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Chromed out: Camino browser for Mac OS X shelved after more than a decade

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The desktop browser wars have claimed another casualty. Camino, a free, open source Web browser specifically designed for the Mac OS X operating system, will no longer be developed going forward. Apparently, if you’re not Mozilla, it’s getting harder and harder to compete for even a slice of meaningful market...
Chromed out: Camino browser for Mac OS X shelved after more than a decade

VLC 2.0 to get Blu-ray support in OS X, 64-bit in Windows

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VideoLAN says it is working on a major v2.0 update of VLC, the group's free, open-source media player software. The project is described as a complete rewrite, one which will add major features to different platforms. The Mac version, for instance, will gain Blu-ray playback, a native fullscreen mode in...
VLC 2.0 to get Blu-ray support in OS X, 64-bit in Windows

Do iPhone Users Face a Draconian Future?

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At the end of 2009, fed up with AT&T's ridiculous lack of quality, and knowing the iPhone's current platform was long in the tooth, rumors of Google's new uber-phone were making the rounds, leading me to say you would have to be insane to get a new iPhone now. Even...
Do iPhone Users Face a Draconian Future?

Post-Acquisition, Brightcove's Zencoder Adds Live Streaming And Instant Playback

techcrunch.com
Video distribution company Brightcove announced its acquisition of Zencoder to coincide with its second-quarter earnings announcement in July, paying $30 million for the cloud encoding startup. But that doesn’t mean it’s done innovating. In fact, Brightcove is already adding more features and functionality to the new encoding side of its...
Post-Acquisition, Brightcove's Zencoder Adds Live Streaming And Instant Playback

Microsoft Just Did A Super Smart Thing With Its Cloud (MSFT)

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Microsoft has officially opened its cloud up to a non-Windows  operating system it once tried to wipe off the face of the planet: Linux. We previously reported that Microsoft was rumored to put arch-rival operating system, Linux, on its cloud. Today Microsoft made it official, reports Network World. This is...
Microsoft Just Did A Super Smart Thing With Its Cloud (MSFT)

Kill Your Awful Annual Reviews--It's Time To Give Employees 'Hyperfeedback'

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A new software trend is turning the painful chore of annual employee reviews into something fun. Yes, really. It's called social performance management--or, in a buzzword that's less redolent of "Office Space"'s TPS reports, "gamification." Gamification means adding game-like features--challenges, levels, leaderboards, and badges--to work tasks. Examples of companies offering...
Kill Your Awful Annual Reviews--It's Time To Give Employees 'Hyperfeedback'
A win for Bitcoin legitimacy: WordPress now accepts Bitcoin payments
Experience Time Warp With MIT's New Special Relativity 3D Educational Game

Boundless Vows To Continue Disrupting The Textbook Market, Even As Second Founder Departs, Litigation Drags On

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Since emerging on the scene in early 2012, the Boston-based Boundless has been on a mission to give students of all ages a free, open-source digital alternative to the pricey world of hard-copy textbooks. But when you try to rock the boat, the powers-that-be will likely have something to say...
Boundless Vows To Continue Disrupting The Textbook Market, Even As Second Founder Departs, Litigation Drags On

Y Combinator Alum BigCalc Makes Hadoop Easier for High Frequency Trading Firms

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Wall Street has been dealing with big data since before it was a thing. But the rise of algorithmic and high frequency trading is making big data even bigger and has led many firms to adopt the same free open source tools that tech startups and scientific researchers are using,...
Y Combinator Alum BigCalc Makes Hadoop Easier for High Frequency Trading Firms

Five Good Reasons to Download LibreOffice 3.5

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Targeting power users, this new release of the free, open source office productivity suite is built to be 'cleaner, leaner, and more feature-rich'....
Five Good Reasons to Download LibreOffice 3.5
The Rising Costs Of Misunderstanding Big Data

