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Microsoft sails past Oracle in bringing Java SE to the cloud

While Oracle CEO Larry Ellison focuses his attention on the America's Cup sailing race, Oracle is rushing to keep up in another race, the one to get its Java SE (Standard Edition) in the cloud.

HP brings converged infrastructure smarts to its servers

Tapping into the immense powers of system automation, Hewlett-Packard has released an appliance that will streamline the management of large numbers of HP servers in a data center.

JetBrains PyCharm

JetBrains frees Python editor

JetBrains has split the latest edition of its PyCharm Python IDE (integrated development environment) into two editions -- the paid professional edition and a new free community edition.

Oracle preps NetBeans for a mobile Web future

The new Netbeans 7.4 comes with enhanced support for developing mobile applications.

IBM gets the big picture with Daeja buy

Boosting its portfolio of enterprise content management tools, IBM has acquired Daeja Image Systems and its embeddable software for viewing many different types of documents and images.

Linux gets a boost from mobile

Although not originally designed for telephones or tablets, the Linux kernel is now getting more contributions than ever from mobile and portable device vendors, whose input is driving a heretofore unseen rate of development for the open source project.

Couchbase open source data store goes mobile

Couchbase launches a version of its namesake NoSQL open source data store that can run on mobile devices, called Couchbase Lite.

Big Blue buttons down big data

IBM will introduce new products and features to help organizations manage their new big-data systems, according to the general manager of IBM information management.

Embarcadero

Want that app 'to go'? RAD Studio dev tool now supports Android, iOS

Embracing the growing market for mobile applications, Embarcadero Technologies has updated its flagship RAD Studio so developers can use the IDE (integrated development environment) to write C++ or Delphi programs for both Android and iOS devices.

IBM sells customer care outsourcing unit for $505 million

Citing low profit margins, IBM has sold its customer care outsourcing business to Synnex for $505 million, the companies said Tuesday.

NIST denies NSA tampering with encryption standards

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has vigorously denied that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) tampered with NIST's process of vetting and choosing encryption algorithms.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings critical Explorer, Outlook fixes

Microsoft issued 13 bulletins—4 for them critical—that cover 47 vulnerabilities found across Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint, Office and the Windows kernel.

Red Hat continues to burnish Storage Server

Nearly two years after the purchase of Gluster, Red Hat continues to polish the scale-out storage software for enterprises, making it more compatible with cloud services and Microsoft enterprise software.

PostgreSQL 9.3 communicates well with others

For this year's annual update to PostgreSQL, the developers behind the open source database have added several new ways to communicate with other databases and data storage systems.

Court bars Apple from making industry-wide ebook deals

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The federal judge presiding over the U.S. electronic books case against Apple has barred the company from striking deals that would ensure that it could undercut prices of other retailers in the e-book market.