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September 13, 2012
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How Twitter Uses Open Source

The sheer scale of Twitter is amazing: 2.8-billion tweets a day works out to about 5,000 tweets a second. Each tweet of 140 characters (or about 200 bytes) has to be sent, recorded, and retransmitted to up to 20 million … Continue reading

August 30, 2012
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How Twitter tweets your tweets with open source

San Diego, CA: Some people may have been surprised when Twitter recently joined The Linux Foundation. You couldn’t tweet about your dinner, your latest game, or the newest political rumor without open-source software. Chris Aniszczyk, open-source manager at Twitter, explained … Continue reading

July 30, 2012
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Google adds Google+ Hangout style video-conferencing to Gmail

Fred Brewin, a Google product manager, has just announced that Google is upgrading its Gmail and its closely allied Google Talk  instant-messaging, VoIP, and video-chat service to to “a more modern video calling technology — Google+ Hangouts.” Google+ Hangouts enables … Continue reading

July 19, 2012
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Ubuntu adds WebApps to its Linux desktop

Portland, OR: At OSCon, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company announced that it’s adding a new feature to its Ubuntu desktop: the ability to use popular Internet services and Websites, such as Google’s GMail and Facebook as … Continue reading