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Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison teases database-as-a-service

It's a fitting new moniker for the title that Larry Ellison has held for practically all of his life, and probably for several of his next ones. And his next surprise is no longer a surprise.

Oldest malicious macros still exploit flaws in our digital society

All of a sudden, old VBA macros being circulated through old systems are causing more damage than they did last year. How come older systems are losing their security?

Microsoft adds API management API to Azure

A new service launched on the Azure cloud platform Wednesday enables developers building business models around the sharing of data in granular bits or tabular chunks to instantly generate API portals.

Obligatory post-nudity-exposure opinion piece

There comes a point where the sheer volume of "Lessons Learned" pieces in the wake of the Great Celebrity Cloud Hack points to a deeper problem than the ridiculousness of password-based security.

Firefox security fix points to deep flaws in 'chain of trust'

The makers of Web browsers and Web servers have been resolving the problem of authentication in unique ways. Now one browser maker is trying to bridge the gap between them.

Spotlight: Do we really need another operating system?

Ron Miller, for the Intronis Blog this week, makes the case that hybrid cloud architectures have changed the way we work with all computers to such an extent that neither Windows nor ChromeOS can effectively address it--Windows being too much, ChromeOS too little. 

Microsoft Azure now provides back-end support for.NET apps on Android, iOS

If Windows Phone's market share never exceeds 10% again, it might not make much difference. Microsoft is building out its revenue platform for mobile services anyway, whether or not Windows plays a role.

VMware acquires CloudVolumes, Windows' answer to Docker containers

For the last few years, the technology has actually existed for Windows applications to be "pasted" into live virtual machines. Now that VMware has acquired it, perhaps we'll actually learn about it.

IDC: The return of 4GLs to compete against both Web and native

A new cloud-based rapid apps development platform may make enterprises reconsider their stance on whether HTML5 and native code are the only two ways to go.

Munich city official takes heat for thinking about ditching Linux for Windows

It may have saved Munich €10 million in software licensing fees, but now city officials there are saying it hasn't been worth more than a decade of IT headaches.