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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, …


VersionOne Winter Release strengthens relationship between business and development teams

The biggest obstacle to scaling agile is the lack of business buy-in, according to Mark Crowe, director of product management at VersionOne, which is why the company wanted to focus on aligning enterprise delivery with business strategy in its latest release. “If the commitment to adopt and scale agile is not driven from the leadership …


Ford’s new research center, new job opportunities at Oracle, and Internet Society’s approach to cyber security policy—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2015

Ford is opening up a new Silicon Valley research center in order to advance development in mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and Big Data. “This new research center shows Ford’s commitment to be part of the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem—anticipating customers’ wants and needs, especially on connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles,” said Mark Fields, president …

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Microsoft announces Office 2016, more Spartan details and Windows 10 developer plans

Even after the Windows 10 announcements that redefined the company’s future through an immersive holographic lens, Microsoft isn’t done unveiling new products and strategies. In conjunction with the Office for Windows 10 suite of touch-optimized programs for the full range of Microsoft devices, the company also announced Office 2016, a revamped suite of desktop-specific productivity …


SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: What happens when…

GitHub has proved itself a more-than-capable platform for sharing open-source software and allowing project ecosystems to grow and thrive, but it’s also spawned a unique form of informational crowdsourcing. “What happens when…” is a prime example of this fascinating use case, and our GitHub Project of the Week. Created by Alex Gaynor, a digital service …

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Guest View: Endless opportunities for developers breaking out on their own

There is a trend in the technical industry for experienced programmers to leave the security of the nest of employment and move into independence. This trend is healthy and promising, and an indication of the strength of the tech sector and related economies. This strength allows for unparalleled freedom in how coders can work on …


A 2015 State of the Apps survey, Kim Dotcom’s encrypted MEGAchat, and BlackBerry calls for app neutrality—SD Times news digest: Jan. 22, 2015

Mobile advertising marketplace Millennial Media has released its State of the Apps 2015 Industry Snapshot, which found that app monetization and programmatic availability as the most prevalent goals for app developers and publishers. The report, which surveyed 351 application developers and publishers from September through November of 2014, found that developers aim to design for …


WebRTC: The road to standardization

Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is making strides these days, with many real-time voice and video communication platforms already being introduced to the Web such as Google Hangouts and Mozilla’s Firefox Hello. But in-browser capabilities still have a ways to go on the road toward standardization. “Standardization is a kind of never-ending road, and it is …


Report: More than 90% of 2014 data breaches could’ve been prevented

More than 90% of data breaches occurring in the first half of 2014 could have been prevented, according to a report from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA). In its 2015 Data Protection Best Practices and Risk Assessment Guidelines, the OTA analyzed more than a thousand personally identifiable information breaches reported by the Open Security Foundation …


The worst passwords of 2014

Password-management software provider SplashData has released its annual list of the most common passwords on the Internet, and once again “123456” tops the list. In this year’s “Worst Passwords” list, compiled from more than 3.3 million passwords leaked in 2014, the ever-popular “password” retained its spot at No. 2, while the rest of the Top …


Microsoft’s next chapter to include new browser, new OS, new devices and holograms

Microsoft is trying to make Windows a game changer, with the announcement of a completely new technology experience. While many companies have been jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon, the company has been secretly dabbling in holographic computing. At its Windows 10 event today, Microsoft introduced HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that allows users to …


New dates announced for BZ Media’s InterDrone, the International Drone Conference and Exposition

BZ Media LLC today announced new dates for InterDrone ™, the International Drone Conference and Exposition to be held in Las Vegas, NV. The event, which will be the largest commercial drone expo in North America, will be held September 9-10-11 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. More than 3,000 drone builders, flyers and …

Google partnership with Cloudera, and Apple’s 64-bit/iOS 8 requirements reminder—SD Times news digest: Jan. 21, 2015

Google has announced a partnership with Cloudera to bring its Dataflow programming model into Apache Spark. According to the company, developers need a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use programming model to stay productive, and the Dataflow model provides maximum productivity and seamlessly portability. Dataflow currently offers a direct pipeline runner, a Google Cloud Dataflow runner, and …

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Linux Foundation publishes open-source cloud guide

When the Linux Foundation first published its Guide to the Open Cloud in 2013, the pickings were slim and from a bygone era. Today, however, the Guide for 2015 is packed with information on the open-source projects that are quickly becoming part of the new model for cloud software stacks. The 2015 Guide states that …

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    Keeping Up with Mobile eCommerce

    Users logged into retail sites in record numbers starting on Thanksgiving Day in 2014, and continued to do so throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday. IBM reported that Thanksgiving Day online sales increased by 14.3 percent from the previous year, while Black Friday sales were up 9.5 percent. Three days later, Cyber Monday became …

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    SharePoint Migration: It’s All in the Fine Details

    SharePoint has become the de facto “business productivity suite” for enterprises small and large. SharePoint adds agility to your business by delivering content solutions across channels, to help you gain insight into business operations. Among the key features of SharePoint are: Workspace sites Document libraries Discussion forums SSL for secured lists and much, much more. …

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