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Apache Hive brings real-time queries to Hadoop

Hive's SQL-like query language and vastly improved speed on huge data sets make it the perfect partner for an enterprise data warehouse


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Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.

Mozilla ships Firefox 31, adds search to new tab page

Patches 14 vulnerabilities, beefs up malware blocker

Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales

Tablets aren't in trouble, but slower upgrade tempo causes another decline for Apple

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Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.

13 Android Tools for Web Developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

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Speech recognition, sans headset

Nuance Communications launches version 13 of its Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software.

US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The SSA may have also tried to temporarily keep a damaging report on the project secret, a House committee alleges

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

With the Hortonworks partnership, HP has a full data analysis software stack to present to enterprise customers

'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Wolfram has opened an online store for third-party modeling libraries

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Indix, the Google of products

Want to know what products are out there and their attributes and pricing? Indix is on the way to indexing 1 billion of them.

Salesforce.com launches Sales Reach for real-time selling and marketing

Salespeople can track prospects closer than ever before

UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

The move should make it collaboration easier

Oracle ships nearly 60 mobile apps for JD Edwards

The apps are available at no additional cost to licensed customers

BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

The workplace version of the popular cloud storage service competes against offerings from Google, Microsoft, Box and others

Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

The deals give Teradata SQL querying and metadata management for Hadoop

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

Profits for the quarter were down, however

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