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  • News: MLB.com At Bat warms up for 2012 season

    Like an ace pitcher debuting a new fastball at spring training, MLB.com is serving up a new look for its iOS offerings just in time for the coming season.

  • News: Microsoft, Hortonworks to link Excel and Hadoop

    Microsoft is developing a connector that will allow Excel users to download and analyze output from Hadoop, potentially opening the open-source data processing platform to a much wider audience.

  • News: Marvel-ous: Graphic novels come to iBooks

    If iPad owners found their Spidey-senses tingling on Tuesday afternoon, it was for good reason--Marvel announced it was making 80 graphic novels featuring Spider Man, the X-Men, Captain America, and other popular characters available in Apple's iBookstore.

  • News: MIT chief hails govt plans for self service tech

    When MIT luminary Peter Weill arrived in New Zealand, a lead article in the Dominion Post reporting that the government would replace face-to-face contact with technology caught his eye.

  • News: Shadowing Your Customer

    ADP fixes confusing software by tracking the customer's every move

  • News: Oracle pulls the plug on old JavaFX runtime

    Having changed the underlying architecture of JavaFX, Oracle is discontinuing older versions of this platform for building RIAs (Rich Internet Applications). As a result, applications based on JavaFX 1.2 and JavaFX 1.3 will need to be updated to run on JavaFX 2.0 by the end of this year.

  • News: Analyst: Free Mountain Lion upgrade would be 'brilliant' Apple move

    Apple would be making a 'brilliant' move if it decided to give away OS X Mountain Lion to Mac users as a free upgrade, an analyst said today.

  • Opinion: Mobile Linux: It's Not Just Android Anymore

    The mobile world has been good to Linux, whose Android derivative has enjoyed a success that few could have predicted just a few short years ago.

  • News: Miami Dolphins dive into cloud analytics

    The Miami Dolphins teamed with IBM to deploy a cloud-based analytics system that helps stadium staff to be proactive about potentially disruptive events, such as parking bottlenecks, concession stand inventory shortages, and inclement weather.

  • News: Secunia: We don't know how vendors will react to our repackaging their updates

    Security firm Secunia expects a reaction from vendors as it plans to repackage security updates for hundreds of applications into its own proprietary installer and deliver them through the new version of Personal Software Inspector (PSI).

  • News: Cisco brings Hotspot 2.0 carrier-network smarts to its Wi-Fi

    Cisco Systems announced its take on the reshaping of mobile networks that is emerging at this week's Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, saying it can build a Wi-Fi infrastructure spanning all the way from the access point to the core network.

  • News: Google once considered issuing currency

    Google once considered issuing its own currency, to be called Google Bucks, company Chairman Eric Schmidt said on stage in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress Tuesday.

  • News: Epicor suit claims company is providing third-party support illegally

    Epicor is trying to stop Utah IT services firm Applied Integration from providing third-party support for its Dimensions software, alleging that the company has committed illegal acts in the course of doing so, according to a lawsuit filed this month in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

  • News: Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Enhances Productivity, Reduces Distractions

    Microsoft will deliver betas of both its integrated development environment (IDE), code-named Visual Studio 11, and .NET Framework 4.5 on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The Visual Studio team, according to Microsoft, has focused its efforts on three core themes in the forthcoming release: helping developers build modern consumer and business applications, providing a simplified and distraction-free environment for maximum productivity and enabling collaborative and agile development teams.

  • News: 3 questions for Microsoft's Windows Phone chief

    Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, made a cameo appearance at Nokia's Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference Monday, where Nokia announced a mid-priced Windows Phone, the Lumia 610. Myerson briefly talked about the new beta release of Skype for Windows Phone, about the fact that there are now 65,000 apps for the platform, and that handsets with the OS are now available in China and 27 other markets. He also discussed how Microsoft has lowered the system requirements for handsets, to create a broader range of lower prices.

  • News: 'Anatomy of an Anonymous Attack' laid bare by Imperva

    Security firm Imperva has published a detailed analysis of an attack by Anonymous on one of its customers, providing new insight into how the hacktivist group operates, and highlighting the need for better application layer security.

  • News: Post Office set to embark on £9m identity assurance implementation

    The Post Office is planning to implement identity assurance services across its online, telephony and face-to-face channels, throughout its UK branch network, in a project that will cost approximately £9m.

  • Opinion: Use iTunes to rip audio from videos

    Do you have video files that you'd like to have in audio form—say a music video you bought from the iTunes Store that you want to listen to on your iPod? Reader sabberworm has pointed out a nice hidden feature in iTunes that lets you do just that. He uses it to grab audio from video podcasts, but you can use it to save the sound from any video file as an iTunes track.

  • News: Using Business Intelligence to Create Better Health Decisions

    With IT's leadership, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is harnessing billions of data points to improve outcomes and freeze costs

  • Opinion: First Look at Mozillas Web Platform for Phones: 'Boot to Gecko'

    Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, has its eyes on mobile. Firefox for Android has been around for some time, and a newer, faster version is set to launch soon.



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