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Despite assault on privacy, Page sees value in online openness

While criticizing US surveillance activities as a threat to democracy, Google's CEO says more sharing could also save hundreds of thousands of lives.

By Mar. 19, 2014


Twenty years on, the Web faces new openness challenges

CERN set the Web on fire by releasing open software without royalty payment requirements. Two decades later, proprietary technology has found a foothold.

By Apr. 30, 2013


Obama, Congress get poor grades for Internet openness

Both Obama administration and House Republicans "have a long way to go" when it comes to allowing programmers and the public access to key government data, forthcoming report says.

By Nov. 2, 2012


Wireless CEOs warn of industry challenges, call for openness

The CEOs of Telecom Italia, China Mobile, Vodafone, and AT&T Mobility hit the common theme of a need to cooperate even as the industry faces regulatory and competitive pressure.

By Feb. 27, 2012


Google wields data openness against Facebook

Google's Data Liberation Front is accelerating efforts to differentiate its employer from Facebook by allowing users to take their data elsewhere with one or two clicks.

By Jul. 15, 2011


Google's Andy Rubin defends Android's openness

Amid criticisms that Google is grabbing tighter control over Android's reins, Android chief says he and company remain committed to keeping effort an open-source project.

By Apr. 6, 2011


Nokia CEO dismisses buyout rumours, questions Android openness

Nokia's CEO says his company is not for sale, declaring it will move three times faster than before to bring out distinctive Windows Phone handsets.

By Jun. 9, 2011


Motorola boss blames Android Market's openness for poor app quality

The open nature of the Android Market is adversely affecting the overall quality of apps and causing users to return large numbers of Motorola devices, according to the company's big cheese.

By Jun. 3, 2011


Google pleads for openness

For all Google's missteps vis-a-vis open source, the company's dependence on and promotion of open technology is clear.

By Dec. 15, 2008


Microsoft, openness, and oxymorons

Microsoft claims that openness is the future of its Live Mesh service. Given its track record, I'm not holding my breath.

By Apr. 30, 2008