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

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

Oracle has failed to persuade a 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

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

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

IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer your questions before you even ask.

By Joab Jackson | 28 August, 2014 12:02

Tags: applications, IBM, data mining, software

Cotap, a WhatsApp for the enterprise, links with cloud storage providers

Cotap, a startup launched last year that provides a WhatsApp-like messaging service for the workplace, has integrated its product with four leading cloud storage providers and released a desktop app, as it jockeys for position in the enterprise communications market.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 August, 2014 08:18

Tags: CoTap, applications, software, collaboration

Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs

Microsoft today re-released a security update that was pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company's support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 06:30

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

Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 August, 2014 05:57

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, IT management, collaboration, regulatory compliance CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile's development teams are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile application, which first debuted at last year's Dreamforce conference.

By Chris Kanaracus | 28 August, 2014 05:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, Customer Relationship Management,, software, internet, cloud computing

Free, fast Windows updates are the future - and they could hurt PC sales

Microsoft will unveil the next edition of Windows in just over five weeks, according to a widely-cited report last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 04:16

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

Chrome sings 'When I'm 64' on Windows

Google yesterday released a 64-bit Windows version of Chrome, touting it as a performance and stability improvement over the six-year-old 32-bit edition.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 02:19

Tags: web browsers, Google, Microsoft, software, youtube, Oracle

Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

Pluralsight, a Salt Lake City e-learning company that offers video-based courses on everything from Windows 8 to WebRTC to Apple iOS, has raised a fresh $135 million in venture funding.

By Bob Brown | 28 August, 2014 02:02

Tags: application development, Apple, programming, Microsoft, IT Skills & Training, software, Capita

Microsoft frees Visual Studio Online for occasional contributors

Responding to the growth of enterprise software development teams, Microsoft will allow occasional contributors to access the Visual Studio Online project development environment at no cost.

By Joab Jackson | 28 August, 2014 01:45

Tags: Development tools, application development, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Salesforce renames and revamps Communities service has renamed and updated its Communities product, which lets companies build social websites where employees, partners and customers can mingle and collaborate.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 August, 2014 22:01

Tags: applications,, software, collaboration

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