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Yahoo surrenders all search share gains from Firefox deal

A year after Yahoo struck a deal with Mozilla to make its search engine the default in Firefox in the U.S., Yahoo's share of search usage share has fallen to levels lower than before the partnership was signed.

Cisco acquires video collaboration company for $700M

Acano will help scale, hybrid delivery and interoperability, company says

By Jim Duffy | 20 November, 2015 17:38

Tags: Microsoft, cisco, collaboration

Facebook building a 100-gigabit switch to keep up with video, VR traffic

Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch.

Red Hat delivers more container love in its latest Linux update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is now generally available, with new additions focusing on containers, security, networking and system administration.

Citrix spinning off GoTo collaboration business, laying off 1,000 people

Citrix Systems has decided to spin off its GoTo collaboration products business into a new company, to focus on its core business in the secure delivery of apps and data.

Splice Machine taps Apache Spark for in-memory data muscle

Splice Machine has always banked on the scale-out capabilities of Hadoop, but on Tuesday it placed an accompanying bet on Apache Spark's in-memory technology.

Arista looks to connect clouds

Extends data interconnect capabilities of 7500E spine switch

By Jim Duffy | 17 November, 2015 13:59

Tags: routers, cdn, Box

Cisco CEO not big on spin-ins

Robbins favors small, internal "start-up" teams over funding and acquiring companies

By Jim Duffy | 16 November, 2015 16:52

Tags: programmers, routers, cisco

Use Oracle's database? Watch out for this Dec. 1 deadline

Companies that use a standard edition of Oracle's database software should be aware that a rapidly approaching deadline could mean increased licensing costs.

How big data is changing the database landscape for good

Mention the word "database," and most people think of the venerable RDBMS that has dominated the landscape for more than 30 years. That, however, may soon change.

Google brings machine learning to the masses with new open-source tool

Google has been working on machine learning for years deep inside its R&D labs, and on Monday, it launched a new, open-source tool to help share what it's learned.

By Katherine Noyes | 09 November, 2015 19:12

Tags: Google

Cisco, Ericsson partner to build and sell next-gen networks

Ericsson and Cisco Systems are partnering to develop and sell next-generation networks -- Ericsson because it's cheaper than buying in or building the equipment itself, and Cisco because it's quicker than buying Ericsson.

By Peter Sayer | 09 November, 2015 17:31

Tags: Ericsson, partner, next-generation networks, cisco

MariaDB pops up on Azure with new cluster service

Companies interested in deploying the increasingly popular MariaDB open-source database on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform now have an easy way to do so, thanks to a new offering provided through the Azure Marketplace.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 05 November, 2015 13:20

Tags: Microsoft

Sprint owner confirms job cuts will be "in the thousands"

Sprint reported it gained 237,000 postpaid phone customers in the second fiscal quarter that ended Sept. 30, the first time it showed gains on that measure in two years.

Need a ride home from work? Now you can call Lyft from Slack

Back in August Slack added a new "Add to Slack" feature with launch partners including Box, and on Tuesday, it introduced another update designed to make tying in outside apps even easier.

Juniper disaggregates even further

Unveils more open Junos OS and a leaf switch for it that supports 25/50G

By Jim Duffy | 03 November, 2015 20:00

Tags: mpls, programmers, routers

Google Fiber eyed for three more cities: Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa

Google's crusade to light up U.S. cities with gigabit speed Google Fiber has expanded to potentially include Oklahoma City and Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.

By Matt Hamblen | 29 October, 2015 20:08

Tags: Google

Ubuntu Wily Werewolf trots out easy-install OpenStack

The latest version of Canonical's Linux distribution features a streamlined OpenStack installer, along with the LXD hypervisor and telco-strength networking

Storage giants are getting bigger, but prices will stay small

Western Digital's planned US$19 billion acquisition of SanDisk won't impede the competition that has made storage a good deal for buyers.

Western Digital to buy Sandisk for US$19B

Hard disk drive specialist Western Digital has agreed to buy flash memory vendor Sandisk for $19 billion.

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