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  • News: Dealing With Software Rebate Hassles

    I bought H&R Block tax software along with a few other software products that Office Depot advertised with rebates when purchased at the same time as the tax program. Movie Plus was one of the products I chose, and Serif, the publisher, has not honored the $40 rebate. Serif representatives say I have to provide them with the UPC of the tax software as proof of purchase, but that is not listed as a requirement in the rebate instructions; the instructions say that proof of purchase should be a dated store receipt or online invoice. I have sent all of the materials as required by the instructions. All the other rebates for software I bought that day have been honored. Can you help me get that last $40 rebate?

  • News: Google ends Chrome search rank penalty period

    Google has released Chrome from the penalty box and reinstated the browser's PageRank after a 60-day self-imposed sentence over a rule-breaking marketing campaign.

  • News: Hey Employers--My Facebook Password Is None of Your Business

    Some employers are demanding that individuals surrender their Facebook credentials as a condition of being hired. The practice is simply ludicrous, so don't be one of those employers.

  • News: Remains of the Day: See you, raise you

    Soon, you may not be able to see the pixels on your MacBook display--but you may see iPads all over Dutch schools. And it'll probably be a while before you see Apple's stock trading that low again. The remainders for Friday, March 23, 2012 have to be seen to be believed.

  • News: Google, Oracle to hold last-minute settlement talks

    Oracle and Google will hold another round of settlement talks as the trial date nears in their high-stakes court battle over Google's alleged misuse of Java in Android.

  • Opinion: Six Features You'll Love in Office 15

    Most of the attention on Redmond this year is focused on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. But, the next generation of Microsoft Office is also currently under development--ostensibly to be launched along side Windows 8 this fall--and Office 15 has the potential to be the real hero among the two.

  • News: SAS promises pervasive BI with new tool

    SAS Institute this week unveiled new technology designed to allow a broad swath of enterprise users to do advanced analytics on massive volumes of data.

  • Opinion: GCC 4.7 Released, Supports More Architectures

    If you use Linux at all (and in many cases these days, even if you don't), you have heard of the open source Linux compiler called GNU Compiler Collection, or GCC for short. It's the most common compiler used, shipping with almost all distributions of Linux, and it's actually older than Linux itself.

  • News: PRINCE2 will be made obsolete by social business, collaboration expert predicts

    Old project management qualifications like Prince2 will eventually die out due to the social business trend, collaboration tool provider Projectplace has predicted.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech bellwethers offer view into IT trends

    Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Apple sparked some of the biggest corporate financial news of the week, highlighting sector trends as IT edges toward what could be its best first quarter on the markets since the dot-com bust in 2000, despite some turbulence during the past few days.

  • News: As navigation looks indoors, new uses appear

    The maps on smartphones and tablets soon may extend into buildings, but consumers and service providers won't use indoor maps the same as outdoor, participants in the location-based services business said on Wednesday.

  • News: Oracle set to update analytics strategy, go after SAP customers

    Oracle co-President Mark Hurd is scheduled to reveal new details about the vendor's BI (business intelligence) and analytics strategy, including new applications aimed at SAP customers, during an event on April 4.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Making more muscles

    This week's app roundup brings you new and better ways to get in shape, watch TV, and battle alien pigs. Because in space, no one can hear you oink.

  • News: Strategic Guide to Enterprise Mobile Applications

    IT departments are used to building big, complex systems that process transactions. But mobile apps require a new way of thinking. "Mobile is not merely another chapter in the smaller, faster, cheaper device story. And it's not tiny Web or screen-scraped PC applications," a recent Forrester Research report points out.

  • News: Microsoft adds Git support to CodePlex repository

    Responding to user demand, Microsoft now allows projects using its CodePlex open source code repository to use the increasingly popular Git version-control system built by Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

  • News: Microsoft's ads, humor boost consumer opinion of IE

    Microsoft's recent campaigns touting Internet Explorer 9 have moved IE's quality perception needle for U.S. adults, according to BrandIndex, a brand quality measurement company.

  • News: Innovation management vendor Spigit plans to boost development, staff with new funding

    Spigit, an enterprise social collaboration vendor whose software helps companies with idea generation and management, has raised US$15.2 million in its latest funding round and plans to use the money in part to boost its partner roster and launch a new platform.

  • News: Angry Birds Space Won't Fly on Windows Phone

    Angry Birds Space launched to much fanfare Thursday for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows, but game maker Rovio decided several smartphone platforms are not in fact for the birds, including Microsoft's Windows Phone 7. The much-hyped Angry Birds game will not be coming to Windows Phone anytime soon despite Microsoft's alliance with Nokia, one of the world's largest handset manufacturers, and the fact that Angry Birds is one of the top-selling games for Windows Phone.

  • News: EU parliament looks set to reject passenger data deal with the US

    The European Parliament looks set to reject an agreement with the United States to hand over personal data of airline passengers.

  • News: Open source group urges EU Parliament staff to reject Microsoft 'bribe'

    Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is urging workers at the European Parliament not to accept free licenses to Microsoft programs saying it would be a breach of ethics.



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