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Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

By Chris Crum July 31, 2014

Twitter is apparently on something of an acquisition spree. This week, we already learned that Twitter acquired Madbits, which specializes in deep/machine learning. Earlier this week, it announced the acquisition of CardSpring. On its earnings call this week, Twitter also …

Oracle Ends Commercial Support For GlassFish Oracle Ends Commercial Support For GlassFish

As part of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the company also acquired the GlassFish application server project. Since its launch, GlassFish users have enjoyed commercial support for the latest releases of Java Enterprise Edition, but that’s no longer the case. …

Ouya Launch Delayed By A Few Weeks Ouya Launch Delayed By A Few Weeks

In February, Ouya announced that the little Android console that could would be launching on June 5. That date has been pushed back by just a little, but those interested in the new console will still be able to get …

Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software? Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software?
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Open source software is awesome, and it’s free. What more do you need to know? In all actuality, there’s a lot to consider when thinking about what software to use in your startup. Do you go with open source or …

VAR Guy: VARs Can Make FOSS Better For Enterprises VAR Guy: VARs Can Make FOSS Better For Enterprises

Univa put out the results of a survey indicating that 75% of enterprises encounter problems when using open source software. The biggest gripe is a lack of enterprise-grade support , with 27% of respondents raising this as their top concern. …

Google Makes 'Open Patent Non-Assertion' Pledge Google Makes 'Open Patent Non-Assertion' Pledge

Google announced the ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion’ Pledge today, saying that it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked. “We’ve begun by identifying 10 patents relating to MapReduce, a computing …

Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 Now Available Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 Now Available

Late last year, Mozilla released Firefox OS simulator 1.0. The preview software would give developers an idea of how Firefox OS looks when running on a mobile device while allowing them to develop apps for the HTML5-centric platform. It’s only …

Showcase Your Knowledge With Mozilla's Open Badges Showcase Your Knowledge With Mozilla's Open Badges
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For the past few years, Mozilla has been working on a project called Open Badges. You can think of the project like merit badges for the Internet. It allows people to prove that they have accomplished something, or are knowledgeable …

Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source
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Kinect for Windows has inspired developers to create some really impressive applications. That’s apparently not good enough, though, as Microsoft is now making Kinect for Windows partially open source to encourage more development on the platform. The Kinect for Windows …

Last.fm Open Sources Moost, A C++ Library Last.fm Open Sources Moost, A C++ Library
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Last.fm may be well known for its Internet radio services, but the company is also breaking into the open source scene. It’s latest release is sure to pleas all the C++ coders out there. Last.fm’s Marcus Holland-Moritz announced today that …

White House Invites Developers To Hackathon White House Invites Developers To Hackathon

To its credit, the Obama administration has been far more tech savvy than any before it. One of its defining moments in this area was the building of the We The People Web site and making the software behind it …

Make Your Own 3D Printed Six-Legged Robot Make Your Own 3D Printed Six-Legged Robot

Have you ever wanted to make a fully autonomous robot? If so, your dreams of kickstarting the robot apocalypse can be fulfilled with just a 3D printer, some simple software and a bit of electrical knowhow. Meet Bleuette, a free …

R2-D2 Is Brought To Life With Linux R2-D2 Is Brought To Life With Linux

I think we can all agree that R2-D2 is one of the most lovable robots ever created. Compared to his more terrifying contemporaries, the little guy just oozes charm. Now one man has made his very own R2-D2 using a …

Ubuntu For Android Is On Its Way Ubuntu For Android Is On Its Way
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Android is pretty versatile as far as operating systems go. It can be a lot of things, but we still haven’t seen Android take on the PC space in a big way just yet. Ubuntu might just change that. Ubuntu, …

Nvidia Releases New Linux Drivers

Valve announced today that the closed beta for Linux is now beginning for those lucky few who were selected out of the 60,000 applicants. Those players will be able to start playing native versions of games like Team Fortress 2, …

This Robot's Dance Moves Are Powered By C++ This Robot's Dance Moves Are Powered By C++
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Developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to get things done. C++ is one of the more complicated languages to learn, but its use can lead to some pretty amazing applications. For instance, the language is being used …

Google Open Sources Supersonic Query Engine Google Open Sources Supersonic Query Engine

Google announced today that it is open sourcing a query engine library called Supersonic, which the company says is “extremely useful for creating a column oriented database back-end.” “Supersonic’s main strength lies in its speed,” says Google’s Supersonic Team in …