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SAP’s 2015 Operating Profit Hits Record on Licence Renewals

SAP, Europe’s largest software company, on Tuesday reported record annual operating profits, driven both by year-end software licence renewals and customers’ converting to newer cloud-based software. Fourth-quarter operating profit, excluding special items, rose to EUR 2.28 billion (roughly Rs. 16,516 crores) from EUR 2.13 billion in the same period a year earlier. SAP said the […]

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Ancient Meteorite Found in Australia Offers Window Into Early Solar System

On the 27th of November, a network of high-tech cameras glimpsed it falling from the sky: a shining meteorite zipping through the earth’s atmosphere and landing somewhere in the Australian outback. The journey was visible for about six seconds, a long exposure for such an event. By New Year’s Eve, planetary scientist Phil Bland and […]

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Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 8 on Tuesday

If your computer is still running Windows 8, it is time for you to upgrade to a newer version. Alongside several versions of Internet Explorer Web browser (IE10 or below), the three-year-old desktop operating system will also hit its end of support on Tuesday. Users on Windows 8 will receive the last security patch update […]

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The New Way Police Are Surveilling You: Software That Calculates Your Threat ‘Score’

While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report. The program scoured billions of data points including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and […]

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Microsoft is doubling down on car tech as Google and Apple creep up

Microsoft is thinking through all the fun things you’ll be doing in your car as automobiles gradually become autonomous and drive themselves. And the company is showcasing some of its ideas and technology at CES this week. For instance, Harman, which makes car navigation and entertainment systems, will be adding Microsoft Office 365 software to […]