Software

Facebook profits soar as mobile advertising grows to 62 per cent of revenues

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Facebook's stock price quadruples in two years as mobile advertising push pays off
24 Jul 2014

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

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Open letter to European Commission says there will be 'catastrophic consequences' for Google's smaller competitors if harsher penalties aren't applied
23 Jul 2014

Microsoft revenues up 12 per cent as Nadella explains reorganisation

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Microsoft re-organisation to unite operating system teams as it posts full-year revenues up 12 per cent
23 Jul 2014

HP: Enterprises should work in cycles to ensure mobile app development keeps up with changes

An app's user impact is more important than design elegance, adds Quocirca
22 Jul 2014

Apple orders 80 million large-screen iPhones while fund managers remain unconvinced about innovation

Apple needs a new iPad soon, stock experts warn
22 Jul 2014

UK critical business applications more vulnerable to attack than those of US counterparts

Veracode report says many British firms are sitting targets for cyber criminals
22 Jul 2014

Dropbox to open UK office in effort to widen international business user base

Meanwhile, Edward Snowden suggests that Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'
21 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Say “hello”, wave goodbye

Stephen Elop touts Microsoft's terrific "severance benefits" in email to staff
18 Jul 2014

DropBox 'hostile to privacy,' argues Snowden, urges switch to SpiderOak

NSA whistleblower argues Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe," urges use of SpiderOak private storage service
18 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Wall Street's crackdown on, err, software engineers

Software engineer? Work for a hedge fund? Want to move to another one? It'll be JAIL time for you, Sonny-Jim
18 Jul 2014

Leicestershire County Council selects Tableau Software to improve data insight

“Tableau has opened up greater possibilities for us by allowing staff to interrogate data and see results on-the-fly in an easily understandable format," says Robert Radburn, research and insight team leader
17 Jul 2014

Microsoft to axe 18,000 jobs as Satya Nadella cuts deeper than expected

Nadella wields the knife at bloated Microsoft, with 12,500 jobs axed at recently acquired Nokia
17 Jul 2014

IBM in big data deal with aero-engine maker Pratt & Whitney

IBM to analyse engine data to improve reliability and prolong engine life
17 Jul 2014

Microsoft to announce 6,000+ job losses today

Finland, Nokia and the Xbox division to be the epicentre of new CEO Satya Nadella's restructuring
17 Jul 2014

Windows to be offered free of charge by 2017

But enterprises may be looking at subscription models
15 Jul 2014

Box announces Microsoft Office 365 integration and unlimited storage for business accounts

'Deep connections' to desktop and file structure promised
15 Jul 2014

Report: Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Recently acquired Nokia division said to be hit hardest - but marketing and engineering also in the firing line
15 Jul 2014

Raspberry Pi gets major hardware upgrade, pleases enthusiasts

Four USB 2.0 ports and lower power needs for new Pi as Foundation admits 'industrial customers' a consideration
15 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Computer games make you kinder, claims ridiculous research

Who on Earth actually pays for this stuff?
14 Jul 2014

Google Ventures opens London office with £60m start-up fund

Google looks to invest in Europe's capital-starved start-ups
11 Jul 2014

Nadella: Microsoft reorganisation on the way as cloud and mobile come first

New Microsoft CEO to unveil corporate re-organisation when financial results are announced on 22 July
11 Jul 2014

Goodbye C++. Hello F#?

Development environments are shifting from 'C family' languages to functional tools in response to cloud and mobile
11 Jul 2014

Windows 7 “mainstream support” to be discontinued next year

Just migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7? Mainstream support stops in January 2015
10 Jul 2014

European Space Agency sees out of this world potential in MicroStrategy BI tool

Salim Ansari, head of technical IT services at ESA, tells Computing how the organisation harnesses MicroStrategy's business intelligence solution and how they can push it further
09 Jul 2014