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Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud

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IRS cut its cyber security staff by 11% over four years

But an increase in the IRS' cyber security budget may be signaling a shift to outsourced IT security services

The cost of a data breach jumped 23 percent in two years

The average cost of a data breach has increased to $3.79 million -- not including the lost business that can result

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Apple recovers top 'brand value' spot from Google with $247B assessment

Microsoft climbs to No. 3 on 'aura of optimism,' says research firm in annual ranking

Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs

Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Smart Cast concept smartphone displays its content on a table or wall and reads the gestures of users so they can interact with projected images

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AngularJS 1.4 is built for speed, animations

The JavaScript framework's upgrade also fixes bugs and makes JQuery accommodations

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jsblocks: Client-side JavaScript 'for any kind of application'

The framework's founder claims more speed, more flexibility, and more features than alternative Model View frameworks

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Microsoft entices cloud-wary with SQL Server, StorSimple upgrades to Azure

Updates to Microsoft's SQL Server and StorSimple appliance software draw customers toward using Azure as a bridge to the cloud

EU plans mandatory cross-border rules to fight corporate tax evasion

To combat tax avoidance schemes by companies like Amazon and Apple, taxes would be paid to countries in which profits are generated

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IT workers win key ruling against visa-using firm

Infosys had asked for the dismissal of a discrimination case brought by four IT workers, but the judge rejected outright dismissal

Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

U.S. and Chinese researchers are developing high-performance chips that can biodegrade

U.S. sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The dispute between Google and Oracle revolves around whether Java APIs can be copyrighted

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Look who's helping build Docker -- besides Docker itself

The top contributors to the Docker project include many familiar names -- and a few surprises

Here's how Android apps can track you without asking permission

Android phones can be tracked via Wi-Fi -- even if the Wi-Fi is turned off and apps are denied permission to track your location

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What Jony Ive's new job means for Apple design

The company's first ever Chief Design Officer will play a bigger role than ever

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Fedora 22 provides three ways to don Red Hat

Red Hat's latest Linux distribution tests new server and cloud features, but Fedora's long-standing desktop legacy may get in the way

EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2 billion deal

Virtustream provides software for running complex SAP applications in the cloud

Microsoft developing Cortana app for iOS, Android

The versions for iOS and Android won't have all the functionality of the Cortana app for Windows

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