Stories by Jon Gold

Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind

The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen, the company's in-house mobile operating system.

By Jon Gold | 16 September, 2014 06:01

Tags: samsung, open source, Google, Networking, Samsung Electronics, wireless, software, mobile, ubuntu

In Pictures: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

A glimpse at Apple's much-anticipated new iPhones

By Jon Gold | 11 September, 2014 10:15

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, iPhone 6 Plus, mobility, smartphones

Big alternatives to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple's release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mark the end of the company's streak as the lone major holdout in a smartphone sector dominated by larger devices. So what's the competition look like?

By Jon Gold | 10 September, 2014 23:20

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, Google, htc, consumer electronics, smartphones

Riverbed teases with free SteelStore offering

Riverbed announced today that customers can now use the virtual edition of the company's SteelStore storage appliance for free, bundling the product with six months of Amazon S3 cloud storage (at 8TB per month of volume) on the house.

By Jon Gold | 09 September, 2014 23:23

Tags: Gartner, AWS, storage, cloud storage

Open-source player-tracking project kicks off

Big Data isn't just a buzzy concept in the business world these days – professional sports teams are, increasingly, applying similar principles to their own operations, analyzing fast-growing quantities of data in order to better understand the game.

By Jon Gold | 06 September, 2014 03:02

Tags: Apple, open source, Google, applications, big data, software, data mining, Open Source Subnet, Facebook

Reddit, Mozilla, Imgur and others in slowdown protest over net neutrality rules

A consortium of some of the Internet's most visited websites, including reddit, Imgur, Wordpress, and Mozilla, will prominently display a spinning red loading icon on Wednesday, September 10, in a protest against planned FCC rules changes that would undermine the principals of net neutrality.

By Jon Gold | 05 September, 2014 06:25

Tags: reddit, 'Net nuetrality, Google, Networking, fcc, Imgur, wireless, Wordpress, Fight for the Future, mozilla

Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

A prominent Linux kernel developer has been jailed by Russian authorities after protesting publicly in Moscow's Manezh Square against the conflict in Ukraine.

By Jon Gold | 03 September, 2014 06:22

Tags: Parallels, Linux, Shell, Microsoft, twitter, software, operating systems

Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

By Jon Gold | 29 August, 2014 06:37

Tags: Linux, open source, software, operating systems, Red Hat

A review of Swing Copters: Under no circumstances should you play this game

Mercifully, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen pulled his simple, addictive and fiendishly difficult twitch game from the Android and iOS marketplaces after it exploded in popularity earlier this year, but he's back with a new assault on your attention span: Swing Copters.

By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2014 04:10

Tags: consumer electronics, ios, Microsoft, Android, smartphones, software, operating systems, mobile apps

Plug-and-play Android security layer outlined by NC State researchers

A modified version of Android uses a system of modularized plugins to help make sure the latest security tools make it into the hands of end users as quickly as possible.

By Jon Gold | 21 August, 2014 05:39

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, security, Android, smartphones, North Carolina State University

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

By Jon Gold | 20 August, 2014 23:26

Tags: Linux, linux foundation, careers, software, Open Source Subnet, operating systems, IT management

Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

By Jon Gold | 19 August, 2014 08:00

Tags: Linux, Google, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Androids continue to gain in the enterprise

Use of Android smartphones in the enterprise realm is on the rise, largely at the expense of the iPhone, according to a report issued this week by Good Technology.

By Jon Gold | 14 August, 2014 03:11

Tags: smartphone, consumer electronics, Networking, Android, hardware systems, smartphones, wireless, tablets, Good Technology, Apple

Riverbed bolsters net mgmt. software for greater automation

Riverbed tacked three new software modules onto its SteelCentral network management product today, broadening the features already available through that framework.

By Jon Gold | 11 August, 2014 23:22

Tags: management, Gartner, Networking, Network management, riverbed

Netscout sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant rating

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Connecticut Superior Court accuses tech analyst firm Gartner Research of demanding kickbacks in exchange for favorable placement in the company's famous Magic Quadrant report.

By Jon Gold | 08 August, 2014 02:54

Tags: management, Gartner, Networking, Network management, Netscout

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