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Microsoft creates mini internet to reliably test and improve Internet Explorer

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With the grandiose bluster that only an aging juggernaut can pull off, Microsoft has detailed the Internet Explorer Performance Lab and its extraordinary efforts to ensure that IE9 is competitive, and that IE10 is the fastest browser in the world. Here’s a few bullet points to reel you in: 140...
Microsoft creates mini internet to reliably test and improve Internet Explorer

SkySQL, MariaDB to merge

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Two companies offering third-party support for Oracle's open-source MySQL database, as well as the MySQL offshoot MariaDB, have announced plans to merge.SkySQL, which was launched in 2010, said Tuesday it will merge with Monty Program, the company founded by MySQL creator Michael "Monty" Widenius. Terms of the deal, which...
SkySQL, MariaDB to merge

RT @pahlkadot NYSenate.gov codebase contributed to Drupal, via @ahoppin http://bit.ly/aHcIPu #drupalcon

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RT @pahlkadot NYSenate.gov codebase contributed to Drupal, via @ahoppin http://bit.ly/aHcIPu #drupalcon
Facebook for iOS updated with faster newsfeed, re-built timeline on iPhone, improved photo uploading

Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

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You may or may not have heard of this music player before, but either way you’ll probably want to read on as we think you’ll like it. Tomahawk is a cross-platform, open source desktop music player. Not only does it let you play tunes stored on your hard-drive, as any...
Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

TweetDeck Heading to Mobile Web Browsers

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Popular Twitter client TweetDeck announced today its plans to make TweetDeck into a browser-based mobile application that can run on a variety of devices. By focusing on building an application for the mobile browser — rather than native platforms — TweetDeck hopes it can get on more devices and...
TweetDeck Heading to Mobile Web Browsers

Meet Tuxedo Kittie and Zombiegram

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It’s springtime on a Friday afternoon, why the hell not? Here are two ridiculous apps that, while not free, are at least worth a 99 cent giggle if you’re into either cats or zombies. I know many of you are. In that spirit, I give you Tuxedo Kittie. Add a...
Meet Tuxedo Kittie and Zombiegram

Facebook publicly launches Buck, a new Android build system

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Just in time for Google I/O, Facebook just posted some big news for Android developers: At the end of Camp Hack-a-Thona (the name of our annual three day hackathon in the summer), I had a working prototype for Buck, a new Android build system. By the end of August, I introduced...
Facebook publicly launches Buck, a new Android build system

Ludei releases iBasket game on 7 app stores, showcasing cross-platform power of its HTML5 platform

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Ludei, the HTML5 game development platform that is used by developers to produce more than 150 games, has announced the HTML5 version release of its popular basketball title iBasket. What makes this interesting is that it became available on seven major app stores all without needing to make a single...
Ludei releases iBasket game on 7 app stores, showcasing cross-platform power of its HTML5 platform

Ruling in Google versus Oracle: APIs are not copyrightable

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Further announcements have come from Judge William Alsup's courtroom in the Google versus Oracle case today. The judge has decreed programming APIs to be non-copyrightable. The ruling comes in accordance with existing copyright law declaring "a utilitarian and functional set of symbols, each to carry out a pre-assigned function" non-copyrightable...
Ruling in Google versus Oracle: APIs are not copyrightable

Yahoo! open sources JavaScript framework Mojito for cross-platform development

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When you’re a developer, you’re faced with a whole host of challenges and concerns based around who you want to develop things for. You have to figure out what audience is best for an app or site as well as decided to pick which platform to build it for. Luckily,...
Yahoo! open sources JavaScript framework Mojito for cross-platform development

Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?

