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Web giant adds patents related to software used to manage data centers to the patent collection it's making freely available to anyone, without fear of legal repercussion.
book review Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen are more sober than starry-eyed in this worthwhile look at how a pervasive Internet changes censorship, privacy, identity, government, and war.
To start, the online giant today said it has identified 10 patents related to MapReduce, which allows users to analyze large data sets. It won't sue over those patents unless first attacked.
As part of an effort to build appreciation for how it actually runs online services like search, Google is showing off its massive computing resources.
The virtualization giant is moving up the big data stack with its new Serengeti open-source project.
Today's IT world is changing dramatically because of the convergence of cloud computing, mobility, and everything else associated with running apps on the Web, and big data.
Recently named IBM Fellow Jeff Jonas is one of the most interesting big data thought-leaders. He spoke to CNET about the increasing value of data-driven decisions.
Historically, opening big proprietary projects is fraught with peril, and WebOS will still struggle for relevance even if it attracts outside programmers.
Whether or not the masses actually jailbreak their iPhones, it seems as though users are willing to support the work that the jailbreak community is doing, feeding the Chronic-Dev Team with more than 10 million crash reports in a single week after the release of the Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter application.
Big Blue is looking to Platform Computing to bolster its high-performance computing capabilities.