If you missed out on tickets to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)–and since they sold out in three minutes, it’s quite likely you did–you may be soothed by news of a second Apple-centric conference in San Francisco going on at the same time. Appsterdam on Thursday announced AltWWDC, a free conference it will open just a block away from the Moscone Center where WWDC is held.
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AltWWDC offers free alternative to Apple’s developer conference
Software AG has picked up cloud PaaS (platform-as-a-service) vendor LongJump in a bid to give small and medium-sized companies a way to rapidly develop applications with less involvement from IT. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed
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Software AG buys LongJump for cloud PaaS
A coalition of international civil liberties organizations on Thursday said that some of the proposed changes to Europe’s data protection laws would strip citizens of their privacy rights.
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Civil rights coalition says EU data protection bill threatens citizens’ rights
McAfee Thursday announced it’s providing a one-time password function as part of its Cloud Single Sign On service for more securely provisioning and de-provisioning hundreds of cloud-based services for enterprise use.
McAfee offers one-time passwords for single sign-on cloud service
As part of ICANN’s efforts to become a more global organization it detailed plans on Thursday for its new office in Istanbul.
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ICANN announces opening of Istanbul office as part of globalization effort
Microsoft’s chief financial officer, Peter Klein, will receive $2 million in the year after he retires from the company, according to documents filed Thursday with the U.S.
Microsoft to pay departing CFO Klein $2M for non-compete, secrecy promises
Amazon took not just a page from Apple’s book, but apparently a whole site. Elsewhere, Intel is telling it like it is, and Jonathan Ive racks up yet another major award. What were the remainders for Thursday, April 18, 2013 saying again
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Remains of the Day: Never forget
After the company’s stock got pummeled on Thursday, Google investors celebrate better-than-expected results by sending shares up sharply after hours. [Read more]
The social network is apparently returning to the morning TV show on Thursday to unveil a new product, a tweet suggests. [Read more]
Ambrosia Software–the maker of Snapz Pro X, Soundboard, and other popular utilities and games on Apple platforms–on Thursday fended off suggestions it was going out of business, even as employees of the company reported being laid off.
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Despite layoffs, Ambrosia says it’s still in business