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Oracle legal letter prompts closure of independent JD Edwards help site

'I don't fancy going up against charges from Oracle's legal teams,' webmaster says Full Story »
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Rimini Street Diversifies with Cloud Services for Workday, Salesforce.com

The move may be a hedge against a negative outcome in Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against Rimini

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IRS: Bitcoin is Property Not Money

The IRS today tried to clear up some of the ongoing row about how bitcoin and other virtual currencies would be treated come tax time.

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Tax Guide 2014: The Best Online Services for Tackling Your 1040

More than a dozen tax prep services promise to minimize hassles and maximize refunds. Here are our picks for every type of filer.

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Happy Returns: The Safe Way to E-File Your Taxes

Online tax prep and filing services are available on more devices than ever. Here's how to make sure convenience doesn't come at a cost.

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Are iPhones the New International Currency?

When traveling to a foreign country, the exchange rate may not always be in your favor, but your iPhone is as good as gold -- and with the markup you can charge, it may be better than gold.

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Gates Sells Another 20M Shares; Lead Over Ballmer Shrinks to Nearly Nothing

Bill Gates has sold another 20 million shares of the company he co-founded, taking $752 million out of his shrinking Microsoft portfolio.

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Tech Companies Look to Ride the IPO Wave

The latest wave of fast-growing technology companies announcing that they're going to list a chunk of their business on stock markets around the world is no coincidence.

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A10 Networks Goes Public with $100 Million IPO

A10 Networks, the California-based manufacturer of application delivery controllers, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday night for a $100 million initial public offering, capping an apparent resurgence in the company's fortunes and joining its rivals on the stock exchange.

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Workday Rolls Out Revamped, HTML5-powered User Experience

The cloud-based HCM (human capital management) and financial software vendor focused on simplicity with the overhaul

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T-Mobile Wants to Be Your Bank, Launches Mobile Money Prepaid Debit Cards

T-Mobile is really taking its "Uncarrier" branding to the extreme with free banking services for subscribers.

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Microsoft CEO Search Twists and Turns have Cost Ballmer, Gates Billions

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has watched $1.1 billion evaporate from the value of his company stock as the selection process for a successor has dragged on.

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Microsoft Shares Climb 34 Percent, Add $3.2B to Ballmer's Wallet

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was nearly $3.2 billion richer yesterday than he was a year ago, his good fortune driven by a 34.5% increase in Microsoft's share price during 2013.

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Apple Strips CEO Cook of $4M in Stock Grants for Poor Share Performance

Apple CEO Tim Cook received a compensation package of $4.25 million for the 2013 fiscal year, a 2% increase over the year before.

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5 Things Businesses Should Know About Bitcoin

The digital currency features low transaction costs but is highly volatile and attracting regulatory scrutiny,