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11 questions for MongoDB's CTO

The most popular NoSQL database, MongoDB, still draws skepticism from enterprise IT. CTO Elliot Horowitz answers those objections in an exclusive interview... more

The cellphone unlocking bill is about to become law -- but there's a catch

Long-debated bill to allow unlocking of cellphones is close to approval, but Library of Congress has final say... more

Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Mark Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language... more

BYOD morphs from lockdown to true mobility

Four companies that have been at BYOD for a while talk about how their programs have changed with the times... more

What we know about the next versions of Windows

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Oracle's new database patch could cost you $23,000 per processor

Latest patch set for Oracle's database automatically enables in-memory processing -- a feature for which Oracle charges extra... more

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Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right

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Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

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