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Verizon Wireless packages Microsoft Office 365 for SMBs

In a package aimed to mobilize small-business employees, Verizon Wireless has packaged a version of the Microsoft Office 365 online office suite to run on its own cellular services, pricing the service at US$6 per user per month.

MIT researchers streamline coding for image processing

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have figured out a way of helping developers more easily rearrange their image processing code so that it could execute faster and use fewer computational resources.

Google backs open codecs for WebRTC

Google engineers have volunteered the company's VP8 video codec for an emerging standards project, called WebRTC, that could provide a real time communications protocol for the Web.

Facebook to test first Open Compute racks

Facebook has taken delivery of the first set of innovative server racks it helped design, technology that the company hopes other organizations with large data centers will adopt.

Microsoft Build comes home to Redmond

Hoping to capitalize on the excitement around the pending Windows 8 launch, Microsoft has announced this year's dates for its premier developer conference, Build 2012, which will be held Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 on the company's Redmond, Washington, co...

Oracle NetBeans equipped with static analysis

For the newest release of NetBeans, Oracle has equipped the open-source IDE (integrated development environment) to continuously run a static analysis tool, which could point out possible coding errors to developers as they write their programs.

Terracotta increases BigMemory footprint

To better deal with the expanding abilities of servers, Terracotta's in-memory Java caching software, BigMemory, can now officially work with four times the amount of memory supported by the last release.

HP bundles asset discovery tools

Hewlett-Packard has reorganized its suite of enterprise configuration-management software, collecting into one package a number of its asset discovery tools and equipping its asset database for multiclient service.

Google corporate IT builds before buying

Bucking the corporate practice of buying instead of building internally, Google's corporate IT department will typically build management software itself, or adopt an open source software package, before investigating the feasibility of purchasing pr...

Heroku releases easy Mac Postgres for devs

To simplify life for developers, platform-as-a-service provider Heroku has released a version of the open source Postgres database designed to be easily run on Apple Macintosh computers.

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