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Six takeaways from Microsoft’s open sourcing of .NET

Last week, Microsoft announced it was open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack, and expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. The move was warmly received across the IT community, which often has been skeptical of Microsoft’s intentions. (Well, with the possible exception of my good friend Adrian Bridgwater, who suggests… Read more →

Cisco launches new telepresence system, Project Squared mobile app

Cisco on Monday launched a new three-screen telepresence system designed to cut costs on bandwidth and deployment as well as a mobile collaboration effort dubbed Project Squared. The moves, announced at its Collaboration Summit 2014, come as Cisco is resetting its collaboration portfolio with the aim of connecting screens of all sizes and power them… Read more →

Apple issues Yosemite patch for wi-fi bug

Apple has issues the first patch for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, fixing amongst other things a pervasive and frustrating bug that affected wi-fi connectivity for some Mac users. The bug caused wi-fi connectivity to drop intermittently on certain configurations of Macs and routers. Over the course of the month since Yosemite was released the bug… Read more →

Microsoft Billionaire Reboots Seattle Movie Temple

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The open-sourcing of Microsoft

When Ed Bott recently wrote about how Microsoft really is taking a new path he mentioned many important points, but I think he missed perhaps the most important technical point of all: Microsoft is finally really embracing open-source software. Over the years Microsoft has, despite fighting with Linux and other open-source programs, never actually shied… Read more →

LivingSocial launches Connect as marketing push continues

The daily deals platform LivingSocial is releasing a new CRM-like communications toolkit for merchants and small businesses using its platform. With Connect, LivingSocial is adding tools such as tailored social media communications, personalized deal offers and email messages into its Merchant Center marketing platform. It also allows merchants to re-engage existing customers by offering additional free… Read more →