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Microsoft offers R&D to companies
Microsoft has opened up a library of technologies developed by its R&D teams to small companies and startups. Under the program, called Microsoft IP Ventures, the software maker will license technologies to these companies to help ease their development of products and services. Microsoft is offering licenses for technology related to gaming, databases, multimedia, and security, among others.

Serena bolsters app dev suite
Serena is upgrading its ChangeMan Professional suite for team-based application development, swapping out the Merant Tracker for Serena’s ChangeMan TeamTrack product for change control. Serena ChangeMan Professional 9 also improves collaboration and integration with the Microsoft Visual Studio .Net and Eclipse IDEs. Other components of Professional 9 include the Serena Version Manager and Serena Builder.

Symbol expands wireless security
Symbol Technologies announced wireless security and management products to help further adoption of enterprise mobility. Offerings include the Symbol Wireless Intrusion Protection System for detecting and preventing intrusions to a wireless network; RF Management, a network performance and management tool; and the next-generation WS2000 wireless switch, for small businesses and enterprise branch offices.

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