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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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How to choose and use an encrypted messaging app – TechCrunch

How to choose and use an encrypted messaging app – TechCrunch Text messaging has been around since the dawn of cellular technology, and sparked its own unique language. But it’s time to put sending regular SMS messages out to pasture. If you have an iPhone, you’re already on your way. …

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Apple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction – TechCrunch

Apple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction – TechCrunch Apple has filed an appeal to overturn a court decision that could ban iPhone sales in China, the company said on Monday, adding that all of its models remain available in its third-largest market. The American giant …

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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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Russian indictments show that the U.S. needs federal oversight of election security – TechCrunch

Russian indictments show that the U.S. needs federal oversight of election security – TechCrunch Phoebe Wong is executive director of EqualCitizens.US, a democracy reform non profit based in Washington DC. She was formerly a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and consultant at the World …

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What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity? – TechCrunch

What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity? – TechCrunch Andrew Lohn is an engineer at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. The security community is still reeling from the discoveries of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities and now it seems that a rash of new …

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Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again – TechCrunch

Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again – TechCrunch Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future I entered the world of venture investing a dozen years ago.  Little did I …

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Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China – TechCrunch

Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” – the place that users start their online experiences.  In other words, the place where they begin “browsing”. The advent of the dial up era had America Online mailing a CD to …

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Microsoft launches Windows 10 on ARM, with HP and ASUS promising 20+ hours of battery life

Windows laptops and tablets have traditionally run on X86 processors from the likes of Intel and AMD. Microsoft experimented with using ARM-based processors when it launched the Surface RT and Windows RT in 2012 — and it cost the company dearly. The failure of the Surface RT was mostly due …

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