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Gmail's revised contacts page cuts down on clutter

The new features will help users merge duplicate contacts and keep them updated automatically

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Docker snaps up SocketPlane to fix networking flaws

Docker's latest acquisition wants to solve container networking problems through an OpenDaylight-like overlay system

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Google debunks reports of change to search rankings

Despite headlines, Google research paper doesn't mean a change to rankings of search results is in the works

Alibaba enters U.S. cloud market, signaling global ambitions

The Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud business is expected to face an uphill battle in the U.S. market

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Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Android devices running the 3-year-old Ice Cream Sandwich will stop getting Chrome updates in mid-April

IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

Big Blue is trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services and challenge Intel in hyperscale data centers

FREAK is another serious security flaw in the Web's encryption

U.S. export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web

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FCC a 'referee,' not a regulator, of the Internet, Wheeler says

'We're for an open Internet and that's not regulation of the Internet,' FCC chairman says at Mobile World Congress

Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

New containerized browser technology will tighten enterprise controls

With Spotfire 7, Tibco aims to make analytics more accessible

New tools offer guidance based on best practices to give non-experts a jump start

IBM helps mobile apps meet accessibility guidelines

The Mobile Accessibility Checker flags potential accessibility issues with mobile apps

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Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 from Oracle addresses memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability

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Mozilla rolls out dev-only 64-bit Firefox for Windows

Long-delayed, fully 64-bit Windows version of Firefox emerges via Mozilla's special Developer Edition channel

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Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Leaked build of Microsoft's lightweight new browser showcases the Cortana virtual assistant

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What's next after Google Fiber? Google Wireless

Google's rumored wireless service could serve as an extension of its existing fiber-to-the-curb technology

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Bill Gates is the world's richest man, yet again

Forbes ranks Gates the world's richest man for 2015, and the list now also includes execs from Uber and Snapchat

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Microsoft to developers: Practice Windows 10 convergence

At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft urges developers toward Windows universal apps that can be written once for use on multiple devices

Hands-on with Cherry Trail: Screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's new Atom X5 and X7 chips don't do a lot for battery life, but graphics are a joy

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