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Startup Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work

Slack, a cloud startup that's landed some big name clients for its business communications product, has raised $120 million [m] at an eye-popping $1.12 billion [b] valuation.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 01 November, 2014 08:31

Tags: applications, software, collaboration, slack

Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

Larry Ellison may no longer be CEO of Oracle, but he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Indeed, as executive chairman and CTO, Ellison is now in a position to focus solely on creating new products and services that will cement his legacy as he enters the twilight of a legendary career in tech.

By Chris Kanaracus | 01 November, 2014 06:30

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, Customer Relationship Management, Sun Microsystems, SAP, software, internet, cloud computing, collaboration, larry ellison, Oracle

HP's move into 3D printing will radically change manufacturing

HP's announcement this week that it's entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50% cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.

By Lucas Mearian | 31 October, 2014 21:16

Tags: HP, peripherals, Printers, reddit, 3D printers, 3d printing

Drupal: If you weren't quick to patch, assume your site was hacked

Users of Drupal, one of the most popular content management systems, should consider their sites compromised if they didn't immediately apply a security patch released on Oct. 15.

By Lucian Constantin | 31 October, 2014 01:50

Tags: patches, intrusion, online safety, security, Sucuri, patch management, Exploits / vulnerabilities, drupal

Microsoft releases stopgap POODLE protection for Internet Explorer

Microsoft on Wednesday gave Windows customers an easier way to block attacks against Internet Explorer (IE) meant to steal browser session cookies and impersonate victims.

By Gregg Keizer | 31 October, 2014 01:21

Tags: Firefox, Malware & Vulnerabilities, Google, antispam, security, Microsoft

Internet2 slices network

The Internet2 this week said it can now demonstrate a nationwide virtualized multitenant network that operates as multiple discrete, private networks.

By Jim Duffy | 30 October, 2014 08:11

Tags: SDN, Networking, Internet2

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

As small businesses make their Wi-Fi more enterprise-like, Ruckus Wireless wants to meet them where they live with that hallmark of consumer tech, the mobile app.

By Stephen Lawson | 30 October, 2014 05:32

Tags: Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Ruckus Wireless

HTML5 finalized, finally

After nearly eight years of work, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finalized the HTML5 standard, bringing the basic Web technology firmly into the era of mobile devices and cloud-driven rich Internet applications.

By Joab Jackson | 29 October, 2014 07:42

Tags: Development tools, application development, Web services development, software, World Wide Web Consortium

Dropbox finds its way into HP, Acer PCs and tablets

Dropbox isn't satisfied that its cloud storage and file-sharing service has more than 300 million subscribers, so it's actively seeking partnerships to grow its user base, landing HP and Acer on Tuesday.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 October, 2014 04:04

Tags: dropbox, storage, hardware systems, laptops, tablets

EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid Clouds

EMC has continued its push into hybrid Clouds, buying three startups and introducing a package of hardware, software and services for getting a Cloud up and running.

By Stephen Lawson | 29 October, 2014 02:04

Tags: business issues, storage, internet, cloud computing, emc, Mergers and acquisitions, VMware

Microsoft fires new shot in storage wars, gives Office 365 users unlimited OneDrive

Microsoft today abolished space restrictions on its cloud-based OneDrive storage service for subscribers to Office 365, saying per-user allotments are now unlimited.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 October, 2014 07:41

Tags: Microsoft, storage, cloud storage

Microsoft makes OneDrive storage unlimited for Office 365 customers

Microsoft will no longer try to "one up" competitors in cloud storage, opting instead to eliminate the ceiling for consumer and business subscribers of its Office 365 suites, a move that will put it on par with some vendors and ahead of others.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 October, 2014 05:13

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, software, Office suites

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

The newest enterprise edition of the Suse Linux distribution allows administrators to go back in time, for instance, to immediately before they made that fatal system-crippling mistake.

By Joab Jackson | 28 October, 2014 03:54

Tags: unix, Linux, open source, software, operating systems, suse linux

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil "starter kits" designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

By Jim Duffy | 27 October, 2014 23:06

Tags: virtualization, SDN, iaas

Big data wars: How technology could tip the mid-term elections

After John Kerry lost a very winnable election in 2004, Democrats were worried that Republicans had gained an almost insurmountable lead in both technology and data analysis.

By Jeff Vance | 27 October, 2014 21:08

Tags: applications, big data, software, data mining, business intelligence

TechEd: Developing for Internet of Things is 'cheap as chips'

It's easier than ever to get started developing for the Internet of Things (IoT), said Microsoft .NET developer evangelist, Dave Glover.

By Adam Bender | 27 October, 2014 13:42

Tags: Development, startups, entrepreneurs, developers, Internet of Things, TechEd, Microsoft, visual basic, Raspberry Pi, Netduino 2

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

By Stephen Lawson | 25 October, 2014 11:22

Tags: telecommunication, Networking, wireless, City and County of San Francisco, WLANs / Wi-Fi, broadband, Ruckus Wireless

Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

By Joab Jackson | 24 October, 2014 07:37

Tags: unix, Linux, canonical, software, operating systems

At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

The Internet can ease travel concerns in many ways, including flight-delay information, maps of road congestion, and ride-sharing apps. But a Wi-Fi network at the Austin, Texas, airport can now answer one of the great unknowns: How long will I have to wait in line at security?

By Stephen Lawson | 23 October, 2014 11:43

Tags: Cisco Systems, Networking, Boingo Wireless, transportation, wireless, industry verticals, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

By Jon Gold | 23 October, 2014 08:09

Tags: Linux, software, Open Source Subnet, slack, operating systems, emc, ubuntu

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