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Microsoft China uses 'Windows 9' as official name of next edition

Microsoft's China division today briefly touted "Windows 9" in a post to the Weibo micro-blogging service, bolstering the speculation that the company will stick to a numerical name for its next OS.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 September, 2014 07:39

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Windows 9

Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

A prominent Linux kernel developer has been jailed by Russian authorities after protesting publicly in Moscow's Manezh Square against the conflict in Ukraine.

By Jon Gold | 03 September, 2014 06:22

Tags: Parallels, Linux, Shell, Microsoft, twitter, software, operating systems

Sony joins AllSeen Alliance to push for common ground in IoT

Sony has now joined Microsoft, LG Electronics and other consumer electronics vendors in the AllSeen Alliance, strengthening the group's effort to make "Internet of things" devices work together.

By Stephen Lawson | 03 September, 2014 05:50

Tags: Networking, sony, AllSeen Alliance, mobile

Apple's OS X Yosemite gets big start thanks to public beta

Apple's not-yet-shipped OS X Yosemite has gotten a jump on grabbing users, thanks to the company's free beta program, data released Monday showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 September, 2014 02:50

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems, apple mac

Amid dueling lawsuits, state needs Oracle's help with health-insurance site transition

Oregon officials still need Oracle's cooperation to meet a looming deadline related to the state's troubled health-insurance exchange website, even as both sides have lodged lawsuits against one another.

By Chris Kanaracus | 03 September, 2014 00:29

Tags: Civil lawsuits, legal, software, IT management, Oracle

In earthquakes, alerts may turn machines into action heroes

The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory issued an alert about the recent earthquake in California's Napa Valley 10 seconds before it struck. That may not seem like much time -- unless you're a child of the 1950s and 1960s who was trained in school to duck and cover the second you saw a large bright nuclear flash.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 02 September, 2014 18:51

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software

Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

The idea of buying an enterprise application from a startup company might sound like anathema to a CIO. But Chris Laping, CIO of restaurant chain Red Robin, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., disagrees. He believes we're in the middle of a significant shift that favors startups -- moving from huge applications with extensive features to task-based activities, inspired by the apps running on mobile devices.

By Howard Baldwin | 02 September, 2014 17:34

Tags: enterprise applications, startups, applications, enterprise resource planning, Microsoft, procurement, software

China gives Microsoft 20 days to answer questions in anti-monopoly probe

Chinese authorities have issued a 20-day deadline for Microsoft to explain "compatibility problems" with its Windows and Office software, after previously warning the company not to obstruct an anti-monopoly investigation.

By Michael Kan | 02 September, 2014 00:22

Tags: regulation, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, government

IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.

By Joab Jackson | 30 August, 2014 06:59

Tags: popular science, applications, IBM, software, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

US appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

Oracle has failed to persuade a US federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.

By Chris Kanaracus | 30 August, 2014 03:48

Tags: intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, SAP, software, Oracle

Can SDN usher in better IT security?

That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present.

By Ellen Messmer | 30 August, 2014 01:02

Tags: SDN, Citrix, linux foundation, security, Networking, OpenDaylight, IETF, intel

Chrome for Mac to desert early Intel Mac owners by October

Google yesterday advanced its 64-bit Chrome browser to beta status, and told owners of the very earliest Intel-based Macs that they would soon be left behind.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 August, 2014 00:23

Tags: web browsers, Google, applications, browsers, software, intel

Mozilla presses forward with new revenue plan, debuts ads in Firefox preview

Mozilla has added small advertisements to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged build, the channel dubbed "Nightly" because it is updated each evening.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 August, 2014 23:13

Tags: web browsers, applications, software, mozilla

Australian startup snapshot: Vimcore

Vimcore is a Sydney B2B startup that connects its customers’ employees to local healthcare providers. When not running the business, the company’s co-founder, Jessica Evans, advocates women entrepreneurship in the largely male tech startup scene.

By Adam Bender | 29 August, 2014 16:06

Tags: startups, entrepreneurs, women, Vimcore, business, e-health, Healthcare, enterprise, Women in ICT, Startup

Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.

By Joab Jackson | 29 August, 2014 07:39

Tags: popular science, applications, IBM, software, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

By Jon Gold | 29 August, 2014 06:37

Tags: Linux, open source, software, operating systems, Red Hat

Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 August, 2014 01:19

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, software, collaboration, mobile

SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP.

By Chris Kanaracus | 28 August, 2014 23:50

Tags: telecommunication, Mobile OSes, hardware systems, SAP, laptops, software, tablets, mobile

Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps

Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 23:32

Tags: Windows Apps, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a Cloud service.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:03

Tags: applications, IBM, Software as a Service (SaaS), software

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