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Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 can expose back-end applications for mobile clients outside the firewall

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IBM acquires Silverpop to boost its online marketing personalization products

Silverpop builds profiles of individuals and crafts promotions to target them

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VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure

VMware has bundled its VDI software with other VMware desktop virtualization products

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MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

The new version of the NoSQL database offers faster performance and a new management console

Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

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Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows XP

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Bitcoin akin to the Internet 20 years ago, digital currency executive says

The Inside Bitcoins conference focuses on work that must be done for mass acceptance. But is technology, versus consumer confidence, more important?

Google protests Turkish YouTube ban

The Turkish government reversed an earlier decision to reinstate YouTube access after blocking the service last month.

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The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but the System/360 revolutionized the computer industry

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Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies

Microsoft has open-sourced its new C# compiler and Azure now incorporates the open source Chef and Puppet configuration managers

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Microsoft open sources Windows Library for JavaScript

The Windows WinJS JavaScript library can now be used to help build apps for non-Microsoft browsers

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LucidWorks preps Solr stack as Splunk killer

LucidWorks combines the LogStash log engine with the highly scalable Lucene search engine

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Oracle doubles the speed of MySQL query handling

MySQL 5.7 can process twice as many query requests as the previous version could

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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