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yahooYahoo today reported its first quarter earnings with revenues going up to $1.087 billion, ex-TAC, and earnings per share of around $0.38. The company has posted a net income of $314 million. Analysts had their expectations capped at around $1.08 billion, and Yahoo has just about met them.

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satya nadellaMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella launched SQL Server 2014, the newest version of widely deployed database, and outlined the company’s path to deliver a platform for ambient intelligence. He stressed the importance of a data culture benefitting everyone and every organization.

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amazon cloud driveAmazon today notified all its Kindle customers that it is bringing cloud synchronization for personal documents. The company will sync all its Kindle customers’ personal Kindle documents in a free CloudDrive account. This way those documents will be easily accessible across a number of devices, even non-Kindle devices via the web.

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sme cloud strategySay, last year you read some article on some digital technology magazine about how to make wise decisions concerning cloud-computing keeping in mind that you are trying to run a successful business of your own. The writer referred to you as an "SME owner" and naturally, the sound of it felt good.

Twitter Acquires Social Data Provider Gnip

Written by Raja Rao | Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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twitter acquires gnipTwitter has agreed to acquire Gnip, a leading provider of social data and a long-standing Twitter data partner. Jana Messerschmidt, VP, Global Business Development & Platform has mentioned in a blog post that Gnip has played a crucial role in collecting and digesting their public data and delivering the most essential Tweets to partners.

Red Hat Brings xPaaS To OpenShift

Written by Preetam Kaushik | Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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red hat xpaasBusinesses now need a variety of IT technologies to retain customer mind space and provide the immediate and customized solutions that they expect. Moreover, there is a variety of technology such as mobile, cloud, and Big Data that businesses must now use in innovative ways to stay ahead in the race for customers. As such a new generation of application builders is working on the available development platforms to come up with unified, powerful, and immediate paradigms that can be hosted on the cloud. Toward this Red Hat offers its xPaaS to OpenShift.

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office365 onlineMicrosoft has officially released its Office Online suite (formerly known as Office Web Apps) on the Chrome Web Store. This will allow Chrome users to easily add Office Online apps like Word Online, OneNote Online, and PowerPoint Online to their Chrome App Launchers. The suite was previously compatible with Chrome web browser as well.

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ibm acquires silverpopIBM recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Silverpop, a privately held software company based in Atlanta, GA. Silverpop empowers marketers with cloud-based capabilities that deliver personalized customer engagements in highly scalable environments. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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testcafeEnterprises that need to test new applications now have to deal with the reality of BYOD or bring your own device. This makes testing an application using plug ins time consuming and cumbersome as sometimes individual plug ins have to be added to a single device. To meet this challenge and simplify web and application testing DevExpress has launched its TestCafe v14.1.

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winphone 8.1Microsoft has finally released Windows Phone 8.1 to developers. The company had earlier revealed details about its updated mobile operating system at its annual developer conference Build 2014. Windows Phone 8.1 is a significant update over its predecessor with major bug fixes and significant new features baked into the software.