Big Blue is betting big on identity intelligence. IBM just acquired a private firm with security software to govern user access to apps and data across cloud and on-premise environments. The world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com, is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon will invest $2B to expand. The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher after the service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Think you're in control? Think again. Facebook and OKCupid admitted they manipulated user experiences. But they're not the only ones studying unsuspecting customers. Retailers do much the same. Under fire from investors over how much it pays its top brass, technology giant Oracle appears to have slashed by more than half the annual stock options it awards CEO Larry Ellison and other execs.