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Google gives mobile operators a reason to love it, and opens rich chat up for business

Spam and adverts? You bet

Flappy Friday for Stack Overflow as outage woes run on

Updated Well, guess it's nearly the weekend

Here's how we made a no-fuss RSS vulture app using trendy Electron

Code corner Everyone's using this framework – now you can, too. Source is open

Unlucky Linux boxes trampled by NPM code update, patch zapped

Devs stumble into pre-release beta by using command they didn't understand

RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

Pioneering gesture keyboard killed off by owner Nuance

SAP HANA: Concerns remain over tech skills, complexity, licensing - survey

Most deployments now complete on time and on budget… It only took 7 years

Windows slithers on to Arm, legless?

Comment It can't be worse than RT - and isn't

Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

Cue virtual outrage and actual culture wars skirmishes

Test crash dummies: Pearson VUE broke half-way into all-day exam

Trainees spent months prepping for web assessment... that fell over hours in

Flight Simulator's DRM fighter nosedives into Chrome's cache

Flight Sim Labs tips a bucket of fresh aviation fuel onto malware flames

Oracle open-sources DTrace under the GPL

Which makes lots of sysadmins' fave tracing tool cool for Linux

Microsoft reveals 'limitations of apps and experiences on Arm' – then deletes from view

No Windows customization, no Hyper-V, no 64-bit x86 emu

Apple to devs: Code for the iPhone X or nothing from April onwards

It's therefore safe to assume the notch is not going away any time soon

Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

Poll Data harvest notice will be checked by default

Microsoft's Windows 10 Workstation adds killer feature: No Candy Crush

Now can you remove it from every Start Menu?

Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

Frank Dickman is a hell of a super hero name, we gotta say

Waddawewant? Free video codecs! When do we... oh, look, the last MPEG-2 patent expired!

Never again shall an MPEG-2 encoder be chased out of a Linux distro

Roses are red, revenge is so sweet. Microsoft extracts a few quid from Corel Office Suite

Jury awards Redmond some pocket change in patent dustup

Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

Y'all loved AMP for the web, now get it in your inboxes

Data scientist wanted: Must have Python, spontaneity not required

Review of job ads pins average salary at £47k

Apple tells GitHub to fork off: iGiant steps outside DMCA law in quest to halt iBoot leaks

Demands blanket rather than specific repo shutdowns

Are you an open-sorcerer or free software warrior? Let us do battle

Open Source Insider Quickly now, before the suits show up

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

Nor C-- or Should Have Used Go or Screw Ellison...

Bruce Perens wants to anti-SLAPP Grsecurity's Brad Spengler with $670,000 in legal bills

Open Source Security balks at 'outrageous' lawyer rates

Oh FNZ, Aviva! System back up, still trudging through queries backlog

2-day email turnarounds as users wail over payment lags

Skype for Biz users: Go watch nature vids. Microsoft wants you to get good at migration

New roadmap for Teams does everything but name Skype's death date

Ballmer once yelled: Developers, developers! Today it would be: Docs! Support! Certificates!

Analysis Coders want more than merely moolah, poll finds

No, Windows 10 hasn’t beaten Windows 7’s market share. Not for sure, anyway

OS-detection services disagree on which Windows reigns

OpenWall unveils kernel protection project

Guarding the kernel against unauthorised changes

Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal people

Feature Who knew sharing would transform an industry?

You can find me in da club, database full of faces… but this ain't privacy watchers' jam

Facial recognition app promises to verify your age to bouncers

No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft

Support will also end on the same day Office 2016 shuffles off

SAP made a mistake on its own blog - mobile platform to survive

UPDATE Cloud-herding plan still in force

Tech bad-boy Uber crafts tool to make staff follow the rules in future (er, coding rules, that is)

Kneel before NEAL, devs

What a Hancock-up: MP's social network app is a privacy disaster

Digital secretary ups ante, but users say it's riddled with bugs

ServiceNow plans non-devs writing non-code for real enterprise apps

Pledges simple workflow creation tools as next act after grand Q4 and FY 2017

Tech biz boss slipped Detroit's IT chief bungs in restaurant bathrooms to bag software deals, prosecutors claim

He was flush with cash, allegedly

1,900 rotten apps bounced out of Google Play every day in 2017

Developers, developers, developers – sigh – 100,000 of them were booted too!

SAP slurps up CRM biz Callidus for $2.4bn, pants: Look, cloud bookings are up!

*Cough* Bulk of sales still licences and support *cough*

Buzzzz... gulp. What the heck was that? Drone air traffic app maker swallows $4.5m

Altitude Angel to use cash to swoop on Europe, N America

Ubuntu reverting to Xorg in Bionic Beaver

Wayland doesn't share nicely, and its crashes are catastrophic

Firefox to emit ‘occasional sponsored story’ in ads test

Privacy preserved, promise, because Mozilla wants to reinvent web ads

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