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Microsoft has acquired LiveLoop and its technology for sharing PowerPoint presentations online more easily.
Open-source software projects are often well intended, but security can take a back seat to making the code work.
The <a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150116/News/150117014">teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant</a> across from Network World's Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter's new <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id972909677">Periscope app for the iPhone</a>. So I took my iPhone 5 into the parking lot during lunch and brought the action live to a whoever happened to stumble across it.
For Web developers, making the jump to building full-fledged smartphone apps can be daunting. Facebook could ease the transition with a newly open-sourced framework its engineers developed to build apps for Apple devices.
Microsoft has again changed the lexicon it wants others to use to describe the apps that run on Windows.
Following a quiet year spent retooling its enterprise technology, Unit4 on Thursday unveiled revamped and rebranded versions of its flagship ERP and financial software products built on a brand-new platform that includes predictive-analytics and machine-learning capabilities.
One of every seven Windows PCs will be running Microsoft's new Project Spartan browser within a year of the firm launching Windows 10 this summer, according to historical data from a Web metrics company.
Microsoft has increased by a factor of eight the maximum size of OS drives that can run on its Azure cloud, hoping to get enterprises to migrate more workloads.
Facebook has open-sourced ComponentKit, its React-inspired framework for iOS,
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