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Apple-Backed Patent Consortium Sues Google, Major Android Manufacturers

Shane Cole | Apple Insider | November 1, 2013

A patent holding company backed by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Sony, and Ericsson has filed the first round of lawsuits based on patents the group won at auction from seminal telecom company Nortel. Read More »

At Microsoft’s Build Conference, Some See New Openness To Open Source And Cross Platform

Janet I. Tu | The Seattle Times | April 4, 2014

An atmosphere of openness and cooperation seemed to run through presentations at the annual Microsoft developers conference, something observers attributed to the company’s new CEO.

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AT&T Makes a Big Bet On Linux and Open Source in the Cloud

Sam Dean | oStatic | January 11, 2012

What's significant here is that AT&T's combination of an open source cloud platform with hosting services and support for those hosting services could attract many businesses away from smaller players in the cloud. Support, in particular, is going to be a big differentiator for AT&T's open source cloud offering, and for Rackspace's. In fact, I've made the point that support may very well determine the winners and the losers in the cloud race. 

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Attention CEO’s: You Are In The Software Business. Now What?

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | October 4, 2012

Whether you’re Nissan or Toyota, Walmart or Nordstrom, NYSE or NASDAQ, you are in the software business. Every company today, regardless of whether or not they’re a “technology” company, is in the business of building software. Today’s consumers demand it.

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Azure API for FHIR moves to general availability

Heather Jordan Cartwright | Microsoft Developer Blog | October 21, 2019

Today, Microsoft becomes the first cloud with a fully managed, first-party service to ingest, persist, and manage healthcare data in the native FHIR format. The Azure API for FHIR® is releasing today in generally availability to all Azure customers...With the Azure API for FHIR, a developer, researcher, device maker, or anyone working with health data-is empowered with a turnkey platform to provision a cloud-based FHIR service in just minutes and begin securely managing PHI data in Azure.

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Bacula4Hosts Launches Commercial, Open Source Disk Based Backup and Recovery Solution Geared Towards Web Hosting Service Providers and ISP's

Press Release | Bacula4Hosts | July 2, 2012

Requiring advanced modules only available in the Bacula Enterprise Edition by Bacula Systems, Bacula4Hosts negotiated a licensing agreement with Bacula Systems to provide the advanced Enterprise modules required by Web Hosting Service providers. Read More »

Baidu Open Sources Its Deep Learning Platform PaddlePaddle

John Ribeiro | PC World | September 1, 2016

Taking a cue from some of its U.S. peers like Google, Chinese Internet search giant Baidu has decided to open source its deep learning platform. The company claims that the platform, code-named PaddlePaddle after PArallel Distributed Deep LEarning, will let developers focus on the high-level structure of their models without having to worry about the low-level details. A machine translation program written with PaddlePaddle, for example, requires significantly less code than on other popular deep learning platforms, said Baidu spokeswoman Calisa Cole...

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Big Tech Should Stay Out of Healthcare

Matthew Buck | Washington Monthly | December 2, 2019

...The use of digital technology in health care has enormous promise, to be sure. But, as the Wall Street Journal's coverage of Google's Project Nightingale revealed, there is also a potential dark side to these projects. Ascension, it noted, "also hopes to mine data to identify additional tests that could be necessary or other ways in which the system could generate more revenue from patients, documents show." That detail raises a key question that's largely overlooked in our health care debates: should the drive to maximize corporate revenues determine how health information technology develops and becomes integrated into medical practice, or should that be determined by medical science and the public?...An alternative path exists. In the 1970s, the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) developed VistA, an open-source code system that was the country's first EHR system... Read More »

British Spies Said To Intercept Yahoo Webcam Images

Nicole Perlroth and Vindu Goel | New York Times | February 27, 2014

A British intelligence agency collected video webcam images — many of them sexually explicit — from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were suspected of illegal activity, according to accounts of documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden. Read More »

Broad Institute to Release Genome Analysis Toolkit 4 (GATK4) as Open Source Resource to Accelerate Research

Press Release | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | May 24, 2017

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will release version 4 of the industry-leading Genome Analysis Toolkit under an open source software license. The software package, designated GATK4, contains new tools and rebuilt architecture. It is available currently as an alpha preview on the Broad Institute's GATK website, with a beta release expected in mid-June. Broad engineers announced the upgrade, as well as the decision to release the tool as an open source product, at Bio-IT World today...

Bulgaria Got a Law Requiring Open Source

Bozhidar Bozhanov | The Policy | July 4, 2016

Less than two years after my presentation titled “Open source for the government”, and almost exactly one year after I became advisor to the deputy prime minister of Bulgaria, with the efforts of my colleagues and the deputy prime minister, the amendments to the Electronic Governance Act were voted in parliament and are now in effect. The amendments require all software written for the government to be open-source and to be developed as such in a public repository...

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Busted For Dodging Linux License, Samsung Makes Nice With Free Code

Robert McMillan | Wired | August 20, 2013

Samsung has released software that could help a brand new class of storage devices work with Linux-based smartphones and computers. Read More »

Bye-Bye Ballmer, Hello Open Source? Microsoft's Upcoming Options

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | August 30, 2013

Despite early 'cancer' slur, Steve Ballmer has been investing in open source. Could his departure open doors at Microsoft? Read More »

Can Any Tablet OS Challenge Android And iOS?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 19, 2013

Windows RT flopped but, seriously, is there any tablet OS that take on Android and iOS? Read More »

Can Cable Companies Get Away With Being Hated? In Short, Yes

Peter Suciu | Fortune Magazine | June 11, 2014

High prices, poor customer service, a lackluster reliability of products: Customers despise their cable TV provider, but lack a sufficient alternative to cut the cord...

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