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Larry Ellison still the top draw at Oracle’s mega-convention

By Noel Randewich and Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Larry Ellison was the main draw for tens of thousands of technology professionals at Oracle Corp’s annual conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, where he joked about losing his name after relinquishing his role as the company’s CEO. Ellison, who this month gave up his position as chief executive of the enterprise software behemoth he co-founded 37 years ago, stuck to his tradition of delivering the main presentation at Oracle OpenWorld. Oracle surprised Wall Street on Sept. …

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Factbox – EBay CEO’s comments since January on PayPal spinoff

(Reuters) – EBay Inc agreed on Tuesday to spin off its payments unit, PayPal, in the second half of 2015, after rebuffing activist investor Carl Icahn’s proposal in January. Following are comments by eBay Chief Executive John Donahoe on PayPal spinoff since then: Jan. 22 – During fourth-quarter earnings call “PayPal and eBay make sense together for many reasons. First, eBay accelerates PayPal’s success. Second, eBay data makes PayPal smarter. And third, eBay funds PayPal’s growth.” Feb. … …read more

Source: Factbox – EBay CEO’s comments since January on PayPal spinoff

Microsoft names next operating system ‘Windows 10’

By Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp announced its ‘Windows 10’ operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers. The next version of Microsoft’s flagship product, which still runs the vast majority of personal computers and is used by 1.5 billion people worldwide, is aimed at recapturing the lucrative business market, which generally ignored the new-look Windows 8. …

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This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

Microsoft had plenty to talk about during the Windows 10 reveal event on Tuesday, from the operating system’s improved multitasking capability to the extensive preview program, but we all know that there was only one thing Windows users actually wanted to see: the Start menu. Thankfully, the classic Windows feature is making its return alongside Windows 10, but let’s take a look at how it has improved. DON’T MISS: Video: An introduction to all the new features of Windows 10 As you can see in the header image, Microsoft has plugged its Live Tiles into the Start menu on Windows 10. These tiles will be interchangeable and customizable depending on which apps, websites and contacts are most important to you.

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Source: This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

German privacy watchdog tells Google to restrict use of data

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German data protection watchdog told Google Inc on Tuesday to seek users’ permission for creating data profiles from its various services, adding to pressure on the U.S. technology giant in Europe over its privacy policy. “Google is ordered to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee that their users can decide on their own if and to what extend their data is used for profiling,” the data protection commissioner for the German city state of Hamburg said in a statement on Tuesday. …

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