Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

W10-Linux

Microsoft announced today it is joining the Linux Foundation, some 15 years after declaring Linux was a cancer. Looks like the cancer won.

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The brand new MacBook Pro beats Microsoft's Surface Book in one key area

If you’re buying a new laptop for work this year, then the brand new MacBook Pro and Surface Book must be on your radar.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/17/brand-new-macbook-pro-beats-microsofts-surface-book-in-one-key-area.html

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Signs and Symptoms


It’s been a rough couple of months, and we should talk about something fun and not political, but CRM-centric. I know! Let’s ask how the election influenced CRM. Seriously, there’s a nugget in there that ought to get us all thinking about business and keep our minds off that other stuff. Come on, it’ll be fun. I am not the only one who saw this, but isn’t it amazing how the pollsters got the election prediction exactly wrong? How could that be? They used modern analytics, big data, and more buzzwords than a software salesperson.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84091.html?rss=1

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Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Backblaze's storage facilities

While it’s generally known how long hard drives actually live for, it stands to reason that some manufacturers make drives that are more reliable than others. But whose?

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US Comptroller Gears Up for Blockchain and Internet Finance


The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has a lot of catching up to do in dealing with innovative information technology, as it affects not only conventional finance, but also new channels of e-commerce made possible through advances in IT. These channels include cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, related “blockchain” technologies, and other Internet-driven financial services. The OCC, a unit of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has established an Office of Innovation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84090.html?rss=1

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Facebook revamps ad metrics, apologizes for latest errors

Facebook says it will work with independent measurement companies like Nielsen and comScore to review more of its metrics after it uncovered new problems with the data it provides to advertisers and publishers that use its network.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/16/facebook-revamps-ad-metrics-apologizes-for-latest-errors.html

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Twitter tries to address hate speech issue with new user tools

Plus: WhatsApp rolls out encrypted video calling feature, is it going to stay encrypted? And Apple publishes a big glossy book about Apple’s design history.

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Hands on with Lenovo’s unique Yoga Book convertible tablet: Is it time for an Android laptop?

Lenovo Yoga Book product shot

Lenovo’s Yoga Book is a unique combination of tablet computer, physical keyboard, pressure-sensitive tablet, and Livescribe-like pen. Its sleek design and small form factor make it worth a look for anyone considering a note-taking appliance.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/239303-hands-lenovos-unique-yoga-book-convertible-tablet?source=Computing

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What you need to know about the phones secretly sending data to China

A serious, and potentially frightening, security vulnerability involving some Android smartphones came to light Tuesday.

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AMD adds GPU firepower to Google’s cloud services

Google datacenters

Google and AMD are teaming up to put AMD GPUs in Google’s data centers. It’s a major win for AMD’s GPGPU and HPC initiatives, since much of this space has historically been dominated by Nvidia.

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Apple’s new $300 coffee table book contains 450 product photos, little else

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Apple just released a $300 book with 450 product photos detailing the last 20 years of its own design history. The only problem? It forgot all the words.

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Coping With Software Licensing Challenges in the Cloud


A majority of independent software vendors were dealing with an escalating assortment of organizational issues monitoring and monetizing their software capabilities, according to a survey of ISV executives, which Vanson Bourne conducted last year on behalf of Gemalto. As many of those ISVs move to the cloud and Software as a Service delivery models, they face even greater obstacles achieving their business objectives. Corporations and consumers alike no longer are interested in acquiring on-premises or even downloaded software.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84087.html?rss=1

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Tech CEO who vowed to murder Donald Trump with a sniper rifle resigns

If there’s ever been a giant list of things you definitely shouldn’t do in a civilized society, threatening to murder the democratically elected leader with a sniper rifle is probably right up there at the top.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/15/tech-ceo-who-vowed-to-murder-donald-trump-with-sniper-rifle-resigns.html

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