Joyent to Buy Open-source Google App Engine Competitor (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Cloud-computing platform vendor Joyent said Wednesday it is buying startup Reasonably Smart, a maker of a “direct, open-source competitor” to Google’s App Engine framework for quickly building and deploying Web applications that run on Google’s infrastructure.

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Security Flaw In Yahoo Mail Exposes Plaintext Authentication Info (Slashdot)

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

holdenkarau writes “Yahoo!’s acquisition of open source mail client Zimbra has apparently brought some baggage to the mail team. The new Yahoo! desktop program transmits the authentication information in plain text. The flaw was discovered during a Yahoo ‘hacku’ Day at the University of Waterloo (the only Canadian school part of the trip). Compared to the recent news about Gmail exposing the …

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