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Can This Nonprofit Destroy Apple's iOS And Google's Android?

Sam Mattera | DailyFinance | October 14, 2013

Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the popular Firefox browser, wants to disrupt the smartphone industry. It recently released the first update to Firefox OS, its open-source mobile-operating system. Read More »

Caradigm and the Future of Healthcare IT

Bryce Istvan | Seeking Alpha | February 14, 2012

Microsoft (MSFT) and General Electric (GE) have begun finalizing the details for their healthcare IT joint venture called Caradigm. The venture is "aimed at driving a paradigm shift in the delivery of care by enabling health systems and professionals to use real-time, systemwide intelligence to improve healthcare quality and the patient experience..." One major thing to note is the apparent commitment to keeping the jointly developed platform open source...

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Celebrating 15 Years Of A Better Web

Mitchell Baker | Lizard Wrangler | April 2, 2013

On March 31, Mozilla turned 15 years old. In these years, something radical has happened: the Web has become an everyday presence in the lives of billions of people. It’s made their lives better. Mozilla was a big part of this. Read More »

Chain Releases Open-Source Version of Chain Core Technology Powering Visa’s New B2B Connect

Giulio Prisco | Bitcoin Magazine | October 25, 2016

On October 21, 2016, Visa announced a new partnership with blockchain enterprise company Chain that will develop “a simple, fast and secure way to process B2B payments globally.” Dubbed Visa B2B Connect, the system will offer participating pilot financial institutions a consistent process for managing settlement through Visa’s standard practices...

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Check-In CES: Mapping Your World Countless Applications Could Take Advantage Of A 3D World

Staff Writer | Adweek | January 7, 2014

Occipital is an extremely clever product which mounts onto the camera of an iPad to map the environment in 3D. There are countless applications for a mobile device which can sense the world in three dimensions. [...] Read More »

China Puts Microsoft Under Official Investigation

Calum MacLeod | USA Today | July 28, 2014

Government investigators visited Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities Monday, according to a company spokeswoman.  Microsoft, like other U.S. technology giants in recent months, has been under fire from Chinese media for its perceived role in helping the U.S government conduct cyberhacking against China...

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China's State-Owned Sector Told To Cut Ties With U.S. Consulting Firms

Staff Writer | Reuters | May 25, 2014

China has told its state-owned enterprises to sever links with American consulting firms just days after the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.  

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Chromebooks: A Bright Spot In The Dark PC Market

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 11, 2013

Yes, the PC market is going to hell in a hand-basket -- except for the sub-$300 market where the Linux-based Chromebook is leading the way to growth. Read More »

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

Sean Michael Kerner | ServerWatch | June 25, 2013

The world of fully open-sourced virtualized infrastructure is getting a new entrant today. Citrix is making the latest XenServer 6.2 release available under the GNU GPL v2 open source license. Read More »

Cloud makes open source 'inevitable' for Microsoft and others

Julie Bort | Computer World UK | October 11, 2011

It could be that Sam Ramji is just an eternal optimist. While many free software advocates warn that the cloud could kill open source, because users won't have access to the source code, Ramji disagrees. He says that work is going on now to eliminate the legal liabilities of contributing to open source. Read More »

Computational Thinking in Healthcare

OK, you use your smartphone all the time: you use the latest and greatest apps, you can text or tweet with the best of them, you have the knack for selfies, and so on.  You probably also have a computer, tablet, and a gaming system, each of which you are also very proficient with.  No question: you are a whiz with electronic devices. But, if you're like most of us, you don't really know how or why they work. Maybe that's OK.  Most of us don't know how our cars work either, couldn't explain how heavier-than-air flight is possible, have no idea what the periodic table means to our daily lives, and would be in trouble if our lives depending on us making, say, bricks or glass...

Computer Science Professor on the Changing Face of Tech

Dr. Kyla McMullen spoke at OSCON's morning keynote session today. She was the first African-American woman to graduate with a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. And it says a lot about tech's lack of inclusiveness that this landmark achievement happened in 2012. These days she is Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Florida. In her keynote, Dr. McMullen explained that as a child she was a tinkerer and reader—like most of us in the room...

Computing in Schools: The Great Ctrl-Alt-Del

Glyn Moody | Computer World UK | January 25, 2012

After years of unforgivable inaction, the education world is finally addressing the continuing disgrace that is computer teaching in this country. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the UK Education Secretary Michael Gove's comments on this area, and now we have the Royal Society's report on computing in schools...

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Concerns Linger About Corporate Involvement In OpenStack Foundation

Paula Rooney | ZDNet | September 19, 2012

The official debut of the independent OpenStack Foundation was welcomed by most as a big step forward to establishing an open cloud but the inclusion of two big league proprietary vendors, namely VMware and Cisco, has raised a few eyebrows. Read More »

Consent Decree Over, Microsoft Goes Back to Monopoly Forced Bundling

Charlie Demerjian | SemiAccurate | June 21, 2012

Remember that pesky monopoly verdict against Microsoft that ended in a toothless consent decree? Would it shock you to hear that the second the DOJ’s eyes are off, Microsoft jumped right back to forced bundling to stifle competition? Read More »