Monthly Archives: May 2013

Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping/Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court Mobile Users

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Facebook appears to be close to making another billion-dollar acquisition to once again ramp up its mobile efforts: according to three reports in the Israeli press at Calcalist and sister publication Ynet and The Marker (all in Hebrew), Facebook has…

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MadeiraCloud nets $1.5M to paint a pretty picture of your Amazon cloud

Originally posted on Gigaom:
MadeiraCloud, a startup in the crowded field of Amazon(s amzn) Web Services monitoring and management services, snagged $1.5 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. The company provides a graphical visualization of the architecture and resources…

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Heck yeah! Facebook’s Open Compute Project is making an open source switch

Originally posted on Gigaom:
The Open Compute Project, which Facebook launched a little more than two years ago, has decided that utterly disrupting the server and storage market isn’t enough. On Wednesday, it said it would solicit input on an…

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Open Compute Project To Develop A Network Switch, A First-Of-Its-Kind Open Source Project

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Open Compute will develop a specification and a reference box for an open networking switch and will do so from the ground up in the fashion of open-source software efforts, such as those developed by the Apache…

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The commoditization of operating systems continues with Windows Blue

Commodization is a great word to use to describe what is going on with the operating system.

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How EMC’s CTO is trying to keep EMC, VMware and Pivotal orbiting the same sun

Originally posted on Gigaom:
If you’re confused about all the action with EMC, VMware and Pivotal over the past several months, you’re not alone. CEOs have traded places, joint ventures have been struck, product lines have been sold and GE…

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Here’s technology from Africa that ensures the cloud works when your connection doesn’t

Definitely a need for remote branch office locations.

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