Hadoop vendors turn up the heat as ODP debate ensues

Mike Wheatley | March 6th

Hadoop heavyweights Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. were at each other's throats again this week, as they continued a lively debate around the merits of what the latter company is calling the new “governing body” of...»

Report: Security is paramount inside Apple’s secret Apple Watch lab

Collen Kriel | March 6th

Earlier this month 9to5Mac reported that Apple Inc. had invited high-profile developers to the company’s Cupertino, California headquarters in order to finish their Apple Watch apps in time for the April launch. A report today...»

Apple Watch to sell 15M units in 2015 and ‘ignite global smartwatch market’

Collen Kriel | March 6th

Research released yesterday claims that the Apple Watch will ”ignite the global smartwatch market” this year. Research firm Strategy Analytics predicts that Apple Inc. will sell more than 15 million Apple Watches worldwide in...»

Microsoft releases Office 2016 Mac Preview

James Farrell | March 6th

Microsoft has unwrapped a surprise for Mac users after releasing a preview of Office 2016, available now. Mac users have been waiting sometime for a successor to Office 2011, and the preview, which is a free...»

Police arrest five people over HK Bitcoin marketplace MyCoin scam

Duncan Riley | March 6th

Five people connected to disgraced Hong Kong-based Bitcoin marketplace MyCoin are reported to have been arrested Thursday. The South China Morning Post claims that the five arrested may not have been running the scam, but were promoters...»

Strange bedfellows: Google does deal with Microsoft that will see AngularJS 2 adopting TypeScript

Duncan Riley | March 6th

In one of the more interesting meetings of minds in recent times, Google Inc., and Microsoft Corp. have announced that they are working together to merge two of their javascript technologies into the one platform. The announcement sees Microsoft's TypeScript...»

Search solutions startup Swiftype raises $13 million Series B

Duncan Riley | March 5th

Search solutions startup Swiftype Inc. has raised $13 million Series B in a round from New Enterprise Associates. Based in San Francisco, Swiftype offers a hosted search solution that allows site owners to deliver customizable search for their website or...»

ESL announces mobile app for Katowice Intel Extremes Masters esports competition

Kyt Dotson | March 5th

If you’re an esports enthusiast going to Katowice, Poland to watch the Intel Extremes Masters Expo and ESL One tournaments this March 12-15 and you own a smartphone you are in for a treat. The esports gaming...»

Syncsort acquires Williams Data to boost mainframe-Splunk integration

Paul Gillin | March 5th

[caption id="attachment_221922" align="alignright" width="295"] Lonne Jaffe, CEO, Syncsort[/caption] Syncsort, Inc., one of the most durable independent software vendors, has acquired U.K.-based William Data Systems as part of its campaign to help enterprise mainframe users leverage the power of modern...»

Smartwatch surprises at MWC 2015

Mellisa Tolentino | March 5th

Rumors were abundant regarding smartwatches to look out for at the Mobile World Congress 2015, including the LG Urbane, HTC Petra, Samsung Orbis and even a smartwatch from Huawei. So, which of these devices...»