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By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.
The two companies used to be the best of friends, but the need to control the data center increasingly puts them at odds.
Apple and Google bring diverse, opposing strengths to their battle for the mobile Web.
A new company has launched to support the popular Cassandra open-source database. In this Q&A with Riptano founder Matt Pfeil, we learn why Cassandra makes sense in the new way of Web architecture.
Many in the open-source community have been waiting for the "Linux desktop" to arrive for years, but they appear to have missed obvious signs that we're beyond it.
Digitization makes content completely free, which most of us actually don't want, at least not most of the time. Instead, we'll happily pay for filters to make digital abundance manageable.
New tools dubbed NoSQL may help developers achieve Internet-scale for their database driven applications.
Microsoft has been reactionary toward open source for far too long. It's time to open-source Internet Explorer and start giving its competitors grief.
Google Dashboard is putting personal data in the hands of users, but most of us won't care enough to exercise this control.
Amazon.com's fork of the MySQL database suggests that competition is alive and well, regardless of Oracle's desire to buy Sun or of the European Commission.