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Atlassian Launches A Marketplace For Project Management Add-Ons

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Atlassian, the Australian company that makes popular software project management tools JIRA and Confluence, has opened a marketplace where customers can download and buy add-ons for the company’s apps. Usually, the launch of a marketplace or app store signals a company’s broader platform ambitions, but Atlassian President Jay Simons says...
Atlassian Launches A Marketplace For Project Management Add-Ons

Hackers exploit 'guest user' account of software that allows remote operation

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Hackers took over computers running equipment at a New Jersey company earlier this year, exploiting gaps in popular software used worldwide to remotely operate elevators, medical equipment, access checkpoints and operations, an FBI document shows. Read full article >>...
Hackers exploit 'guest user' account of software that allows remote operation

Adobe confirms no Flash for Chrome on Android

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Chrome for Android will not run Flash Player, the popular software that Apple has famously banned, Adobe confirmed....
Adobe confirms no Flash for Chrome on Android

Oracle-Dell Deal Extends Confusing 'Coopetition'

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Oracle on Tuesday did Dell a good turn, announcing a deal to bundle its popular software with server systems from the ailing hardware vendor. But the deal prompted questions about Oracle's own computer business--and its frayed relationship with Hewlett-Packard....
Oracle-Dell Deal Extends Confusing 'Coopetition'

The 25 Best-Paying Tech Companies Of 2012 (AAPL, FB, MSFT, GOOG)

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We've already determined which companies have the best workplaces this year. Now let's get down to business: which of them pay the best?  Well, it's really not surprising that some of the most popular software companies among engineers and developers also pay the best. With help from Glassdoor.com, we've put together a...
The 25 Best-Paying Tech Companies Of 2012 (AAPL, FB, MSFT, GOOG)

Why the makers of Halo are splitting from Microsoft

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The studio that created the popular Halo video game franchise is leaving Microsoft (MSFT) to gain creative freedom, potentially delivering a blow to the software giant's image among gamers. Halo is the most popular software franchise for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, and it achieved $300 million in sales in the...
Why the makers of Halo are splitting from Microsoft

Adobe releases Lightroom 4.2, adding new camera and lens support, bug fixes and more

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Adobe has released a new version of Photoshop Lightroom, one of the company’s renowned photography software packages for Mac OS X and Windows. Photoshop Lightroom 4.2, which is available now through both the Adobe website and as part of the update manager contained in Photoshop Lightroom 4, updates a number...
Adobe releases Lightroom 4.2, adding new camera and lens support, bug fixes and more
Failing technology draws Kenyan election into question

Today's Scuttlebot: Government Malware and Education Disruption

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include a growing global market in previously unknown security flaws in popular software, an app that erases your old lover from Facebook (just in time for Valentine's Day) and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Government Malware and Education Disruption

StatCounter: Google Chrome became the world’s most popular browser…for a day

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Last week, Google’s Chrome browser became the world’s most popular browser for the first time, topping the charts for just a single day (on a Sunday no less) as it continues to see increased usage all over the world. Chrome’s growth was charted by website analytics service StatCounter, which noted...
StatCounter: Google Chrome became the world’s most popular browser…for a day

Adobe Brings Photoshop Lightroom 4 to Mac App Store

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Two months after the public release of Photoshop Lightroom 4, Adobe has now brought the software to the Mac App Store [Direct Link]. The release marks the most substantial Mac App Store release yet for Adobe, joining Photoshop Elements 10 Editor and Premiere Elements 10 Editor as well as the...
Adobe Brings Photoshop Lightroom 4 to Mac App Store

Former Homestead Founder Returns to SV Curious -- And With $7.5 Million in Funding

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Justin Kitch — the founder and CEO of Web 1.0′s Homestead small-business site that was sold to Intuit in 2007 — is returning with Curious, a lifelong learning startup aimed at connecting teachers and students on “subjects as varied as salsa dancing, integral solving, pipe soldering, jewelry making and...
Former Homestead Founder Returns to SV Curious -- And With $7.5 Million in Funding

Pioneer's new WiFi-enabled XDJ-AERO controller says goodbye wires, hello dancefloor (video)

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The advent of digital DJing removed the jumps and skips of vinyl, while introducing a bad case of cable spaghetti, as spinners bring their own kit to the party. Pioneer saw that, and has finally cut them free with the new XDJ-AERO. The WiFi-enabled DJ controller lets you load...
Pioneer's new WiFi-enabled XDJ-AERO controller says goodbye wires, hello dancefloor (video)

Watch Out: Microsoft Is About To Make It More Expensive To Bring iPhones And iPads To Work (MSFT)

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On December 1, Microsoft will start charging enterprises a lot more money for some of its most popular software. By charging more for something it calls a "user client-access license," Microsoft is going to hit businesses where employees use its software on more than one device with a stealth price...
Watch Out: Microsoft Is About To Make It More Expensive To Bring iPhones And iPads To Work (MSFT)

Interestingly, the more up to date a user’s version of Internet Explorer is, the higher their CTR

