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GitHub makes its first major move since Microsoft bought it for $7.5 billion — and it’s something customers have long been asking for

GitHub has announced GitHub Free, which gives users unlimited private repositories for free – a move that brings it into tighter competition with rivals like Atlassian BitBucket or GitLab. This is GitHub’s first major update since Microsoft officially acquired the code-sharing service for $US7.5 billion in October. Nat Friedman, CEO […]
GitHub makes its first major move since Microsoft bought it for $7.5 billion — and it’s something customers have long been asking for
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VMware bought the startup founded by the ex-Googlers who created one of the hottest technologies in Silicon Valley

Cloud computing computing VMware announced Tuesday it plans to acquire Heptio, which provides support for the open source cloud project Kubernetes. Kubernetes is massively popular with developers, who use it to manage complex software environments. Heptio was cofounded by two of the ex-Googlers who originally created Kubernetes. This announcement follows […]
VMware bought the startup founded by the ex-Googlers who created one of the hottest technologies in Silicon Valley
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This 29-year-old’s side project has officially grown into a $1.9 billion cloud company with a huge new $100 million round of funding

The cloud infrastructure automation startup HashiCorp announced Thursday it raised $US100 million in Series D funding. This brings HashiCorp’s valuation to $US1.9 billion and its total funding to $US174 million. HashiCorp recently announced new versions of four of its products at its conference in October. On Thursday, cloud infrastructure startup […]
This 29-year-old’s side project has officially grown into a $1.9 billion cloud company with a huge new $100 million round of funding
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A computer program is turning New York into a beautiful oil painting

VIDEO: A team from University of Freiburg have developed and released an open source code that refers to a video manipulation technique called "neural style transfer." Video artist Danil Krivoruchko and his team used this technique to create a mesmerising video of the landscape of New York City called NYC FLOW.
A computer program is turning New York into a beautiful oil painting
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Database Startup 10gen Just Got A Big Pat On The Back From Intel And Red Hat

[credit provider=”10gen”] Database startup 10gen just signed up Red Hat, the open-source software company, and Intel, the chipmaker, as investors, the startup announced today.10gen makes MongoDB, a relatively new kind of database known as NoSQL. NoSQL’s name contrasts it to SQL, a language used to access conventional structured databases.
Database Startup 10gen Just Got A Big Pat On The Back From Intel And Red Hat
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Firefox Maker Gets The IRS Off Its Back And Saves $15 Million

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mitchell_Baker.jpg”] For four years, the IRS has been poking around Mozilla’s lucrative deal with Google. Today, the makers of the Firefox Web browser shared some good news: Mozilla has settled with the taxman.The Mozilla Foundation will pay $1.5 million, Mitchell Baker, chair of the foundation, said in a blog […]
Firefox Maker Gets The IRS Off Its Back And Saves $15 Million
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Twitter Puts Some Money Behind Linux, Boosting Its Developer Street Cred

[credit provider=”Martin Streicher via Wikimedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linus_Torvalds.jpeg”] The Linux Foundation today announced that it has a new big-name member: Twitter.Twitter is a big user of Linux. So the real-time information network has stepped up to become an official, paying sponsor of the organisation that oversees Linux.
Twitter Puts Some Money Behind Linux, Boosting Its Developer Street Cred
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Inside Facebook’s Plan To revolutionise The Entire Hardware Industry

[credit provider=”Facebook”] Something extraordinary is happening at Facebook. The company is working on an idea that that could disrupt some of the largest enterprise tech companies in the world like IBM, HP, Dell.Facebook is leading a project that pushes hardware vendors into a new, and open-source way of building servers.
Inside Facebook’s Plan To revolutionise The Entire Hardware Industry
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People Are Getting REALLY Angry Over OpenStack, A Key Cloud Tech

[credit provider=”Twitter/@shanley” url=”https://twitter.com/shanley/”] There are countless billions of dollars at stake in cloud computing, so it’s not surprising that sometimes things get a little testy between cloud IT vendors.Even still, this story about the going-ons within the OpenStack organisation is harsh.
People Are Getting REALLY Angry Over OpenStack, A Key Cloud Tech
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HP And Rackspace Launched More Attacks On Amazon’s Cloud Today

