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Yes, Twitter should do text

Dave Winer, he of RSS fame and a blogger since the beginning of time, has issued a plea to Twitter this morning that makes so much sense it should be reality by this afternoon. His headline: “It wouldn’t kill Twitter to do text.”


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iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus: Which is the perfect screen size for you?

Is bigger always better? We ask our friends who know from big phones to weigh in on the iPhone 6 versus the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison downshifts, but leadership remains the same

The same three leaders at Oracle carry on, though their roles change

12 predictions for the future of programming

12 predictions for the future of programming

We gaze into our coding crystal ball to find the sure bets and intriguing developments to target in the next five years

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Larry Ellison's best zingers: a look back

Ellison stepped down as Oracle's CEO on Thursday. Here's a look back at some of his choice quotes

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

Ellison will become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle

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Oracle founder Larry Ellison steps down

Oracle execs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd named co-CEOs

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Eight is enough?

A number of this week's new and updated apps take advantage of new functionality in iOS 8. Plus, now you can make "Star Wars" movies on your iPhone. Cool, huh?

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Apple delivers final non-security Mavericks update

Apple on Wednesday released OS X 10.9.5, what is most likely the last non-security update for Mavericks, just weeks before the company will ship Yosemite.

Google Go

Fast guide to Google Go programming

Need a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with wonderful concurrency features? Go with Google Go

Apple iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

Deep-dive review: iOS 8 packs some snappy new features

Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system is a snappy upgrade that includes interactive notifications, an updated Photo app and better integration between iOS and OS X devices.

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iOS 8 has arrived

It’s time to upgrade.

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iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

The government’s galling gambling hypocrisy

A Delaware man came close to winning $100,000 on a $5 lottery bet, but this isn't a tale of tough luck, it's an illustration of the mind-numbing hypocrisy that underlies government policies toward gambling.

Brocade beefs up its NFV portfolio by adding analytics

This week, Brocade acquired Vistapointe, a move that will certainly help its position with mobile network operators.

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10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improving both the speed and concurrency of your dawdling database

How iOS 8 makes email, contacts, and calendars work better

How iOS 8 makes email, contacts, and calendars work better

8 cool and useful improvements to business communications on the iPad and iPhone

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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

InfiniDB explored "all possible investment options" before calling it a day, CEO says

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