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SAP fluffs up cloud biz with $3.4bn buy

SAP is shoring up cloud computing capabilities with the acquisition of SuccessFactors, a human resources software firm, for $3.4bn cash.
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Network Fabric workshop's greatest hits

Report You may have been following our network fabric workshop, and want to share it with your closest friends. You may have missed it, and feel the lack of it in your life but worry that three months of articles might be too much to read in one go. You may want to give the gift of understanding to your boss who doesn't understand that a data centre's only as good as the network that ties it together.

Big Blue prototypes software for big, big data

IBM has prototyped a software architecture for the huge data demands of astronomy projects such as the SKA (square kilometer array).
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BioPower to trial wave energy in Oz

Port Fairy in Victoria is to be home to a $AU14m trial of wave power, with the Victorian government announcing support of $AU5m for the project.
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Zuck loves New York, Facebook friends Big Apple

Social media giant Facebook is not just coming to New York to raise $10bn in its initial public offering on Wall Street. The company is also coming to the Big Apple to do a little coding.
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Facebook checks in with Gowalla

Facebook has bought the location-based service Gowalla, according to CNNMoney.