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Facebook apologizes to LGBT community, clarifies names policy

Profiles can be under users' 'authentic' name, not necessarily their legal name

Activists push Facebook to abandon its real-names policy

A broad coalition is meeting with the company Wednesday


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Considering CRM Consolidation Amid Corporate Merger Mania

With all the corporate combinations going on, the topic of CRM system consolidations inevitably comes up. There are valid reasons to keep multiple instances of CRM systems -- but there are just as many valid reasons not to.

IT pros should pay attention to 'shadow IT,' Interop NY keynoters urge

'Shadow IT,' commonly called BYOD, has existed for a long time, one says

Microsoft weaves around Office bloat complaints with Sway authoring tool

The new app, now in preview mode, meant to be simple yet powerful, and built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing

Intel pushes factory IoT with $9 million cost savings at plant

Increased equipment uptime and productivity may help convince manufacturers

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

A year later, Ellison apologizes for standing up his customers

The Oracle executive missed a keynote a year earlier to attend a boat race

Nextdoor, an app for connecting with neighborhoods, puts on its police cap

Nextdoor wants more police officers, fire departments and other safety workers using its site

Icahn says PayPal spin-off is almost a 'no brainer'

Activist investor says PayPal needs to acquire competitors or be acquired

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

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4 Reasons to Stick with Java -- and 4 Reasons to Dump it

The enterprise mainstay has proved resilient in the face of many challenges -- but just how long can it remain a premier programming language?

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the cloud

Hurd has something to sell customers at all levels of the cloud stack

Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services

Its Exalytics in-memory appliance also gets an upgrade

Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

Six new services are in the works, but no availability date was released

Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3 billion

Middleware firm Tibco announced earlier this month it was considering financial alternatives

The Best Open Source Applications

InfoWorld's top picks of the year in open source business applications and middleware

The Best Open Source Networking and Security Software

Top picks of the year among open source tools for operating and securing networks

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Outlook Organization Tips: 5 Ways to Tame the Email Pile

These helpful tips can help you cut through inbox clutter and organize Outlook.

Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet

Ellison has come full circle from cloud skeptic to the proprietor of a one-stop shop

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