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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is a nascent market, so any help an organization can get setting up its own cloud-connected swarm of devices could provide it with an edge over competitors.

  • Topcoder now has 3,700 Swift devs

    At its most recent Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) event in June, Apple took the lid off something it had been silently cooking for years: Swift, a new programming language in the C family designed to combine the robustness of the Objective-C that iOS and OS X developers were used to with the speed of scripting languages like Python.

  • Nadella's 2014 comp package tops $84M

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may have been on the job only eight months, but his compensation package for 2014 topped $84 million, according to regulatory filings Monday.

  • Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

    Drupal has released a patch for a highly critical flaw in its content management system, which could allow rogue code to run.

  • 12 things I hate about Hadoop

    I love the elephant. The elephant loves me. Nothing is perfect, however, and sometimes friends fight.

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    Sexism, alive and well in the tech world

    When I first heard what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, I assumed it had been misreported.

  • Facebook opens smooth scrolling Paper framework for iOS

    The framework that powers Facebook's Paper content presentation app is being made publicly available to help developers create Apple iOS apps that scroll more smoothly.

  • Pixate lets designers prototype native mobile apps without writing code

    Startup Pixate is offering a tool that lets designers build prototype apps for iOS and Android that run directly on devices, without having to write any code.

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    The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

    Changing databases is not a move to be taken lightly, especially when the switch is to a relatively new kind of database.

  • Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

    Salesforce.com's development platform is known for its ability to create new apps quickly and easily, but with the launch of Lightning, both business users and programmers can get in on the fun.

  • US policy deters international startup emigration

    Tight US immigration laws could be closing the “brain drain” of foreign startups that defect to Silicon Valley, according to startup investors Bill Tai and Lars Rasmussen.

  • Google asks US Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

    Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a copyright infringement case that some developers think could have a big impact on their ability to innovate in software.

  • API usage could be a new source of business intelligence

    Just as meaningful metrics have long been harvested from Web traffic reports, so too can an organization learn more about potential customers by carefully studying how they use its APIs, an industry expert advised attendees at the Intel Business of APIs conference.

  • Simpler back-end integration on mobile apps aim as IBM and Xamarin collaborate

    IBM has teamed with Xamarin in an effort to make it easier for C# developers to integrate back-end systems like databases with mobile apps.

  • Nadella wins over Gartner crowd

    ORLANDO -- Striding onstage with an air of confidence and purpose, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella scored high marks on both the style and substance of his keynote appearance today at the Garner ITExpo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin.

  • Micron provides a software view into new co-processor

    Just as graphics card makers like Nvidia found a secondary market for their wares as system-fortifying co-processors, Micron is plotting to sell booster computational elements based on its memory technologies.

  • Critical Bugzilla vulnerability could give hackers access to undisclosed software flaws

    Hackers could have had an inside track on unpatched flaws in major software projects because of a critical vulnerability in Bugzilla, a system that many developers use to track and discuss bugs in their code.

  • Opera puts first browser on Samsung's Gear S smartwatch

    Buyers of the Gear S smartwatch will be able to browser the web on the device's diminutive touch screen when it goes on sale later this month.