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This post is sponsored by VMware. Learn about VMware virtualization and cloud solutions for small & mid-size business visit info.vmware.com This article is available in other languages: Imagine you’re in charge of technology for a hot new web startup. You’ve progressed past your minimum viable product, had great success...
Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?
The threat of Macs switching from x86 to ARM

Blink: A rendering engine for the Chromium project

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WebKit is a lightweight yet powerful rendering engine that emerged out of KHTML in 2001. Its flexibility, performance and thoughtful design made it the obvious choice for Chromium's rendering engine back when we started. Thanks to the hard work by all in the community, WebKit has thrived and kept pace...
Blink: A rendering engine for the Chromium project
Oracle: We're investing in Java security
How Facebook indoctrinates every new engineer it hires

Microsoft & Urban Airship Team Up To Offer Push Messaging On Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8

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Following Monday’s reveal of Windows Phone 8, the most recent update to Microsoft’s mobile phone operating system, backend service provider Urban Airship is announcing that it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to be the preferred provider for push messaging services on the new platform. What this means is that the two companies...
Microsoft & Urban Airship Team Up To Offer Push Messaging On Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8

Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

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Intel supports LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased? LibreOffice, the OpenOffice fork, is a very popular open-source office suite. But, while it has great support from Linux distributors, like openSUSE and Ubuntu, LibreOffice has never had a major corporate backer on the Windows side… until now. Intel is now offering LibreOffice...
Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?
Facebook open-sources part of its big-data infrastructure, Corona

Microsoft publicly doubles down on its Points system, but we're not buying it

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Big news in Xbox land: Items in the Xbox Live Marketplace recently showed up in non-Points denominations. Or, for a short period of time it looked like you could buy digital stuff for your Xbox using regular money, instead of Microsoft Points. Points are a hassle to use, making it hard...
Microsoft publicly doubles down on its Points system, but we're not buying it
Nitrous.io closes a quick $1M round for a seriously cool web-based IDE

Next-gen iPhone expected to get NFC, LTE, 1GB of RAM

www.electronista.com
The next-generation iPhone will have 1GB of RAM, LTE 4G, and most notably NFC hardware, claims a source for the Boy Genius Report. While LTE and more RAM are generally expected, talk of NFC has been largely quiet except for alleged hints in the codebase. The technology could allow iPhones...
Next-gen iPhone expected to get NFC, LTE, 1GB of RAM
Google forks Webkit to give the Chrome browser its own rendering engine (insert dongle joke here)

How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android

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You’ve probably heard by now that Samsung took a real thrashing at the hands of Apple’s crack legal team late last week. In addition to the physical design patents, the jury found that Samsung’s TouchWiz interface was ripping off the iOS look and feel, known as trade dress. Samsung made...
How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android
Windows Phone 7.5 update will support 256MB RAM and slower processors in April

Editorial: Windows Phone 8 looks good, but can it uproot those entrenched in other ecosystems?

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At the tail end of Microsoft's marathon Windows Phone Summit keynote, the company's own Kevin Gallo said the following: "Everyone in the Windows ecosystem benefits." He was waxing poetic about the myriad new features coming to the outfit's latest and greatest mobile operating system, and nothing about his quote...
Editorial: Windows Phone 8 looks good, but can it uproot those entrenched in other ecosystems?

With Google out of the picture, WebKit's open-source developers plan removal of Chromium code and references

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With Google’s announcement yesterday to fork WebKit and build a new rendering engine called Blink, the WebKit team has announced plans to streamline the project. Since the rendering engine no longer needs to support the Chromium port, there’s a huge slew of code that can be removed. Here’s the high-level...
With Google out of the picture, WebKit's open-source developers plan removal of Chromium code and references

Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

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Date-related bug means scheduling system to block calls won't start working until Monday - but Apple isn't rolling out a software fix. Instead, developers say its cause lies in poor formatting of Unix date stampsApple has decided not to disturb its faulty Do Not Disturb (DND) function on its iOS...
Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

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According to unnamed sources speaking to PocketNow, Windows Phone 8 devices might be out in the market earlier than what was previously anticipated. It had been expected that Windows Phone 8 would RTM in September, but not reach the market until November. PocketNow has it that certain Windows Phone 8...
Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

Is The Death Of JavaScript Upon Us, Or Is A Universal Language Transformation Underway?

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Editor’s note: Péter Halácsy is co-founder and CTO of Prezi. Follow him on Twitter @halacsy. Startups identify with JavaScript. When you’re just starting out, you need to be dynamic. You need to be flexible. You need to be able to bust out a prototype that just works, and you need to...
Is The Death Of JavaScript Upon Us, Or Is A Universal Language Transformation Underway?
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