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CIA spooks picked Amazon's 'superior' cloud over IBM

The CIA picked Amazon over IBM for a lucrative government contract not because of price, but because of the company's "superior technical solution" – a view that contrasts with IBM's vision of itself as the go-to tech organization for governments.
Jack Clark, 15 Jun 2013

It's official: 'tweet' an English word – not just in the avian sense

Proving either – or both – that the English language is a living organism in constant flux and evolution, or that the authoritative Oxford English Dictionary is cheapening itself with a premature bow to cultural pressure, the word "tweet" in its social-media sense has been added to that sacred paragon of lexicography.
Rik Myslewski, 15 Jun 2013
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Facebook RSS reader said to uncloak June 20

Facebook has sent out invitations for a press event on June 20, and it's widely rumored to be the announcement of a new RSS reader aimed at scooping up disaffected Google Reader users.
Iain Thomson, 15 Jun 2013

Red Hat to ditch MySQL for MariaDB in RHEL 7

In a surprise move, Red Hat has announced that version 7 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will ship with the MariaDB database installed by default, in place of MySQL.
Neil McAllister, 15 Jun 2013