Topic: patents

Google open-sources Cloud Dataflow SDK, proposes marking HTTP as non-secure, adds feature support to Dart

Google has announced the open-source availability of the Cloud Dataflow SDK, allowing developers to integrate their apps with the Dataflow-managed data processing service. Google software engineer Sam McVeety made the announcement in a blog post detailing how developers now have the capability to begin porting Dataflow to other languages and execution environments, and they can … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2014—Google’s Polycasts, DARPA’s SafeWare, BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs’ partnership and Microsoft and Samsung’s patent dispute

Google launches Polycasts Google wants to help developers get started with Polymer and Web Components. The company has announced Polycasts, a new video series dedicated to teaching one concept at a time, and highlights best practices for working with Polymer and DevTools. “Because Polymer and Web Components are such big changes for the platform, there’s … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 5, 2014— Microsoft’s Visual Studio and TFS update, Apple iCloud security alerts, and NVIDIA’s patent lawsuit

Microsoft releases Visual Studio and TFS 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 Keeping up its accelerated update pace, Microsoft has released the first community technology preview of Update 4 for Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013. Microsoft TFS product unit manager Brian Harry announced Update 4 CTP 1 in a blog post, detailing primarily … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 6, 2014—MongoDB CEO steps down, Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 update, EFF fights patent trolls

MongoDB CEO Max Schireson steps down; ex-BMC Software exec steps up MongoDB’s Max Schireson announced he will step down as CEO in less than a month, and will be replaced by former BMC Software executive Dev Ittycheria. Effective Sept. 3, Schireson will transition into the role of vice chairman and remain with the company full-time. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 4, 2014—Game of Hacks, Mozilla’s database developer disclosure, and Microsoft’s lawsuit against Samsung

Game to sharpen developers’ security skills Application security firm Checkmarx has released a new game designed to help developers, coders and consumers improve their code security skills. Game of Hacks provides pieces of codes and challenges players to find the vulnerability as fast as possible. “We repeatedly hear security managers concerned about the secure coding … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 15, 2014—Project Zero and Google’s ‘smart lens’

Microsoft patent filing reveals plans for fitness-focused smartwatch Microsoft’s rumored smartwatch finally has some specs. A recent patent filing for a “Wearable Personal Information System” details sensors, features and other components of the fitness and health-oriented wearable device. The patent diagrams feature icons for running, heart rate and calories. (Related: Microsoft’s designs on an eyewear … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 10, 2014—Kubernetes, Mathematica 10 and patent trolls

 IBM, Docker, Microsoft, Red Hat & others join Google’s open-source Kubernetes container project  Kubernetes, the recently open-sourced cloud container automation project maintained by Google Cloud Platform and IT automation and configuration management provider SaltStack, is gaining the support of IBM, Docker, Microsoft, Red Hat and others joining the Kubernetes community. Google Cloud Platform SVP Urs … continue reading

From the Editors: The federal courts are trying to break software

The recent court ruling in the Google/Oracle dispute establishes a very dangerous precedent … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Tech and pharmacy giants team up to protect software patents

Partnership for American Innovation want to preserve patents despite patent trolls … continue reading

White House unveils protection measures against patent trolls

Three executive orders are aimed at strengthening the patent system and fostering innovation … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Apple patents headphones to track fitness and health

The device would be able to track biometric data like temperature, perspiration and heart rate … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google’s three-year affair with Motorola

What did Google gain from Motorola? Turns out it’s a lot, if you consider the patents … continue reading

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