anything under 10 inches, so the Surface Pro mini is probably dead

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Marketers can't keep up on updating their mobile apps

Forrester report finds that app enhancements are a challenge for developers due to complicating factors like OS upgrades and special features

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Microsoft pursues Android users, preloading Office on Samsung, Dell tablets

The company's eager to extend its services beyond Windows, but some users may see this freebie as bloatware

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Microsoft offers enterprises slower Office 2016 update tempo

Office 365 subscribers will be able to slow down feature updates to 3 times yearly

Uber sued for false advertising by California taxi companies

The taxi companies claim some of their potential customers choose Uber because of its allegedly false claims

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

FireEye's findings highlight how even serious software flaws can take a long time to get fixed

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

The FeedHenry acquisition last year now gives Red Hat an integrated mobile platform

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Adobe reinvents Acrobat for mobile and cloud

Adobe is repackaging many of its existing e-signing and form-routing tools into a pay-as-you-go service akin to its Creative Cloud

Microsoft launches Office 2016 developer preview, with focus on business

Microsoft emphasizes enterprise features in its first public look at Office 2016, available now to Office 365 Business subscribers

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Google courts Firefox users with new dump-Yahoo appeal

Google ups the ante in the browser wars by embedding a switch plea in Mozilla browser's search results

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Microsoft's Bing will predict the entire NCAA tournament bracket for you

Microsoft's search engine will be adding its own predictions to March Madness sometime this weekend

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12 early Apple Watch apps for business

These 12 business apps for productivity, travel, ERP, CRM and more, should be available shortly after the Apple Watch, and all are valuable tools for professionals

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