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Red Hat’s Virtual Summit Crowds Hint at Future Conference Models

In what could be a trial run for more of the same, Red Hat last week held a first-ever virtual technical summit to spread the word about its latest cloud tech offerings. CEO Paul Cormier welcomed online viewers to the conference, which attracted more than 80,000 virtual attendees. The company made s...

MOREbot Introduces Kids to Robotics Using 3D Printed Parts

MORE Technologies last week launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 for development of its open source robot ecosystem. The company will fund the project if it reaches its goal by April 21. As of this writing, $6,485 of that $20,000 goal has been pledged. It teaches real tech skills to the ...

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The Rise of Activism in Tech Companies

Things have been changing at an almost unprecedented rate with regard to power structures. The last time I saw this happen was in the 1970s, when the EEOC took off. Suddenly a lot of the off-color, sexist and racist jokes that many executives regularly told could get them fired. A surprisingly larg...

Firefox OS: Will Mozilla’s Secret Sauce Be Enough?

There's something eternally compelling about the ages-old story of David and Goliath, and it's one we've seen play out time and time again in modern form in the tech world. We've seen Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab surge in popularity to challenge Apple's iPhone and iPad, respectively; we've seen...

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Google Open Source Program Manager Chris DiBona: Best of Both Worlds

In 1996, two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, created a unique search engine called "BackRub" that ran on the school's server. After one year, BackRub's bandwidth outgrew the university's needs. Its creators rebranded BackRub into Google, a respelled reference to "googol." I...

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Google’s Astonishing Android About-Face

It can sometimes feel like there's a surprise around every corner here in the Linux blogosphere, but it's not often we get to see a company the size of Google make a dramatic shift. That, however, is just what last week afforded when reports emerged that Google would take a markedly different approa...

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Linux on the Air – or Not?

Austin is now home to what appears to be the first-ever radio ad for Linux. None other than Ken Starks of the HeliOS Project announced the good news a few weeks ago, explaining that the 60-second ad -- recorded pro bono by professional voice talent -- would be running several times a day for a full ...

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Trolltech CTO Benoit Schillings Offers a Mobile Linux Solution

Trolltech CTO Benoit Schillings sees the future of mobile phone communication in the cross-platform solution that Linux can provide. His vision was buffeted recently by a prediction by market research firm ABI that Linux will ship in more than 200 million phones in 2012, up from 8.1 million in 2007....

New Kace Tools Support Red Hat Enterprise 5.0

IT management firm Kace released this week an enhanced version of its Kbox 1000 series systems management appliances. While previous versions of the Kbox supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, a key component of the latest Kbox release is enhanced support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0, which...

Sleepycat Software Expands into Europe

Sleepycat Software opened the doors of its first European office today in the United Kingdom. The office marks the company's official expansion into European markets and will provide sales, marketing and support of Sleepycat's Berkeley DB, Berkeley DB XML and Berkeley DB Java Edition database system...

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