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ArtificiaI intelligence, APIs and the transformation of computer science

An overview of the rise of APIs in the world of artificial intelligence technology development and the impact on software design.

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Oracle's infrastructure business focuses on bare metal to go after AWS

Rather than starting from the low end of the infrastructure market and working its way up, Oracle is starting at the top and working its way down, using powerful, bare metal servers.

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Google's new acquisition makes building chatbots easier

Google took a shot at Facebook's chatbot-building services on Monday with its acquisition of API.ai, a company that helps developers build and improve conversational interfaces for their services.

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Oracle is also getting in on the chatbot revolution

Oracle has a new tool aimed at making it easy to create chatbots that access business systems.

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SAP woos SMB developers with an 'express' edition of Hana

Aiming to make Hana more accessible to companies of all shapes and sizes, the enterprise software giant unveiled a downloadable "express" edition that developers can use for free.

Any color you like, as long as it's black

Pilot fish has just overseen a redesign of the corporate website, and a manager comes to his desk holding a printout of the new home page. Manager's question: 'Why isn't this in color?'

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GitHub's new features aim for business and open-source users

GitHub, the popular code repository service, has to serve two masters. It's well-known for hosting popular open-source projects, but it's also working to acquire more large and small business users to privately store and manage their...

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GitHub launches built-in project management boards for its code repos

GitHub, the popular site for managing software development projects, is now competing with project management software like Trello and Visual Studio Team Services with a new update announced Wednesday.

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Milk programming language promises a 4X speed boost on big data

Memory management can be challenge enough on traditional data sets, but when big data enters the picture, things can slow way, way down. A new programming language announced by MIT this week aims to remedy that problem.

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Windows Desktop apps are now in the Windows Store

Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10's app store, via an update from Microsoft on Wednesday morning.

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Make yourself invaluable to any company reliant on AWS with The AWS Mastery Bundle, now just $29 for a limited time only.

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Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player and Digital Editions

Adobe Systems has fixed over 30 vulnerabilities in its Flash Player and Digital Editions products, most of which could be exploited to remotely install malware on computers.

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Vonage, on the back of its Nexmo acquisition, tries to do a Twilio

Because it’s all about enabling developers, Vonage leverages its recent deal

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Drones and robots will get smarter with Nvidia's Jetson TX1 update

The Jetson TX1 developer board is now a lot faster and better equipped to handle AI and image processing. Nvidia's new Jetpack 2.3 software tools, announced on Tuesday, double the deep-learning performance of the board.

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IoT pushes analytics ever closer to the edge

On Tuesday, Silicon Valley startup FogHorn Systems introduced the Lightning software platform, which is designed to bring cloud-type analytics functions down to edge devices.

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Could machine learning help Google's cloud catch AWS and Azure?

Google is lagging behind in the public cloud market. Could leadership in machine learning tools help it catch up to Amazon and Microsoft?

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You can now buy things from Facebook bots

Facebook bots will now be able to conduct business and display their own custom user interfaces, after an update the company announced Monday morning aimed at enhancing its platform capabilities.

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Box's dev platform gets new content types, UI tools

While Box is probably best known for its user-facing storage and content services, the company is also operating a separate platform for developers, and it received a handful of updates Thursday.

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