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CA Technologies revises Clarity interface

CA Technologies has updated its CA Clarity Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software with a new user interface, one that the company hopes will appeal to a broader set of business users.

Microsoft engineers file system for a new era

The upcoming release of Windows Server 8 will feature an entirely new file system, called ReFS, that addresses many of the shortcomings of the aging NTFS (New Technology File System) now used across all current Windows editions, the company announced...

ISC seeks wider input for BIND 10

The Internet Systems Consortium is looking for a few more good programmers to bring the next generation of its open source BIND DNS server software to fruition.

IDC: PC shipments slumped as 2011 ended

Sales of personal computers slowed in the last three months of 2011, thanks to a sluggish economy, scarce hard drives and the proliferation of other form factors, according to a report released by IDC.

Splunk 4.3 gets a boost for business analysis

With the newest update of its machine-data search engine, Splunk has expanded the user interface in a number of ways so it can be more easily used by business analysts as well as system administrators.

Canonical demonstrates Ubuntu TV

Anticipating a growing market for smart television sets, Canonical will be demonstrating a version of its popular Ubuntu Linux OS that can be used for running TVs.

Facebook brings back the hack

In an effort to challenge programmers worldwide, Facebook has brought back its <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hackercup">Hacker Cup</a> contest for a third round, the company announced Wednesday.

Hadoop solidified for production duty

After nearly seven years of development and fine tuning, the Apache Hadoop data processing framework is finally ready for full production use, the developers of the software announced Wednesday.

Five open source technologies for 2012

Next year, if all goes according to plan, Red Hat will become the first open source software company to generate more than US$1 billion a year in revenue. It will be a watershed moment for the open source community, who have long seen their approach ...

Naval researchers pioneer TCP-based spam detection

A group of researchers from the U.S. Naval Academy has developed a technique for analyzing email traffic in real-time to identify spam messages as they come across the wire, simply using information from the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) packet...

LinkedIn open sources search engine

Joining its fellow social-networking companies in the public release of internal code, LinkedIn has opened sourced software obtained in October with its acquisition of the IndexTank search-engine software provider.

Nuance to acquire mobile speech software provider Vlingo

Consolidating the rapidly growing market for voice recognition systems and services, Nuance Communications is in the process of acquiring Vlingo, a provider of mobile voice recognition and analysis software, the two companies announced Tuesday. Terms...

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