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Google Adds Native MySQL Connections to Cloud SQL

Google today announced it has added support for native MySQL connections to its Cloud SQL service. As such, the fully managed MySQL service hosted on Google Cloud Platform is getting a significant expansion with support for the MySQL Wire Protocol.<p>The protocol will let developers access their …

Nintendo losses continue despite slight Wii U sales bump

Nintendo made an operating loss of ¥18.4 billion ($187 million) on sales of ¥115 billion ($1.17 billion) this quarter as Wii U sales continued to lag. The company sold 300,000 Wii U consoles between July and September, an 87.5 percent improvement on the previous quarter; sales were buoyed by a …

BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

After a bungled launch, BlackBerry last week again began offering a cross-platform version of its BlackBerry Messenger service to iPhone and Android …

Intel to ditch Web TV project, hand it over to Verizon -- report

Intel's long journey toward the creation of a television service might come to an end.<p>The chipmaker is in late-stage talks with Verizon to hand over control to its Intel Media business, All Things Digital reported on Wednesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. Intel Media is …

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