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May 9, 2013
by sjvn01
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Open Compute to open-source high-end network switches

Since Facebook started open-sourcing the data center in 2011 in the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook and its OCP partners have had some successes in making data-center computing more open and affordable. Now, the OCP takes on what may be … Continue reading

April 5, 2013
by sjvn01
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Why Windows fragmentation will blow Windows to smithereens (cough)

Android fragmentation will wreck Android for smartphones and tablets just as much as Windows fragmentation ruined Windows for the PC. Why Windows fragmentation will blow Windows to smithereens (cough) More >

January 26, 2013
by sjvn01
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Google+ moves up to second place in social networks

Last year, many people dismissed Google’s Google+ social network as a “virtual ghost town.” That was then. This is now. According to GlobalWebIndex, Google+, with 343-million active users, has become the second largest social network globally. As Vic Gundotra, Google’s … Continue reading