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BUSTED: Security Exploit Exposed by Skype “Tool” Not a Hole

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News of a potential security leak in Skype’s network protocols may be overblown, an investigation by ReadWriteWeb reveals today. Though it is possible for a program to expose IP addresses that have, at some point in history, been utilized by Skype users, this particular program is not Skype itself or...
BUSTED: Security Exploit Exposed by Skype “Tool” Not a Hole

It’s About Time: Adobe Divests Itself From iPhone OS

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Adobe still plans to release its Flash CS5 development tools in support of Apple’s iPhone, but in a blog post, Adobe’s product manager for Flash, Mike Chambers, writes: “[W]e are not currently planning any additional investments in that feature.” I read that as Adobe finally throwing in the towel, acknowledging...
It’s About Time: Adobe Divests Itself From iPhone OS

Big, open data: MapR on Github and Yelp's dataset challenge

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If you’re into open source, or at least open data, today is a good day. Hadoop vendor MapR has open sourced a portion of its source code on Github and Maven, while Yelp has released a sample of its data as part of a $5,000 challenge to find the most-innovative...
Big, open data: MapR on Github and Yelp's dataset challenge

Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

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Though it looks well-intentioned, MS's attempt to promote standard HTML5 in web pages is a dig at Apple and Google. Microsoft has a new website out: "modern.ie." It's all about promoting standard HTML5-type web code so that a modern, dynamic, Flash-free website works just as well in one browser...
Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers

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A built-in PDF viewer component based on JavaScript and HTML5 Web technologies has been added to the beta version of Firefox 19, Mozilla said Friday. The browser maker described the built-in PDF viewer as more secure and safer than proprietary PDF viewing plug-ins, like those installed by Adobe Reader...
Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers

Hadoop startup Wibidata raises $5M to power web analytics

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Wibidata, a Hadoop-based startup focused on making it easier to analyze user behavior, has raised $5 million from New Enterprise Associates. The company, formerly known as Odiago, launched in late 2011 already claiming Wikipedia and Atlassian among its early customers. Details about how, exactly, Wibidata goes about letting users do...
Hadoop startup Wibidata raises $5M to power web analytics

Removing Cisco from the equation with software defined networking

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Networks are messy. Although they can be made to look neat and tidy by holding all the gear in rack mounted cabinets with serious cable management makeovers, they are still comprised of small islands of hardware each running its own proprietary software and firmware, often on proprietary silicon. For home...
Removing Cisco from the equation with software defined networking
Eucalyptus Chooses GitHub For Stairway To Amazon

Designing Buzz for a Google-Free World

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If you haven't seen a lot of applications built in the last few weeks that leverage the Google Buzz API, it's because there aren't any. In fact, Google hasn't yet rolled out any API for Buzz. According to the company, this isn't due to any backroom dealings where they plan...
Designing Buzz for a Google-Free World

Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware

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Color management has historically been a weak area for the Linux desktop, but the situation is rapidly improving. Support for desktop-wide color management is being facilitated by projects like KDE's Oyranos and the GNOME Color Manager. Red Hat developer Richard Hughes, who started implementing the GNOME Color Manager in...
Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware

Raspberry Pi display drivers go fully open-source

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced Wednesday that the Broadcom display hardware used in its flagship Raspberry Pi system board is now the first ARM-based system-on-a-chip to use open-source drivers provided entirely by the vendor. What this means, as a matter of practicality, is that developers will have an easier...
Raspberry Pi display drivers go fully open-source

MapR releases M7, its commercial HBase distro

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MapR didn’t miss the memo about the key to success in the Hadoop space being the creation of a data platform that can do many things. And on Wednesday, the company released its take on HBase, called M7. Last week, I explained how HBase is fast becoming the star of...
MapR releases M7, its commercial HBase distro

Actually, Open Source Code Is Better: Report

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Open source software has fewer defects on average than proprietary code does, according to new data from Coverity....
Actually, Open Source Code Is Better: Report

DealBook: Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer

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A federal appeals court reversed the conviction late Thursday of Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of stealing proprietary code from the bank's high-frequency trading platform....
DealBook: Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer
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