Aruba Networks has responded to the rising popularity of bring-your-own-device with a tool designed to give network administrators a unified platform for managing mobile devices in the workplace. The company's ClearPass appliance supports device provisioning, cloud-based network configuration and risk management, among other things, and works with a variety of mobile operating systems and competing networks, the company said.
Ron Conway, the founder of SV Angel, knows how to pick winners when it comes to startup investing, as his list includes Groupon, Twitter and Dropbox. He says early-stage funding is healthy, and that he believes today's startups are of higher quality than they were in the past. One of the big obstacles new companies face, he says, is finding talented engineers.
Open-source software generally has fewer code flaws than does proprietary software, according to a report from development testing vendor Coverity. The report found 0.64 defects per 1,000 lines of code in proprietary products, compared with 0.45 defects per 1,000 lines in open-source software. "The line between open-source and proprietary software will continue to blur over time as open source is further cemented in the modern software supply chain," Coverity's Zack Samocha says.
Walt Mossberg reviews the XPS 13 ultrabook computer from Dell, which is priced at $999. The model has a 13-inch display in an edge-to-edge screen, while most ultrabooks of this size have 11- or 12-inch displays, Mossberg writes.
Tech titans are promising to support a "do not track" browser control in response to government calls to protect users' privacy and a proposed "privacy bill of rights" regarding online data. "It's a good start. But we want you to be able to not be tracked at all if you so choose," says Christopher Calabrese of the American Civil Liberties Union.