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Salesforce.com Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by an increase in demand for its web-based sales and marketing software, and raised its full-year profit and revenue forecast. Businesses are increasingly moving toward cloud software services that cost less and are easier to manage, helping companies such as Salesforce and human resource management software provider Workday Inc. Spending on enterprise resource management and customer relationship management has been particularly strong. Research firm IDC expects ERM and CRM software sales to grow 20 percent at a compounded annual rate every year from 2013 to 2018.

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By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S video game service Ouya is turning to Asia to capture the growth that has eluded the startup on its own home turf. The Santa Monica, California-based firm has partnered with Xiaomi Inc to take its games to Chinese living rooms via the smartphone maker's new streaming boxes and "smart" TVs, an Ouya executive and a source at Xiaomi close to the deal told Reuters. Xiaomi, which in three years became China's top smartphone seller ahead of Apple Inc and Samsung, harbors ambitions beyond mobile gadgets. Last year, it expanded into the TV and set-top box business with its "MiBox" and "MiTV." Ouya Chief Executive Julie Uhrman said details are still getting hashed out but it's likely Ouya will get a dedicated channel on Xiaomi software installed on those devices, on which gamers can shop for and download a selection of its independently developed games later this year, Uhrman said.

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Lori Emerson's Reading Writing Interfaces"When computers move into people's homes, it would be most unfortunate if they were merely black boxes whose internal workings remained the exclusive province of the priests." "Homebrewery vs. the Software Priesthood," Byte magazine, 1976Ok. I admit it. The MacBook Air upon which I'm typing IS a black...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be completed by fall, allowing Pyongyang (pyuhng-yahng) to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so.

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GameStop Corp on Thursday reported its quarterly revenue surged by 25 percent over the prior year, topping expectations, buoyed by the success of new game releases as well as solid sales of gaming hardware from Microsoft and Sony Corp. Revenue for the fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 2 rose to $1.73 billion. Strong demand for Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4 helped new hardware sales more than double.

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While Android is usually the mobile platform of choice for hackers, new research that’s about to be presented at the USENIX Security Symposium in San Diego shows that it’s actually possible to use a newly discovered trick to steal data from an unsuspecting smartphone users’ apps, whether they’re running Android, iOS or Windows Phone, Phys.org reports. Researchers have discovered a clever way of spying on a targeted device in real-time and stealing information that takes advantage of the way apps work on a smartphone. Even though the researchers only tested their findings on Android, they believe they can exploit it in a similar manner iOS and Windows Phone. “The assumption has always been that these apps can’t interfere with each other

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If you aren’t clamoring for the BlackBerry Passport yet, just wait until you see how well it can portray x-rays of your lungs. In a new post highlighting the Passport’s unique square display, BlackBerry says that the Passport’s resolution is perfect for seeing images accurately and clearly while noting that any doctor who wants to look at detailed x-rays on their smartphone couldn’t do any better than the device’s 4.5-inch screen. FROM EARLIER: BlackBerry says its square phone is already stealing back iOS and Android users “The above image portrays an x-ray of a lung viewed on the large square touchscreen found only on the BlackBerry Passport,” writes BlackBerry. “In situations where you need a greater view of documents, medical

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Frantz Alexis has cerebral palsy. At times, he found it difficult to find other people with CP with whom to connect and share common experiences. The product developer and self-described technology junkie decided to do something about it. He launched the first app that aims to create a community for people just like him: Candor CP.The idea for...

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By Jim Finkle and Nadia Damouni BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email "phishing" campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus for stealing passwords from other institutions. The campaign, dubbed "Smash and Grab," was launched on Tuesday with a widely distributed email that urged recipients to click to view a secure message from JPMorgan, according to security researchers with corporate email provider Proofpoint Inc. JPMorgan, the No. 1 U.S. "It looks like they sent it out to lots of people in hopes that some of them might be JPMorgan Chase customers, because there are a lot of them,” said bank spokeswoman Trish Wexler.“We are seeing this as a very small incident.” She said the bank believes most of the spam was stopped by fraud filters at large Internet providers, adding that the email looked realistic because the attackers apparently used a screen grab from an authentic email sent by the bank.

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Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Walter White’s meth lab or of Frank Underwood’s favorite ribs joint? Well now you can thanks to an awesome new Google Maps feature that will let you see famous locations where this year’s top Emmy nominees frequently filmed their most memorable scenes.  DON’T MISS THESE KILLER FEATURES EITHER: Here are the 6 best features Google has added to Google Maps this year Among other things, Google shows off the Street View locations of Freddy’s BBQ Rib Joint from House of Cards, the enormous British castle that serves as the setting for Downtown Abbey, the seedy-looking fast food joint that was dressed up as the Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant in Breaking Bad, and the

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A mysterious new horror game for PlayStation 4 — simply titled P.T. — was revealed last week during Sony's Gamescom press conference in Germany. If you follow the work of Mr. Hideo Kojima, the celebrated game designer behind the Metal Gear franchise, you may recognize some of these tricks from his Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain reveal. "I personally expected this to take a week to be solved," Kojima told an audience at Gamescom.

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After releasing OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to developers earlier this week, Apple has just released Yosemite Public Beta 2 complete with a new iTunes version to Mac owners that have already signed up for the public beta program. FROM EARLIER: Apple’s iMessage is about to become even cooler once Yosemite arrives The 1.70GB update is available for download right away from the Mac App Store app just like any other OS X update, and will bring users several changes including the new features already noted in DP6, such as new icons for System Preferences, Mail and Safari, the new screen sharing feature for iMessage, new wallpapers, a translucent background for Dashboard, as well as other tiny, but observable

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Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of interesting new things. Learn more.

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The first-ever Verge Hack Week is coming to an end. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce as they look back at the week that was, the week that will be, and the week that might be going on right now some crazy other dimension. Just go with it.

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As if it wasn't clear already, it sounds like the next trilogy of Star Wars films is going to do its best to distance itself from the derided prequel trilogy of the last decade. We already knew that director J.J. Abrams planned to shoot Episode VII on film (both 35mm and IMAX) rather than in digital, and it sounds like he's also planning to use more practical effects in the next film in addition to the inevitable CGI effects that will surely be necessary for a film of this scale.

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BERLIN (AP) — SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.

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Security has always been a huge concern for Android users. From seemingly insignificant security flaws to massive outbreaks that make international headlines, it’s never a bad idea to be cautious when downloading a new app or browsing the web. Unfortunately, sometimes even being careful isn’t enough. In a recent analysis, the FireEye Mobile Security Team discovered that 68% of the top 1,000 free apps on Google Play are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. According to OWASP, a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is when an attacker intercepts a communication between two systems and then splits the connection in two, injecting new data in between. The 1,000 free apps were just a sample of the roughly 10,000 applications FireEye checked during the analysis. The results are

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