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  • Experts explain how to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

    18 April 2014, 5:59 pm

    Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many…
  • How Cloudera plans to stand out from the Hadoop herd

    18 April 2014, 2:30 pm

    Amid all the recent noise about Hortonworks and Pivotal, it's been easy to overlook another major Hadoop player, Cloudera, and the milestone release earlier this month of its own product, Cloudera Enterprise 5.
  • Can we talk? Internet of things vendors face a communications 'mess'

    18 April 2014, 10:31 am

    Vendors will tell you that the Internet of Things (IoT) is here today. We're here to tell you that it isn't. This is your warning label. It's the small print on the prescription that outlines all the nasty complications.The first thing to realize is that many…
  • Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines

    18 April 2014, 10:16 am

    Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps. The suite combines Twitter Cards, a feature that automatically adds Google Play and App Store links to tweets, and Promoted Tweets,…
  • IE6: Retired but not dead yet

    18 April 2014, 8:13 am

    Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years. IE6 launched in August 2001, about two months before…
  • Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms

    18 April 2014, 8:09 am

    The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed bitcoin exchange. A website called has emerged calling for a halt of the liquidation of Japan-based Mt. Gox, which the Tokyo District Court is…
  • Michaels security breach affected nearly 3 million payment cards

    18 April 2014, 7:56 am

    About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday. Michaels said it had found evidence…
  • Microsoft tends to enterprise Windows users -- but kicks consumers to the curb

    18 April 2014, 7:35 am

    In the past two days we've seen reports about Microsoft reducing the
  • The rise and fall of Heartbleed hysteria

    18 April 2014, 6:00 am

    The crescendo of stories dissecting the Heartbleed bug is testimony to just how much everyone loves a good train wreck.
  • Citizen developers are no threat to professional coders -- yet

    18 April 2014, 6:00 am

    "Citizen developers," who have little to no actual coding experience but are building applications anyway, are a growing presence in the workplace. Just don't expect them to displace professional developers anytime soon.
  • Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' is a solid step forward, not a leap

    18 April 2014, 6:00 am

    Ubuntu, Canonical's edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Th
  • Update: AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters

    17 April 2014, 7:11 pm

    Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profit. The company reported a loss of $20 million, or $0.03 per share, for the first quarter of 2014, an improvement…
  • OpenStack's latest release keeps the DIY private cloud features coming

    17 April 2014, 2:36 pm

    The latest milestone release of OpenStack, the open source cloud platform project that's become a centerpiece of both Red

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