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Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 November, 2014 06:11

Tags: consumer electronics, Yonomi, Internet of Things, Networking, internet

Mozilla reports flat revenue from Google-Firefox search deal

Mozilla today said that 2013 revenue from its deal with Google was flat compared to the year before, as was its income overall, even as expenses jumped by 42%.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2014 05:14

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, Google, Mozilla Foundation, internet, search engines

Intel plans 3D NAND flash next year for 'as much storage as you want'

Intel plans to ship 3D NAND flash chips next year that will allow it to cram more bits into solid-state storage.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 November, 2014 12:36

Tags: storage, Components, intel, memory

Rise of Whatsapp could require regulatory reform: ACMA

Regulators should review telecom regulation as more consumers replace traditional telephony with over-the-top (OTT) services, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

By Adam Bender | 21 November, 2014 08:00

Tags: OTT, regulation, Telco, telecom, ACMA, over-the-top, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Mozilla tells Google, it's not you (anymore), it's Yahoo

Mozilla on Wednesday announced that it had not renewed its lucrative contract with Google, but instead will use Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine in the U.S.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 November, 2014 07:20

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, Yahoo, Apple, Google, Microsoft, internet, search engines

IBM offers 'devops' services to speed up enterprises' app development

IBM has built a team of experts on "devops," a hot, emerging approach to fast enterprise application development, and developed a collection of tools for deploying IT operations to the cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 21 November, 2014 05:39

Tags: Development tools, application development, IBM, software

Wozniak still aims to simplify: Now, all of enterprise storage

The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 November, 2014 08:58

Tags: virtualization, Lance Smith, storage, Primary Data, Storage virtualization, Steve Wozniak

New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Walking up the gangway to board Royal Caribbean's tech-laden Quantum of the Seas, it was hard not to marvel. Across the harbor was Manhattan, and at 348 meters the new ship is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall. But it's what the ship contains that made my inner geek salivate.

By Nick Barber | 20 November, 2014 05:53

Tags: popular science, royal caribbean, Internet of Things, Networking, robotics, transportation, internet, industry verticals

Debian general resolution against systemd coupling fails, sponsor steps down

Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution's integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

By Jon Gold | 20 November, 2014 05:22

Tags: Linux, open source, software, operating systems

Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

By Jon Gold | 19 November, 2014 08:53

Tags: Linux, open source, Google, software, operating systems

Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs

Easing what has traditionally been a difficult programming task, Facebook has released as open source a debugging tool for JavaScript, called Flow, designed to highlight problems caused by the misuse of data types.

By Joab Jackson | 19 November, 2014 06:56

Tags: Development tools, application development, software, Facebook

ZigBee 3.0 promises one standard for many uses

The ZigBee Alliance plans to put all forms of its low-power wireless technology under one standard, ZigBee 3.0, in a move that could make it easier to connect many wireless devices in homes.

By Stephen Lawson | 18 November, 2014 22:04

Tags: ZigBee Alliance, consumer electronics, Internet of Things, Networking, internet, CentraLite Systems

HP plugs the Vertica analytics engine into Hadoop

Bringing some enterprise rigor to the wild world of big data, Hewlett-Packard has issued a package that will allow organizations to harness HP's Vertica analytical database engine to investigate reams of unstructured data residing in Hadoop systems.

By Joab Jackson | 18 November, 2014 09:44

Tags: applications, databases, software, data mining, Data management, Hewlett-Packard

Cisco crashes the enterprise mobile party with new collaboration app

Cisco will package and deliver enterprise collaboration capabilities via a mobile and Web app built to replicate the ease of use of consumer software but designed for ad hoc, workplace team interaction.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 November, 2014 07:39

Tags: Cisco Systems, applications, software, collaboration, mobile

Mitel drops ShoreTel bid

Customers of ShoreTel phones and unified communications gear can stop worrying that their lives might get complicated by a merger between the company and its rival Mitel.

By Tim Greene | 18 November, 2014 04:18

Tags: unified communications, Synergy, telecommunication, voip, Networking, Avaya, Shoretel

Facebook's new Iowa data center goes modular to grow forever

The traffic inside Facebook's data centers is growing so fast that the company is changing the basic architecture of its networks in order to keep up.

By Stephen Lawson | 15 November, 2014 07:24

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Networking, social networking, internet, Facebook

Forget the app; Microsoft rolls out Skype for Web

Microsoft announced today that it's launching a beta of Skype for the Web, allowing browser-based video chats that don't require a separate app.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 November, 2014 05:37

Tags: Firefox, skype, Microsoft, internet

AT&T sees delays on fiber rollouts of 'two to three years'

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has stepped forward as the telecommunication industry's front man in opposition to President Obama's proposed net neutrality rules.

By Matt Hamblen | 15 November, 2014 05:08

Tags: Networking, at&t, fcc

Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

Software developers use a large number of open-source components, often oblivious to the security risks they introduce or the vulnerabilities that are later discovered in them.

By Lucian Constantin | 15 November, 2014 01:52

Tags: Development tools, application development, security, Sonatype, software, patch management, Compliance monitoring

Amazon embraces Docker with new customer tool

The Docker container virtualization technology has proved to be such a hit with its users that Amazon Web Services has created a new management tool for handling large scale Docker deployments, though observers worry it could lock customers more tightly into the Amazon ecosystem.

By Joab Jackson | 14 November, 2014 16:59

Tags: Amazon Web Services, virtualization

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