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  • News: Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps website-builder tools

    The story "Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps website-builder tools," posted to the wire on Thursday, incorrectly stated the title of a company executive in the 14th paragraph. The paragraph has been corrected on the wire and now reads:

  • News: Microsoft, Apple free to flex Nortel patent muscles

    Apple, Microsoft and a handful of other tech companies are now free to license $4.5 billion in patents they bought at auction last year from bankrupt Nortel, which could open up a can of worms for companies using technology covered by the patents.

  • News: Cisco pays $5 billion for video company buy

    Cisco this week said it will acquire NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security systems for service providers and media companies, for $5 billion.

  • News: In new attack on mobile handsets, fraudsters target one-time-passwords

    Two online banking fraud schemes are designed to defeat the one-time-password (OTP) authorization systems used by many banks.

  • News: Essential browser tools for Web developers

    Out of the thousands of cool add-ons out there for Firefox, Chrome and other popular Web browsers, only a select few make it onto the desktops of professional Web developers and designers. Which are the most useful for the day-to-day work of designing and developing websites?

  • News: Android Pattern Lock Stumps FBI

    The FBI is seeking a warrant to compel Google to unlock an Android phone that was confiscated from an alleged pimp.

  • News: Judea Pearl, a big brain behind artificial intelligence, wins Turing Award

    Judea Pearl, a longtime UCLA professor whose work on artificial intelligence laid the foundation for such inventions as the iPhone's Siri speech recognition technology and Google's driverless cars, has been named the 2011 ACM Turing Award winner.

  • Opinion: Track Billable Hours (On the Cheap) With TogglDesktop

    Tracking time spent and billable hours doesn't have to be difficult, even if you work for multiple clients and not all of your working time is spent in front of a computer. Toggl (free; $5/month plan offers more features)) is a Web-based time tracking system with a downloadable client for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as well as mobile applications for Android and iOS.

  • How-Tos: How to factory reset a BlackBerry PlayBook

    Factory resetting a BlackBerry PlayBook returns the tablet back to its original state, as if it hadn’t been used before. It deletes data, files, downloaded applications and any assigned accounts such as a Google Mail address.

  • News: Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps website-builder tools

    Salesforce.com is set to unveil new products for employee performance management and rapid website development on Thursday during the Cloudforce conference in San Francisco.

  • News: BBC confirms download service to rival iTunes

    The BBC’s rumoured download service named Project Barcelona has been announced by BBC director general Mark Thompson.

  • News: Oracle lays out long-range Java intentions

    Presentation posted on the QCon conference website indicates plans for object capabilities and JVM and cloud improvements

  • News: IDC: China to pass US in smartphone shipments in 2012

    China will surpass the U.S. in smartphone shipments this year, a title which the U.S. is never expected to regain, according to market figures released on Thursday by IDC.

  • News: IDC: China to pass US in smartphone shipments in 2012

    China will surpass the U.S. in smartphone shipments this year, a title which the U.S. is never expected to regain, according to market figures released on Thursday by IDC.

  • News: Cricket leaps to Clearwire for LTE offload

    LightSquared suffered another blow to its hoped-for wholesale 4G mobile business on Wednesday as budget carrier Cricket announced it will use Clearwire to flesh out a planned LTE service.

  • News: Scientists tout 'open source' drug discovery

    Applying open source methodology to disease research could speed up the process of drug discovery, according to researchers at the University of Sydney.

  • Opinion: Three Ways Web Browsing Changes With IE10 in Windows 8

    While Metro apps for both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have been recently announced, users are getting a chance to actually use the Metro app for IE10 in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Providing a full-screen browsing window and touch friendly controls, the desktop experience feels like using browsers on smartphones and tablets, even on a desktop or laptop, though less intuitive when using a mouse.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tougher than diamonds

    To paraphrase Huey Lewis, Apple products are a bit like the power of love: You don't need money, don't take fame--you just need a credit card to ride this train. Meanwhile, Canadians get on speaking terms with Siri and a centuries old publication bids adieu to the physical realm. The remainders for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 are strong and sudden and, yes, cruel sometimes--but they might just save your life.

  • News: Piston Cloud has made the tough private cloud decisions for you

    Joshua McKenty, co-founder and chief executive officer of Piston Cloud, what he calls The Enterprise OpenStack Company, was in on the ground floor of OpenStack's creation, working as he was on the Anso Labs team at NASA to build a compute cloud on top of open source platform Eucalyptus. The team eventually gave up on that and wrote Nova, which NASA uses today to power its Nebula Cloud environment, and Nova was ultimately contributed to the OpenStack project, which it formed with Rackspace. McKenty left NASA after Anso was acquired by Rackspace in 2010, and formed Piston Cloud in 2011 with co-founders Gretchen Curtis (also of NASA) and Christopher MacGown of Rackspace. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with McKenty for a deep dive on why OpenStack matters and where Piston Cloud fits in.

  • News: Government hails working examples of open data initiative

    Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has hailed the UK’s drive to open up data to the public by showcasing success stories at a Digital Birmingham seminar today.



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