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IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 September, 2014 06:17

Tags: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Networking, internet

InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.

By Chris Kanaracus | 20 September, 2014 06:11

Tags: business issues, open source, applications, databases, software, InfiniDB

HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

OpenStack has a new top contributor: HP.

By Brandon Butler | 20 September, 2014 02:44

Tags: HP, public cloud, internet, cloud computing, Red Hat, OpenStack

Qualcomm hopes to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

Qualcomm has released SDKs (software development kits) for LTE broadcast and digital glasses at its Uplinq conference, hoping to give the two burgeoning areas a push.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 September, 2014 00:09

Tags: Development tools, application development, consumer electronics, qualcomm, accessories, software

Google wants to enrich offline browsing

Someday soon, users may be able to interact with their favorite websites even when these sites aren't accessible, thanks to a new browser standard called Service Workers being developed by Google.

By Joab Jackson | 19 September, 2014 05:27

Tags: Development tools, Languages and standards, application development, Google, software

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

By Brandon Butler | 19 September, 2014 01:19

Tags: BYOD, consumerization of IT, SDN, Citrix Systems, Networking, wireless, IT management

Red Hat acquires FeedHenry to get mobile app chops

Red Hat wants a piece of the enterprise mobile app market, so it has acquired Irish company FeedHenry for approximately €63.5 million (US$82 million).

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 September, 2014 01:08

Tags: business issues, middleware, software, Red Hat, Mergers and acquisitions

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

In a move that could prove unpopular with IT administrators, Google has granted rights to end users of its Apps workplace email and collaboration suite to install third-party software from the company's Google Apps Marketplace.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 08:52

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 September, 2014 05:50

Tags: dropbox, applications, telecommunication, ios, storage, Mobile OSes, internet, cloud computing, mobile, cloud storage, Apple

Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Continuing its efforts to bring business intelligence to the masses, software provider Qlik has released Qlik Sense, which is designed to provide business managers with an easy way to examine large data sets for insights and trends.

By Joab Jackson | 18 September, 2014 05:47

Tags: applications, software, business intelligence, Qlik

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Dropbox's Datastore API, which gives apps a lightweight cloud database for storing structured user data, like settings and contacts, has been extended to let apps store data locally if users aren't logged into Dropbox.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 04:57

Tags: Development tools, application development, dropbox, software

MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

By Stephen Lawson | 18 September, 2014 03:09

Tags: Automotive, Networking, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wireless, industry verticals, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

Box foresees a significant jump in usage of its iPad and iPhone app resulting from one of the new extensions Apple will launch with the new iOS 8.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 02:35

Tags: applications, telecommunication, ios, storage, Mobile OSes, software,, collaboration, mobile, mobile applications, Apple

Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 September, 2014 01:12

Tags: Virgin Atlantic, Networking, wireless, Gogo, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

Jive has built links between its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and Microsoft's Office 365 to let users leverage Jive collaboration features with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 September, 2014 07:20

Tags: Jive Software, applications, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Direct standard for linking two devices without a LAN is about to get easier to use.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:54

Tags: consumer electronics, Networking, Wi-Fi Alliance, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool

Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:23

Tags: reddit, Networking, storage, internet, Facebook

Brocade buys NFV mobile analytics assets

Brocade this week today announced that it has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets from privately held Vistapointe in an all-cash transaction.

By Jim Duffy | 16 September, 2014 08:03

Tags: business issues, brocade, virtualization, acquisitionsVirtualisation, NFV, Brocade Communications, mobile, Mergers and acquisitions, analytics

NFL collaboration software looks for a win with businesses

A collaboration platform that was initially developed to help professional sports teams share video on tablets is now trying to score with businesses.

By Fred O'Connor | 16 September, 2014 06:46

Tags: PlayerLync, applications, software, collaboration

Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind

The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen, the company's in-house mobile operating system.

By Jon Gold | 16 September, 2014 06:01

Tags: samsung, open source, Google, Networking, Samsung Electronics, wireless, software, mobile, ubuntu

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