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Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley

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Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley: Speaking of HP, Eric Eldon wrote an amazing eulogy for his grandfather, former Hewlett-Packard executive, Charles Alfred Eldon. On the man he called "Kupu" (Hawaiian for "Grandpa"): I'm going to share a little bit about his life below, because my generation in...
Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley

On The Shoulders Of Giants: Y Combinator Demo Day Brings The Future To Computer History Museum

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Every year, Y Combinator Demo Day, where the latest batch of incubated startups make their pitch to investors, gets a little bigger. (Or a lot.) Now, for the first time since the event began in 2005, it’s moving to a new home — the Computer History Museum. At the last...
On The Shoulders Of Giants: Y Combinator Demo Day Brings The Future To Computer History Museum
The world is ready for the consumer-grade enterprise

Standing on the shoulders of giants — a look at the people behind the protocols behind Google Buzz /by @dewitt http://bit.ly/9hRncj

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Standing on the shoulders of giants — a look at the people behind the protocols behind Google Buzz /by @dewitt http://bit.ly/9hRncj

Boot up: why handsets don't merge, Ceefax lives!, Ikea's smart TV, Intel's tablet ambition and more

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A quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHold the phone: message on mandset M&A finally sinks in >> ForbesTero Kuittinen: The surprise revelation that Oracle considered buying RIMM and Palm as a way to enter the smartphone business already seems like...
Boot up: why handsets don't merge, Ceefax lives!, Ikea's smart TV, Intel's tablet ambition and more

Shoulder buttons of giants: The evolution of controllers leading up to PS4 and Xbox One

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The PS4 and Xbox One controllers have finally been revealed to the public. They're both sharp-looking and well designed, but they weren't made in a vacuum. Video game controllers have been evolving for well over 30 years, and these new controllers are standing on the shoulders of giants....
Shoulder buttons of giants: The evolution of controllers leading up to PS4 and Xbox One
Pivotal: The $105M 'startup' with 1,250 employees from EMC & VMware

Open Source Software: Compliance Basics And Best Practices

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Editor’s note: Heather Meeker is a shareholder and chair of the IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, and a leading authority on open-source software licensing.   Startups stand on the shoulders of giants, developing proprietary applications on top of a software landscape that heavily...
Open Source Software: Compliance Basics And Best Practices

Why Facebook Needs Trending Links

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Facebook is not working on an RSS product, we hear, but it still has a huge and truly social opportunity in news discovery. Facebook could turn what links we share with friends into an automatic Digg for the world. Over a billion people are on Facebook, and many share links...
Why Facebook Needs Trending Links
Ouya to bolster launch games with NES, SNES, N64 emulation
Forget Hollywood — U.S. startups are in dire need of copyright protection

Rest In Peace, Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley, A Role Model For This New Generation

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Decades before Steve Jobs, the Google founders, and Mark Zuckerberg, small groups of unglamorous technologists turned Santa Clara Valley into the world-changing region we are still reinventing today. My grandpa, Charles Alfred “Bud” Eldon, was one of them, a Hewlett-Packard engineer and executive since the days of the apricot orchards. He...
Rest In Peace, Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley, A Role Model For This New Generation

Warner Bros. changes developers for Batman: Arkham Origins, due Oct. 25

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After reviving the idea of the Batman video games with two titles that were both critical and commercial successes, you'd think Warner Bros. wouldn't want to rock the boat too much for its third Arkham game. That's apparently not the case, as the publisher announced that the next title in...
Warner Bros. changes developers for Batman: Arkham Origins, due Oct. 25
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Don't let software patents stop us standing on the shoulders of giants | Jonathan Zittrain

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Over-reaching intellectual property laws can block whole swaths of creativity and innovation in the digital worldPut aside the old chestnut of people copying the latest Lady Gaga album or The Hunger Games (whether movie or book) without permission. There's plenty of fighting over that, replete with collateral damage from proposals...
Don't let software patents stop us standing on the shoulders of giants | Jonathan Zittrain

15 years of Ars: individuals who redefined gaming, music, and tech policy

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Aurich Lawson / Jonathan Naumann / Joi Ito / Stanford CIS Fifteen years ago, I was living outside Geneva, Switzerland, spending my lunch hours screwing around on the nascent Web a few dozen kilometers from where it was created. I popped into chat rooms, forums, and news sites, and...
15 years of Ars: individuals who redefined gaming, music, and tech policy
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