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Mozilla Launches Built-In HTML5 App Development Environment For Firefoxview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Starting today, Firefox users on the Nightly release channel can begin testing WebIDE, a development environment for HTML5 apps that is now built right into the browser. If you have been following Firefox long enough, chances are you remember a somewhat similar project called Bespin. That, too, was an effort to build a code editor right into the browser. (IT news)

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Wearables: Samsung to Debut Android Wear Smartphoneview story

http://thevarguy.com – Samsung will showcase a new Gear smartwatch based on Google’s (GOOG) Android Wear platform next week at the Google I/O 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, according to a CNET report. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Canonical Designers Update Ubuntu Linux Websiteview story

http://thevarguy.com – Ubuntu.com, the website of Canonical's Linux-based operating system for PCs, servers, the cloud and (maybe soon) mobile devices, has received a series of subtle but significant upgrades recently, and more are on the way. (IT news)

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Box in Talks for $100 Equity Investment Ahead of IPOview story

http://thevarguy.com – Cloud storage startup Box, which backed away from its much-anticipated IPO in early May over eroding market conditions, may be back on track for a public offering in late July or August if it can land a reported $100 million capital infusion from private-equity firm TPG, according to new reports. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Google Nest's $555 Million Buys Dropcam for Home Securityview story

http://thevarguy.com – As expected, Google’s (GOOG) Nest smart home unit has plunked some $555 million for Dropcam, the 5-year-old startup maker of cloud-based video devices that enable users to monitor activities around their home from any location. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Industry Focus: Mergers and Acquisitionsview story

http://thevarguy.com – It seems as though every year between May and September, we hear the same type of story over and over again:  This company was bought by that company, Company A received funding from Venture Capitalist B, and on and on. It may be something that we’re used to, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have huge impacts on the industry. (IT news)

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Elasticsearch Enhances Big Data Analytics Tools for Hadoop 2.0view story

http://thevarguy.com – Elasticsearch has broadened its Big Data analytics profile with the release of a new connector for Hadoop 2.0, as well as certification on Cloudera Enterprise 5. read more (IT news)

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Canonical Debuts 'Orange Box' for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Demosview story

http://thevarguy.com – Canonical's Orange Box, the portable server cluster that the company intends to use to showcase OpenStack, MAAS, Juju and other aspects of the Ubuntu Linux-based cloud, is out. Here's what it's all about. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Google Forks Open Source OpenSSL Web Security Codeview story

http://thevarguy.com – In the wake of Heartbleed, there may soon be as many variants of the open source OpenSSL software for encrypting Web traffic as there are Pokemon characters—or something like that. (IT news)

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Ex-HP PC Boss Lands at Tibco for BI Softwareview story

http://thevarguy.com – Todd Bradley, the former longstanding boss of Hewlett-Packard’s (HPQ) Printing and PC division who, along with Enterprise boss Dave Donatelli, was removed by chief executive Meg Whitman last summer following significant losses in both units, has landed at Tibco Software, a business intelligence software developer. Content Classification:  Curated (IT news)

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Mirantis Launches Advanced OpenStack Certificationview story

http://thevarguy.com – OpenStack vendor Mirantis is expanding its training and certification programs for open source cloud computing. Building on earlier offerings, the company has launched a new, upper-level certification for professional cloud administrators. read more (IT news)

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Google Play Games service getting improvements, including quest notifications and snapshotsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google’s gaming service, Google Play Games, is going to be getting a few improvements in the near future that should help developers bake more functionality in their games. (IT news)