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Not only is he a terrific CEO, but also he's a great technologist. Even when faced with marked volatility in Netflix's stock prices, he's likely to s...

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How to Fix a Major Flaw in Our Current App Ecosystem

Alex Iansiti | Posted 02.15.2017 | Technology Read More: Apps, Android, Ios, Javascript, Html, Css, Apple, Google, Developers, Software Developers, Open Source Software, Technology News
Alex Iansiti

Google will do anything it can to get apps on its store, but let's face it, Apple has the better apps. Because Apple has the better apps, they want to choke off Android while trying to incentivize more devs to make apps for them, so they have a client stack that is as different from Google's as possible to make it hard for devs to switch over.

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White House Responds To Remaining 'We The People' E-Petitions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics Read More: White House, Epetitions, Epetition, Digital Democracy, Open Source, Open Source Software, Open Government, change.org, Politics News

The White House responded on Tuesday to all of the unanswered online petitions that have met the minimum requirement of 100,000 signatures on its "We ...

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Democracy.io Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology Read More: Open Government, Open Source, Open Data, Eff, Open Source Software, Crowdsourcing, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, What Is Working: Small Businesses, Technology News

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled Democracy.io was designed to s...

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Alexander Howard

U.S. House of Representatives Allows Use Of Open Source Software

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology Read More: Technology, Open Source Software, House of Representatives, U.S. House of Representatives, Software, Digital Democracy, Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers, Clay Shirky, Open Government, Video, Technology News

As the executive branch of the United States government quietly works on creating an official open source policy, the legislative branch is also movin...

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Why Open Leadership Has Become Essential

George Bradt | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business Read More: Open Source Software, Open Leadership, Eclipse, Business News
George Bradt

Over the next several weeks -- as we navigate mall parking lots, fill our shopping carts and test our patience in check-out lines -- let's not lose sight of what's behind this excitement. It all comes down to the simple act of giving.

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Why Go Language is not Good

yager.io | Will Yager | Posted 08.30.2014 | Home Read More: Software Development, Software Engineering, Go Programming Language, Go, Open Source, Open Source Software, Home News

"I like Go. I use it for a number of things (including this blog). Go is useful. With that said, Go is not a good language. It's not bad; it's just no...

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The Future of Open Source: Speeding Technology Innovation

Fred Simon | Posted 08.10.2014 | Home Read More: Open Source, Software Development, Netflix, Twitter, Ericsson, Open Source Software, Home News
Fred Simon

So what do we see as the future of open source? When it comes to software development, it will be increasingly difficult to integrate, develop, and extend closed source software--and extremely costly compared to open source alternatives.

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TechView: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology Read More: Linus Torvalds, Linux, Steve Jobs, Helsinki, Microsoft, Open Source Software, Apple, Finland, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Google, Technology News
Bill_Robinson

Though he prefers to tell people he was named after the "Peanuts" character, the truth is he was named after Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize-winner.

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If it Doesn't Exist, Build it: An Interview With Jasper Nance

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 07.05.2014 | Home Read More: Photography, Open Source Hardware, Open Source, Science, Ehsm, Jasper Nance, Open Source Software, Home News
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Witty, prolific hacker Jasper Nance is hard to miss. She has been one of the most active members of Arizona's first hackerspace, HeatSync labs. Prior to working at HeatSync, she worked on numerous near space balloon projects.

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Why You Should Get Involved With Open-Source

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home Read More: Coding, Sourceforge, Opensource, Programming, Stackoverflow, Openssl, Heartbleed, Github, Openhatch, Open Source Software, Home News
Alex Ivanovs

Open source abdicates your flexibility as a developer to better serve the people who actually use your products. You can see that as a constraint... or you can see it as a door to iteration, innovation, and constant progress.

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Introducing ScaleSimple, An Open Source CDN

http://blog.dberg.org | Adam Denenberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home Read More: Vcl, Varnish, Software Developers, Open Source, Software, Technology, Engineering, Open Source Software, Home News

I am proud to announce that today we are open sourcing our project, ScaleSimple, an open CDN platform. Head on over to GitHub to see all the code. We ...

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Scandiweb: Latvia's Magento Magicians

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology Read More: Riga, Latvia, Scandiweb, E-Commerce, Magento, London, Nyc, Open Source Software, Ukraine, Ebay, Technology News
Bill_Robinson

Having studied at university and been fascinated with early programming classes, Antons Sapriko then went on to study IT at the University of Copenhagen, a top regional business school and there became mesmerized by Magento.

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Enterprise Approach to Big Data: Interview with Think Big Analytics CEO Ron Bodkin

James Grundvig | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology Read More: Nsa, Internet, Big Data, Analytics, Mobile, Think Big Analytics, Open Source, Dan Scheinman, Open Source Software, Technology News
James Grundvig

Aiming to become the leader in the Big Data movement for the enterprise, Think Big Analytics closed a $3 million seed round earlier this year, which included an investment from former Cisco executive Dan Scheinman.

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Hacking Chicago

Derek Eder | Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago Read More: School Locators, Chicago Public School Tiers, Open City, Chicago School Locator, Google Maps, Chicago Public Schools, Fusion Tables, Open Source Software, Chicago News
Derek Eder

On August 17, 2012, Chicago Public Schools launched a new version of their School Locator. Unlike the map that came before it, this one is intuitive, easy to use, and took half the time to build. How was CPS able to accomplish this?

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Penguicon Tinkers With Sci-Fi Convention Traditions

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.26.2012 | Detroit Read More: Video, Science Fiction Convention, Sci-Fi Convention, Linux, Jim Gettys, Detroit News, Penguicon 2012, Penguicon Convention, Scrub Club, Penguicon, Tux the Linux Penguin, Open Source Software, Detroit News

Penguicon, an open-source software and science fiction gathering that expects to draw more than 1,200 fans to the Regency Hyatt hotel in Dearborn this...

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WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology Read More: Instagram, Investing, Social Media, Internet, Pinterest, Open Source, Facebook, Technology, Tech Bubble, Open Source Software, Technology News
Shawn Amos

So are we in a tech bubble? Or is social media such a different animal that we need to redefine the whole idea of what a company is worth?

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What Is the Hypernet?

Roger McNamee | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology Read More: Internet, Hypernet, Html, Online Investing, Tech Investing, Html 5, Computer Programming, Android, Ios, Open Source, Open Source Software, Technology News
Roger McNamee

The world thinks about the online world in terms of a network layer (The Internet) and a software layer (The Web). It's no longer so simple. I propose that we refer to the new network layer -- the sum of the wired Internet and the mobile data infrastructure for cellular and Wi-Fi -- as the Hypernet.

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Veterans Affairs Health Records approach: big step ahead for all kinds of software development

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact Read More: Electronic Health Records, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Veterans, Open Source Software, Impact News
Craig Newmark

The Dept of Vets Affairs runs VistA, which is one of the most effective, and widely-used electronic health record (EHR) systems in the world. They nee...

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Next Generation Democracy: Open Web Platforms, Local Activists and the US Coastguard

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology Read More: New Orleans, Government, Democracy, Civic Participation, Linux, Seeclickfix, New Yorker, Social Change, Malcolm Gladwell, Open Source Software, Technology News
Ben Berkowitz

From the evolution of Linux to the distributed mechanisms of the US Coastguard, a new book shows us that inclusive decision making can reshape democracy for the 21st century.

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