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RancherOS strips Docker and Linux to the essentials

A new superminimal Linux in the vein of CoreOS, RancherOS uses Docker to run everything outside of the kernel itself

FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband

The opposing Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts

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Docker's new orchestration tools: Any container to any cloud

Docker Machine, Swarm, and Compose make containerized workloads easier to pack, deploy, and manage across local environments and remote clouds

Salesforce's Desk.com steps up its global focus

Targeting small businesses, the customer-support app now speaks more than 50 languages

Samsung faces complaint to FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has requested the investigation

HP preps IoT wares to tame energy beasts, like runaway air conditioners

The company aims to build huge IoT systems with carriers, targeting power companies first

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A developer's guide to the pros and cons of Python

Devotees talk about what's good (ease of use, IoT potential) and not so good (design issues, performance) about the language

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Microsoft stakes claim on smartwatches with Band SDK

Competing with Apple and Google, Microsoft hopes developers can create apps that give the Band platform an edge

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Android for Work brings container security to Google Play apps

IT can secure any Play Store apps for Lollipop users, but earlier Android versions require special app versions

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Hadoop HBase 1.0 debuts amid stiff NoSQL competition

The database's 1.0 version clears away legacy API clutter and improves documentation as it takes on Cassandra and MongoDB

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because soon Microsoft's Webmail app will be all about Skype

Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

HP gives bleak forecast as corporate split nears

HP's split into two companies seems to be on track, but the strengthening dollar has forced it to lower its outlook for the year

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest

Google said the change will prevent security researchers from holding onto dangerous bugs in order to claim a big prize

How IBM analyzes Twitter for the enterprise developer

Developers can parse massive amounts of Twitter data through Watson Analytics or IBM's Bluemix platform services

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Red Hat Shenandoah boosts Java garbage collection

The technology for reducing garbage collection pause times is aimed at in-memory databases and other apps requiring large heaps

DHS to allow H-1B spouses to work in U.S.

The agency will begin taking employment applications from H-4 visa holders in late May

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