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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

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is more powerful and more flexible and usually the right choice, but Memcached still has its place


Salesforce launches 'reimagined' customer-service, sales software

Service Clould1 shows Salesforce grappling with users' desire for mobile-first apps and multi-channel support

4 no-bull things Google for Work needs to do to win the enterprise

Here are four steps Google must take if Google for Work is going to edge out Microsoft Office and Exchange in the workplace

10 websites that make your life easier

There are thousands of apps and Web services out there. New ones are hitting the Internet as you read this. Here are 10 that can actually improve your life

Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption

Apache or Nginx? Go with both

Choosing a Web server is not a zero-sum game, and many workloads favor a combination of the two leading names

Outlook Web App goes native on Android

Preview requires KitKat and an off-premises Exchange mailbox

Nginx passes Apache as Web server of choice among top sites

Biggest slice of the top 1,000 websites now uses Nginx over Apache's or Microsoft's Web servers, says W3Techs survey -- but Apache is still tops overall

Open source Hoodie is tailored for quick app dev

The platform for building Web and iOS apps can accommodate users with few development skills

Emergency update for Apache Struts fixes incomplete patch for critical flaw

The previous patch did not block an attack vector that could lead to remote code execution in certain environments

Front-end ops gaining prominence in Web development

Desire for faster websites -- and faster development -- is driving efforts to improve coding and application testing

Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to combat snooping

The Lavaboom service has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period

Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps

Carousel is designed for organizing photos and Project Harmony seeks to improve co-editing of Office files; Dropbox for Business also becomes available

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite

OX Spreadsheet offers online collaboration and allows editing of Excel documents

Glitch trips up Google Drive, Docs for hours

Google hasn't said what caused the problem that lasted more than 5 hours, nor how widespread it was

Yahoo acknowledges Yahoo Mail hack

Yahoo acknowledges that hackers attacked a third-party database and collected an undlsclosed number of passwords and usernames

Apps are Apple's Achilles' heel

Apple's failure to properly target its apps is a major liability in the new platform war

Google to let users download portable file with all their Gmail messages

Capability is aimed at people who want to create Gmail and Calendar backups or move their data to other email and calendar services

The HealthCare.gov rabbit hole: Where's the data going?

HealthCare.gov's front-end problems for users has led to back-end issues with insurers as well

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