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Pink slips rain down on Microsoft

Another 2,100 employees were let go on Thursday


Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

FeedHenry's Node.js- and MongoDB-powered MBaaS and mobile dev platform will augment Red Hat's open hybrid cloud stategy

Security alert for incoming threats.

CloudFlare aims to prevent future Heartbleeds with Keyless SSL

CDN mavens CloudFlare have a new system for implementing SSL in the cloud while keeping the private keys elsewhere

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Move comes as Apple embarks on health tracking and mobile payments that have potential privacy implications

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

Google risks upsetting Apps admins with this change to the workplace email and collaboration suite

Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

A second wave of layoffs is reportedly coming today, as Microsoft moves to eliminate a total of 18,000 jobs by June of 2015

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Mozilla Rust language approaches 1.0 milestone

Mozilla project expands beyond browser engines to support concurrency and quick systems programming

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law

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What to expect with Windows 9

With Build 9834 leaks and confirmations springing up all over, here’s what to expect from Microsoft on Sept. 30

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

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Feds seek expanded PC hacking powers for criminal investigations

The FBI and Department of Justice are mulling rules that would allow broader opportunities for domestic law enforcement to hack PCs as part of a criminal investigation

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Privately held Metacloud provides OpenStack-as-a-service for global enterprises

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

A new feature in the Mirage desktop management tool lets administrators control bandwidth use at branch offices

Adobe releases previously delayed security updates for Reader and Acrobat

The updates fix eight vulnerabilities, including some that could be exploited to infect computers with malware

Free app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers at UC Berkeley, University of Helsinki sniff out troublesome iPhone, Android apps via Carat

IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

The new IBM Watson Analytics service aims to remove many of the headaches around data cleansing and analysis

Apple turns on iCloud two-step verification after nude selfie scandal

Two-step verification is not mandatory though Apple recommends the added security protection

Google Dart does Docker, but will developers follow?

Google Dart now has Docker images, but the language's biggest problem remains: Developer uptake, not ease of deployment

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