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The SPY Car Act, Flurry’s Mobile Addicts report, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7—SD Times news digest: July 22, 2015

U.S. Senators have introduced a bill designed to improve vehicle security. The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, proposed by Senator Edward Markey and Senator Richard Blumenthal, intends to establish federal standards that would secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy. In addition, a rating system, also known as a cyber dashboard, would … continue reading

Nokia provides insight into its mobile comeback

It has been widely speculated that Nokia will eventually make its way back into the mobile market, and now a spokesman for the company is providing more insight into its plan. “For 14 years Nokia was the biggest cell phone maker in the world, and the brand became a household name—one that evoked quality, innovation … continue reading

Microsoft to cut 7,800 phone business jobs, Dynatrace’s new real-time ‘cockpit’ platform and Text Control moves to GitHub–SD Times news digest: July 8, 2015

Microsoft has announced plans to cut up to 7,800 additional jobs over the next several months, primarily focused on its mobile phone business. In an email to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella detailed the restructuring of the company’s phone business, which will incur an impairment charge of approximately US$7.6 billion related to Microsoft’s acquired Nokia Devices … continue reading

Nokia coming back to the phone market, Red Hat takes the reins of OpenJDK 7, and GoDaddy joins the Node.js Foundation—SD Times news digest: June 19, 2015

Nokia’s CEO has announced that the company plans to get back into smartphones in 2016. News about the company’s plan was revealed in April, but at the time the company denied those reports. Nokia will rejoin the phone market once its agreement with Microsoft allows it, Reuters reported. “We will look for suitable partners,” said … continue reading

Qt framework celebrates its 20th anniversary

Qt, the cross-platform C++ application development framework, turned 20 years old this week. Currently maintained by The Qt Company, a subsidiary of Digia, the Qt framework’s first release of Qt 0.90 took place on May 20, 1995. The company is currently preparing for the impending release of Qt 5.5 in late June. Lars Knoll, Qt’s … continue reading

Mashape open-sources Kong API management platform, Microsoft loses mobile patent lawsuit and Toshiba’s new wearables and IoT platforms—SD Times news digest: April 28, 2015

API marketplace and management platform Mashape has open-sourced Kong, its platform providing a centralized management layer for APIs and microservices. Kong enables developers to create plugins for authentication, rate limiting, transformations and other common utilities in Web, mobile and IoT applications. The platform uses NGINX as a proxy server, and supports single and multi-datacenter setups … continue reading

Nokia has no plans to return to the mobile phone market

Nokia made headlines last week with reports that the company was planning a mobile comeback in 2016. According to Re/code, sources said that Nokia was quietly planning to rejoin the phone market after its contracts with Microsoft ended, but—in a statement provided by the company—itshot down any plans to reemerge in the mobile market. Nokia … continue reading

VMware announces Projects Lightwave and Photon, Microsoft’s preview for Office Universal apps, and Nokia is planning a mobile phone comeback—SD Times news digest: April 20, 2015

VMware has announced two new open-source projects to help enterprise developers create, deploy and manage cloud-native applications. The projects include Project Lightwave and Project Photon. Project Lightwave is an identity- and access-management project that will add a new layer of container security to cloud-native apps. Project Photon is a lightweight Linux operating system designed for … continue reading

Nokia’s buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, MIT’s Picture programming language, and Talend adds Apache Spark to Big Data Sandbox—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2015

Nokia has announced it is joining forces with Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to become an innovation leader and provider of technology and services for the IP connected world. The combined company would focus on providing connectivity for people, such as with the Internet of Things. “I am proud that the joined forces of Nokia and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 24, 2014 – Apple’s TestFlight, EFF’s Surveillance Self-Defense, Microsoft’s earnings report and Microsoft Lumia

Apple opens up its TestFlight Beta Testing Apple is giving developers the ability to invite up to 1,000 beta testers to try out their iOS 8 apps before releasing them to the App Store. The company has released its TestFlight Beta testing service to the public. “You can now invite up to 1,000 testers to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 27, 2014—RethinkDB 1.14, Nokia DVLUP dies, Netflix threat modeling tools

RethinkDB 1.14 released Version 1.14 of the RethinkDB open-source distributed JSON database has been released with more than 50 new enhancements. RethinkDB ecosystem engineer Josh Kuhn announced the release in a blog post, explaining that 1.14 is the first RethinkDB release that doesn’t require data migration. Some of the main upgrades and new features include: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 15, 2014—Charging mobile phones with sound, Microsoft talks about rebranding IE

QMUL and Nokia power mobile phones with sound Over the past year, the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Nokia have been working together to develop a nanogenerator that could charge mobile phones with everyday background noise. “Being able to keep mobile devices working for longer or do away with batteries completely by tapping … continue reading

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