Citrix adds audio, video chat to Podio enterprise collaboration suite

Citrix has added native video and audio chat to its Podio enterprise social suite to complement the other communication and collaboration features in the product.

Microsoft delivers mobile app for SkyDrive Pro

Microsoft has released a SkyDrive Pro mobile application that gives SharePoint Online users access to the cloud storage service from iOS and Windows 8 devices.

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Office for iPhone is a belated, ambivalent move, analysts say

Microsoft's release of an Office suite for the iPhone is too little, too late and yet another timid move aimed at protecting Windows 8 sales at the expense of customer demand for a product like this one for iPads, according to analysts.

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Google tests enhanced notifications in Chrome browser

Google has released a beta version of Chrome that introduces what the company describes as "richer" notifications from the browser's apps and extensions.

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Box buys iOS app to improve its own

Box has acquired an unreleased application called Folders, designed to give iPhone and iPad users a mobile front-end interface for the cloud storage and file management and sharing service as well as for competitors Google Drive and Dropbox.

Google I/O's Apps news was low-key but significant

Apps, Google's flagship product for enterprise tech, played a minor role at this week's I/O developer conference, but some announcements at the show and in prior weeks deserve attention from customers of the cloud email and collaboration suite.

Gmail users can now automatically generate Calendar entries

Google has started rolling out a new feature in Gmail that lets users create Google Calendar entries from their email messages.

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LinkedIn revamps contacts feature to boost relationship management

LinkedIn has revamped the contacts management feature of its professional networking website and packaged the functionality into a new iOS application.

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Evernote reports hack attack, tells users to reset passwords

Evernote, which makes business and consumer productivity software for things like taking notes and doing research, is forcing all of its 50 million users to change their passwords after detecting a hacker intrusion on its sytems.

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Study sees Microsoft brand in sharp decline

Microsoft's brand power has been in sharp decline over the past four years, an indication the company is losing credibility and mindshare with U.S. business users, according to a recent study by market research firm CoreBrand.

Black Hat: Who patches security holes faster, Microsoft or Apple?

Apple's teasing commercials that imply their software is safer than Microsoft's may not quite match the facts, according to new research.

Intel, Microsoft: Multi-core chips need new developer skills

More than charity lies behind Microsoft and Intel's announcement this week that they will donate US$20 million to a pair of U.S. colleges in the hope of spurring advances in parallel, or multicore, programming research, as a Microsoft research scientist readily acknowledged.

Google's search share up, Yahoo and Microsoft down

Google continued to increase its share of the U.S. search market in February, widening the gap that Microsoft hopes to fill by buying Yahoo.

Analysts: Dell smartphone imminent

Dell is primed to enter the cell-phone market with a smartphone, but it will need an "iPhone killer" to make a dent in the market, analysts said.

Silverlight for iPhone next? Not quite, says Ballmer

Could Silverlight be the next Microsoft technology to work on the iPhone? Don't bet on it anytime soon, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.