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Red Hat Enterprise Linux gets cozy with MongoDB

Red Hat has coupled the 10gen MongoDB data store to its new identity management package for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution.

Facebook speeds PHP by crafting a PHP virtual machine

Social networking giant Facebook has taken another step at making the PHP Web programming language run more quickly. The company has developed a PHP Virtual Machine that it says can execute the language as much as nine times as quickly as running PHP natively on large systems.

CloudBees moves into data integration with FoxWeave buy

Java platform service provider CloudBees has acquired FoxWeave, a provider of cloud-based data integration services, with the intent of adding FoxWeave's data integration technology to its own growing stack of cloud services.

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Google posts Chromecast development kit for third-party apps

Google is encouraging third-party developers to build, or augment, their own apps for the company's new Chromecast device for streaming content to TVs.

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Microsoft to offer Java as a service

Adding to a growing portfolio of enterprise software it offers as hosted services, Microsoft plans to add Java to its Windows Azure cloud service.

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Apache OpenOffice gets a handy-dandy sidebar

In its first major revision in more than a year, the Apache OpenOffice suite now comes with a sidebar, from which users can launch their favorite tools.

Canonical to crowdfund first batch of Ubuntu Edge phones

Canonical launches a crowdfunding campaign to build the original batch of its planned Ubuntu Edge devices.

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Oracle and ARM to tweak Java

Oracle and ARM are working together to make the Java programming language more suitable for ARM processors, in order to encourage its use for embedded systems and enterprise software.

Novell serves up business printing for BYOD era

Seeking a foothold in more enterprises running Microsoft software, Novell introduces an application to streamline the process of connecting employees to workspace printers, even if they are using non-Microsoft computers and mobile devices, such as iPhones.

NoSQL joins SQL in FoundationDB purchase of Akiban

Database software vendor FoundationDB has acquired Akiban, another purveyor of database software, in a move to develop a hybrid data-store application capable of storing both SQL and non-SQL data.

Puppet acquires DevOps startup Cloudsmith

Open-source IT automation software vendor Puppet Labs has acquired Cloudsmith, which provides tools and services that can help administrators and developers more easily use the Puppet software.

Data.gov gets an open-source revamp

The U.S. government's portal for the data it creates, Next.Data.gov, is getting a revamp that should make it easier to view and reuse government data.

Microsoft addresses DevOps with InRelease technology

Microsoft has completed its purchase of InCycle's InRelease business unit, announced in June, and is now deploying the software to offer DevOps capabilities to its Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server users.

Oracle equips WebLogic, Coherence for cloud use

Oracle has updated some of its middleware and developer products to make them better equipped for private cloud deployments, releasing major updates for the WebLogic application server and Oracle Coherence in-memory data cache.

EMC bets on flash storage with ScaleIO buy

Boosting its portfolio of solid state storage technologies, EMC is acquiring ScaleIO, a purveyor of storage management software, for an undisclosed amount of cash.