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  • Mozilla reports flat revenue from Google-Firefox search deal

    Mozilla today said that 2013 revenue from its deal with Google was flat compared to the year before, as was its income overall, even as expenses jumped by 42%.

  • Molecular flash memory could store massive data

    Novel molecules could help flash memory move beyond its storage limits, allowing for massive amounts of data to be recorded in small spaces, according to European scientists.

  • Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

    Some fairly large Internet services are pressing into production Facebook's open-source PHP runtime engine after being impressed with the performance metrics for the alternative to the ubiquitous open-source PHP package used across the Web.

  • IBM offers 'devops' services to speed up enterprises' app development

    IBM has built a team of experts on "devops," a hot, emerging approach to fast enterprise application development, and developed a collection of tools for deploying IT operations to the cloud.

  • Yahoo dethrones Google as default Firefox search tool

    Mozilla has picked Yahoo to be the default search engine for its Firefox browser in the U.S., deposing Google in a new five-year partnership announced on Wednesday.

  • Microsoft struts YouTube-style video streaming for enterprises

    Microsoft on Tuesday announced Office 365 Video, a YouTube-like streaming service where enterprises and large organizations can post in-house video content for communication and training.

  • Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs

    Easing what has traditionally been a difficult programming task, Facebook has released as open source a debugging tool for JavaScript, called Flow, designed to highlight problems caused by the misuse of data types.

  • EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

    A new organization supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others is working to set up a new certificate authority (CA) that will provide website owners with free SSL/TLS certificates.

  • Google Wallet for Digital Goods API is folding

    Google is retiring its Google Wallet for Digital Goods API and is encouraging users to go find other solutions. It will be retired on March 2, 2015, and Google has said that there will be no replacement product.

  • Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

    Software developers use a large number of open-source components, often oblivious to the security risks they introduce or the vulnerabilities that are later discovered in them.

  • Amazon launches Lambda, an event-driven compute service

    Continuing to roll out new compute services at an impressive clip, Amazon Web Services has introduced a way for programmers to trigger operations in their AWS deployments without running a full virtual machine, potentially reducing maintenance work and cost.

  • Mozilla explores virtual reality Web development

    Mozilla has launched a virtual reality website this week in hopes of inspiring others to build their own.

  • Xamarin integrates with free Visual Studio Community to let developers build Android, iOS apps

    Xamarin has integrated its cross-platform development tools with Microsoft's Visual Studio Community 2013, allowing developers to build native Android and iOS apps for free.

  • Black Friday deals reveal deep iPad discounts

    U.S. retailers will mark down Apple's iPad with steep discounts this Black Friday, according to store circulars and a retail analyst.

  • Microsoft open sources .Net server stack

    In an effort to broaden its reach beyond Windows developers, Microsoft has released as open source the server-side components of its .Net framework and embarked on a project to port the runtime software to Linux and Mac OS.

  • Microsoft ramps up 'devops' capabilities for developers

    Recognizing that many organizations are under competitive pressure to evolve their applications ever more quickly, Microsoft has been updating its programming tools to accommodate fast paced "devops"-style development environments.

  • Mozilla offers browser tailor-made for developers

    With its Firefox Developer Edition, Mozilla is offering what it calls the first browser specifically built for developers.

  • Australian government seeks agility with Drupal migration

    The first site has been migrated to the federal government's new Web platform, govCMS. Australia.gov.au is the first site to be shifted to new content management system, which is based on the open source Drupal project.

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    Queensland Police upgrade iOS and Android Policelink app

    The Queensland Police free Policelink iOS and Android app has been enhanced so that people can include photo and video uploads when they report less urgent crimes such as a noisy party.

  • Net neutrality advocates: Hybrid approach won't work

    In the fractious debate over net neutrality, efforts to strike a compromise don't seem to be working. A proposal reportedly favored by a top U.S. regulator is drawing fire from groups on both sides of the issue, with 70 pro-net neutrality groups speaking up against the plan Friday.