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Secret Service urgently seeks sarcasm-detecting software

In a work order posted online, the service is looking for software that synthesizes social-media data and weeds out false positives and sarcasm. Oh, and it has to be IE8 compatible.

By June 3, 2014


Software-as-a-service path for the midmarket

The disconnect at many vendors between forward-looking SaaS and cloud computing strategies and their more tactical midmarket plays is, at the very least, a strategic oversight.

By March 26, 2008


Devices and services? Microsoft hiring remains software focused

Griffin Securities analyzed the more than 2,000 job openings at Microsoft and found that the lion's share of the vacancies are for software engineers.

By April 10, 2013


New Mac malware uses OS X launch services

A new malware for OS X also acts as a reminder to monitor the launch services in OS X as a security precaution.

By December 3, 2012


AVG launches cloud-based storage service

Security company launches LiveKive, cloud-based storage that lets people sync their computers with the service and share them across different devices.

By April 7, 2011


Mobile software and services rule the world

Software and services may take a back seat at CES 2011, but they're becoming more prevalent--particularly in the mobile space. We predict that cloud will continue to grow, apps will take over, and that video chat will get better.

By December 23, 2010


LastPass acquires Xmarks, premium service announced

Xmarks announced that it has been acquired by LastPass and introduced a new premium service that costs $12 per year.

By December 2, 2010


VeriSign adds malware scanning to SSL services

VeriSign to check customer sites for malware and add security seals to some search results.

By July 19, 2010


For biz microblogs, hosted services or installed software?

Yammer's hosted model is built for the future, but Presently's software can be downloaded today.

By September 15, 2009


Facebook and the downsides of software as a service

Watch carefully how Facebook responds to the tizzy over its page-design changes. It could be a case study on how to do software in a cloud-computing future.

By March 22, 2009