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12 things to know about Windows 10

The major update to Microsoft's OS is due next year and will run on all devices


Microsoft stealthily rebrands Bing Finance, with other Bing apps to follow

In a curious game of hide-and-seek, Microsoft appears to be rebranding its Windows 8 Bing apps as MSN apps

CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment over StealthGenie is the first that is focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says

Google triples bug bounty reward range to $15,000

Google hopes to deter security researchers from selling their information to cyber criminals

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StackEngine forges a new breed of Docker tools for ops teams

StackEngine courts ops teams that feel left out by dev-leaning Docker automation and management options

Microsoft weaves around Office bloat complaints with Sway authoring tool

New app, now in preview mode, meant to be simple yet powerful, and built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing

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Apple delivers OS X Yosemite 'golden master' to devs

Along with another public beta build, release means the final version is on track for an Oct. 21 rollout

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

Oracle presents itself as a one-stop-shop for all things cloud: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. But will customers gain savings at all three layers?

Microsoft skips a number, says Windows 10 will be a big break from the past

The company showed an early build of its new OS in San Francisco on Tuesday

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Oracle and Microsoft Azure: Who's winning, who's lagging, six months on

The Oracle-Azure combination hits the half-year mark, and the real-world benefits and uses for customers are finally taking shape

Four face charges of stealing software from Microsoft, U.S. Army, and other tech companies

The defendants allegedly stole information and software on Microsoft's Xbox, Army helicopter training, and games such as Call of Duty

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iOS 8 bug deletes iWork docs

After iPhone and iPad owners reset their devices, iCloud Drive documents disappear

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

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DukeScript brings Java to HTML5, JavaScript

Framework lets developers build HTML5 and JavaScript applications while leveraging Java

Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

Cisco has identified 71 products vulnerable to Shellshock and Oracle 51, but the number is likely to increase

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Cisco pumping $1 billion more into Intercloud

Cisco announces 30-plus new cloud computing partners

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Leaker claims only some Windows 8.1 users will get free Windows 9 upgrades

For those currently running Windows 7, the upgrade will come with a price tag, according to tweets from "Wzor," a notorious spiller of Microsoft secrets.

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Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

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Twitter's Hadoop project gets Apache's blessing

Twitter's open source, real-time computation framework picks up the Apache Foundation's full backing and support

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