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After years of competition, Oracle teams up with Microsoft to bring its database software to the Windows cloud

Microsoft and Oracle announced a significant partnership on Monday to bring Java, Oracle Database, and other Oracle software to Microsoft's Windows Azure platform. The unusual collaboration will allow developers to simply spin up an Oracle Database on Microsoft's cloud platform with full support …

Edward Snowden says he took Booz Allen job to collect, leak NSA info

Edward Snowden didn't just stumble upon details of the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program while working as a contractor with the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton — he was looking for them. In an interview with the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, Snowden said that he took a job with …

Larry Ellison’s Plan to Put Oracle in the Center of the Cloud

Last week, after disappointing shareholders with sales that fell short of expectations, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison promised to make some “startling” …

Microsoft Brings Its Developer Conference to Enemy Territory: Silicon Valley

Microsoft has held developer conferences all over the world in recent years. But the company hasn’t held its main event in San Francisco since …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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Windows 8.1 includes options to shut down from Start button and disable hot corners

Microsoft is just days away from releasing its Windows 8.1 preview, complete with the return of the Start button. The software maker has started to distribute final preview copies of Windows Server 2012 R2, which includes the same Start button return as the Windows 8.1 preview. While Microsoft has …

Microsoft goes after Google with ad-free, filtered Bing search for schools

Microsoft is trying to take over the classroom, and its latest effort is a customized version of Bing tailored specifically for schools. When the program rolls out later this year, school administrators will be able to enable an ad-free version of Bing with always-on SafeSearch — Microsoft's name …