[credit provider=”HP”] As it promised, HP is taking on Amazon’s cloud-computing service—with an open-source approach that allies it with Rackspace.It officially opened a cloud-storage service today that goes head to head with Amazon Web Service’s S3. HP’s Object Storage lets companies store data in the cloud for apps, websites, backup services, […]
HP And Rackspace Launched More Attacks On Amazon’s Cloud Today
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Oracle Offers Free Software To Win New Linux Users

[credit provider=”Twitter” url=”https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/2267320808/9m1dxis8i287vq9rcgvx.jpeg”] Oracle has made an interesting offer to companies using a free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Switch to our free Oracle Linux instead.It’s even being kind of funny about it — using some self depreciating language that plays on Oracle’s reputation for selling very expensive software. […]
Oracle Offers Free Software To Win New Linux Users
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Red Hat CEO Is Ready To Squash Microsoft, VMware, and Oracle

[credit provider=”Red Hat” url=”http://www.redhat.com/about/companyprofile/management/whitehurst.html”] Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat has some fighting words for old-school software makers like Microsoft, VMware and Oracle.He wants them gone. Or at least, he wants their closed, proprietary software outta here.
Red Hat CEO Is Ready To Squash Microsoft, VMware, and Oracle
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Big Data Startup 10gen Raises $42 Million At A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation

[credit provider=”10gen”] If you aren’t paying attention to a market called big data—and in particular a company called 10gen—then wake up!10gen just raised a hefty $42 million—$73 million to date. Sources tell us its valuation is over half a billion dollars—in the range of $500 million to $550 million.
Big Data Startup 10gen Raises $42 Million At A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation
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We Love This Startup: They Raided NASA To Build Some Super Important Cloud Tech

[credit provider=”Piston Cloud” url=”http://www.pistoncloud.com/company/team/”] You’ve probably never heard of Piston Cloud Computing. Let’s change that.This startup is building technology that will create the next generation of Internet cloud services. Or to put it another way, this startup aims to do for the Internet what the Internet did for the world.
We Love This Startup: They Raided NASA To Build Some Super Important Cloud Tech
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Facebook’s Plan To revolutionise Data centres Is Gaining Steam

Facebook’s year-old project to create open source hardware for data centres has gotten a major boost. A whole bunch of big players have signed on to participate.It’s called the Open Compute Project. Facebook wants new designs for computers, storage and other equipment that are more energy efficient.
Facebook’s Plan To revolutionise Data centres Is Gaining Steam
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Linus Torvalds LOVES His MacBook Air

[credit provider=”Martin Streicher via Wikimedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linus_Torvalds.jpeg”] In an interview with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, TechCrunch’s Scott Merrill asks about Torvalds’s taste in computer hardware.Here’s what Torvalds had to say:
Linus Torvalds LOVES His MacBook Air
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This Startup That Angered A Lot Of Open Source Fans Just Got $30 Million In Funding

[credit provider=”Flickr/linux_foundation” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6073421673/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] A software startup that lets users run their clouds just got a big fat $30 million round led by led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).Eucalyptus Systems makes “private cloud” software that is specifically designed to work with Amazon’s cloud. This lets enterprises fire up a cloud in […]
This Startup That Angered A Lot Of Open Source Fans Just Got $30 Million In Funding
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Microsoft Launches A Whole New Company To Deal With Open Source

[credit provider=”Flickr/Kevin Shockey” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/shockeyk/4832541733/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Microsoft has spun off a subsidiary just to deal with its work on open source software and standards.The new company is called Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and it will be run by Microsoft’s long-term open source advocate, Jean Paoli. The group will manage all the work […]
Microsoft Launches A Whole New Company To Deal With Open Source
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This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple

[credit provider=”Flickr/Trancept” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trancept/4142043162/sizes/z/in/faves-osde-info/”] Sure Red Hat just crested the $1 billion-revenue mark with almost $150 million in profit while Canonical, maker of Ubuntu Linux, still isn’t profitable after seven years in business.Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says … so what?
This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple
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Microsoft Exec: If You Hate Microsoft, You Don’t Really Know Us

