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Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections

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Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

Industry-specific products and tie-ins to IBM's cloud development platform are just some of the companies' plans

Microsoft slates Office 16 for second half of 2015

Previous speculation about the next version of Office had focused on the first half of 2015, perhaps as early as April

Office 365 is getting management features for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Microsoft hopes to show it's serious about mobile device and app management

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Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Microsoft uncaps Office 365 storage, adds APIs, increases security, and boosts Azure's capabilities

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Here’s why Rite Aid and CVS turned off Apple Pay

Retailers in the MCX consortium don’t want to pay credit card company fees on each purchase

Microsoft gives Office 365 customers unlimited OneDrive storage

The decision applies to both consumer and business editions of the Office 365 cloud suite

Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

Microsoft announces updates to Office 365, Azure, and Intune at TechEd Europe

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20 great productivity apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use

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Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

AI technology could be a boost to Google search, robotics, Maps, and Google+

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

The new app is built from the ground up to deal with email overload

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

The enterprise social networking company already has 'connectors' for Gmail and Google Drive

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Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS

First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail, and three other sectors

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GopherJS nudges Google Go past Dart in JavaScript Web development

With GopherJS, front-end code can be written in Go language, then compiled to JavaScript

Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.

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11 feature-rich keyboard replacements for Android and iOS

Swipe away your stock smartphone keyboard in favor of one that’s faster, more accurate, and packed with features tailored to your needs

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Microsoft's the winner in its partnership with Salesforce

The rivals continue to build on the connection between Salesforce services and Microsoft Office apps -- but Microsoft benefits most in the long run

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