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Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

TOA's field services software will be aligned with Oracle's customer service and support cloud apps

IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems

The myth of slower iPhones and the truth of our upgrade addiction

Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft don't build shoddy products to force upgrades -- they simply play on your deepest fears and desires

Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

Former employee's claim that a new in-memory processing option is turned on by default -- triggering additional license fees -- sparks debate in dueling blog posts

Microsoft gets smart to the 'dual user' -- and to reality

CEO Satya Nadella gets how the world has changed and how Microsoft needs to fit in the new tech landscape

Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options

An Oracle spokeswoman won't say whether the significant cut is related to shareholders' gripes about executive pay

Amazon is right to grow AWS at the expense of profits

Claims that Amazon is hurting investors by gaining market share instead of profits from the cloud miss the long-term payoff

The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame

A parade of failed open source smartphone OSes should cause the open source community to rethink its mobile strategy

Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

Percentage of former and current workers who approve of CEO dropped by 24 percent, those who disapprove quadrupled, after big layoffs hit

Oracle's new database patch could cost you $23,000 per processor

Latest patch set for Oracle's database automatically enables in-memory processing -- a feature for which Oracle charges extra

The Industry Standard Slideshow

The rise and fall of Sun Microsystems

Sun was a tech juggernaut for nearly three decades. Our memorial slideshow gives this former titan its due more

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Guiding iPhone into the business world

Apart from being a very cool device, the iPhone can serve as a powerful business tool whose ease of use makes it a crowd favorite... more

The Industry Standard Test Center: analysis

Why IT gives business a competitive edge

Smart companies like JetBlue, NetFlix, and BNSF Railway are reaping sustained rewards by weaving IT into the fabric of their... more

The myth of slower iPhones and the truth of our upgrade addiction
TECH'S BOTTOM LINE
The myth of slower iPhones and the truth of our upgrade addiction

Blog by Bill Snyder

Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft don't build shoddy products to force upgrades -- they simply play on your deepest fears and desires
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