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BSA settles seven cases for $147k

BSA| The Software Alliance has settled seven cases of pirated software totalling $147,000 this year.

By Hamish Barwick | 04 August, 2015 16:11

Tags: BSA | The Software Alliance (BSA), unlicensed, piracy

Beat the Q Posse Group raises $5m

Beat the Q Posse Group will use a $5 million Series A funding round for product development, marketing and merchant acquisition.

By Hamish Barwick | 04 August, 2015 09:36

Tags: Posse, startups, Beat the Q, Startup

OneDrive finally lets you sync shared folders

Microsoft has finally begun rolling out support for syncing shared folders to a user's computer through its OneDrive cloud storage service.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 04 August, 2015 07:34

Tags: services, Microsoft

Bad vibe brews about Windows 10

Windows 10's vibe on social media has soured since Microsoft launched the operating system last week, Adobe today said as it cited new data from its metrics platform.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 August, 2015 06:00

Tags: reddit, Microsoft, Tumblr, Windows, computerworld, Windows 10, software, twitter, operating systems, Microsoft Windows, Instagram

Patch halt looms for half of all IE users

With just over four months left before Microsoft stops serving security updates to most versions of Internet Explorer (IE) other than IE11, nearly half of all IE users are still running a soon-to-be-retired edition, new data released Saturday showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 August, 2015 04:20

Tags: web browsers, net applications, applications, Microsoft, browsers, Windows 10, software

Microsoft's buys sales-gamification startup with eye to CRM combo

Microsoft has acquired Incent Games and plans to integrate the Texas startup's FantasySalesTeam sales-gamification software into Dynamics CRM.

By Katherine Noyes | 04 August, 2015 01:21

Tags: applications, Customer Relationship Management, FantasySalesTeam, Microsoft, software

Windows 10 commandeers users' upload bandwidth

Microsoft will use its customers' upload bandwidth to deliver Windows 10's updates and apps with a peer-to-peer technology resembling BitTorrent, a fact that has caught some by surprise.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 August, 2015 20:17

Tags: bittorrent, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Windows 10's usage share jumps 4x in three days

Microsoft's Windows 10 got off to a roaring start in its first few days, with its initial usage share handily trumping that of the firm's last free upgrade, Windows 8.1, data from a Web analytics vendor showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 August, 2015 01:07

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Microsoft scores with free Windows 10 upgrade as downloads tally 10x Windows 8's first-day sales

Microsoft customers downloaded 14 million copies of the Windows 10 upgrade on the first day of availability, the company said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 August, 2015 04:48

Tags: IDC, Microsoft, Windows 10, software, operating systems

It's SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for Ping Identity, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on SysAdmin Day to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.

By Jon Gold | 01 August, 2015 04:30

Tags: management, Networking, Microsoft, Network management, Ping Identity

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

By Gregg Keizer | 31 July, 2015 23:33

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, applications, Google, Microsoft, browsers, software, Microsoft Edge

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 31

Facebook drone set to fly this year...Windows 10 hit on browser choice...Hacker breaks into GM car using OnStar...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 31 July, 2015 21:24

Tags: U.S. Senate, Internet Systems Consortium, software, general motors, internet, mozilla, Facebook, Silent Circle, Cisco Systems, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft

Windows 10 installed on 14 million devices since launch

Windows 10 had been installed on more than 14 million devices by Thursday evening, a small step toward the company's goal of an installed base of 1 billion.

By Tim Hornyak | 31 July, 2015 18:49

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

By Stephen Lawson | 31 July, 2015 08:33

Tags: business issues, personnel, Cisco Systems, Networking

Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaults

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organization's blog, arguing that Windows 10's default browser settings are a "dramatic step backwards" for respecting user choice.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 31 July, 2015 08:33

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Windows, browsers, Mozilla Foundation, software, operating systems

Business as usual for enterprise migrations to Windows 10

Windows 10 may be a radical change from its predecessors, maybe even the last version of the OS, but for enterprises planning to migrate to the new operating system, it will be the same old, same old, analysts said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 31 July, 2015 06:17

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, IDC, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Windows 10 has been available for a day, and people seem fairly happy with the new operating system so far.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 31 July, 2015 05:07

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

While the buzz around big data analysis is at a peak, there is less discussion about how to get the necessary data into the systems in the first place, which can involve the cumbersome task of setting up and maintaining a number of data processing pipelines.

By Joab Jackson | 31 July, 2015 02:12

Tags: DataTorrent, applications, data mining, software, Data management

Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

Java developers are slated to get REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop) capability via jshell with next year's planned Java 9 release.

By Paul Krill | 31 July, 2015 00:11

Tags: java, software, Oracle

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

A Boulder, Colorado-based startup announced today that it has raised $3.6 million in seed funding to build the commercial version of the SlamData open-source project, helping businesses visualize semi-structured NoSQL data.

By Jon Gold | 30 July, 2015 23:56

Tags: Networking, splunk, MongoDB, Open Source Subnet

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