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  • News: Android Market Tops 400,000 Apps

    Google's Android Market now hosts more than 400,000 active applications from about 100,000 publishers, with the majority of apps available for free, according to an independent study. The Market's app store catalog crossed the 400,000 benchmark over the New Year’s weekend, four months after the Market topped 300,000 apps. Earlier in 2011, the Market also took four months to make the jump from 200,000 to 300,000 apps, according to Distimo, a metrics firm specializing in mobile application stores.

  • News: Hadoop solidified for production duty

    After nearly seven years of development and fine tuning, the Apache Hadoop data processing framework is finally ready for full production use, the developers of the software announced Wednesday.

  • News: Microsoft claims Comet sold 94,000 pirated Windows discs

    Microsoft has launched legal action against UK high-street retailer Comet for creating and selling 94,000 pirated copies of Windows recovery CDs.

  • News: Atom chip on Android smartphones expected at CES

    LG Electronics and Samsung are expected to unveil Android smartphones next week at CES that use Intel's latest Atom chip, dubbed Medfield, analysts said.

  • News: App downloads hit 1.2 billion in last week of December

    More than one billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December, according to Flurry.

  • News: Environment Agency deploys open source knowledge management

    The Environment Agency is deploying an open source knowledge management system to compile and share information on around 500 river restoration projects throughout Europe.

  • News: Mozilla releases version 2.0 of its license

    Mozilla announced Tuesday the release of version 2.0 of the Mozilla Public License (MPL), which provides compatibility with the Apache and GPL licenses, opening up a wider body of code for reuse by the Mozilla project.

  • News: Google acquires more IBM patents

    Google has acquired more IBM patents, adding more than 200 to approximately 2,000 patents it had previously bought from IBM.

  • News: Apple event will focus on iBooks, says analyst

    Apple will probably highlight changes to iBooks this month, an analyst said, citing his own sources and rumors of an impending event the Cupertino, Calif. company will host.

  • News: Sprint gives LightSquared more time to win over FCC

    Sprint Nextel has given LightSquared another month to gain FCC approval for its planned 4G network, extending a deal in which LightSquared would use Sprint's Network Vision infrastructure and save an estimated US$13 billion in deployment costs.

  • News: Microsoft declares demise of IE6 in U.S.

    Microsoft today said its campaign to drive Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) into extinction had done its job in the U.S., where fewer than 1% of users ran the decade-old browser last month.

  • News: Microsoft Celebrates Decline of Internet Explorer 6 Use in the U.S.

    Internet Explorer 6, the 10-year-old Web browser that Microsoft has been desperately trying to terminate, has dropped below 1 percent market share in the United States, according to data from Net Applications.

  • News: Try Avant Browser 2012 for a Choice of Rendering Engines

    The browser arena is often portrayed as a three-horse race among Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, but there's now a new option that aims to give users the best of all three worlds.

  • News: Most believe U.S. won't become fully paperless

    Survey finds most Americans don't foresee an all-electronic U.S. society.

  • News: Clean out Launchpad completely

    Launchpad takes the iOS home screen springboard and recreates it on your Mac. Some users love this new Lion feature; others aren't sold. If you're among the latter, you can ignore Launchpad pretty easily: Remove its icon from your Dock, turn off the Launchpad gesture, and you can live fairly Launchpad-free from then on. But what if you want to get a fresh-start with Launchpad, configuring it to give you quick access only to those apps you choose?

  • News: Mozilla persuades Firefox 3.6 users to dump old browser

    Mozilla's upgrade call last month pushed more Firefox 3.6 users to grab a newer edition than any month since June 2011, a Web metrics company said over the weekend.

  • News: 10 programming languages that could shake up IT

    Do we really need another programming language? There is certainly no shortage of choices already. Between imperative languages, functional languages, object-oriented languages, dynamic languages, compiled languages, interpreted languages, and scripting languages, no developer could ever learn all of the options available today.

  • News: CIOs Disconnected From Business Execs

    CIOs and their fellow executives have conflicting priorities on cost and competitors, says our 2012 State of the CIO survey

  • News: Android, iOS App Downloads Top 1 Billion Over Christmas Week

    Mobile app downloads skyrocketed during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, totaling 1.2 billion cumulative downloads from the iOS App Store and Android Market, a mobile analytics firm estimates. This was the first time in iOS and Android history that more than one billion applications were downloaded worldwide in a single week. The bulk of those billion plus downloads originated in the United States, accounting for 509 million downloads or 42.3 percent of the total, according to mobile analytics and advertising firm Flurry.

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