Is VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source — or an attempt to extinguish it?

Hint: It doesn't really matter. VMware's move shows that, despite its problems, OpenStack is driving private cloud discussion in enterprise IT shops. Is VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source — or an attempt to extinguish it? originally publishe ...

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Etsy sees hope for small retailers in fight over internet fast lanes

How does the FCC's controversial plan for internet fast lanes affect small retailers? Plenty, according to Etsy. The handcraft site is afraid fast lanes will harm its sellers, but believe that momentum is shifting its way. Etsy sees hope for small r ...

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Dropbox Pro accounts upgraded to 1TB, keeps $10/month price | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Dropbox was the service that kicked off the love affair with cloud storage. It offered 2GB of free space, an easy way to share files using a link, and seamless file access across […]

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Hyperlapse, the coolest new trick you can show off on Instagram | Apps and Software | Geek.com

The folks at Instagram announced a new feature in the form of an entirely new app today, called Hyperlapse. The idea is fairly simple, taking long chunks of video and turning them into […]

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IBM SoftLayer will now rent you bare metal servers by the hour

For some resource-intensive jobs, there's no subsitute for bare metal. Now IBM SoftLayer will let you pay for that by the hour. IBM SoftLayer will now rent you bare metal servers by the hour originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Cont ...

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NRDC slams slacker servers as huge waste of energy

... and proposes a standard metric to measure server CPU utilization and incentives to minimize the use of idling boxes. This metric, along with existing PUE scores, could help stop the bleeding. NRDC slams slacker servers as huge waste of energy or ...

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Reddit isn’t just for arguments about duck-sized horses — it’s a resource more journalists should pay attention to

Many journalists probably see Reddit as an internet sideshow filled with nerds discussing video games, but GM Erik Martin makes the point that it's also a great way to find people who care about the stories journalists are writing about, and that's a ...

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Hey VMware: You love OpenStack now, right? So why the smack talk?

VMware wants to ease "vSoup"-OpenStack coexistence. But as evidenced by CEO Pat Gelsinger's comments, it sure seems conflicted about it. Hey VMware: You love OpenStack now, right? So why the smack talk? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 20 ...

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HubSpot files IPO paperwork to raise $100M to grow its marketing software biz

HubSpot's long-rumored IPO is now official as the company files the documents to the SEC. HubSpot files IPO paperwork to raise $100M to grow its marketing software biz originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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4 days ago
VMware plays nice with OpenStack, unveils a VMware-powered data-center-in-a-box

At VMworld, the virtualization giant will unveil new service that makes OpenStack more compatible with VMware tools and VMware-loaded data centers as well as a new appliance that will come stocked with (what else) VMware software. VMware plays nice ...

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Huawei Ascend Mate2 review: A big phone that’s an even bigger value

Only have $300 to spend on an off-contract phone? If you don't mind a large handset, Huawei's Ascend Mate2 is worth the look. It has some advanced features, a solid camera and a massive battery along with LTE support. Huawei Ascend Mate2 review: A b ...

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4 days ago
Pivotal Cloud Foundry jumps on the mobile dev bandwagon

The week in cloud: The word of late is if you're not doing "mobile" you're not doing development. So Pivotal Cloud Foundry, like every other PaaS, is adding mobile-specific services. Pivotal Cloud Foundry jumps on the mobile dev bandwagon originall ...

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Reddit just got Chromecast support, thanks to a new Android app called Viddit

This is neat: A new free Android app called Viddit makes it possible to beam videos found on Reddit straight to any Chromecast-equipped TV. The app, which doesn’t require any type of registration, casts a continuous stream of videos from any Subreddi ...

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5 days ago
This is a mesmerizing map showing who is listening to the same song at the same time

Every second there are ten pairs of people on Spotify who start listening to the same song within a tenth of a second of each other — whether it’s obscure Norwegian black metal or the latest Enrique Iglesias song. As part of Spotify’s new Media Artis ...

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6 days ago
Tesla responded to DefCon Model S hacks with job offers | Apps and Software | Geek.com

When you are the manufacturer of the most connected car in existence, you’d be foolish not to invite the seedy underbelly of the tech world to take a swing at your creation. After […]

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Eucalyptus CEO, acknowledging some tough going, claims cloud turnaround

Mårten Mickos took to his blog to proclaim a big change of fortunes for open-source cloud Eucalyptus. But what would we expect him to say? Eucalyptus CEO, acknowledging some tough going, claims cloud turnaround originally published by Gigaom, © cop ...

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7 days ago
Microsoft has 8 reasons you shouldn’t buy a Chromebook | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Forget those Scroogled adverts, Microsoft offers up some genuine reasons Windows laptops are better than Chromebooks.

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Run Windows software on Google's Chromebooks with Citrix Receiver for Chrome

Chromebooks are amazing computers. Part of the genius of Google's Chrome OS is its lack of freedom; a seemingly crazy statement, I know. You see, users cannot install software locally, which in turn, also blocks viruses and malware. In other words, l ...

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8 days ago
More restructuring for Blackberry: QNX, Project Ion, and crypto software combined into new business unit

It’s been a year full of tumult for Blackberry since CEO John Chen took over the company last November, but there’s at least one more shake-up in store: Blackberry announced Monday that it is creating a new business unit consisting of its most promis ...

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