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  • News: Code it again, Sam: Microsoft's Casablanca ties C++ to the cloud

    Project is intended to make it easy for coders to implement RESTful services

  • Opinion: RIM Owns Up To Fake Apple Protest in Australia

    Research In Motion admitted Tuesday that it was behind a staged protest outside a Sydney, Australia Apple Store last week.

  • News: IBM to acquire customer analytics vendor Tealeaf Technology

    In a bid to strengthen its enterprise marketing and management division, IBM plans to acquire customer analytics software company Tealeaf Technology, it announced Wednesday.

  • News: Hands on with Amazon Cloud Drive for Mac

    The roster sort of sounds like Santa's reindeer roll-call: On Dropbox, on SkyDrive, on iCloud, on Google! And now, Amazon becomes the latest company/sleigh-puller to dive into the Desktop Cloud Storage Wars of 2012.

  • News: Spotify comes to the iPad

    As of Wednesday, Spotify customers have yet another device they can stream their songs to: The music subscription service is now available as a native app for the iPad.

  • News: Apple updates OS X Mountain Lion and Lion 10.74

    Apple, on Tuesday, released software updates for its Developer Preview of Mac OS X Mountain Lion and a new build of Lion 10.7.4.

  • News: UK Oracle User Group: We want to help Hurd simplify customer dealings

    The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) has welcomed Oracle president Mark Hurd’s pledge to make it easier for customers to deal with the company.

  • Opinion: EA Selling Rock Band iOS Game for $5, Despite Looming Expiration Date

    Electronic Arts is apparently looking to cement its “Worst Company in America” status by pulling the plug soon on Rock Band for iOS, a game that remains on sale for $5.

  • Opinion: RIM After BlackBerry 10 Debut: Dead Or Alive?

    Research In Motion recently unveiled its next-generation mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10, giving critics a little more insight into the company's future prospects. BlackBerry 10 is a significant break from previous BlackBerry operating systems that focused on physical keyboards and smaller screens; BB10 is designed for touchscreens first. The new BlackBerry platform will still include RIM's traditional enterprise-focused hallmarks such as stability and security. But the company is also making a play for app developers so it can woo consumers by offering popular apps for gaming and social networking.

  • News: How IT Pros Can Avoid Bid-to-Win Horror Shows

    Zombies and vampires are great for the movies, but life-sucking ideas that won't go away are bad for IT projects. Problem is, clients really encourage bid to win behaviors -- even in cloud projects where they are counterproductive.

  • News: Java creator: Fears over consequences of possible Oracle trial win may be overblown

    Should Oracle prevail in its intellectual-property lawsuit against Google over alleged Java patent and copyright violations in the Android mobile OS, it shouldn't result in the "industrial meltdown" some observers fear, Java creator James Gosling said in a blog post late Tuesday.

  • News: Dutch court temporarily frees 17-year-old KPN hacking suspect

    A Dutch 17-year-old suspected of compromising customer account data on hundreds of servers belonging to telecommunications operator KPN is set to be freed temporarily on Thursday, allowed to wait at home for his criminal proceedings to begin, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service said on Wednesday.

  • News: Collaboration vendor Jive aims for app adoption without pestering IT

    In a move to expand functionality and allow for simpler adoption of its market-leading enterprise social collaboration offerings, Jive Software has released a series of new updates that go live Wednesday.

  • News: Teradata building out marketing platform with eCircle acquisition

    Teradata is planning to acquire digital marketing software maker eCircle in order to augment the capabilities it gained through its 2010 purchase of marketing management vendor Aprimo, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

  • News: Sproxil taps IBM analytics to tackle medication counterfeiting

    With a commitment to incorporate IBM analytics into its offerings, U.S.-based Sproxil is set to expand after its initial foray in developing countries, where its anti-counterfeit software met its first test in saving pharmaceutical companies money.

  • News: Microsoft Cracks Down on Racy Apps in Windows Phone Store

    Microsoft is working with developers to clean up apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace that contain racy or sexual content. The company said in a blog post it would contact developers whose apps icons and tiles contain racy imagery and that it would enforce its sexual content guidelines more stringently.

  • Opinion: Twitter Tools: 11 Free Apps and Services You Need Now

    Twitter is all about keeping things brief. It is, after all, a microblogging service, one that limits you to 140 characters per post. But while Twitter promotes a less-is-more approach, the same can't be said of the market for Twitter apps and services. You can barely turn a corner on the Web these days without finding one, whether it's a desktop program aimed at organizing your social media life or a search engine claiming to offer the next best way to cull the tweets you want to read. Of course, not all of those apps are equal--but we've found 11 free tools and services that mostly improve on the Twitter experience.

  • News: Red Hat releases OpenShift source code

    Open source software distributor Red Hat has released the source code for its OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, allowing developers to run the platform on multiple cloud fabrics, including OpenStack.

  • News: RIM unveils audio streaming service BlackBerry Music Gateway

    Research in Motion (RIM) has revealed its audio streaming BlackBerry Music Gateway - a small near-field communication (NFC) enabled gadget allows users to wirelessly stream music to a hi-fi, car stereo or other audio sources.

  • Opinion: TraxItAll for iPhone

    TraxItAll lets you track data and generate reports based on those results in an effort to chart your progress toward a goal. Whether you’re tracking how often you go to the gym, how many glasses of water you drink daily, or how many pushups you can do consecutively, this $2 iPhone productivity app from TraxItAll wants to help you record it.

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