Archives: July 2013

At Black Hat, U.S. general offers a modest glimpse into NSA protocols

July 31, 2013
Keynote speaker Gen. Keith Alexander insists programs have checks and balances in place to prevent abuse
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Microsoft Surface and the multibillion-dollar boondoggle

July 31, 2013
The first financial results for Microsoft's Surface tablet are in, and they aren't pretty
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Windows RT: And Asus makes none

July 31, 2013
Asus says it won't make any more Windows RT machines, leaving Microsoft's Surface RT as the sole model for sale
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Salesforce touts new mobile tools for developers

July 30, 2013
Company builds on its mobile services platform with new developer packs, SmartSync framework, and sample apps
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Why I'm keeping my Windows XP machine

July 30, 2013
Sorry, Microsoft, but millions of users will keep their Windows XP systems, even after the OS is 'retired' next year
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Is the Ubuntu Edge a good fit for the enterprise?

July 29, 2013
Canonical's head of engineering makes business and tech cases as to why a CXO should consider spending $80,000 on 100 unproven Ubuntu-Android 'superphones'
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GitHub CEO backs MIT open source license

July 26, 2013
Tom Preston-Werner cites the MIT License for its brevity, compared to the wordy GNU General Public License, and the permissiveness of its terms
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When tech stalls, flat earnings count as a win

July 26, 2013
Less-than-stellar results from Microsoft and Google make Apple look good by comparison as the industry’s slump continues
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Mark Shuttleworth takes his case for the Ubuntu Edge to Reddit

July 25, 2013
The Canonical founder discusses the merits of crowdfunding its superphone, how open the device will be, and whether users should worry about government surveillance
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The open source job market is booming

July 25, 2013
The many job openings being advertised at OSCON make the convention floor look more like a job fair
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