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Microsoft's Azure Stack beta gets new services and DevOps tools

People testing out the public beta of Microsoft's Azure Stack private cloud system have some new platform services and DevOps tools to play with less than two weeks after it initially launched.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 09 February, 2016 11:35

Tags: Microsoft

Prysm combines displays with SaaS to extend the reach of enterprise collaboration

The increasingly busy enterprise collaboration space got a new entry Monday with Prysm's new platform designed to support dispersed, multidevice workplaces.

Users await possible Twitter feed change

Twitter may be getting ready to launch an algorithm that will reorder the way users see tweets on their feeds.

Microsoft previews enterprise-grade setting sync in Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that a public preview of the enterprise-specific synchronization of settings, apps and passwords between devices running Windows 10 is now available.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 February, 2016 07:23

Tags: Windows 10

Facebook's Free Basics prohibited in India

Facebook's Free Basics service has been dealt a severe blow by India's telecommunications regulator, which ruled on Monday that telecom service providers are prohibited from charging differently for data depending on the content or the application that the user is accessing.

Mozilla moves Firefox to more flexible release schedule

Mozilla said it was changing Firefox's rigid every-six-week release cadence for a looser schedule that resembles what Google has used for Chrome since 2008.

Dragula looks to take the bite out of drag-and-drop

The open source library exclusively focuses on drag-and-drop, allowing users to move elements around a Web page

Mozilla sets kill date for Firefox OS on phones

Mozilla has spelled out when it plans to halt development of its mobile operating system, Firefox OS.

By Gregg Keizer | 06 February, 2016 07:31

Tags: mozilla

Now that AI has mastered 'Go', are all our jobs next?

One by one, artificial intelligence has overcome the obstacles set before it. Is this all part of an inevitable trend leading to humanity's obsolescence -- or, at least, unemployment?

By Katherine Noyes | 06 February, 2016 06:54

Tags: predictive analytics, Lattice Engines, data-driven marketing, emerging technology, artificial intelligence

UN panel backs WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, but he may not go free

A UN panel has ruled that the time Julian Assange has spent cooped up in the London embassy of the Ecuador government amounts to arbitrary detention by the U.K. and Sweden, but it is unlikely that the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website will walk away free soon.

Open Networking User Group looks to reign in ‘Wild West’ of hybrid cloud

A working group made up of 10 Fortune 500 customers is urging for easier interoperability between public and private clouds.

By Brandon Butler | 05 February, 2016 06:45

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft

Edge's weak adoption contributes to Microsoft's declining browser share

The failure of Microsoft's Edge to attract Windows 10 users has contributed to the company's overall decline in browser share, analysis of recently-published data shows.

By Gregg Keizer | 05 February, 2016 06:06

Tags: Windows 10

IBM doubles down on data with four new cloud tools

Data is what makes today's business world go 'round, and IBM on Thursday launched a suite of new tools designed to help companies make the most of what they've got.

By Katherine Noyes | 05 February, 2016 04:35

Tags: IBM

In search of IBM Verse

It’s been almost exactly 10 months since IBM formally launched its analytics-infused messaging system called Verse, and while the company’s announcement of “software for a new way to work” generated a relatively positive blast of press and analyst coverage, buzz about the cloud-first product has dwindled since. So I went in search of signs of excitement, or even signs of life, for Verse upon heading to the IBM Connect conference this week in Orlando.

By Bob Brown | 04 February, 2016 22:47

Tags: IBM

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will 'accept arrest' if UN panel rules against him

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will accept arrest by the British police if a UN panel on arbitrary detention rules against him, according to a tweet by the whistle-blowing website.

Microsoft launches IoT Hub to ingest data from the physical world

Microsoft announced Wednesday that its Azure IoT Hub product for managing fleets of devices that feed digital data from the physical world will be generally available on Thursday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 04 February, 2016 11:55

Tags: Microsoft

Apple hit with US$626 million damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay US$626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

By Martyn Williams | 04 February, 2016 09:20

Tags: Apple

Microsoft's Power BI visualizations go public with new 'publish to web' feature

Microsoft's Power BI data visualization service is making it possible for companies to share their business information with the world in an interactive format.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 04 February, 2016 08:48

Tags: Microsoft

Google expands Chrome's Safe Browsing defenses to sniff out ad scams

Google is expanding its Safe Browsing technology to take into account online ads that try to scam users into divulging personal information or downloading malware.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 February, 2016 08:04

Tags: Google

Microsoft pushes Windows 10 upgrade using tactic it once called 'a mistake'

Microsoft has begun to deliver the Windows 10 upgrade to eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs through Windows Update.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 February, 2016 06:40

Tags: software, Windows 10

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