Dropbox to unveil its Dropbox for Business API as lawyers rejoice

Dropbox will launch its Dropbox for Business API on Wednesday, allowing developers to create enterprise-oriented applications on top of Dropbox. The startup also said that it now has 100,000 Dropbox for Business companies, which includes organizations like Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Spotify.…

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A milestone moment for Microsoft: .NET is now an open-source project

In what probably never would have happened under the first two CEOs to lead the historic software company, Microsoft plans to announce on Wednesday that it is open sourcing the entire .NET framework, a symbolic move by the Redmond, Washington-based legacy technology company officially recognizing that the open-source model of software development is here to stay.…

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Smartphones help us to understand the cloud

A recent survey suggests that "mobile computing appears to be a driving force behind cloud adoption in enterprises." While the cloud clearly plays a role in making mobile devices as valuable to the enterprise as they are, it may be too much to suggest that mobiles truly drive cloud adoption. Rather, smartphones and tablets have brought the cloud discussion to the forefront, regardless, paradoxically, of whether the implementation actually relies on the cloud.…

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