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Google offers $100,000 cloud credit for startups

Qualified startups will also get tech support via Google Cloud Platform for Startups

Yahoo says it faced $250,000 daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

Yahoo's disclosure about government threats comes amid newly unsealed court documents


Swagger aims to become the de facto standard for APIs

The technology defines an interface to REST APIs for easier discovery and access

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

The service costs $5 per month after a free 30-day trial

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Queries can now be made in multiple languages without switching settings

Infor goes up against Salesforce.com with SalesLogix acquisition

Infor will tie SalesLogix CRM with its ERP apps as well, says CEO Charles Phillips

Microsoft continues global CRM expansion in battle against Salesforce.com

The company is targeting growth markets, according to one analyst

Microsoft sues Samsung, says it stopped paying for patents

Samsung is requires it to pay licensing fees to Microsoft for the Android phones it sells

Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case

The company is compelled to comply with a U.S. warrant for emails held on a server in Ireland, a judge rules

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

The CloudEthernet Forum will use live traffic to help carriers and vendors develop and refine standards for better cloud services

Nginx's Web server update beefs up security and load balancing

Latest commercial version of fast-rising Nginx Web server adds professional features only available to paying customers

Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

Data-as-a-service offering does the heavy lifting when it comes to delivering consumer data, Oracle says

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

The Appcelerator mobile development platform has been updated for better metric collection and building of APIs

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

Amazon cloud users can now get a piece of Nginx Plus

Amazon Web Services offers Nginx Web server and media streaming for flat subscription price for all machine types

BitOcean is latest contender for Mt. Gox assets

The startup plans a new Japanese Bitcoin exchange focused on security

U.S. lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms

Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

The CRM Online government cloud will be tied to ones for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365

Mt. Gox CEO selling Bitcoins.com, will give some proceeds to burned investors

The domain will go on sale July 24 with an opening bid of $185,000

Want credit for June's Exchange blackout? File a claim

Affected Office 365 and Exchange Online customers may be eligible for a 25 percent service credit

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