Stories by Jon Gold

Will embedded and middleware help save Blackberry?

The financial news for Blackberry is potentially bad this week, as it has been for most of the past few years. Some analysts are predicting that the Canadian company will post losses of as much as 7 cents per share, though the consensus seems to be closer to 3 cents. If that happens, it'll be Blackberry's fourth quarter out of the last five to show a decline.

By Jon Gold | 27 March, 2015 00:08

Tags: Blackberry, Apple, consumer electronics, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, smartphones, Facebook

Cloud threatening software freedom, advocate says

The public cloud increasingly is isolating users from the actual computing that they're doing, threatening their control over the process and posing a danger to software freedom, said academic and former Debian project leader Stefano Zacchiroli on Sunday at LibrePlanet 2015.

By Jon Gold | 24 March, 2015 04:15

Tags: Google, Networking, Steam, Open Source Subnet, netflix, debian

Stallman joins the Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more

According to Richard Stallman, godfather of the free software movement, Facebook is a "monstrous surveillance engine," tech companies working for patent reform aren't going nearly far enough, and parents must lobby their children's schools to keep data private and provide free software alternatives.

By Jon Gold | 24 March, 2015 04:13

Tags: Firefox, Google, nsa, Free Software Foundation, Open Source Subnet, software, Facebook

Open-source's former 'police' now helping businesses adopt

The growth of open-source in the business world has created a lot of changes, but few are as striking as the turnabout of Black Duck Software.

By Jon Gold | 24 March, 2015 00:13

Tags: Google, Black Duck Software, beca, software

Big network names oppose Title II regulations, with major exceptions

The FCC's net neutrality decision last month that imposed stricter regulations on Internet Service Providers, under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, has networking companies opposing each other even more fiercely than usual.

By Jon Gold | 20 March, 2015 02:08

Tags: net neutrality, IBM, networking companies, Networking, cisco, fcc, intel, LAN & WAN, Xiaomi, NTI, Google, Microsoft

Survey: Users hate lack of privacy controls on Internet

Internet users want privacy, but it's increasingly difficult to find, according to the results of a study released today by open-source software company Open-Xchange.

By Jon Gold | 18 March, 2015 04:56

Tags: security, Open-Xchange, privacy

Linux 'code of conflict' takes aim at developers' bad-tempered reputation

The world of Linux kernel development can be a contentious place, marked by enthusiastic debate, spirited disagreement, and occasional out-and-out temper tantrums. But a "patch" authored by senior developer Greg Kroah-Hartman is looking to raise the tone a bit.

By Jon Gold | 14 March, 2015 05:11

Tags: open source, linux foundation, software, Open Source Subnet

Google killing Google Code

Google announced today that it would henceforth stop accepting new projects for Google Code, as a prelude to shutting down the project hosting platform completely as of January of 2016.

By Jon Gold | 13 March, 2015 12:32

Tags: open source, GitHub, Google, software

Big data and battle tanks: Inside World of Tanks' powerful infrastructure

Tracking the scores, progress and behavior of millions of players around the globe playing an online game is no laughing matter, according to T.J. Wagner, an executive producer and creative director for World of Tanks publisher Wargaming West, who spoke to Network World last week at PAX East.

By Jon Gold | 12 March, 2015 05:32

Tags: Wargaming West, Networking, LAN & WAN

In Pictures: 13 weird and wonderful sights at PAX East 2015

In which the author indulges in gratuitous nerd nostalgia.

By Jon Gold | 11 March, 2015 08:25

Tags: PAX East 2015, gaming, slideshow, nerds

It's a road show for the guys behind PAX East's big, big LAN party

Among the many other exciting diversions for those of a nerdy bent at the PAX East 2015 gaming convention in Boston this past weekend, there was a LAN party. And as you might expect, it wasn't your average hastily erected LAN, with computers situated around a couple cheap consumer switches nestled between boxes of pizza.

By Jon Gold | 10 March, 2015 06:55

Tags: IBM, Networking, Microsoft, cisco, Internet2, Southwest, intel, LAN & WAN, kyocera

In Pictures: 10 cool tablets from MWC 2015

A top 10 tablet tour from the tech types in Barcelona.

Demand for Linux jobs shooting up fast

If you're an open-source expert, the job market is your oyster the Linux Foundation released a report this week that says that employees with Linux skills are in high demand, with hiring managers working hard to bring them in.

By Jon Gold | 06 March, 2015 08:03

Tags: linux foundation, careers, IT management

Aruba all-in-one box simplifies branch office communications

Aruba Networks today announced the availability of the 7000 series cloud services controller, an all-in-one box that aims to dramatically simplify branch office IT for far-flung businesses.

By Jon Gold | 04 March, 2015 02:35

Tags: HP, telecommunication, Google, Aruba networks, LAN & WAN

In Pictures: 8 great ways to celebrate Raspberry Pi’s 3rd birthday

Launched in February 2012 Raspberry Pi has sold more than 5 million units

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