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  • Google I/O 2015 in photos

    Google I/O 2015 in photos

    Once again, Google I/O was held at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, May 28 and 29. As Google's annual confab for third-party developers, engineers from across the world attended the show to hear about Google's latest products and services. This year, Google revealed, among other services, Android Pay, a new way to purchase items in brick-and-mortar stores using Android smartphones; a developer preview of "M," the next version of the Android operating system; Brillo, a new OS based on Android to control devices in the home and let them talk to each other; and a new photo sharing app called Google Photos.

    Google I/O 2015 in photos
  • What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce, in pictures

    What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce, in pictures

    Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference will kick off next week in San Francisco, and with a reported 120,000 people registered to attend in person and virtually, it will be the cloud software vendor's biggest shindig yet.

    What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce, in pictures
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  • Sorriest technology companies of 2014

    It's so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for their assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions.

  • How Bitcoin can go mainstream

    If Bitcoin is to succeed--if using the virtual currency is to be as hassle-free as handing over a portrait of a dead president in exchange for goods and services--it will require one thing: A consensual hallucination.

  • Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

    After the Financial Times yesterday broke the news that Apple is in advanced discussions to purchase Beats Electronics for the tidy sum of $US3.2 billion, the reaction was swift and immediate: Apple has finally gone off the deep end. Clearly the company's enormous cash pile was burning a hole in Tim Cook's pocket, because no one in their right mind would spend so extravagant a sum on a trendy company that makes overrated, overpriced headphones.

  • Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis

    Salesforce.com recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue its influence on the industry is being felt more than ever. At the same time, some signs indicate that Salesforce.com is having a few growing pains, as well as showing some trappings of the mega-vendors it once mocked with its "End of Software" marketing campaign.