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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers – TechCrunch

Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers – TechCrunch More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are unpatched and vulnerable. First they were used to spread ransomware. Then it was …

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AWS launches Arm-based servers for EC2 – TechCrunch

AWS launches Arm-based servers for EC2 – TechCrunch At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced the launch of Arm-based servers for its EC2 cloud computing service. These aren’t run-of-the-mill Arm chips, though. AWS took the standard Arm cores and then customized them to fit its needs.The company …

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Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin Richard Stallman, the fervently committed founder of the free software movement, is discussing the term “libertarian,” when he stops talking abruptly and says, “Hello?” I tell him I’m still listening, but he explains that the confused greeting wasn’t intended …

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WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch

WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch Four days ago the crypto markets were crashing hard. Now they’re crashing harder. Bitcoin, which hasn’t fallen past $6,000 for months, has dumped to $4,413.99 as of this morning, and nearly everything else is falling in unison. Ethereum, flying high at $700 a …

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Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO – TechCrunch

Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO – TechCrunch It’s been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a Linux distribution. Today, it’s a major enterprise player that offers …

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Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth says he has no plans to sell anytime soon – TechCrunch

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth says he has no plans to sell anytime soon – TechCrunch After IBM announced its plans to acquire Red Hat for $34 billion, pundits quickly started speculating about when Red Hat competitors like Suse and Canonical would sell as well. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, though, doesn’t seem …

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Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch

Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch GraphQL, the Facebook -incubated data query language, is moving into its own open source foundation. Like so many other similar open source foundation, the aptly named GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by the Linux Foundation. Facebook announced GraphQL back in …

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Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM – TechCrunch

Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM – TechCrunch With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no means a guaranteed …

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It’s the end of crypto as we know it and I feel fine – TechCrunch

It’s the end of crypto as we know it and I feel fine – TechCrunch Watching the current price madness is scary. Bitcoin is falling and rising in $500 increments with regularity and Ethereum and its attendant ICOs are in a seeming freefall with a few “dead cat bounces” to …

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