Chris KanaracusU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

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Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite

Marketcircle has released version 5 of its Daylite CRM application for Mac desktops and iOS devices

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

Intuit revamps Quickbooks Online for ease of use, mobile devices

Intuit's popular QuickBooks small-business accounting software has a new user interface and mobile application support.

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Tech legal news site Groklaw shuts down because email privacy 'is impossible'

Technology legal news website Groklaw is shutting down due to concerns over the continued availability of secure email in the wake of revelations about U.S. government surveillance.

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Intuit fixes TurboTax software after 'unacceptable' glitches affect 10,000 customers

Some U.S. taxpayers may have to wait a bit longer than usual to get their refunds, due to problems that recently cropped up with Intuit's tax-preparation software.

Judge clears Google of Java copyright infringement

A U.S. judge has ruled that the Java application programming interfaces used in Android are not protected by copyright, marking a defeat for Oracle in its lawsuit against Google.

Google files for new trial on copyright claims in Android suit

Google is seeking a new trial on copyright claims in Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against it over the Android mobile OS.

Oracle, Google trial set for April start

Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google over the Android mobile OS will go to trial on April 16.

Appeals court denies Google bid to keep email out of Oracle trial

Google has failed in its latest attempt to keep a potentially damaging email out of the lawsuit Oracle filed against it over alleged Java intellectual-property violations in the Android mobile OS.

Oracle-Google trial over Android to begin as soon as March

Oracle's lawsuit against Google over alleged Java patent and copyright violations in the Android mobile OS will go to trial as soon as mid-March.

ComScore: US holiday online spending up 15 percent to $35.3 billion

Online spending so far this holiday season in the U.S. was 15 percent higher than last year, rising to $35.3 billion, according to figures released Wednesday by comScore.

Jaspersoft adds Apple iPad toolkit

Open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Jaspersoft is joining the ranks of companies adding support for Apple's wildly popular iPad.

HP board ousts Apotheker, brings in Whitman as CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was ousted from his position on Thursday and replaced by HP director and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

Oracle, Google fail to reach settlement in Android case

Two days of face-to-face mediation talks between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page over the companies' Android mobile OS lawsuit have yet to result in a settlement, but negotiations could continue, according to court documents.

Google accuses Oracle of delay tactics in Android suit

Google is accusing Oracle of dragging its feet in providing a large volume of documents related to the companies' lawsuit over alleged Java patent violations in the Android mobile OS.