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Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

Hard on the heels of debuting a cloud storage service for financial services firms, Box announced Tuesday that it has acquired Subspace, a startup focused on cross-device collaboration security.

By Katherine Noyes | 04 March, 2015 09:44

Tags: business issues, applications, software, collaboration, Box.net, cloud computing, internet, Mergers and acquisitions

Google debunks reports of change to search rankings

Despite headlines popping up on the Internet, Google has no immediate plans to change the way it ranks its search results, giving more weight to facts instead of links.

By Sharon Gaudin | 04 March, 2015 07:53

Tags: search, Google, computerworld, internet, search engines

With Spotfire 7, Tibco aims to make analytics more accessible

Scan through the news announcements in the world of enterprise software lately, and there's a good chance you'll notice an overriding theme. It focuses on analytics, and it's all about putting the power of that once-highly specialized function within the hands of a broader spectrum of business users.

By Katherine Noyes | 04 March, 2015 06:48

Tags: applications, Tibco Software, data mining, software, business intelligence

Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Google today said that it would stop serving updates to Chrome for Android on devices running "Ice Cream Sandwich," or Android 4.0.x, in mid-April.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 March, 2015 06:34

Tags: Firefox, consumer electronics, Google, ICS, smartphones, Android

Mozilla previews 64-bit Firefox for Windows, tentatively slates stable release for mid-May

Mozilla on Monday announced its first developer preview of a 64-bit Windows version of Firefox.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 March, 2015 05:16

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, software, Web servers

IBM helps mobile apps meet accessibility guidelines

When creating new mobile applications, developers all too often forget taking the few additional steps to make their programs usable for those with disabilities.

By Joab Jackson | 04 March, 2015 05:12

Tags: Development tools, application development, IBM, software

IBM helps mobile apps meet accessibility guidelines

When creating new mobile applications, developers all too often forget taking the few additional steps to make their programs usable for those with disabilities.

By Joab Jackson | 04 March, 2015 05:12

Tags: Development tools, application development, IBM, software

SanDisk's InfiniFlash is a new storage format that will sell for under $1/GB

SanDisk is hoping the $1/GB price of its new InfiniFlash storage platform will be enough to convince customers that all-flash systems can be viable for big-data applications, including content streaming and giant databases.

By Peter Sayer | 04 March, 2015 05:07

Tags: storage, sandisk

Spain's Telefonica goes virtual with HP

The push to virtualize mobile networks is picking up speed at Mobile World Congress this week as carriers and vendors promise new services and faster connections.

By Stephen Lawson | 04 March, 2015 02:54

Tags: MWC, virtualization, Networking, mobile, Hewlett-Packard

Net neutrality will put U.S. behind Europe, Cisco's Chambers says

U.S. net neutrality rules will help Europe take the lead in broadband, Cisco CEO John Chambers says.

By Stephen Lawson | 04 March, 2015 02:50

Tags: MWC, Cisco Systems, regulation, Networking, mobile, government

Why computers still struggle to tell the time

While computers manage many things with extreme precision, they have surprising difficulty keeping track of time.

By Joab Jackson | 03 March, 2015 11:02

Tags: Development tools, application development, software

Brocade acquires mobile SDN company

Brocade has announced plans to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company whose virtualization software maps mobile workloads to clouds.

By Jim Duffy | 03 March, 2015 06:04

Tags: brocade, mergers & acquisitions, Networking, wireless, NFV, Vyatta

VMware takes on mobile networks with vCloud for NFV

VMware has jumped into the hot NFV market with a platform that lets service providers run their network functions as virtualized applications from different vendors.

By Stephen Lawson | 03 March, 2015 05:57

Tags: MWC, virtualization, telecommunication, Carriers, mobile, cloud computing, internet, VMware

Atlassian offers high-volume, Git-based code management

To help organizations manage internally built applications more effectively, developer software and services provider Atlassian is offering an enterprise-focused code management service based on the popular open source Git software.

By Joab Jackson | 03 March, 2015 04:23

Tags: Development tools, application development, atlassian, software

HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

Hewlett-Packard will purchase Aruba Networks to boost its wireless networking business, the companies announced Monday.

By Fred O'Connor | 03 March, 2015 02:39

Tags: business issues, Networking, Aruba networks, Mergers and acquisitions, Hewlett-Packard

Mozilla scrubs Superfish certificate from Firefox

Mozilla has released an update to Firefox that erases the self-signed digital certificate implanted by Superfish, the vulnerable adware that blew up in Lenovo's face a week and a half ago.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 March, 2015 01:59

Tags: Firefox, security, Lenovo

For a speed boost, Alcatel-Lucent says use both cell and Wi-Fi

If you have both cellular and Wi-Fi, why not use both? At Mobile World Congress, Alcatel-Lucent is demonstrating a way to do that as part of the same network.

By Stephen Lawson | 02 March, 2015 18:01

Tags: MWC, 4g, telecommunication, alcatel-lucent, Networking, wireless, mobile, WLANs / Wi-Fi

SanDisk pushes MicroSD to 200GB

SanDisk has managed to cram 200GB of memory into a MicroSD card. The new card is a 56 percent jump on the current highest capacity MicroSD, a 128GB card.

By Martyn Williams | 02 March, 2015 08:22

Tags: MWC, storage, Components, sandisk, memory

YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

Mobile World Congress is not the best place to launch a new messaging app: With thousands of tech-savvy visitors in Barcelona, many of them toting multiple connected devices, public wireless and Wi-Fi networks quickly become so saturated that it's difficult to send a message via Internet, even a brief "Yo," to a nearby colleague.

By Peter Sayer | 02 March, 2015 04:08

Tags: Left of the Dot Media, mobile applications, MWC, Android OS, Networking, peer-to-peer, mobile, Yo.com

Ractive aims to bring Web programming to the masses

The developers of a JavaScript library for building interactive user interfaces are hoping their work will make Web programming more accessible for part-time programmers.

By Joab Jackson | 28 February, 2015 08:34

Tags: Development tools, application development, The Guardian, Web services development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, software

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