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  • Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

    Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

  • BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

    Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.

  • 12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today

    The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.

  • Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

    Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

  • Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

    Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

  • Developers get access to more Sony camera features

    Developers will be able to build applications to remotely control two Sony lens cameras, using new features the company has added to an SDK.

  • Market failures stifling Australian startups: StartupAUS

    Australia’s tech startups are urging the government to better promote entrepreneurs and innovation.

  • Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO

    Attempting to quickly recover from a contentious and ultimately failed CEO appointment last month, the Mozilla Corporation has appointed board member Chris Beard as interim CEO.

  • Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

    The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

  • MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

    Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open-source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module and stronger security tools.

  • Geeksphone sells Android and Mozilla phone via Amazon in Europe

    The Geeksphone Revolution, an Android smartphone that buyers can easily install Mozilla's mobile OS, is now on sale in France, Germany and the U.K., and will soon reach Italy.

  • FTC Commissioner Wright's calendar heavy on lobbyists, light on consumer groups

    The official calendar for Joshua Wright, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, shows he has had many meetings with technology company lobbyists, but none with consumer advocates, even though consumer protection is a major part of the agency's mission.

  • Nokia app developers get some new imaging tricks

    Nokia is giving developers the tools to write Windows Phone apps that lets users do more with their photos, like combine shots taken with the front and back cameras.

  • Microsoft eases development for Windows and Windows Phone with new App Studio

    Microsoft's App Studio beta test has been expanded to allow novice developers to build applications for Windows tablets and PCs, in addition to Windows Phone.

  • Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns amid controversy over anti-gay marriage support

    Brendan Eich has resigned as CEO of Mozilla and left the board of the foundation that governs the nonprofit company after days of controversy over his support of California's anti-gay marriage law in 2008.

  • SAP wants to make business users head-over-heels for HANA with new MOOC

    SAP is hoping that a new massive online open course will help plant seeds of interest in its HANA in-memory database platform and also lead business end users to understand it better.

  • Unity beta program helps game developers with Windows Phone 8.1

    Game developers can prepare to create apps for Windows Phone 8.1 with a beta program from Unity Technologies.

  • Microsoft open sources Windows Library for JavaScript

    Potentially helping developers more quickly build cross-platform applications, Microsoft is releasing as open source its WinJS JavaScript library for building Windows-styled controls.

  • Microsoft to give Windows away for phones, small tablets

    Hardware vendors making smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches will get Windows for free, the latest aggressive move by Microsoft to help its flagship OS improve its position in these devices.

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    Windows can't keep partying like it's 1999

    Microsoft partners, developers and customers may get a clearer picture this week of how the company plans to keep Windows relevant now that its rock-solid position in the market has been shaken up by competitors, shifts in technology and the lukewarm reception of recent releases.

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