Software

Firefox OS coming to US, developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones

Ractive aims to bring Web programming to the masses

The Ractive JavaScript library is designed to simplify the process of creating dynamic Web pages


Linus Torvalds giving the middle finger.

11 technologies that tick off Linus Torvalds

If you enjoy a sharply-worded insult, read on. This slideshow’s for you.

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Review: LibreOffice 4.4 raises the bar

The latest release of the open source productivity suite is leaner, smarter, and more compatible with Microsoft Office docs

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Yahoo gains U.S. search share on the back of Firefox

New measurements show that Yahoo continued to improve its share of the U.S. search market after striking a deal last year with Firefox maker Mozilla.

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Mobile apps that have changed my life: Blinkist

In this new series of posts, Anthony Sequeira will share some mobile apps that have truly changed his life for the better.

For Attensity's BI parsing tool, emoticons are no problem

Java-based product can be integrated into existing enterprise systems

Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

The software, called gRPC, is based on HTTP/2, an updated standard for transmitting Web pages and apps over the Internet

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15 of the best Google Chrome experiments ever

A look at some of the coolest bits of Chrome experimentation out there, in honor of Google’s 1000th Chrome experiment being published this week.

20 epic Microsoft Windows auto update meltdowns

20 epic Microsoft Windows Automatic Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 26

Lenovo's website hack points to DNS weakness ... FTC asked to probe Samsung ... Facebook vet starts server analytics biz ... and more

Apple ordered to pay Texas company $532.9 million after losing patent case

Apple will appeal the verdict and called for patent reform to end lawsuits from companies that don't make products

Dtex software fights insider threats

Dtex started up in Australia and grew gradually into markets in Asia and Europe, and is announcing a move to San Jose, Calif., where it this week got an infusion of $15 million in venture capital to expand its U.S. presence....

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Electronic payments haven’t hurt cash a bit

Here’s another data point to support the notion that e-wallets are unlikely to replace the leather kind: The United States government is still printing money like it grows on trees.

OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

Listen as RackN CEO and Crowbar Co-Founder Rob Hirschfeld shares his thoughts on hot topics for OpenStack in 2015.

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Top social media apps are serious data hogs

The top five mobile apps in the United States drive nearly two thirds of total mobile data consumption, according to a new report, and three of those five apps are social media services.

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

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CIOs have to learn the new math of analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. But if you're not careful, those geeky formulas can stir up legal and ethical trouble.

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What's a consumer Office 365 subscription worth to Microsoft?

As Microsoft has added more consumer subscribers to the rolls of Office 365, the amount of revenue per subscriber has fallen.

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GitHub for the rest of us

Git made it possible for programmers to coordinate distributed work across teams -- now GitHub makes it possible for everyone else

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