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Joyent polishes Node.js with commercial support package

Joyent promises to help solve tricky Node.js issues, no matter where they occur.

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Microsoft releases Lync for Windows 8.1; app still looks like Skype

Microsoft has updated its Lync collaboration software for Windows 8.1, which still looks too much like a certain Microsoft-owned VoIP app.

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MiseryMap tracks weather, flight delays in real time

This site offers real-time reports on travel delays at a glance, and could come in handy over the holidays.

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Berners-Lee blasts surveillance as a threat to democracy

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee is warning that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the web.

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Google Hangouts infringes trademark, says US company Hanginout

Hanginout started the lawsuit while its trademark application is still pending.

BitTorrent bundles Lady Gaga for Artpop promo

BitTorrent's first video series with Vice goes behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's new song.

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Trojan program steals log-in credentials, other sensitive data from SAP client applications

A recently discovered malicious program steals log-in passwords and other sensitive information from SAP client applications and allows cybercriminals to access SAP servers from infected workstations.

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Google kills Magazines and Currents so that Newsstand may live

The new app is Mountain View's attempt to make buying digital magazine subscriptions more of a thing than it is.

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Shh! Skype may filter out annoying typing sounds

Microsoft's Skype app may end up filtering out the annoying tap-tap-tap of typing fingers in future revisions.

BlackBerry Messenger now available for the iPad and iPod

Thursday’s update makes the app available on a wider range of devices and also brings more options for finding friends through the service.

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Internet engineers urge security against online spies

The IETF has discussed what it could do to turn its plan to protect the web from government spying into action.

Skype backtracks, won't kill PC peripheral compatibility (yet)

Skype decides it won't kill all aspects of its desktop API just yet, after facing widespread backlash on the decision to do so.

Adobe adds geolocation targeting to Marketing Cloud

Adobe Systems has added mobile features to its Marketing Cloud, allowing companies to better target smartphones with the help of geolocation and app analytics.

Thumbing nose at Oracle, Rimini Street to file for IPO

Third-party software support provider Rimini Street is moving ahead with its expected plans for an initial public offering, even as it awaits a showdown in court with Oracle.