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Facebook, other Web giants unite to scale MySQL

WebScaleSQL hopes to equip the open source MySQL database with high-performance features

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Amazon counters Google with its own cloud price cuts

Amazon's announcement comes the day after Google said it is cutting prices

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Google revamps enterprise cloud services with price cuts, more features

Google has re-energized its efforts compete with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure

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JavaScript creator takes Mozilla helm

Brendan Eich takes CEO spot from six-year veteran Jay Sullivan

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In-memory technologies move databases to real time

Microsoft and Pivotal join a growing field of in-memory data providers

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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