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  • News: Microsoft Ruining Valentine's Day with Nine Security Bulletins

    Next Tuesday is a big deal. Yes, it is Valentine’s Day, but that’s not what I’m talking about. It is also the second Tuesday in the month of February which makes it Patch Tuesday. Microsoft revealed today that there are nine new security bulletins slated for next Tuesday -- Happy Valentine’s Day?

  • News: Microsoft details Windows 8 for ARM devices

    Microsoft has released technical design details about the new version of Windows for devices that use ARM chips, outlining in a lengthy blog post different ways in which this OS, called WOA and still in the works, will be alike and different from existing versions of Windows.

  • News: Kenya ICT Board and CMU launch international software standard

    The Kenya ICT Board (KICTB) on Tuesday Morning announced the launch of "Chipuka", a certification program for software developers in the country. The project was launched at the board's office's at Teleposta Towers, and will be run in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and headed by Andrew Lewela from the Board. Dr Bitange Ndemo, Kenya's Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Information said the aim of Chipuka is to create an international standard through which software development skills can be established. CMU was represented by a team led by Randal Bryant, Dean, School of Computer Science, while KICTB was represented by its CEO, Paul Kukubo, amongst others.

  • News: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in Kenya, says country a strategic hub

    Stephen Elop, Nokia Chief Executive Officer was in Kenya today for a high profile visit, which only takes him to two out of the 57 African countries, Kenya and South Africa. The CEO met developers at the iHub at a roundtable, before later meeting Kenyan journalists for a similar roundtable. The purpose of Elop's visit was to spend time with developers, the Nokia team, government officials and mobile operator executives. "I am very excited about the progress we are making and what lies ahead," he said.

  • News: Obama 2012 campaign playlist revealed courtesy of Spotify

    Depending on your taste in music and tolerance for others’ tastes, President Barack Obama’s latest social media move – sharing his 2012 campaign playlist via streaming music website Spotify – might be a case of over-sharing: Ricky Martin, REO Speedwagon and James Taylor all made the cut.

  • News: UK PC sales plummet as vendors pray for Windows 8

    UK PC sales dropped a recessionary 20 percent in the final quarter of 2011 with only one branded vendor, Apple, increasing sales, according to Gartner’s latest figures.

  • News: 'Do Not Track' Tool Promises Page Loads Up to Four Times Faster

    “Do Not Track” technologies have become an increasingly standard part of the Internet today, offering users a variety of ways to protect their privacy as they surf the Web.

  • News: Apple and Google disagree over licensing of essential patents

    Google is at odds with Apple, Microsoft and Cisco over the licensing and litigation of patents. While Google wants to make the most of patents it will receive if its acquisition of Motorola is approved, the others want to change the way so-called essential patents are licensed.

  • News: Pre-rendered pages highlight latest Google Chrome release

    You're familiar with autocomplete. Now get ready for auto-page rendering.

  • News: Path to Forgiveness After Apology a Hard Sell

    Social networking smartphone app Path has been busy apologizing for nabbing your address book, but should users forgive the violation of their privacy? Possibly.

  • News: Hackers Attacked Foxconn for the Laughs

    Hacker mischiefs calling themselves SwaggSec penetrated the computers at Foxconn, which assembles about 40 percent of the consumer electronics products in the world, and stole data that it posted to the Internet -- apparently just for laughs.

  • News: With a wave of its hand, Waze adds voice-control features to traffic app

    Like a lot of app makers, the folks behind Waze are itching to add support for Siri to their iPhone and iPad app. But with Apple not yet providing such access, the developers decided to take matters into their own hands.

  • News: Oracle buying Taleo for US$1.9 billion in direct hit at SAP

    Oracle is buying cloud-based talent management and employee recruitment software vendor Taleo for roughly US$1.9 billion, the company announced Thursday. The move comes shortly after SAP's move to acquire SuccessFactors, a close competitor of Taleo, for US$3.4 billion in a deal that has yet to close.

  • News: Microsoft mobile CRM clients may mean more productivity

    The productivity of salespeople could jump with the upcoming release of native Microsoft Dynamics CRM applications for specific mobile platforms and put the software vendor ahead of some of its competitors, an expert says.

  • News: How to Run Android Apps on Your PC

    As the popularity of smartphones and tablets increases, so will our dependence on the myriad apps available for them. Whether the end result is a hot game, a handy price checker, or a useful contact manager, the constraints of smartphone and tablet designs and interfaces have forced app developers to find creative ways to present and access data.

  • News: Facebook teams up with Bango for mobile payments

    UK-based mobile billing and analytics company Bango has signed an agreement to provide payment services to the world's biggest social network, Facebook. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

  • News: Betfair real time analytics shortens odds on customer spending

    Betfair is in the midst of implementing a large business intelligence programme based on Oracle software, aimed at improving its conversion of customer website visits into more spending.

  • News: Oracle buying Taleo for US$1.9 billion in direct hit at SAP

    Oracle is buying cloud-based talent management and employee recruitment software vendor Taleo for roughly US$1.9 billion, the company announced Thursday. The move comes shortly after SAP's move to acquire SuccessFactors, a close competitor of Taleo, for US$3.4 billion in a deal that has yet to close.

  • News: Dassault Systèmes buys personal analytics site Netvibes

    3D design software company Dassault Systèmes has acquired Netvibes, a website that allows the creation of personalized dashboards combining social network updates, news alerts and RSS feeds, the companies announced Thursday.

  • News: Four crazy tech ideas from Google's Solve for X project

    Google promised radical technology proposals would be a part of its Solve for X project and its initial offerings so far haven't disappointed.



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