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  • Deloitte buys Oco for BI, analytics

    Deloitte is upping its hand in BI (business intelligence), announcing Monday that it has bought "substantially all" of the assets of SaaS (software as a service) analytics vendor Oco. Terms were not revealed.

  • SAP has some explaining to do at Sapphire

    While SAP has spent the past year spinning a vision for on-premises, on-demand and on-device computing, its upcoming Sapphire conference is an opportunity for the vendor to lay out some important specifics on these plans for the thousands expected to...

  • Amazon Cloud Player now works with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    Amazon's Cloud Player music streaming service launched only with Android compatibility, but an update rolled out this weekend quietly introduced basic support for Apple's iOS. If you have an Amazon Cloud Drive account (5GB free, plus a free 20GB upgr...

  • Skype to fix wormable bug in Mac software

    Skype plans to push out an important update to its Skype for Mac software next week that will fix a big that could be leveraged by hackers looking to build a self-copying worm program.

  • Oracle starts work on MySQL 5.6

    With work under way to build the next version of the MySQL relational database software, Oracle is focusing much of its efforts on improving the software's performance and replication capabilities, according to an Oracle executive overseeing the soft...

  • Sony Ericsson announces two Xperia smartphones

    The Android-powered Xperia Mini Pro smartphone from Sony Ericsson, Sony Ericsson unveiled the Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro smartphones in London on Thursday, each running Android 2.3 and powered by 1 GHz Snapdragon processors.

  • As Firefox revs its engines, a new browser is planned

    Mozilla's Firefox 4 may be the browser's most popular release yet, but the project is already looking ahead with a new just-in-time (JIT) compiler for JavaScript that promises to outperform the software's current JägerMonkey technology.

  • Q&A: RIM's take on social networking

    Although Research in Motion made its name by delivering secure corporate email, it has had to move quickly to adapt to the ever-shifting world of social networking.

  • Mozilla defies DHS, will not remove Mafiaa Fire add-on

    The open-source Mozilla project said Thursday it won't comply with a U.S. Department of Homeland Security request to remove a Firefox add-on that helps redirect Web traffic for sites that have been seized by the government.

  • Android 2.3.4 on Nexus One, no Google Talk Voice Chat

    Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

  • Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 to patch location bugs

    Underpromise and overdeliver—always a good strategy. Apple said it would take a few weeks to issue an iOS update to fix a handful of bugs related to the storage of location data, but it's taken just seven days between that announcement and the appear...

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