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PHP gets a formal specification, at last

A new formal PHP specification sets the stage for additional implementations of the language

Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

TOA's field services software will be aligned with Oracle's customer service and support cloud apps

EC stepping up antitrust inquiry into Google, Android

The Commission's increased interest could signal a plan to start a formal investigation

Sony profit leaps on PlayStation 4 strength

Sony cut smartphone and TV sales targets as it continued its restructuring

Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Unauthorized third-party billing has cost U.S. mobile phone customers hundreds of millions of dollars, a report says

Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

It's fighting an effort to seize Iran's, Syria's and North Korea's domains in a civil settlement, saying they aren't property

'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

SAP ties up with Apigee for API management

Apigee's platform will serve as a middleman between SAP systems and mobile apps

IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems

Facebook app gives free Internet to mobile users in Zambia

Mobile users in Zambia get free access to services like Wikipedia, Google and Facebook

FCC chairman grills Verizon over data throttling

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

System problems hit thousands of travelers worldwide

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


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