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  • News: Staff of group communications company Thinkfuse join Salesforce

    The team at Thinkfuse, a software-as-a-service provider focused on helping groups manage communications, has joined Salesforce.com, and the company will stop operations next month, an executive of the Seattle, Washington, startup said Monday.

  • News: Seagate signals growing interest in SSDs with stake in DensBits

    Seagate Technology, known mainly for its hard-disk drives, continued to build its solid-state storage portfolio by announcing Monday that it will take a stake in DensBits Technologies.

  • Opinion: Can Google Outshine Apple And Microsoft at Google I/O 2012?

    Google will have its chance to show up Apple and Microsoft in the coming days when the search giant is expected to debut the next version of the Android mobile operating system and new Nexus-branded devices. Google's big show will happen during Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference, which includes keynote sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The Google conference follows a flurry of announcements from Apple and Microsoft during the month of June.

  • News: Why Microsoft spent $1.2B on Yammer

    Microsoft's $1.2 billion move to buy collaboration platform Yammer is a way for the tech giant to get more users in the increasingly important enterprise social collaboration market.

  • News: Supreme Court 'papers please' ruling hits Arizona H-1B workers

    Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows Arizona police to check peoples' immigration status means that H-1B workers in the state should have their visa documents available at all times, immigration attorneys say.

  • News: HP to trim 9,000 jobs in US as part of cost-cutting plan

    Hewlett-Packard plans to trim its workforce by about 9,000 in the U.S. as part of its long-term plan to reduce 27,000 jobs worldwide by fiscal 2014, a source familiar with the company's plans said.

  • News: Microsoft to acquire Yammer for $1.2 billion

    Microsoft Monday confirmed that it would acquire enterprise social network company Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will be absorbed into the Microsoft Office Division, headed by Kurt DelBene, though Yammer staff will continue to report to the company's current CEO, David Sacks. Yammer claims to have more than 5 million corporate users and to be used by staff at 85 percent of the Fortune 500. Rumors of a Microsoft deal to buy Yammer cropped up earlier this month.

  • News: RIM's rumored breakup is a 'silly fantasy'

    Unnamed sources "close" to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dismissed as a "silly fantasy" a story by The Sunday Times of London claiming that the company was considering splitting its hardware and network services groups in to separate businesses.

  • News: Apple boosts wages, discounts for retail store employees

    A New York Times story is being credited for jolting Apple into granting some generous raises for the hourly wage workers who staff the company's retail stores. But the raises were apparently already planned, and announced for early-than-expected release, by Apple's new retail store chief.

  • News: Quest says 'strategic bidder' now offering $2.3 billion

    System management software vendor Quest said Monday that an unnamed "strategic bidder" had submitted an acquisition offer of US$27.50 per share, or approximately $2.3 billion.

  • News: Hactivists did not cause Twitter outage

    Twitter is to blame for a temporary outage, not a hactivist group that claimed it took down the site in a distributed denial-of-service attack.

  • Opinion: Another Crook Caught Because of Posting on Facebook

    Yet another criminal has managed to get himself caught after posting on Facebook.

  • News: US judge dismisses Apple patents lawsuit against Motorola

    A U.S. federal judge Friday ruled that Apple cannot seek an injunction against Motorola Mobility in its smartphone patents lawsuit, tossing out the case "with prejudice," meaning that neither side can refile, although the ruling could be appealed.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Veni, vidi, vici

    The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer's founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft. The remainders for Friday, June 22, 2012 have yet to come to their senses.

  • News: Twitter stumble causes outage, not hactivist

    'It's imperative that we remain available around the world, and today we stumbled,' VP of engineering writes in reference to 'cascading bug'

  • News: Will Digital Music Suffer If Universal Acquires EMI?

    The top executives of Universal Music Group and EMI defend the proposed acquisition at a Senate hearing, saying the music industry has dramatically changed with the rise of digital platforms and their companies joining would have minimal impact on the market. However, critics disagree.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Software vendors offer some good news on sales front

    Tech finally got a dose of good news this week from enterprise vendors including Oracle and Red Hat, which offered up some solid financial reports even as analysts continued to downgrade forecasts for IT spending this year.

  • News: Computer graphics pioneer Ivan Sutherland wins Kyoto Prize

    Ivan Sutherland, widely considered to be the father of computer graphics, was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology by the Inamori Foundation on Friday for his contributions to the field.

  • Opinion: Forget Jimmy Carr: check out Google, Amazon and Apple's tax records

    Despite the fuss surrounding the way high-profile individuals legitimately avoid tax, the exchequer misses out on much larger sums when tech companies utilise tax avoidance schemes.

  • News: Malware targeting AutoCAD files could be sign of industrial espionage

    Malware written to steal design files made by architects and engineers indicates there’s likely been an industrial cyber-espionage effort underway, says ESET, which discovered malware that steals AutoCAD-based files earlier this year.


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