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  • Facebook dev move won't stop rogue apps, say researchers

    Security researchers today said Facebook's new requirement that developers link legitimate accounts to their software won't stop rogue applications from infecting its users with adware.

    04 June 10 06:38 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg re-ignites privacy brouhaha

    The folks at Facebook just might be wishing today that CEO Mark Zuckerberg just hadn't ... well, said anything about privacy yesterday at the Wall Street Journal 's All Things Digital conference.

    04 June 10 06:17 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Google App Engine's datastore falters under demand

    Two weeks after announcing a business version of its Google App Engine application building and hosting service, Google is acknowledging that the performance of the product's datastore has been chronically deficient for weeks.

    04 June 10 05:49 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Adobe viewer first step to digital content platform

    Adobe Systems' newly released magazine digital viewer for iPad is the first component of an Adobe digital publishing platform that should help content producers more easily port their printed content onto various portable electronic devices, said Dave Burkett, vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe.

    04 June 10 05:38 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Microsoft plans gigantic Patch Tuesday next week

    Microsoft today said it will deliver 10 security updates next week to patch a record-tying 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and SharePoint.

    04 June 10 05:34 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Microsoft opens Cloud Computing center in Taiwan

    Microsoft opened a joint cloud computing center with Taiwan's economics ministry on Thursday at the Computex electronics show, and announced a plan to work with two local companies on new designs for servers meant specifically for cloud computing, the growing trend towards decentralized, virtualized computing services.

    04 June 10 05:03 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • Yahoo appoints new chief technology officer

    Consumer Web portal company Yahoo has appointed a new chief technology officer, with former Chief Architect Raymie Stata taking on the role immediately, Yahoo <a href="http://ycorpblog.com/2010/06/03/raymiecto-2/">announced</a> Thursday.

    04 June 10 04:42 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Chip giants establish Linux group for phones, TVs

    A group of chip makers including IBM, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments on Thursday unveiled Linaro, a new software-engineering foundation dedicated to improving Linux distributions, including Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu, used in consumer devices.

    04 June 10 03:58 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • Major Oracle BI launch coming next month

    Oracle is planning to release one of the most significant updates to its BI (business intelligence) platform in years at a July 7 event in London, according to the company's web site.

    04 June 10 03:24 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Strong PC shipments to boost semiconductor revenue

    Gartner on Thursday said worldwide semiconductor revenue this year will be stronger than previously projected as shipments of PCs and smartphones grow rapidly.

    04 June 10 03:15 Written by Agam Shah
  • Panda's free antivirus adds new malware blocking

    Panda Security has bolstered the features available in its free antivirus product, Cloud Antivirus, adding a new behavioural engine and Windows autorun control.

    04 June 10 02:18 Written by John E. Dunn
  • Boris FX debuts Boris Red 5

    Boris FX has announced Boris Red 5. Boris Red is an integrated 3D compositing, titling, and effects application designed for Adobe, Apple, Avid, Grass Valley, Media 100, and Sony video editing software. Version 5 introduces support for 64-bit applications such as Adobe CS5 and Sony Vegas 9, adds 30+ new filters, and provides a score of new user interface and workflow enhancements including ergonomic panels, a curve editor, and a spreadsheet-style keyframe editor window.

    04 June 10 02:17 Written by Digital Arts staff
  • Microsoft Windows Live refresh streamlines communication

    Microsoft unveiled a major refresh of the Windows Live Essentials suite. The video overview focuses primarily on the improved photo editing, management, and sharing features - which do seem fairly impressive. But, small and medium business customers will be much more impressed with the expanded features and functionality of Windows Live Mail.

    04 June 10 02:16 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Dell Streak: the details...and the reviews

    Dell is diving headfirst into the smartphone/tablet market with the Android-powered Dell Streak. The Streak was announced last month and will be available for $US500 in the US in July, and for 429 pounds in the UK this weekend. Critics have already circled the Streak and dished on how it functions, looks and feels--and its ability to compete with other smartphones/tablets, a hybrid market I didn't even know existed.

    04 June 10 01:58 Written by Brennon Slattery
  • Android gets iTunes-like media player with DoubleTwist

    DoubleTwist introduced a free media player application for Google Android phones, which rivals the default media player on the platform. DoubleTwist's app not only plays music and videos in a clean interface, but also has a desktop counterpart for iTunes-like syncing.

    04 June 10 01:05 Written by Daniel Ionescu
  • Humble LEDs power quantum computing breakthrough

    Cambridge scientists have come up with a simple way to generate the entangled photons needed by quantum computers using a cheap light emitting diode (LED) powered by electrical voltage.

    03 June 10 23:54 Written by John E. Dunn
  • NetSuite takes a crack at discrete manufacturing

    NetSuite is stepping up its vertical strategy with an on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) edition aimed at discrete manufacturers, the term for companies that create customizable products by assembling parts.

    03 June 10 23:00 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Microsoft's Ozzie mum on tablet plans

    Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie was happy to talk about the history of computing Wednesday at a Silicon Valley event but did not want to talk about its future, as least as far as what Microsoft's plans might be pertaining to tablet computing

    03 June 10 21:57 Written by Paul Krill
  • 7 Essentials for a Successful Cloud-first Transformation

    A guide to the critical stages that will get your whole business safely into the cloud.

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