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DARPA puts $3M into startup pushing big data in Python

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has invested $3 million in Continuum Analytics, an Austin, Texas-based company that’s commercializing some popular methods for doing big data using the Python programming language. The investment comes out of DARPA’s XDATA fund, a $100 million program announced in 2012 that aims to develop...
DARPA puts $3M into startup pushing big data in Python

Gravity Announces Labs and Open Source Projects

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Gravity, a company that provides "interest graphs" based on content visited by users has announced Gravity Labs. Gravity Labs is, as CTO Jim Benedetto puts it, "an initial peek into our underlying interest graph infrastructure as well as a showcase of some of our Open Source projects." Sponsor Some of...
Gravity Announces Labs and Open Source Projects
Microsoft Spawns Standards-Setting Subsidiary

4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

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Is Dell becoming an open source company? Yes, but it is not exactly being planned that way. It is bubbling up like most open source projects do. But in many respects the move to open source is also by design. Dell does not want to be a box maker anymore....
4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

Backtracking, Google makes maps a lot cheaper for developers

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Foursquare, Google wants you back. Google is making some major price cuts to its maps application programming interface (API) in a bid to draw developers back to the service. Big users like Foursquare and StreetEasy abandoned Google Maps in the wake of Google’s price hikes. Now the company is...
Backtracking, Google makes maps a lot cheaper for developers

Start-Up Medio Brings Mobile Analytics to the Cloud

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You hear a lot in enterprise computing circles these days about analytics. It basically means taking long streams of data about something important, usually something that gets repeated a lot, crunching through it with a lot of computing oomph and finding useful patterns that can make that repeatable process less...
Start-Up Medio Brings Mobile Analytics to the Cloud

BlackBerry's Pitch to iOS and Android Game Developers: We're the Same, but Different

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At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, most mobile devs said they would focus on iOS and/or Android (usually both), and play the “wait and see” game with everyone else. But in sync with its surprisingly good fourth-quarter earnings, BlackBerry is pitching the idea that bringing games...
BlackBerry's Pitch to iOS and Android Game Developers: We're the Same, but Different

Sony launches second open source Android project, this time for its Xperia Z smartphone

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Last year Sony launched an open source project to allow developers to tinker with the Xperia S and now, nearly six months later, it has introduced a similar AOSP (Android Open Source Project) for its new, water-resistant Xperia Z smartphone. The Xperia Z project is being overseen by Johan Redestig and Björn Andersson,...
Sony launches second open source Android project, this time for its Xperia Z smartphone

Basho Open-Sources Riak CS, Its Big Data Storage Software For Companies That Want Their Own Amazon S3 Cloud

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Basho is open-soucing Riak CS, its storage software that integrates with Amazon Web Services. Riak CS will be available under an Apache 2 license. The move is a smart one for Basho, which has built a reputation for Riak, its distributed high performance database. Riak CS runs on top of...
Basho Open-Sources Riak CS, Its Big Data Storage Software For Companies That Want Their Own Amazon S3 Cloud

World Bank Distances Itself from Closed Google Maps Data

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In January, Google and the World Bank announced a partnership allowing the bank privileged access to Google Map Maker data to support disaster relief efforts. This broke with the bank's trend of supporting open-source initiatives. Developers and NGOs worried that Google's proprietary, for-profit platform operates at odds with the World...
World Bank Distances Itself from Closed Google Maps Data

Martin Mickos Goes For Two In New Role As CEO At Eucalyptus

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Marten Mickos move to become CEO of Eucalyptus Systems puts more shine on open-source cloud efforts. In particular, it drives discussion around open-source efforts such as Reservoir, Nimbus and Open Nebula. But most of all, the attention of the market is now on Eucalyptus, the cloud fabric technology created in...
Martin Mickos Goes For Two In New Role As CEO At Eucalyptus
Microsoft Open Sources Entity Framework

Senate Not Concerned About How Often NSA Spies On Americans, But Very Concerned That It Built Open Source Software To Do So

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Wired has a troubling story of how the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing a bill that would likely kill off an open source NoSQL project that came out of the NSA called Accumulo. Like many other such NoSQL efforts, the NSA basically took some Google white papers about its...
Senate Not Concerned About How Often NSA Spies On Americans, But Very Concerned That It Built Open Source Software To Do So

Jolicloud Relaunches its Cloud OS, Now Built on Chrome

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Jolicloud, one of the original standouts in the field of cloud-based operating systems, has just released their new Chrome-based web application platform as promised earlier this month. The company's operating system now features 600+ web apps, a faster browsing experience and HTML5 support, notes a company blog post. The switch...
Jolicloud Relaunches its Cloud OS, Now Built on Chrome
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