[credit provider=”Tim O’Brien” url=”http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1599655190/ProfilePic.jpg”] How do you convince a generation of people who have grown up thinking you are evil to change their minds and love you instead?That’s the job of Microsoft’s Tim O’Brien, general manager of Platform Strategy. He’s out to convince a new generation of application programmers to […]
Microsoft Exec: If You Hate Microsoft, You Don’t Really Know Us
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Meg Whitman On Android: Google Can’t Be Trusted

[credit provider=”whiteafrican via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/550166232/”] In one of her first public appearances as HP’s CEO, Meg Whitman is on stage right now speaking to the company’s channel partners in Las Vegas.She wants them to know that she expects it to take years to reap the fruit of open sourcing WebOS, […]
Meg Whitman On Android: Google Can’t Be Trusted
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The Secret to Red Hat’s Billion-Dollar Success: Everyone’s The Boss

[credit provider=”Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/jackieyeaney”] When Red Hat’s new top strategy woman, Jackie Yeaney, joined the company six months ago, she hit culture shock.Red Hat is nothing like the military where she served as is an Air Force captain, she says. So it’s not like the military structures of most big corporations […]
The Secret to Red Hat’s Billion-Dollar Success: Everyone’s The Boss
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The Chief Architect Of WebOS Is Out At HP

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O9kqnOzdzW4″] In another blow to HP’s mobile operating system, the chief architect for webOS, Brian Hernacki, has left HP, according to the Verge.Hernacki is a security guy. He was hired away from Symantec to become Palm’s Chief Security Architect. He also holds a handful of patents, including one […]
The Chief Architect Of WebOS Is Out At HP
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Why These People Hate Dropbox And Want To Create Their Own Alternative

[credit provider=”Flickr/Spring Dew/Akbar Sim” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/akbar2/5770297073/”] A pair of Linux gurus wants people to ditch the likes of Dropbox and use their alternative instead.ownCloud is different from your average file-sharing cloud service. As an open source application, it gives users total control of the application and the data they store in […]
Why These People Hate Dropbox And Want To Create Their Own Alternative
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HP Will Stop Trying To Sell WebOS And Give It Away To The World Instead

[credit provider=”Robert Scoble”] Hewlett-Packard has given up trying to make any money from the WebOS software it gained in its 2009 acquisition of Palm, and instead will release the source code under an open source licence, in hopes that a broader community of developers will find a use for it.HP […]
HP Will Stop Trying To Sell WebOS And Give It Away To The World Instead
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11 Classic Games You Can Now Play For Free

[credit provider=”File Extensions” url=”http://www.file-extensions.org/doom-ii-file-extensions”] You don’t need to drop serious cash to enjoy a good game on your computer.In fact, you don’t need to drop any cash at all.
11 Classic Games You Can Now Play For Free
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Did Steve Jobs Lie About FaceTime?

When Steve Jobs introduced FaceTime, Apple’s video-chatting software, the biggest deal about the announcement was Jobs saying that Apple would make FaceTime into an open standard.
Did Steve Jobs Lie About FaceTime?
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The Firefox People Are Building A Mobile OS

[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] Mozilla — the organisation behind the Firefox Web browser — plans to build a “complete, stand-alone operating system for the Web” called Boot to Gecko, or B2G. It is being designed for mobile devices.Why? Because the foundation wants to make sure that developers can build Web apps […]
The Firefox People Are Building A Mobile OS
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10 Simple Tech Tools To Get Your New Business Started On The Cheap

[credit provider=”The Most Important News” url=”http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/the-u-s-government-spent-3-5-trillion-dollars-during-barack-obamas-first-year-in-the-white-house/money-down-the-toilet-over-3-trillion-dollars-spent-by-barack-obama”] Don’t let the fact that the economy is in the toilet distract you from getting your business off the ground. There are effective ways to build serious momentum on a shoestring budget.Open source software and secondhand hardware will take your dollars farther than you […]
10 Simple Tech Tools To Get Your New Business Started On The Cheap