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Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

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Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

The opt-in deal lets Release channel users tell developers whether a new feature is worthy

Microsoft Project Spartan annotations

Soon everyone will be annotating the Web

As Web pages become apps, they will also become collaborative spaces where anyone can annotate -- and the rules of engagement will take a while to work themselves out

HP's ZDI discloses 4 new vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

ZDI went public after extending the disclosure deadline twice with no fix forthcoming from Microsoft

Microsoft presses 'Send': a new mobile app for quick office communications

Synced with Outlook, the messaging tool requires no subject line, salutation, or signature

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The more customers Microsoft adds to Office 365, the less it makes from each subscriber

Three million more consumers take to 'rent-not-buy' Office, but per-subscriber revenue falls under $50 for the first time

Apple, IBM release 10 new enterprise apps incorporating analytics and iBeacons

The apps use technology like predictive analytics and are for business travelers and mortgage officers, among other professionals

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Office 365 joins the IFTTT party

Microsoft seems to be more comfortable in helping its users work with alternative products, which is a smart move

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A world without Flash: The countdown begins

Adobe's much-maligned rich Internet technology could effectively be dead within five years, according to analysts

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Meet the new Notes, iOS 9's feature-packed Evernote rival

Notes is no longer the most basic native app in iOS.

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On the road to Windows 10: Edge now accepts Google as default search provider

According to Microsoft, Google made the changes needed to move to OpenSearch 1.1 support for Edge

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Google's 'open' Eddystone takes on Apple's iBeacons

The new BLE beacon format for increasing location awareness is aimed at Android and iOS

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Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support

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6 innovations from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

New offerings around business intelligence, collaboration, data visualization, email, and private clouds should be on your radar

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Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes make a big difference

The browser in the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan has new features that you'll use right away

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Mozilla blocks all Flash in Firefox after third zero-day

Neither the second nor third vulnerability has been patched by Adobe, although the company promises to do so this week

Oracle extends cloud suite to cover entire order-fulfillment process

Two new additions flesh out the company's 'quote to cash' capabilities in the cloud

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Microsoft business tools get the Cortana treatment

With Cortana Analytics and GigJam, Microsoft presents Cortana as a way to power business applications with everyday languages, not only programming languages

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Hands on: Slack gets a real-world teamwork test

Newly arrived, Slack is already changing the way our workgroup collaborates, but the provisions for integration with other apps need help

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