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Spotify adds Hortonworks to its favourites list

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Open-source Hadoop distributor to improve personalisation and analytics at music site
16 Sep 2013

Morrisons “wasted” £27m developing online delivery – before striking deal with Ocado

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Morrisons to launch new service with Ocado by the new year
13 Sep 2013

Google working on migrating from MySQL to MariaDB

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Google has been working with the MariaDB Foundation since the beginning of the year
13 Sep 2013

Couchbase unveils first NoSQL database for mobile

Faster development and better scalability for a new generation of mobile apps, promises CEO Bob Weiderhold
13 Sep 2013

Microsoft u-turns to give developers early access to Windows 8.1

Programmers were due to receive build same time as general release, but Microsoft reverses decision following complaints
10 Sep 2013

A big data case study: Ooyala’s real-time video analytics

Ooyala CTO Peter Bakas tells John Leonard how early adoption of Hadoop and NoSQL gave the video services company the perfect platform for rapid expansion
04 Sep 2013

Simply Business selects Microsoft's BI platform over Oracle to gain better customer insight

Oracle 'wouldn't give the same rigour, reliability and agility as Microsoft SQL Server 2012', claims company chief operating officer
03 Sep 2013

50,000 NHS clinicians expected to learn to code

Government hopes that initiative will enable clinicians to design simple smartphone apps or system tools to improve the NHS
30 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 released to manufacturers, general availability still 18 October

'Significant' update to its OS, says Microsoft
27 Aug 2013

Android 100 times more likely to contract malware than iOS, says Homeland Security

Google tightens Play Store developer regulations in response to criticisms
27 Aug 2013

Nasdaq outage: Are we playing Russian roulette with our trading platforms?

Financial software expert Lev Lesokhin believes exchanges are not properly managing software-related risks
23 Aug 2013

Could Microsoft's web-based, visual, phone app editor save Windows Phone?

30,000 applications for service made in 48 hours as company forced to 'throttle' availability
12 Aug 2013

Curtains for Windows as Hillarys Blinds opts for Android

When Hillarys Blinds wanted to build an app for its in-home sales staff it weighed up mobile platforms – and opted for a combination of Android and Samsung smartphones
07 Aug 2013

Gove on education

Education secretary Michael Gove explains to Peter Gothard why he believes his new Computing curriculum will produce individuals who are better able to thrive in an increasingly digitised world
07 Aug 2013

Tomb Raider publisher raises its big data game

Square Enix group IT director Haitham Rowley tells Danny Palmer how MongoDB’s big data solution is helping the company improve the gaming experience
29 Jul 2013

Keep calm and carry on coding

Education secretary Michael Gove has spoken, but what does the industry make of infant coders and Boolean logic for seven year olds?
24 Jul 2013

Oracle and the innovator's dilemma - an interview with DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth

Cassandra boss reveals expansion plans and explains why big data means big problems for Oracle
24 Jul 2013

Ubuntu starts $32m crowdsource on Indiegogo to fund its Edge smartphone

Most audacious fundraising attempt ever hopes to raise enough to produce 40,000 phones
23 Jul 2013

Valve launches skills website for teen coders

Games company follows Microsoft and Google into the education sector
15 Jul 2013

The future for Microsoft: behind Ballmer’s Build bluster

Steve Ballmer’s keynote at Build 2013 was a third-party sales tour de force, but it left a few loose ends dangling on the hardware front
09 Jul 2013

Gove’s new ICT curriculum sees five year olds writing programs and 3D printing in schools

Boolean logic, abstraction and software testing skills all to figure highly in revised ICT
08 Jul 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: Xbox One and Windows Phone get Unity support

Could be a Sony-baiting move, but what’s the true value for developers?
28 Jun 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: 'We want to move beyond numbered software versions, but we’re not there yet' says development VP

Despite company move to Cloud and SaaS, regular updates still not suitable for all software, says Somasegar
27 Jun 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: Azure Mobile Services and Azure Web Sites become generally available

Multiple platform and device focus extends to the cloud and backend
27 Jun 2013