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YouTube drops Flash video support for HTML5

YouTube has announced it now supports HTML5 video by default on the Web, in favor of traditional Flash support. The popular video streaming and sharing platform, owned by Google, published a blog post announcing that HTML5 is now enabled by default in Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8 and beta versions of Firefox. In addition …

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The container wars are heating up

2015 was expected to be the year Linux containers went mainstream, and not even a month into it the two largest independent companies working on containerization are making announcements at roughly the same time. Docker today announced the creation of three leadership roles for the Docker open-source project, and CoreOs announced the update of its …

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FTC’s IoT report, VoltDB 5.0, and open-source code searching tool—SD Times news digest: Jan. 28, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a report urging companies to take concrete steps in order to protect Internet of Things’ (IoT) privacy and security. According to the FTC, the rise of Internet-connected devices poses huge security risks that could undermine consumer confidence. The report features a number of IoT best practices such as …

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Analyst Watch: The mobile app development debate

Over the past few years, I’ve handled hundreds of client inquiries on mobile app development approaches. The most common? “Should we go with a native development approach, use HTML5, or go hybrid?” The answer I give (“It depends”) isn’t simply an analyst’s cop-out. Legitimate reasons drive development teams to choose one (or more) approaches to …

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Apple posts record earnings, reveals Apple Watch April release

Apple has announced record earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, with revenue of US$74.6 billion and a net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. Apple’s Q1 profit beat out Russian oil and gas conglomerate Gazprom’s Q1 2011 net profit of $16.24 billion for the highest quarterly profit of all time. …

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Microsoft earnings report: Cloud and hardware up, Windows down

Microsoft has announced its Q2 earnings for 2015, with revenue up 8% from last year to US$26.5 billion, narrowly beating analyst projections of $26.33 billion. According to the company’s report, the biggest growth came from its devices and consumer hardware business with an 8% growth to $12.9 billion in revenue, followed by its commercial cloud …

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The open-source rookies of the year

Each year, hundreds of open-source projects get started, but only a handful are appealing, interesting or innovating enough to stay for years to come. In order to recognize those that demonstrate significant traction within the developer community, Black Duck has released its seventh annual open-source rookies of the year awards. “I’m always excited about publishing …

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ASF’s newest Top-Level Projects: Apache BookKeeper and Apache Samza

Two more projects are graduating from the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) incubator this week. The organization has announced that both Apache BookKeeper and Apache Samza have become Top-Level Projects (TLPs). Apache Samza is an open-source Big Data distributed streaming processing framework designed to handle stateful processing, message durability, fault tolerance and scalability. Samza was originally …

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Guest View: Are you delivering an app du jour or an app for the ages?

RAD. MADP. RMAD. aPaaS. Everyday it seems that analysts are defining yet another category of products. This makes sense because it is how the industry is used to tackling something “new” (cloud platforms, mobile devices, wearables, etc.). Organizations go out and purchase tools to solve a new problem, only to find that the target is …

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Oculus making virtual reality movies, the NSA’s Trojan horse, and IBM layoffs—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2015

Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup acquired by Facebook for US$2 billion, is developing cinematic experiences specifically for its Oculus Rift VR headset. At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new Oculus Story Studio, led by creative director and former Pixar animator Saschka Unseld, premiered its first short film, entitled “Lost.” Unseld, who created …

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Code Watch: Overcoming the magnitude

“Maybe instead of talking about 100x programmers, we should talk about 100x programming.” This was a recent Twitter provocation from Reginald Braithwaite (@RaganWald), author of “JavaScript Allongé.” What would it take to achieve a two-order-of-magnitude change in software development pace? The boldness of the target dwarfs the common quibbles about syntax, semantics, and maybe even …

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Google will not address WebView vulnerability in Android

Google will not address a vulnerability recently discovered in a major component of its Android operating system, WebView, for devices running versions 4.3 Jelly Bean or older. WebView is a component that allows developers to deliver a Web app as part of a client app. According to the company’s lead engineer for Android security, Adrian Ludwig, …

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iRobot’s venture capital firm, Microsoft’s Cosmos, and Google’s Android Compatibility Program for Lollipop—SD Times news digest: Jan. 26, 2015

iRobot is starting its own venture capital firm in order to invest in robotic companies, TechCrunch has reported. The company is in the midst of looking for a West Coast investor to head up its firm and is looking to make five to 10 investments a year, according to TechCrunch. “There’s a lot going on …

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Yahoo’s Flurry acquisition to bear fruit in February

When developers and users think of Yahoo, they can be forgiven for feeling forsaken. At times in its past, this nearly 20-year-old Internet company has closed down online services and products that it hasn’t found to be lucrative. Those users and developers who based their products on these now-shuttered services (GeoCities, Yahoo Video, Astrid, Upcoming, …

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