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  • Apple releases final OS X Yosemite non-security update

    Apple has updated both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, probably for the last time other than for security fixes.

  • Apple picks up OS X El Capitan's development pace

    Apple's OS X El Capitan has been on a faster tempo of preview releases than last year's Yosemite, perhaps signaling that the upgrade for the Mac will launch later this month or in September.

  • Windows 10 picks up good vibrations, user excitations

    Windows 10 is buzz-worthy, Adobe said Wednesday as it cited data from its social media metrics platform that showed positive vibes about the new OS.

  • Google Capital likes CrowdStrike for endpoint protection

    Next-gen endpoint protection vendor CrowdStrike has landed $100 million in new investments to beef up sales and engineering and continue its push to make anti-virus software obsolete.

  • Apple goes public with iOS 9, OS X El Capitan betas

    Apple today released public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, giving non-developers their first chance to preview a major release of its mobile operating system and replicating the practice of last year for its Mac OS.

  • 12 hot application container startups

    The container revolution is upon us.

  • Apple sticks to schedule, releases second El Capitan beta

    Apple today released the second developer preview of OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, matching the cadence of last year's Yosemite to the day.

  • 90% of Macs will be able to run OS X El Capitan

    OS X El Capitan will run on almost 90% of all current Macs, even though it's very unlikely that the just-unveiled operating system will ever boast such a high adoption rate.

  • A framework to help make sense of cybersecurity tools

    The spate of high profile cyberattacks have raised the awareness of cybersecurity to the board level and encouraged venture capitalists to pour money into this sector. In 2013 the industry received $1.7 billion of VC money across 240 deals, hitting a five-year high in both funding and number of deals, according to CB Insights. Today the cybersecurity landscape is comprised of nearly 500 companies, CB Insights says.

  • Startup Cyber adAPT takes on threat detection

    Cyber adAPT, a startup springing from DARPA funded research, is shipping its first products that detect network compromises and gather data that can be used later for forensic analysis of breaches.

  • Cisco, Chambers looking for one last shot at VMware?

    Reports surfaced last week that Cisco may be close to buying hyperconvergence start-up Nutanix.

  • Billions of reasons to listen to these Unicorn startup founders

    Unicorns are all the rage these days, and we're not talking about the ones in fantasy stories or on your kids' bedspreads. The unicorns that people at events like last week's <a href="http://tiestartupcon.com/">TIE Startup Con</a> (formerly TIEcon East) are agog over are private companies with valuations of $1 billion or more, such as co-working office space provider <a href="https://www.wework.com/">WeWork</a> and data virtualization company <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2216568/security/actifio-debuts--introduces-new-data-protection-applications.html">Actifio</a>, whose founders talked shop during the opening panel at the Cambridge, Mass., get-together for entrepreneurs and investors.

  • Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

    LEAF Commercial Capital used to wrestle with tape backups for disaster recovery. Now the equipment leasing and finance company is using a software-based service from Evolve IP for disaster recovery.

  • OpenStack company Nebula shutters

    One of the first casualties of the OpenStack world is Nebula, a company founded by a of the pioneer of the open source cloud computing movement.

  • Blue Coat Systems gets flipped for $2.4 billion

    Blue Coat Systems is being sold by one private equity firm to another for $2.4 billion as it is prepped to go public again after it was taken off the stock market in 2012.

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