Answer Line: TrueCrypt vs. encrypted .zip files

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Trinu, who keeps sensitive data inside AES-encrypted .zip archives, asked the Answer Line forum about the advantages and disadvantages of switching to TrueCrypt. [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] Regular readers know that I'm a big fan of the free,...
Answer Line: TrueCrypt vs. encrypted .zip files

Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK

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A new clause in the Android SDK’s terms of service hints that Google’s open-source operating system might not be as free as developers, OEMs, and users might hope. This has led some bearded developers to claim that the Android SDK is now “proprietary.”These concerns stem from a new clause that...
Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK

OnRamp, A Free, Open Source Ad Server From OpenX, Gets Shut Down After Getting Besieged By Hackers

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Another victory for hackers and a blow for the security of open source systems: OpenX, the online and mobile advertising company that announced a $22.5 million fund raising just last month, says that it is closing down its OnRamp open source ad serving platform, after the service was hacked on...
OnRamp, A Free, Open Source Ad Server From OpenX, Gets Shut Down After Getting Besieged By Hackers
Watch this: soldier hacks ex-girlfriend's robot brain in 'Tears of Steel'

10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros

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This series is supported by Wix.com, an online design tool that enables you to create your own Flash websites, social network layouts, and more, for free. Learn more about Wix here.Good design is a critical part of any web or social media presence. Like the clothes you wear to...
10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros

Notational Velocity + Simplenote: A Superfast Note-taking Combination

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Notational Velocity is one of those apps that doesn’t look like much when you first open it up, but turns out to be surprisingly effective. It’s a free open-source note-taking app for the Mac, and what makes it so great is that it’s incredibly fast to use. Fire up the...
Notational Velocity + Simplenote: A Superfast Note-taking Combination

Free LibreOffice office suite beefs up with version 4.0

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The free open-source alternative to Microsoft Office now has a new edition with enhancements for both users and developers. [Read more]...
Free LibreOffice office suite beefs up with version 4.0
KnowledgeTree says trust your customers, they might surprise you

Review: Free, open source VirtualBox lags behind VMware and Parallels

arstechnica.com
Our Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion shootout took a deep dive into the two most successful commercial virtualization products for the Mac, but many of you had questions about VirtualBox, the free and open source desktop virtualization software currently offered by Oracle. Both Parallels and VMware offer plenty of features for home...
Review: Free, open source VirtualBox lags behind VMware and Parallels
Adapteva turns to Kickstarter to fund massively parallel processor
California passes bills to create open source digital library for college textbooks
5 free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

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Windows 8 doesn't have a Start button. If you don't think that's something that needs fixing, you're probably in the minority, at least for now. Maybe in time, Windows 8's Modern-style Start Screen will grow on users and it'll turn out Microsoft was right all along. Until that happens,...
Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

Open source video editing program needs help on Kickstarter, offers immortality in return

www.engadget.com
Forget having kids. Forget mind-transfers. Real immortality lies in naming a video transition after yourself. No, seriously. To make eternity happen, you simply need to donate $500 to Jonathan Thomas's Kickstarter project and in return he'll let you create and name a transition effect in a new cross-platform version...
Open source video editing program needs help on Kickstarter, offers immortality in return
Legacy IT Vendors Shoot The Sales Messenger
Vertical fever: WordPress's new small business strategy extends from bands and weddings to cities

Microsoft Really Blew It With These 9 Enterprise Products (MSFT)

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Microsoft has been in business 37 years and for most of that time, had a very strict "let's build it here" culture. You can't have that attitude without a few flops. And Microsoft has had its share. When most people think about Microsoft's stupidest ideas they name dorky consumer ideas...
Microsoft Really Blew It With These 9 Enterprise Products (MSFT)

Why Oracle Is Safe From The Coming Hadoop Invasion (ORCL)

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There's a new database technology called Hadoop that looks like it could topple traditional database players like Oracle, IBM, Microsoft. But one of the smartest guys in the field -- the one that invented Hadoop -- says Oracle doesn't need to worry. Hadoop allows companies to store and analyze mind-boggling...
Why Oracle Is Safe From The Coming Hadoop Invasion (ORCL)
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