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CloudBees Raises $23.5M Funding Round Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners — CloudBees, a service that focuses on providing enterprise solutions around the open-source Jenkins continuous integration engine, today announced that it has raised a $23.5 million Series D funding round led by previous investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. Other participants in this round include existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures.

Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users — Opera's former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing bookmarks, a note-taking feature and the ability to organize tabs into stacks.

Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser — Last summer, Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the..

Google Launches Private Docker Repositories For Cloud Platform Users — Google today announced the beta launch of the Google Container Registry for its Cloud Platform. This new service allows developers to host, share and manage their private Docker container repositories on its cloud computing platform.

Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics Services — Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Revolution Analytics, an open-source analytics company with a strong focus on the highly popular R programming language for statistical computing. Microsoft says that it made this acquisition "to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics."

Windows 10 Could Ship With Both IE11 And Spartan — xYesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will include a new browser - currently codenamed "Spartan." At the time, though, it shared very few details about it, something it rectified by posting a more detailed description this morning.

Registration Now Open For Microsoft’s Build 2015 Developer Conference In April — Microsoft's annual Build developer conference is happening in San Francisco from April 29 to May 1 this year. If you are eager to learn more about developing for Windows 10, DirectX 12 and (maybe) HoloLens, you can now register for the event. Full price tickets are $2095.

HoloLens is the most exciting project to come out of Microsoft in years — I'm a jaded tech blogger, but Microsoft's HoloLens project is without doubt the most exciting project to come out of Redmond in years. After years of talk about augmented reality, this may be the first project that actually lives up to the hype.

Google Shuts Down Maps Coordinate, Its Mobile Workforce Management Service — Back in 2012, Google announced the Maps Coordinate service, a tool for managing mobile workforces with the help of mobile apps and a web-based dashboard. Using Maps Coordinate, businesses could track and dispatch their mobile employees, whether they were truck drivers, pizza delivery guys or plumbers.

Google Docs For Mobile Gets Real-Time Spell-Checking, Touch ID Support — Google launched a couple of nifty updates to the mobile versions of its Docs, Sheets and Slides productivity apps today. These include new editing and security tools that will make using the apps on iOS and Android a bit easier. On the editing side, Google is finally adding real-time spell-checking to the apps.
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Jan 27, 2015

CloudBees Raises $23.5M Funding Round Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners

Jan 26, 2015

RT @petershankman: ALERT: The National Weather Service is warning all citizens to brace for a crippling amount of shitty Instagram photos of snow.

Jan 24, 2015

Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser

Jan 24, 2015

@louisgray and I'm very grateful for that. That's where it should be.

Jan 24, 2015

given how large our phone are now, why don't more UI designers put things like back button, menus etc. at the bottom of the screen now?

Jan 24, 2015

@MicahOnly only on Android so far -- iOS is finally coming soon

Jan 24, 2015

unintended consequences: Meant to Keep Mosquitos Out, Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In…

Jan 23, 2015

Google Launches Private Docker Repositories For Cloud Platform Users

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