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Infor wins appeal of long-running patent lawsuit

The appeals court has nixed an $18 million contempt fine previously lodged against the company

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update takes Cortana to China, UK, and three other countries

The new versions of Cortana come as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update

Amazon investing $2 billion more in India as online retail booms

The announcement comes a day after an Indian retailer got $1 billion in funding

Twitter more than doubles its sales, stock soars

Shares were trading at around $52 in after-market hours, up more than 30 percent

Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

New services try to make it easier for companies to manage employees' bookings

Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

Leahy reintroduces the USA Freedom Act in an effort to strengthen the bill that passed the House

Majority of large ISPs now using monthly data caps, GAO says

Many broadband subscribers are confused about the amount of data they use and broadband plan options, a study says

Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office

Chinese conducted surprise raids on Microsoft offices in the country on Monday

Using Instagram on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

Instagram is moving to full https encryption but isn't there just yet

Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

Studies like Facebook's are necessary for product testing, the dating site said

'Right to be forgotten' ruling is unworkable and misguided, UK Lords say

The UK government should fight to keep the 'right to be forgotten' out of future EU data protection regulation, the Lords said

Twitter acquires image search firm Madbits

Madbits uses deep learning techniques to understand the content of an image

Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette

The online retailer set out its terms for settling its dispute with publisher Hachette, focusing on e-books pricing

Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

The debate rages on dueling blog posts from the former employee and Oracle itself

As IoT changes how carriers make money, Ericsson is buying new smarts

Its MetraTech acquisition should help Ericsson support carriers' new billing models

Canada blames China for cyber intrusion at National Research Council

The attack was carried out by highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers, the government of Canada said

Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent

An Oracle spokeswoman won't say whether the cut is related to shareholders' gripes about executive pay

Rhapsody reaches 2M subscribers, bets on new unRadio service

Rhapsody said it has crossed 2 million paid subscribers for its music services

Hortonworks, Pivotal team to better manage Hadoop

Two Hadoop distributors will join forces to work on Apache Ambari, a Hadoop management tool

Rimini Street keeps growing despite specter of Oracle lawsuit

Effective sales strategies and shifting CIO priorities are helping Rimini grow, according to one analyst


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