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The explosion of mobile devices in recent times has forced enterprises to tackle security issues as more employees are taking to accessing privileged company resources such as email, file servers and databases with their personal phones and tablets. An earlier report by research firm G...
It is no secret that HP has been struggling to compete in the mobile scene as evidenced by the heavily discounted Touchpads in the market. Now it is seeking a facelift in the consumer mobile market via Windows 8 and open source WebOS! The company is launching a comeback with two ultra...
Mobile speech recognition technology providers such as Nuance, AT&T, and iSpeech are getting a facelift as they are venturing on a mission to arm mobile application developers with their APIs and developer programs. ABI Research has identified cloud-based solutions as the effective str...
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring Gluster, Inc., a provider of open source storage solutions aimed at unstructured data management for approximately $136 million. With the acquired scale out storage technology, Red Hat seeks to harness the onslaught of big data that...
Wall Street Journal reports that smartphone maker Samsung could be looking to open source its Bada OS within the next year. Seeking to imitate Google android's thriving developer ecosystem, Samsung might want to shine the light on its homegrown mobile software platform by bringing in e...
According to latest report from research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone and Android phones from a variety of manufacturers were instrumental in lifting second-quarter smartphone sales in Western Europe by 48 percent year on year to nearly 22 million but the boost came at the expense of the F...
EBay Inc. has announced that it is buying open source e-commerce platform maker Magento Inc. which helps merchants build online stores with functions that include payment capabilities, marketing services, merchandising, content management and inventory management. The company had taken...
Google has formed a new group called WebM Community Cross License initiative in order to protect its WebM video codec from patent attacks. Under this collaboration, group members will license WebM-related patents to each other under royalty-free terms. So far sixteen companies are invo...
Microsoft Corp. has released an all-comprehensive free web development kit called WebMatrix to create, customize and publish websites to the Internet. Meant for designers of varying skill levels ranging from students to professional developers and agencies building data driven SEO frie...
Open source technology solutions provider, Red Hat has acquired Makara, a Redwood City, CA-based startup that provides software for managing cloud-based applications. The acquired technology is expected to be combined with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware for providing better cloud...
Database rival companies, Oracle and IBM, will be working together to allow developers and clients to enhance existing Java investments and the Open Java Development Kit reference implementation. Java is a general-purpose software development platform that is specifically designed to b...
Social networking project, Diaspora that was started in April by four students from NYU’s Courant Institute with the goal to protect people’s privacy has now released its source code to developers. Inspired by a need to address the security concerns that many have had with respect to F...
As a natural development arising from the popularity of smartphones, mobile applications development are at an all time high. Research analyst Juniper recently projected revenue from mobile application sales to exceed $30 billion by 2015. The widespread popularity of Google's Android h...
A report by Black Duck Software, provider of products and services for aiding software development through managed use of open source, says that open source projects are helping in the adoption of cloud computing. According to the press release, cloud computing frameworks and platforms...
According to a new report by comScore which ranks the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers and smartphone operating system platforms in the U.S, Android's share of the US smartphone market increased 4 percent during the period between February and May of 2010. The report ind...
A preview version of the MeeGo OS for mobile phones has been pushed out for developers with the full blown 1.1 version expected in October . The release includes MeeGo APIs (application programming interfaces), a reference user interface and applications including a status bar, lock sc...
The first fully functional and open source development kit based on Symbian^3 is now available. According to the Symbian blog from Mark Skrebels, Release Council Chair and Senior Release Manager at Symbian , the Product Development Kit (PDK) 3.0 contains “a full build of the Symbian^3...
At the Third Annual Hadoop Summit, the sponsor company, Yahoo! declared that the open source distributed file system used by the company to crunch massive volumes of web data is enterprise ready complete with enhanced security and spam isolation features. The company has announced a ne...
This week MeeGo project has released MeeGo 1.0 as a part of the MeeGo Netbook User Experience project. Meego is the mobile Linux-based OS platform that resulted from the merger of Intel’s and Nokia’s platforms, Moblin and Maemo . The project kickstarted last month with the release of t...
The Eclipse Foundation has announced Eclipse Labs, a Google hosted portal that will showcase open source projects based on Eclipse. Its main objective is to feature projects that do not need to go through the rigorous processes expected of official Eclipse projects and to provide vi...
GroundWork Open Source (GWOS) and private cloud software maker Eucalyptus Systems have paired up to provide monitoring and management of applications running in Eucalyptus private cloud environments. Through GWOS's open source network and infrastructure product called Groundwork Monito...
Geeknet network which includes SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Ohloh, and Freshmeat conducted a study initiated by Microsoft and found that at the end of 2009, over 82% of open source software was compatible with Windows Operating System. The results are a significant improvement f...
Microsoft SharePoint's open source clone, MindTouch, is integrating its platform with Fujitsu's ScanSnap family of scanners to help clients upload, store and share business documents on the web. The companies say that through this partnership, they have removed one of the biggest adopt...
In the face of stiff competition from the freely available and wildly popular Android software, the Symbian Foundation has had no choice but to follow Google's example. It has announced that its open source migration project is now complete and that the Symbian platform called Symbi...
As a rapidly increasing number of developers are tapping into the cloud and moving away from traditional enterprise offerings, VMware is also taking appropriate steps on the home front with respect to its vCloud platform. Its cloud initiative has become more developer friendly with the...
Adoption of open-source business intelligence software is doubling every year because the products are viewed as "good enough" for routine applications, according to a recent report by Gartner Inc. analyst Andreas Bitterer. Commercial BI software vendors still have superior BI technolo...
Microsoft has introduced a new tool called SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) that assists MySQL users in migrating to Microsoft's SQL Server database. The SSMA is available as a Community Technology Preview and according to a recent blog post on Data Platform Insider from the Micr...
Cooliris which helps facilitate media browsing over desktops and devices is working with Google on a media gallery that will appear on the Nexus One smartphone. The Palo Alto company is concentrating on bringing it's sophisticated user interactivity and visual design capabilities to v...