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SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

By John Ribeiro | 17 April, 2014 16:46

SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.

Tata revenue, profit up on strong outsourcing demand

By John Ribeiro | 16 April, 2014 23:58

India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services, is boosting hiring and offering wage hikes after reporting strong revenue and profit growth in its recently concluded fiscal year.

India's Infosys posts strong revenue, profit growth

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 20:01

Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.

Mt. Gox asks for postponement of Karpeles' deposition in U.S. court

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 16:52

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, who was ordered to appear before a U.S. bankruptcy court to answer questions, has asked for a postponement of his deposition.

Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 15:02

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.

Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

By John Ribeiro | 14 April, 2014 16:59

The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases

By John Ribeiro | 14 April, 2014 13:41

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country's spy agency said.

Canada halts online tax returns in wake of Heartbleed

By John Ribeiro | 10 April, 2014 18:16

Canada Revenue Agency has halted online filing of tax returns by the country's citizens following the disclosure of the Heartbleed security vulnerability that rocked the Internet this week.

Facebook faces class action suit in Canada over interception of private messages

By John Ribeiro | 10 April, 2014 15:56

Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit in Canada over its alleged interception of private message of users of the social network.

Jury rules against NXP in patent dispute with BlackBerry

By John Ribeiro | 08 April, 2014 16:56

A jury in Florida has decided in favor of BlackBerry in a patent dispute with NXP.

Movie studios sue Dotcom, Megaupload for copyright infringement

By John Ribeiro | 08 April, 2014 13:49

Six major U.S. movie studios have sued Megaupload, the Hong Kong company running the now defunct file-sharing website of the same name, and its founder Kim Dotcom for allegedly encouraging and profiting from copyright infringement.

T-Mobile offers credits to retain BlackBerry customers

By John Ribeiro | 04 April, 2014 16:32

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere said Thursday he was disappointed with BlackBerry's decision this week to split with the carrier, and offered credits to hold on to dedicated BlackBerry users among its customers.

Google asks US Supreme Court to review ruling on Wi-Fi packet sniffing

By John Ribeiro | 02 April, 2014 17:54

Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by an appeals court that its collection of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks is not exempt under federal wiretap laws.

BlackBerry will not renew tie-up with T-Mobile

By John Ribeiro | 02 April, 2014 14:38

BlackBerry will not renew the license of T-Mobile US to sell its products when it expires later this month, the smartphone maker said.

Microsoft slashes Azure prices, introduces new basic tier

By John Ribeiro | 01 April, 2014 16:47

Microsoft said Monday it was cutting prices of its Azure cloud services to match the prices of competitor Amazon Web Services in the latest in a price war in cloud services.

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