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BlackBerry PlayBook tablet: 10 key features and facts

Anxious to get your thumbs on Research In Motion's (RIM) first BlackBerry tablet, the PlayBook?

By Al Sacco | 12 November, 2010 07:21

Tags: research in motion, hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs

Google, Facebook duke it out over user data

Things are getting a bit heated between two of the largest Internet companies as they spar over users' data.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 November, 2010 22:12

Tags: Google, e-commerce, security, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, internet, Facebook, privacy

Apple smashes patch record with gigantic update

Apple on Wednesday patched more than 130 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X, smashing a record the company set last March when it fixed over 90 flaws.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 November, 2010 23:06

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, security, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Google employee axed over 10% raise leak

Everyone at Google is getting a nice raise. Well, almost everyone.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 November, 2010 13:08

Tags: Google, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, internet, IT management, Internet Search, Facebook, staff management, search engines

Google: Third parties liable for Java infringement, not us

Third parties, not Google, would be liable for any Java copyright violations in the Android mobile OS, according to a filing the vendor made Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

By Chris Kanaracus | 12 November, 2010 07:49

Tags: Languages and standards, application development, open source, java, legal, Civil lawsuits, software, operating systems, Oracle, Development tools, Google, intellectual property

Salesforce.com will not move beyond CRM

Salesforce.com does not plan to spread its wings to offer its large customer base other applications besides its customer relationship management (CRM) applications, a company executive said.

By John Ribeiro | 11 November, 2010 22:46

Tags: Salesforce.com, development platforms, internet, intel, cloud computing, Software as a service, Infrastructure services

Enomaly's SpotCloud market opens to any provider

Enomaly is opening up its SpotCloud market to any service provider, after launching it earlier this month exclusively for users of its own cloud software platform.

By Nancy Gohring | 12 November, 2010 04:29

Tags: services, Enomaly, Computing services, cloud computing

Qualcomm pushes augmented reality for Android games

Qualcomm has put out a beta version of its Augmented Reality (AR) Extension for Unity Technologies' game development tool, which will allow developers to combine computer-generated content and the real world in games for Android-based products, the company said on Wednesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 November, 2010 22:31

Tags: application development, qualcomm, Phone-based games, Phones, games, smartphones, software, Phone applications, entertainment, game software, consumer electronics

Riverbed boosts cloud services

Riverbed is launching two new products that can make cloud services faster by accelerating traffic and also more economical by reducing corporate data center and storage costs.

By Tim Greene | 12 November, 2010 05:50

Tags: network storage, Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, wan optimization, internet, cloud computing, Data Center

Motorola retaliates with lawsuit against Microsoft

Motorola's mobile phone subsidiary has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft alleging the world's largest software maker has infringed 16 of its patents in PC, mobile and server software, as well as Xbox products.

By Dan Nystedt | 12 November, 2010 04:14

Tags: Motorola, Google, intellectual property, Microsoft, legal, lawsuits

Google releases data cleanser

Google has updated and re-released open-source software for cleaning, analyzing and transforming data sets, now called Google Refine.

By Joab Jackson | 12 November, 2010 04:25

Tags: open source, Google, applications, software, data mining, Data management

WP7 smartphone supplies 'tight,' Microsoft says

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) smartphones have only been on sale since Monday at two wireless carriers in the U.S. and already Microsoft is saying "initial supplies are tight."

By Matt Hamblen | 12 November, 2010 06:12

Tags: Mobile and Wireless, applications, telecommunication, Mobile OSes, Phones, smartphones, Mobile operating systems, software, mobile, consumer electronics, at&t, Microsoft

Firefox 4 regains speed mojo

With the release of Firefox 4 Beta 7, Mozilla returned to near the top spot in browser performance rankings.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 November, 2010 07:27

Tags: Apple, Google, applications, Microsoft, browsers, software, internet, mozilla

Oracle defends MySQL support pricing changes

Oracle may have raised the price of an entry-level support contract for its MySQL database, but customers are going to get a lot more than they did from former owner Sun Microsystems, according to an official blog post Wednesday.

By Chris Kanaracus | 12 November, 2010 05:00

Tags: business issues, open source, applications, databases, Sun Microsystems, software, mysql, Oracle

Google denies 'line-for-line' Java copying for Android

Google is denying Oracle's allegation that it directly copied lines of Oracle's Java code for its Android mobile OS, according to a court filing made Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

By Chris Kanaracus | 12 November, 2010 03:54

Tags: Languages and standards, application development, open source, intellectual property, java, Android, legal, Civil lawsuits, software, Oracle, Google

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