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Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

Comments by Linus Torvalds have prompted a new debate on the role of meritocracy, diversity and inclusiveness in the open-source community.


Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011.

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As Box's IPO looms, so do challenges

The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth, but Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones.

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EBay to cut 7% of workforce, looks to spin-off Enterprise unit

EBay will cut roughly 7% of its total workforce, or 2,400 workers, and is considering a sale or IPO of its Enterprise unit.

IBM eyes more cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

IBM said revenue for the last quarter declined across all major segments -- hardware, software and services.

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Facebook thinks it's charged the global economy, but analysts are skeptical

According to Facebook, the company hasn't just changed the face of social networking. It's also boosted the global economy and put millions of people to work.

After death threats, Gamergate target starts group to fight online harassment

Zoe Quinn, the game developer harassed by the Gamergate movement, has co-founded a group aimed at combatting online abuse.

Opponent of Apple, Google settlement with workers wants larger cut in new deal

Michael Devine, who helped sink an earlier settlement between tech companies and workers in a lawsuit over anti-poaching efforts, supports a new settlement proposed but wants a larger payout.

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Cuba's pending tech revolution

Cuba is on the threshold of getting, potentially, a massive technology upgrade, thanks to a U.S. decision to ease economic sanctions. But this tiny island nation needs a lot of work.

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Internet venture funding hit a post-2000 record last year

U.S. venture funding for Internet startups last year rose to its highest level since 2000.

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Samsung buying BlackBerry makes sense

Samsung's reported offer of up to $7.5 billion for BlackBerry may turn out to be only a rumor, but such a match might make sense for both sides.


BlackBerry flatly denies it talked to Samsung about a buyout

BlackBerry has flatly denied a report that it met with Samsung Electronics to discuss a proposed $7.5 billion buyout.

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Samsung makes $7.5B buyout bid for BlackBerry

Samsung Electronics approached rival BlackBerry with a buyout proposal worth as much as $7.5 billion, according to a Reuters news report.

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Apple returns to brand perception top 10 list

Apple returned to the top 10 in the 2014 ranking of YouGov BrandIndex, a brand quality measurement firm that polled more than 1.5 million U.S. adults last year.

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New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

Legislation that would hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs.

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IT trends for 2015: Power Systems, security and flash-as-memory

Here are several interesting trends for 2015 including new features in IBM's Power Systems, advances in security (including risk/ fraud and advanced data security) and flash-as-memory and how it is being used to augment main memory.

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Teradata buys mobile marketing software company Appoxee

Analytics systems supplier Teradata has acquired Appoxee, a Tel Aviv startup that develops in-app and push messaging software designed to increase mobile user engagement.

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Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out

More price cuts are expected this year because of fierce competition between cloud and on-site software providers, and enterprises will be the beneficiaries.

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