Xyleme has introduced Pastiche, a system for delivering interactive learning materials to the iPad. It's powered by the Xyleme LCMS ("learning content management system") hosted service, which enables organizations to create Pastiche applications that learners can download and use on their iPad devices.
Red Hat has introduced a new cloud offering for developers that could emerge as an open source alternative to Microsoft's Windows Azure PaaS-based service.
A company that grew out of friendships formed at MIT has released an open source mobile application framework that can jumpstart an institution's mobile development efforts.
Quark has released a major update to QuarkXPress, its flagship page layout and publishing tool, adding an app design tool for building iOS apps, plus more mobile development tools.
Jasig's uMobile project will develop native mobile campus portal apps for smart phones, initially iOS and Android devices. Jasig is calling on colleges and universities to contribute to the effort.
Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7.
Oracle has released the latest version of its free graphical database development tool, Oracle SQL Developer 3.0.
A new institute within the University of Illinois' Coordinated Science Laboratory will focus on research and development in the area of parallel computing, providing access to resources and infrastructure, teaching students, going after grants, and facilitating partnerships among academia and industry.