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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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Microsoft confirms patch KB 3022345 breaks SFC /scannow

But reports that system files have been corrupted are wrong, even though Microsoft's own tool provides the diagnosis

Charter Communications confirms bid to buy Time Warner Cable

If approved, the deal would create the second-biggest cable operator in the U.S.

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Microsoft implores enterprises to help it test optional Windows 7 updates

Microsoft asks firms running Windows 7 to accept optional updates, rollups as they come out; argues that it's the way to get ready for Windows 10

Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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Leaked Windows 10 build 10125 shows Start menu improvements and more

The latest leaked build shows cosmetic changes to icons, but also several important improvements to Windows 10 and Edge

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Is an IPO right for Canonical?

An IPO would be a major break from its privately held past, and if handled wrong could knock it off its newfound course

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Digging into the Win10 licensing info Microsoft yanked from its Partner Network Blog

Yesterday, Microsoft pulled the only official, clear description we’ve seen of Windows 10 upgrade licensing

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