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In an odd twist, the more up to date a user’s version of Internet Explorer is that they run, the more likely that they are to click on an advertisement. The ratio is nearly linear, with each new version of the popular software bringing along with it a more click-happy user. Our...
Interestingly, the more up to date a user’s version of Internet Explorer is, the higher their CTR

Github passes 3m registered users, adds 1.3m sign-ups since raising $100m in July

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GitHub, the popular software development service, has passed a significant milestone after passing 3 million registered users. The Andreessen Horowitz-backed company has added 1.3 million new sign-ups since it raised its $100 million Series A round in July. The 3 million mark has been on the cards for a while,...
Github passes 3m registered users, adds 1.3m sign-ups since raising $100m in July
BlackBerry Z10 performance preview: Same Snapdragon, different OS

Atlassian Expands Its Board, Appoints Former SuccessFactors Chair Doug Burgum As Chairman

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Atlassian, the maker of popular software project management tools JIRA and Confluence, has doubled the size of its board of directors, adding three new members, including a new chairman. Previously, the board consisted of co-founders and co-CEOs Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, as well as Rich Wong from Accel Partners....
Atlassian Expands Its Board, Appoints Former SuccessFactors Chair Doug Burgum As Chairman

Here's What Microsoft's Tablet Has That Apple's iPad Doesn't (MSFT)

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The wait is over. Today we know the starting price for Microsoft Surface: $499. For those keeping score, that's the same price as Apple's [AAPL  648.23    13.47  (+2.12%)   ] newest iPad, $100 more than the iPad 2. Is that expensive? Just right? Depends how big of a Xbox...
Here's What Microsoft's Tablet Has That Apple's iPad Doesn't (MSFT)

GitHub moves its hosted developer Pages to a github.io domain over security concerns

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GitHub, a popular software development service, announced on Friday that it migrated all developer Pages hosted on its servers to a new domain because of security concerns it had regarding malicious websites. In essence, the company felt that users who came to github.com would feel that Pages hosted on there...
GitHub moves its hosted developer Pages to a github.io domain over security concerns

Cybercriminals use fake Apple iTunes invoices and IRS warnings to infect Windows users with malware

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Cybercriminals are using an old trick to encourage Apple iTunes users into downloading malware onto their Windows machines. Their ultimate goal is to steal money from your bank account, judging by the Trojan being pushed in the spam, but to do so a lot of pieces have to fall neatly...
Cybercriminals use fake Apple iTunes invoices and IRS warnings to infect Windows users with malware
Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe justify 'price gouging' to Australian hearing
Metro not all games: Microsoft shows off Dynamics ERP and CRM concepts for Windows 8

CBS and CNET Liable For ALL BitTorrent Piracy, Artists Tell Court

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In 2011, Alki David, the billionaire behind the FilmOn video service, declared war on CNET and its owner CBS. The artists claim that CNET profits heavily from distributing file-sharing software via Download.com, while demonstrating in editorial reviews how these applications can be used to download copyright-infringing material. In the original...
CBS and CNET Liable For ALL BitTorrent Piracy, Artists Tell Court

Will Apple Switch the Mac to ARM? Why the Rumors Do, and Don't, Ring True.

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You have to wonder if Apple and Intel are in some kind of negotiation phase right now. That’s at least one cynical way to interpret the story from Bloomberg News saying that Apple is exploring ways to move its Macintosh line of computers away from Intel’s chips and toward using...
Will Apple Switch the Mac to ARM? Why the Rumors Do, and Don't, Ring True.

Bowing to regulators, Microsoft opens up

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Microsoft (MSFT) on Thursday announced that it will openly share details about how its most popular software works, a stance the company fought for years until European regulators forced its hand in September. It's not clear how Microsoft's new policy will impact the technology landscape. But it seemed inevitable that...
Bowing to regulators, Microsoft opens up

Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

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There's a scary, and perfectly legal, way that hackers are making money these days. They find holes in popular software like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and sell them to spies in this country and others. They aren't breaking the law as long as they are only selling...
Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

Microsoft wants iTunes for Windows 8; Apple not interested

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Microsoft would love for Apple to bring iTunes ? one of the world's most popular software offerings ? to its Windows 8 "Metro" platform, but executives at the Redmond giant say Windows 8 users shouldn't expect a touch-friendly version of the application any time soon.    ...
Microsoft wants iTunes for Windows 8; Apple not interested

The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

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That didn't take long. Windows 8 was officially released a week ago and hackers have already found a security flaw in it. But that's not even the worst news. These guys have not told Microsoft about the flaw. Instead, they're selling it to others, reports Computerworld. The flaw was found...
The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

CBS and CNET Protest Looming BitTorrent Client Ban

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Last year, Alki David and a coalition of artists sued CBS and CNET for their role in distributing uTorrent, LimeWire and other P2P software. The artists claimed that CNET profits heavily from distributing file-sharing software via Download.com, while demonstrating in editorial reviews how these application can be used to download...
CBS and CNET Protest Looming BitTorrent Client Ban
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