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  • Bluedot Innovation aims for the enterprise

    Although Australian startup Bluedot Innovation counts SMBs among its customers, co-founder Filip Eldic said the intention has always been to develop a cloud platform that could location services to enterprises.

  • How Instagram spots a trend

    With a user base of over 200 million people, who collectively post 70 million new photographs and short videos a day, Instagram provides a timely view of events around the world that people are interested in. But how does the service spot emerging trends while they are still on the rise?

  • Telstra launches its telemedicine service

    Telstra Health, the telco's healthcare focussed business, has officially launched its ReadyCare service.

  • Sencha's new framework helps enterprises build Web apps for all devices

    Sencha's Ext JS 6 Javascript framework is now generally available, and with it comes the ability to build Web apps for desktops, tablets and smartphones. But getting the user interface right isn't always easy.

  • Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps

    Microsoft has added a handful of image- and photography-related features in a new version of the Windows 10 SDK. It, along with the OS itself, will become generally available at the end of the month.

  • Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

    The open source Rust systems language, developed by Mozilla Research with an emphasis on speed and thread safety, has been upgraded with a 1.1 release highlighted by improved compilation.

  • Google Cloud Platform provides a home for cloud code

    Users of Google's Cloud Platform services now have a convenient place to stash all the source code powering their cloud-based applications

  • GitHub updates text editing for the modern era

    Plotting to lure developers away from their much-loved but decades-old Emacs and Vi text editors, online code repository GitHub has officially launched Atom, touting it as the text editor for the modern era.

  • Satya Nadella's new mission for Microsoft: help people 'achieve more'

    Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, has laid out his new mission for the company in an email sent out to all employees.

  • Unity CEO has game development platform's bugs on his mind

    Gaming platform company Unity Technologies is doubling down on improving its software quality, and letting developers know what it has planned for the future with a new public roadmap.

  • Famous JavaScript framework steps back to move forward

    In releasing an open source alpha version of the Famous Framework this week, Famous aims to revamp the division of technical responsibilities and improve on the MVC (model view controller).

  • Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

    Along with the arrival of summer, late June marks the arrival of the Eclipse Foundation's annual release train, with the open source tooling organization simultaneously releasing a multitude of technologies. This year's release train, dubbed Mars, is the 10th in the series. It improves the organization's stalwart Java IDE and adds Docker accommodations.

  • Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

    Facebook has begun opening up source code for its Nuclide IDE, which is designed to offer a unified experience for Web and native mobile development.

  • The US Navy's warfare systems command just paid millions to stay on Windows XP

    The U.S. Navy is paying Microsoft millions of dollars to keep up to 100,000 computers afloat because it has yet to transition away from Windows XP.

  • MEAN vs. LAMP for the future of programming

    The transition from cutting-edge curiosity to practical workhorse is not one that many technologies make. Yesterday's precocious upstarts often fail to live up to their Version 0.1 promise -- not so for the technologies that make up the fiercely acronymized MEAN stack.

  • Red Hat takes the reins of OpenJDK 7

    Red Hat is taking over stewardship of the OpenJDK 7 project, at the moment a generation behind the current release of Java.

  • Some Google App Engine languages may not get updates

    Google App Engine users may have some migration work ahead of them, because Google is contemplating not upgrading some popular programming languages currently running on the service, notably Java and Python.

  • Facebook enhances C++ with parallel programming tool

    Ever wondered how Facebook is able to assemble personalized news feeds, in real time, for any of its billion-plus users who may log in at any given moment? Now we know, because the company has just released the source code behind the magic.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, June 19

    Google offers a look inside its data centers...Facebook won't have a Moment in Europe just yet...Samsung promises to fix Galaxy hole...and more tech news.

  • It's official: ECMAScript 6 is approved

    ECMAScript 2015, also referred to as ECMAScript 6, has been approved by ECMA International, the organization said this week. The move provides stability to the technology.