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Facebook's Hack programming language builds code safety into PHP

Hack pairs PHP's ease with the safety controls of older languages

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HP updates lifecycle development suite for faster testing

HP's Application Lifecycle Management software comes with a new interface and enhanced testing tools

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Embarcadero unifies iOS and Android development within a single tool

Embarcadero's new Appmethod provides a way to compile a single program for multiple platforms, such as Andorid and iOS

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Embarcadero moves into data modeling with CA ERwin buy

Data modeling will become Embarcadero's largest revenue generator, according to the company

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NoSQL vendor Basho restaffs executive team

Adam Wray, formerly of Tier 3, will now lead the open-source Riak database vendor

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VMware launches virtual SAN software

VMware's vSAN software harvests unused storage space on servers to park virtual disks

Microsoft Patch Tuesday rounds up IE flaws

Microsoft issues its penultimate round of patches for Windows XP.

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HP gains traction with augmented reality service

The HP AR service, called Aurasma, has been used by 40,000 customers to provide interactive sessions on portable devices

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Xen hypervisor moves into ARM space

Xen jumps in front of Hyper-V and VMware ESX in offering full virtualization for ARM systems

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Android malware detection boosted by university research

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to monitor for Android malware with very low overhead

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Tableau folds Splunk data into business analysis

A new connector provides a way to import Splunk data into Tableau's business intelligence platform

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Red Hat to take on Microsoft with .NET hosted service

Through a partnership with Uhuru, Red Hat will offer Microsoft .NET and SQL Server as cloud services

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NIST seeks to bring rigor to data science

NIST plans to develop a framework to help different industries better understand and use big data

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Red Hat polishes business process management suite

Red Hat BPM Suite 6 features a new user interface from the company's 2012 Polymita acquisition

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Wind River updates VxWorks OS to join 'Internet of things'

VxWorks features a modular architecture and the option to run a 20KB micro-kernel.