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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans -- artificial intelligence -- has been lots and lots of data.

By Joab Jackson | 25 October, 2014 08:06

Tags: Zintera, applications, Salesforce.com, IBM, data mining, software, Tobi, sumo logic, Google, DataRPM, Snowflake Computing, splunk, Cognitive Scale

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

The cries for help from frazzled Mac owners whose Wi-Fi connections went haywire after upgrading to OS X Yosemite are being met by Apple with stone-faced silence.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 October, 2014 07:03

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

OS X Yosemite uptake climbs to 13% in first week

A week after its release, Apple's OS X Yosemite powered 13% of all Macs in the U.S. and Canada, about the same uptake pace as seen by its predecessor, Mavericks.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 October, 2014 05:36

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

Apple: A pox on your house!

O. M. G. Apple just screwed up my day. Completely.

By Mark Gibbs | 24 October, 2014 13:16

Tags: Apple, software

Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

The blame game between Oracle and the state of Oregon is going into overtime, even before their dueling lawsuits over the disastrous Cover Oregon health insurance exchange website make it into court.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 October, 2014 08:05

Tags: business issues, CIO role, hardware systems, it strategy, software, investments, IT management, Oracle, Deloitte, services, Dorian Daley

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

Microsoft revenue leaped 25 per cent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia's phone business.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 24 October, 2014 07:55

Tags: Microsoft, software, internet, mobile

Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

By Joab Jackson | 24 October, 2014 07:37

Tags: unix, Linux, canonical, software, operating systems

8 big trends in Big Data analytics

Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 23 October, 2014 21:43

Tags: applications, computerworld, Intuit, big data, software, data mining

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is moving customer data and its Internet platforms to servers outside China, only months after the company apologized over privacy concerns.

By Michael Kan | 23 October, 2014 13:33

Tags: Xiaomi, services, consumer electronics, Android, smartphones, Computing services

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

By Jon Gold | 23 October, 2014 08:09

Tags: Linux, software, Open Source Subnet, slack, operating systems, emc, ubuntu

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million.

By Joab Jackson | 23 October, 2014 07:53

Tags: Development tools, business issues, application development, software, Progress Software, Mergers and acquisitions

Attach Xbox One Kinect sensors to Windows tablets, PCs with adapter kit

Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.

By Agam Shah | 23 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: application development, Microsoft, hardware systems, software

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:33

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

Microsoft is continuing its crusade to get CIOs interested in Windows 10, touting new security features that include two-factor authentication built directly into the OS.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:25

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

By Brandon Butler | 23 October, 2014 05:14

Tags: Google, cisco, internet, cloud computing, emc, VMware

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 03:11

Tags: Jive Software, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 02:55

Tags: Apple, Firefox, Microsoft, cloud security, software

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 October, 2014 00:46

Tags: business issues, Networking, storage, cisco, VCE, emc, Mergers and acquisitions

Cisco said to be selling most of VCE stake to EMC

A press alert from EMC that it will be announcing a "new business development" has triggered reports that the company plans to buy out most of Cisco's stake in their VCE converged infrastructure joint venture.

By Bob Brown | 22 October, 2014 13:30

Tags: cisco, internet, intel, cloud computing, emc, VMware, Bloomberg

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files

Microsoft on Tuesday warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability using malicious PowerPoint documents sent as email attachments.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 10:48

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

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