After Hacking Attack, Apple’s Dev Center Site Is Up and Running Again

Eight days after taking it down in response to a security breach, Apple has restored the website for its Developer Center. Apple didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. But the entry page of the site was clearly visible this afternoon. Some sections, like forums, were still offline. Certificates, identifiers and profiles were back online. … Continue reading

Don’t Get Too Excited About GlobalFoundries and Apple — At Least, Not Just Yet

Don’t get too excited about an intriguing story from the Albany Times Union saying that chip-manufacturing company GlobalFoundries may soon start turning out chips for Apple’s iPhones and iPads at a factory in upstate New York. I’ve been checking with industry sources who have a pretty clear picture about what may be going on. And … Continue reading

Cloud Phone Service RingCentral Files for $100 Million IPO

RingCentral, the cloud-based phone service for businesses, just filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It has proposed using the ticker symbol RNG. While the valuation and offering price haven’t yet been determined, the company’s filing has a detailed look at its finances and who owns what. Its biggest … Continue reading

AWS Adds SDK Support For Windows Phone And Windows Store Apps

Amazon Web Services continues to enhance support for Microsoft workloads with added SDK support for Windows Phone and Windows Store Apps. According to the AWS blog, the new support comes with a Developer Preview of the next version of the AWS SDK for .NET. The release of the SDK adds two new enhancements for.NET developers. … Continue reading

Apigee Launches Purchase-To-Payment API Platform

Apigee has a new platform for customers to manage API-driven business efforts that extends from purchase-to-payment of digital assets. The service is meant for organizations, such as telecommunications providers, that sell services delivered through an API. Apigee has designed the platform so a customer can get help with pricing, notifications set-up and limits that tell … Continue reading

The Matrix Of Hell And Two Open-Source Projects For The Emerging Agnostic Cloud

Docker, an app container service from the co-founder at DotCloud, and Salt, an open DevOps platform from the founder of SaltStack, were mentioned this past week at OSCON as two of the most exciting new open-source efforts. Complexity comes with the cloud and its fit with enterprise data centers. The Docker team calls this new … Continue reading

Architizer Relaunches To Connect Architects With Other Architects, And Brands, And Clients Too!

For 100 years or more, architects have relied on the massive catalog sitting on their desk to find the right products to use in their projects – this brand of glass, or that brand of toilet. That catalog had a monopoly on the market for a century, but with the birth of the internet, that … Continue reading

Requests for Google User Account Info by Governments Are on the Rise

Google said today that the overall number of requests it has received from government agencies around the world for information on the accounts of its users has nearly doubled in the last three years. The disclosure comes in the latest update to Google’s Transparency Report, the running tally the Internet giant keeps on such metrics … Continue reading

SAP Profit Jumps but License Business Struggles

SAP AG, the world’s biggest business software maker, Monday reported a jump in third-quarter profit, but currency swings caused a slowdown in revenue growth and its core business in software licenses continued to slide as customers migrated to Web-based products. Net profit at the Walldorf, Germany-based company rose to 762 million ($1.04 billion) in the … Continue reading

Cisco Pays $2.7 Billion for Security Player Sourcefire

Networking giant Cisco Systems said today that it will pay $2.7 billion for Sourcefire, a security equipment company based in Columbia, Md. The deal was announced in a corporate blog post. Sourcefire specializes in intrusion-detection appliances. Its products are based on open-source intrusion-detection software called Snort, which it created. It was started in 2001, has … Continue reading

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