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  • Intel developer kit focuses on IoT market

    Intel has released a developer kit so that programmers can write and deploy JavaScript applications for "Internet of things" and sensor devices.

  • Ellison pushes Oracle's new Cloud platform hard, but questions linger

    Oracle chairman, Larry Ellison, has delivered another dose of hype for the vendor's Cloud platform, but many customers may need more convincing before they make the leap.

  • With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft will try to atone for Windows 8 mistakes

    Humbled by businesses' dislike for Windows 8, Microsoft has issued a mea culpa, offered the world a first peek at Windows 10 and pledged that the new OS will delight IT executives. But the true test of whether Microsoft can move past its Windows 8 mistakes will come when Windows 10 is commercially released at some point next summer.

  • Mobile developers get offline sync in new Amazon SDK

    With features such as offline sync in the new version of its Mobile SDK, Amazon Web Services is hoping to lure developers away from the cloud services offered by Google and Apple.

  • Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

    Oracle has overhauled the way it will build user interfaces in a bid to meet customers' expectations for user-friendly mobile applications -- and also to keep pace with rivals Salesforce.com and Workday.

  • 4 reasons to stick with Java -- and 4 reasons to dump it

    Java remains a critical technology that attracts intense interest and passion, as testified by the droves of developers gathered in San Francisco this week for JavaOne, the industry's major event dedicated to the language.

  • Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

    Oracle is giving its entry into the platform-as-a-service market (PaaS) an injection of new services in hopes of differentiating it from the likes of Windows Azure and Salesforce.com's Salesforce1.

  • Software stack from Eclipse could unleash Java developer army on IoT

    There's no single standard to link all devices in the "Internet of things" and there may never be one, but the Eclipse Foundation wants to at least make it easier for developers to code for the standards that are out there.

  • With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

    After spending the past two years in damage control mode over Windows 8, Microsoft will officially begin a new era for its OS on Tuesday, when it's expected to unveil a preview of Windows' next major version during an event focused on enterprise customers.

  • Shellshock vulnerability roils Linux server shops

    A long-standing vulnerability unearthed in the GNU Bash software, nicknamed Shellshock, has disrupted the daily activities of the Linux system administrator community, as Linux distributors, cloud vendors and end users grapple to understand the full scope of the potential damage it could cause.

  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

  • Ping Identity picks up $35 million more in venture funding

    Ping Identity has picked up another $35 million in venture funding to speed development of the next-generation of its identity and access management technology and expand the company's presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

  • Qualcomm hopes to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

    Qualcomm has released SDKs (software development kits) for LTE broadcast and digital glasses at its Uplinq conference, hoping to give the two burgeoning areas a push.

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    Australian startup snapshot: Bugwolf

    Bugwolf is a Melbourne startup that provides beta testers for enterprises and app developers seeking to speed their software to market.

  • Google wants to enrich offline browsing

    Someday soon, users may be able to interact with their favorite websites even when these sites aren't accessible, thanks to a new browser standard called Service Workers being developed by Google.

  • Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

    Dropbox's Datastore API, which gives apps a lightweight cloud database for storing structured user data, like settings and contacts, has been extended to let apps store data locally if users aren't logged into Dropbox.

  • Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $US1.2 billion

    In a move that will collect a lot of infrastructure software under one roof, mainframe software provider Micro Focus has started proceedings to merge with Attachmate Group, owners of Novell and Suse Linux, for about $US1.2 billion.

  • FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

    The collection and analysis of big data holds great promise, but may also lead some companies to create profiles of consumers leading to discrimination, the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday.

  • Acquia to deliver government's cloud-hosted, open source CMS

    Boston-headquartered Drupal services company Acquia will deliver the federal government’s govCMS project.

  • ASG gets slice of Defence data centre consolidation program

    Perth-headquartered IT services company ASG Group announced this morning that Lockheed Martin Australia had signed it as a subcontractor for the Department of Defence's mammoth Centralised Processing Project.