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AMD Helped by Game Consoles, Graphics in Q1

eWeek - Application Development - 1 hour 39 min ago
The chip maker saw revenues grow, but it slid back into a loss due in part to a weak PC market.
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Ubuntu Linux Has What It Takes to Challenge Windows on the Desktop

eWeek - Application Development - 2 hours 14 min ago
A new Long Term Support release of Ubuntu Linux, code-named "Trusty Tahr," arrives just as Microsoft ends support on Windows XP. A Canonical VP believes it's a great alternative to replace XP.
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Phone-Based Fraud Takes Off During Tax Time

eWeek - Application Development - 2 hours 18 min ago
Security firm Pindrop finds a phone fraud ring that may have targeted more than 450,000 people, mostly immigrants and foreign nationals, in attempts to extort phony tax payments.
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Google Glass Helping ER Doctors in Boston Hospital

eWeek - Application Development - 2 hours 19 min ago
Glass is making it easier for emergency room doctors to focus directly on patients and improve their care.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Has $251 Bill of Materials, Pushing a Pricey Trend

eWeek - Application Development - 5 hours 4 min ago
Slowing global smartphone sales have companies spending more to impress. But it's consumers who will pay in the end.
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Red Hat Touts Virtual Containers as Next Advance in Cloud Computing

eWeek - Application Development - 5 hours 34 min ago
NEWS ANALYSIS: Red Hat says virtual containers will be an efficient way to distribute applications across the hybrid cloud infrastructures that are favored by enterprises.
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Can Being Facebook Friends Cancel Your Right to Sue?

eWeek - Application Development - 5 hours 39 min ago
General Mills says it treats customers' information sensitively. But what about their rights?
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Chrome Remote Desktop App Now Available for Mobile Devices

eWeek - Application Development - 6 hours 18 min ago
The app enables Android device users to remotely access a home or work computer to access files when they were needed.
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Mayer Pushing Apple to Replace Google Search With Yahoo

eWeek - Application Development - 6 hours 40 min ago
Apple has been using Google Search as a default on its devices, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer would love to get that business for her company.
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Tesora Updates DBaaS Platform, Focuses on OpenStack Icehouse

eWeek - Application Development - 7 hours 4 min ago
Tesora updated its database virtualization engine to provide better performance from its Trove-based database as a service (DBaaS).
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SAP Earnings Improve but Miss Projections, Stock Dips

eWeek - Application Development - 7 hours 28 min ago
The German-based company is having trouble selling conventional database-related software, and sales of cloud services are slow on the uptake.
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Google Book Scanning Case Dismissal Being Appealed

eWeek - Application Development - 7 hours 44 min ago
The Authors Guild is appealing a November 2013 court decision that dismissed its claims against Google for scanning and distributing the published works of authors online without paying for the content.
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Microsoft Continues Efficient Data Center Push in Texas

eWeek - Application Development - 8 hours 19 min ago
The software giant teams up with the University of Texas at San Antonio to explore environmentally friendly ways of powering data centers.
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Red Hat CEO Outlines Linux Growth Strategy

eWeek - Application Development - 8 hours 36 min ago
Jim Whitehurst takes aim at Linux rivals and explains that growth is coming from new workloads, not migrations.
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Daily Tech Briefing: April 17, 2014

eWeek - Application Development - 9 hours 4 min ago
Microsoft launches Azure Cloud service for Internet of Things; Heartbleed impacts taxes, Android; AMD Demos x86 APU server running Fedora Linux; and more.
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ActiveState Named “Silver Sponsor” of DevOps Summit

Java Developer's Journal - 12 hours 34 min ago
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, providers of Stackato, the platform for the agile enterprise, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology. ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications written in Java, Perl, Python, Node.js, PHP, Tcl and other dynamic languages. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens and Lockheed Martin trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance and reduce time to market.

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Categories: Java, Media

Making Big Data Cost Effective in a Bare Metal Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - 14 hours 49 min ago
The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions, particularly the latest technologies that favor scale-out architectures. In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer Technologies, will discuss how transitioning from initial deployment to a large-scale, highly performant operation without breaking the bank may not be easy.

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Survey: Developers Are Powerful and They Know It

Devx: Latest Published Articles - 15 hours 43 min ago
More than 90 percent see themselves as a "revolutionary influence."
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Gartner: Optimizing Application Development and Maintenance Cuts Costs by 50%

Devx: Latest Published Articles - 15 hours 45 min ago
The research firm says enterprises need to do a better job sourcing development projects.
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Top Seven Website Performance Indicators to Monitor

Java Developer's Journal - 15 hours 49 min ago
Poorly performing websites, like Twitter’s recent fiasco with Ellen’s selfie, are a constant source of irritation for users. At first you think it’s your computer, or maybe someone on your block is downloading the entire “Game of Thrones” series. But, when nothing changes after refreshing the page once or twice, you give up, mutter under your breath, and move on. Whatever the reason for a website crashing or slowing down, it’s bad for business and for your online reputation. According to a survey conducted by Consumer Affairs, a dissatisfied customer will tell between 9-15 people about their experience. And, if your website can’t load fast enough (in 400 milliseconds), then most of your customers will search for another website.

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Categories: Java, Media