Gambling software: Playtech news

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One of the factor to measure the development of the gambling industry is the trade of the gambling software. In this context, good news from Playtech, the most known producer of gambling software. Its revenues increased with 101% to  $32.7 … Read More

MySpace between developers and angry users

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MySpace tries to wake up and keep its leader position, by opening its doors to the developers, as did Facebook and many other social networks. Beginning with next week, on February 5, the site will become fully operational with documentation … Read More

Microsoft to buy Calista Technologies and join Citrix Systems for virtualization

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Microsoft intends to develop in the virtualization field, with a more extensive strategy that includes the relaxing of the licensing for its virtualization software and lower prices. Virtualization is a technique for hiding the physical characteristics of computing resources from … Read More

MySQL bought by Sun Microsystems

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A new try for Sun Microsystems to come back between the leaders of the IT industry, by buying the most popular open source database, for $1 billion. MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user SQL database management system which has, according to … Read More

Yahoo! web-based media player for your mp3 files

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Yahoo! just launched these days a beta version for a very interesting browser-based player. With just a line of Javascript code embedded in your web page it is possible to play any mp3 file from any web site. The documentation … Read More

Atenţie, SP3 pentru MS Office 2003 blochează formatele mai vechi de fişiere

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Office 2003 Service Pack 3, lansat în septembrie, blochează formatele mai vechi de fişiere, inclusiv Word 6.0 şi Word 97 pentru Windows, şi Word 2004 pentru Macintosh, ca şi formatele pentru versiunile mai vechi ale Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Corel … Read More

Recognizing text in images, patent by Google

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Time for patents. After Microsoft with the “Wish list”, now it’s time for Google to have published its patent, “Recognizing text in images”. The patent was filed by Google with the World Intellectual Property Organization in June 2007 and published … Read More

Wikia Search, the new search engine powered by MediaWiki

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Next week will be officially launched Wikia Search, powered by the free software MediaWiki and managed by Wikia Inc., with about 50 million to 100 million Web pages indexed. Wikia Search will have open-source search algorithms and application program interfaces, … Read More

Outsourcing predictions for the new year 2008

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A high importance is given to the IT outsourcing industry. From this point of view, there are two special “destinations” for the corporations: India, and Eastern Europe. Phil Fersht suggests some trends for the new year: Offshoring panic will continue, … Read More

My predictions for the new year 2008

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Due to the global warming with increased effects for this year, the developed states will change their national strategies by taking into account these aspects, and we will see important geopolitical changes. United States will try to overcome the economical … Read More

Yahoo! in Romania

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In accordance with the information published by the Romanian newspaper România Liberă, Yahoo! intends to open a center for software research and development in Romania, and a specific 100% Romanian portal. Zoltan Somodi, a state secretary at the Communication Minister, … Read More

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