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Google to Cardboard developers: Keep it short and simple, and watch out for nausea

Developers creating content for Google's Cardboard virtual-reality system should look to short online videos for inspiration and avoid drawn-out experiences.

By Fred O'Connor | 30 May, 2015 07:39

Tags: applications, Google, software

Microsoft throws open the doors for Cloud Foundry on Azure

Cloud Foundry, the open source PaaS that's become a major part of IBM's Bluemix offering, is now showing up in an unlikely place: Microsoft Azure.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 30 May, 2015 05:25

Tags: microsoft azure, IBM, Microsoft, software

Seven things Google is doing to please developers

At its I/O keynote, Google did its best to get developers excited about building apps for Android with new tools and money-making schemes. But Google is also expanding support for developers who'd rather create iOS apps.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 May, 2015 23:21

Tags: Development tools, mobile applications, application development, Google, Google I/O, software, mobile

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 29

Google I/O updates mobile, payments, IoT, and more... Apple buys augmented reality startup... Uber wants access to even more user data... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 29 May, 2015 21:12

Tags: Apple, Google, Salesforce.com, software, Avago Technologies, mobile, internet, Uber Technologies

New query language could turn log files into business insights

IT departments have long relied on log data to help keep systems up and running, but they're not the only ones who can benefit from these vast stores of information. A new analytics language from Longtries could help managers tap log data to gain insights about their business.

By Katherine Noyes | 29 May, 2015 11:20

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, applications, splunk, data mining, software, business intelligence

Keep your legacy management style out of the Cloud, Intuit exec says

If you're moving into the cloud, check your legacy management style at the door.

By Joab Jackson | 29 May, 2015 10:14

Tags: Development tools, application development, Intuit, software, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Long-time leaker pegs July RTM for Windows 10

A long-time leaker of Microsoft secrets today said that the company would declare Windows 10 finished in July, and ship the new OS to device makers that same month.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 May, 2015 05:51

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Advanced Micro Devices, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Extending the reach of its analysis software and services, IBM plans to release 20 analytics packages customized to the needs of specific industries.

By Joab Jackson | 29 May, 2015 03:22

Tags: applications, IBM, software, data mining

AngularJS 1.4 is built for speed, animations

Version 1.4 of the AngularJS JavaScript framework, focusing on enhancements for animation and performance, is now available.

By Paul Krill | 29 May, 2015 00:39

Tags: Google, software, AngularJS

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

All the data "lakes" in the world won't amount to much if you can't figure out what they mean for your business. With that in mind, Salesforce on Thursday unveiled Salesforce Wave for Big Data, a new tool designed to help business users make sense of their information stores using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 May, 2015 22:00

Tags: Customer Relationship Management, applications, Salesforce.com, informatica, New Relic, data mining, software, cloudera, business intelligence, HortonWorks, Google

Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony's push to get enterprise users to store data on optical discs has received added momentum with its acquisition of a Facebook-linked startup focused on optical storage.

By Tim Hornyak | 28 May, 2015 17:01

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, storage, Panasonic, sony, internet, Facebook

Jsblocks: Client-side JavaScript 'for any kind of application'

The world of JavaScript frameworks just keeps growing. One of the latest entrants, jsblocks, is being positioned as more powerful than Backbone and faster or more flexible than React, Meteor, and AngularJS.

By Paul Krill | 28 May, 2015 06:41

Tags: application development, Mode, software, javascript

Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

As part of its push into specific industry verticals, Box is targeting the government sector, where agencies are particularly sensitive about the security of cloud software. On Wednesday, the company announced a significant customer win in this vertical: the U.S. Department of Justice.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 May, 2015 04:07

Tags: applications, document management, software, Box.net, collaboration, cloud computing, Department of Justice, internet

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 27

Hyundai rolls with Android Auto... EMC grabs cloud management company... IRS lost data on 100,000 taxpayers... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 27 May, 2015 21:22

Tags: Microsoft, security, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, GoDaddy, mobile, internet, Uber Technologies, Hyundai, emc, Virtustream, Google

US sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The administration of President Barack Obama sided with Oracle in a dispute with Google on whether APIs, the specifications that let programs communicate with each other, are copyrightable.

By John Ribeiro | 27 May, 2015 16:11

Tags: Google, intellectual property, copyright, legal, software, Oracle

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

When a startup's $10 million in funding is followed two months later by a further $41 million, it's safe to say they're tapping into a trend. In the case of Rubrik, that trend is enterprise data management.

By Katherine Noyes | 27 May, 2015 10:37

Tags: Rubrik, storage

EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in US$1.2 billion deal

EMC is purchasing the privately held Virtustream software provider for approximately US$1.2 billion to expand its portfolio of cloud management tools.

By Joab Jackson | 27 May, 2015 01:39

Tags: business issues, emc, Mergers and acquisitions

Synology patches serious flaws in its network-attached storage devices

Network-attached storage (NAS) manufacturer Synology fixed several vulnerabilities in its devices' software, one of which could allow attackers to compromise the data stored on them.

By Lucian Constantin | 27 May, 2015 00:45

Tags: patches, intrusion, Securify, security, Exploits / vulnerabilities, synology

Microsoft implores enterprises to help it test optional Windows 7 updates

Microsoft wants enterprise IT administrators to play guinea pig by deploying a lot more fixes to Windows 7 and Server 2012 R2, another step in getting customers to help test patches before rolling them out everyone.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 May, 2015 20:19

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, 21, Windows 7, software, operating systems

Apple to wind back the clock to '09 with focus on quality, not features, in next OS X

Apple will turn back the clock to 2009, and as it did with that year's OS X Snow Leopard, focus less on shiny new features in the next Mac operating system and more on improving quality, performance and stability, an online report asserted last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 May, 2015 01:23

Tags: Apple, OS X Mavericks, Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

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