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Lexmark Acquires Brainware Parent BDGB Enterprise Lexmark Acquires Brainware Parent BDGB Enterprise

Lexmark announced that it has acquired BDGB Enterprise, a software company based in Luxembourg, which includes Brainware, a U.S. subsidiary. The price tag: $148 million. Brainware, which provides data capture and enterprise search solutions, will become part of Lexmark’s Perceptive …

Data Promises New Technology May Help You Lose Your Reading Glasses Data Promises New Technology May Help You Lose Your Reading Glasses
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It’s not often you hear about a new technology product that has so far had 100% positive results and this one promises excellent eye saving news for all those currently using reading glasses who would like to lose them . …

Open Source Now On Par With Proprietary Software Open Source Now On Par With Proprietary Software
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I’m a huge proponent of open source software. I’ve always found it to be just as good as proprietary software that I would have to pay an arm and leg for. Microsoft Word? Ha, I use Open Office. iTunes? Even …

CIA Changing The Way They Buy Software CIA Changing The Way They Buy Software

The CIA is changing the way it buys technology in hopes to stay on top of the constantly evolving technology landscape. Reuters is reporting that in a meeting with software vendors on Tuesday, the CIA’s top tech officer, Ira Hunt, …

Former Zynga Engineer: They Don’t Care About Fun, Focus Everything On Big “Whale” Spenders
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I’ll start this out the way that it really should be started – with a warning to have your grain of salt ready. From the some-guy-is-bashing-his-former-company-on-reddit files, it appears that Zynga focuses the large majority of their attention on folks …

Kinect For Windows Launches Today
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Kinect for Windows launched today – pause for celebration. Now that the celebration is over, we can get into the stuff that really matters on the Kinect for Windows front – software. Over on the Microsoft blog, the Kinect team …

Microsoft Office 15 Begins Technical Preview Microsoft Office 15 Begins Technical Preview

Microsoft announced the beginning of the technical preview program for Microsoft Office 15, the next generation of Microsoft Office. The preview is the first time the company shares its work with a select group of customers, under non-disclosure agreements. “These …

Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers

Hacker attacks are increasing and Web sites need new defenses to protect their data. That’s where Mykonos comes in, a security company that protects Web sites from attacks by wasting a hacker’s time instead of using an easily breakable wall. …

NASA’s Code Laid Bare NASA’s Code Laid Bare

NASA’s code has now gone open source – cue homebrew rocket ships. Open source development is a great thing. With NASA opening a new open source software-dedicated Web site, it allows street coders to access and improve the source code …

Facebook Launches In-App Currency Facebook Launches In-App Currency

Just as everybody was likely leaning toward the weekend a little early this past Friday afternoon, Facebook snuck in a pretty significant announcement before the start of the weekend. Around 4PM that day, a post in their developer blog went …

A Software Solution For Your iPad Content Woes A Software Solution For Your iPad Content Woes
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Of the many amazing and useful features of Apple’s iPad tablet, one of the best is the way it allows users to consume a variety of content in a convenient, go-anywhere format. Getting that content onto the iPad, however, has …

Should You Be Employing a “Free Trial” Button On Your Site? Should You Be Employing a “Free Trial” Button On Your Site?
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If you offer a web service for which you charge, will it harm sales to prominently promote a “free trial” option for possible users? According to a case study of email marketing platform GetResponse, the answer is no. Before the …

Motorola Mobility: Google to Get Into Baby Monitor Business? Motorola Mobility: Google to Get Into Baby Monitor Business?

Everybody in the tech industry is talking about Google’s pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which Google has positioned as a defensive maneuver to protect Android from patent wars with the likes of companies like Microsoft and Apple. While that may …

New IBM Platform Helps Businesses Feel Comfortable about Social Media New IBM Platform Helps Businesses Feel Comfortable about Social Media

While there are many benefits involved with social media, there are also a lot of potential risks, especially for regulated industries. Businesses that want the easy way out choose not become involved in social media, which is often to the disappointment of consumers.

Amazon Mac Download Store Launched to Compete with Apple Mac Store Amazon Mac Download Store Launched to Compete with Apple Mac Store
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Amazon has launched the Mac Download Store, a direct competitor to Apple’s own Mac App Store, which was launched earlier this year. This follows another recent move by Amazon, when it released its own version of the Android Market. Amazon’s …

Adobe Launches Creative Suite 5.5 Adobe Launches Creative Suite 5.5

Today, Adobe announced a new version of its popular Creative Suite software. The company has always aimed to enable Web designers and developers to produce quality products and the new Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium is no exception.

Oracle Acquiring E-Commerce Company ATG for $1 Billion

Oracle announced today that it’s buying e-commerce software company Art Technology Group (ATG) for about $1 billion. 

Adobe Releases HTML5 Pack for Illustrator CS5

Adobe has launched an HTML5 Pack for Illustrator CS5. The pack provides initial support for HTML5 and CSS3, and extends the scalable vector graphics (SVG) capability in Illustrator itself.  The company says the pack makes it easier to design, deliver and optimize compelling content for mobile devices and the web.

"By delivering this extension and supporting open standards, Adobe helps developers, publishers and designers to make their own choices about how to create, distribute and access content," a representative for Adobe tells WebProNews.

Google Launches New Major Upgrade to SketchUp

Google has launched a new major version of its 3D modeling tool SketchUp: version 8. This comes ten years after the launch of version 1.

Google says there are over a million people using SketchUp. "That’s a pretty humbling number of 3D model makers," says SketchUp Product Manager John Bacus.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Coming in October

Microsoft announced today that it will make Office for Mac 2011 available in over 100 countries at the end of October. It will be available in Home and Student and Home and Business versions.

The company also announced that starting today, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac, they’ll be able to upgrade to 2011 for free when it becomes available.

Adobe to Acquire Day Software for $240 Million

Adobe announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Day Software, a content management software company. Adobe has launched a public tender offer to acquire all of the publicly held registered shares of the company for about $240 million.