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Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 billion

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Yammer, a maker of cloud-based enterprise social networking software, for $1.2 billion in cash.

Remains of the Day: Check in before you wreck in

It's a Google-heavy day: One blog uncovers what may be the company's new tablet; a company executive says that Google Maps and iOS aren't totally splitsville; and Mac news is now de rigueur for Mountain View.

Gartner: A third of consumer data will be stored in the cloud by 2016

Consumer adoption of cloud services will continue to increase in the coming years, with one-third of personal data being stored in the cloud by 2016, Gartner predicts.

Remains of the Day: Veni, vidi, vici

The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer's founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft.

Researcher: Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its Klik iOS app that could have allowed attackers to hijack its users' Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Twitter crashes twice Thursday

Twitter went down this afternoon, got back up and crashed again. Twitter said it was working on the issues but that problem was ongoing.

Yahoo, Facebook said to be in talks to settle patents dispute

Yahoo and Facebook are in negotiations to resolve a patents dispute, an attorney for Yahoo told a federal court on Tuesday.

Square launches support for customer loyalty programs

Square, a startup focused on facilitating credit card transactions at small businesses, began supporting customer loyalty programs in updates of its major apps launched Tuesday.

Timeline: A brief history of email

The first emails traveled over computer systems less powerful than a modern digital watch. Since then, a lot of things have changed. Here's a look at the history of email.

Google promotes energy savings with Apps

Companies that turn off their local servers for email, productivity and collaboration applications and switch to the cloud-hosted Google Apps suite can save significant amounts of money in energy costs, Google said on Monday.

Mozilla's concept iPad browser eliminates the URL bar, tabbed browsing

Mozilla developers are working on a browser concept for the iPad, dubbed "Junior."

Stop using email for everything

If you spend hours emptying your inbox, you may wonder: it possible to do without email? To find out, Macworld surveyed Apple-savvy businesses and workers who have dramatically curtailed—or completely stopped—their use of this ubiquitous technology. Here’s how these businesses are making it happen.

Microsoft's Bing counters Google with Yelp partnership

Microsoft's search engine Bing will now feature content from Yelp, an online company that helps people find great restaurants, hotels and stores based on users' reviews.