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Amazon launches Lambda, an event-driven compute service

Lambda replaces the need to run a separate virtual machine to coordinate multiple AWS services

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An Open Email to Google Inbox

I have so many feelings that I'd like to pour out to Google's experimental, invitation-only Gmail interface, that I decided to write it an email.

HTML5 finalized, finally

HTML5 was designed to move the Web from serving static documents to becoming a full-fledged platform for building applications

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20 Great Productivity Apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use

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One Missed Email and Google Inbox Will Be in Trouble

People may feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email arriving in their inboxes, but will they trust Google to show them the most important messages?

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Microsoft's New Sway Tool Blends Office Apps Into a Platform for Presenting Ideas

Sway can apply the functionality of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote to a new, intuitive kind of document that formats itself automatically and can even pull data from the web.

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Hey Amazon Web Services: Time to Open Up

The controversy over Amazon's steps to patch a Xen vulnerability in Amazon EC2 instances highlights the cloud giant's difficulty communicating.

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10 Major Office 365 Migration Gotchas to Avoid

From unrealistic design decisions to costly add-ons, the migration path to Microsoft Office 365 is fraught with hidden pitfalls

Key Factors to Consider When Evaluating Video Conferencing

Simplicity, reliability, scalability and security are core considerations, but when it comes to questions about cost, take into account what you'll miss if you decide not to deploy.

The New Microsoft Under Satya Nadella

The Microsoft CEO has set new goals, taken some decisive actions, moved ahead with works already in progress and made Wall Street happy

Most Websites are “One Day Wonders” – and That’s Worrisome

Blue Coat study finds most short-lived sites use content delivery networks, Web optimization.

11 Essential JavaScript Tools for Web Developers

From Web app frameworks to data visualization in real time, these tools have your next Web project covered

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How Aryaka’s Global Private Network Speeds Access to Internet Apps

Managed cloud service offers alternative to DIY or WAN optimization appliances.

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

The Appcelerator mobile development platform has been updated for better metric collection and building of APIs

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Business Agility Drives Cloud Adoption

Companies adopting cloud computing most aggressively say that business agility -- not cost -- is the primary driver of adoption.

10 Web Services That Make Your Life Easier

There are thousands of apps and Web services out there. New ones are hitting the Internet as you read this. Here are 10 bona fide tools that can actually improve your life.

Ruby on Rails gets patches for SQL injection vulnerabilities

The two vulnerabilities affect Rails applications that use PostgreSQL as a database system

With components, Google agitates for a revolution in Web development

At Google I/O, the company urged developers to rethink Web pages in a componentized, composable programming model

Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

The creator behind Google Dart showed developers at QCon some other nascent Web development languages

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