News tagged with computer software

Facebook toys with mobile game publishing

Facebook on Tuesday got into the business of publishing mobile games, offering developers help at going global with smartphone or tablet titles in exchange for a share of revenue.

Jul 30, 2013
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Writing programs using ordinary language

In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it's possible to write computer programs using ordinary ...

Jul 11, 2013
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Icahn to seek court appraisal of $24.4B Dell deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will ask a judge to assess the fairness of a proposed $24.4 billion acquisition of struggling personal computer maker Dell in his latest attempt to wrangle a higher price from a group of buyers ...

Jul 10, 2013
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Developments with Microsoft's new Windows 8 system

The launch of Windows 8 was heralded as the biggest change to the industry's dominant operating system in at least 17 years. It attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing tablets with its touch-enabled ...

Jun 26, 2013
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Google maps malicious websites

Google expanded its Transparency Report on Tuesday to include maps of spots around the world where hackers are laying traps or baiting Internet users.

Jun 25, 2013
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Coding camps for kids rise in popularity

The video game Jacob Asofsky is creating is simple: "Someone who is trying to take over the world and you try to stop them." The 12-year-old from Florida is spending two weeks at a summer camp in a program that teaches programming ...

Jun 25, 2013
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Oracle's fiscal 4Q sales disappoint Wall St. again

Oracle is still having trouble closing enough business software deals to keep Wall Street happy. The quarterly results announced Thursday could escalate investors' fears about Oracle's ability to adapt to the changing demands ...

Jun 20, 2013
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