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#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Promoting diversity by challenging preconceptions

The ad campaign, which has kicked off in the San Francisco Bay Area, aims to dispel the tech-professional stereotype.

By September 26, 2015


Rackspace fights back with suit against 'notorious' patent troll

The target of a patent infringement lawsuit, the cloud service provider goes on the offensive with a countersuit against the patent assertion entity.

By April 4, 2013


Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

Q&A: Years ago, Microsoft's CEO described open source as a cancer. Times have changed. Just ask 22-year Redmond veteran and open-source proponent Mark Hill.

By June 1, 2014


Patent reform bill targeting patent trolls shelved in Senate

Bill aimed at reducing patent litigation removed from agenda after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on key details.

By May 21, 2014


Heartburn from Heartbleed forces wide-ranging rethink in open source world

Experts caution that the notorious security bug heralds "open season on open source" and will force changes in how open-source code gets vetted as secure.

By April 24, 2014


Tech titans join forces to stop the next Heartbleed

The Linux Foundation's new Core Infrastructure Initiative creates a virtual Justice League of the biggest tech firms to ensure that open-source code gets the cryptographic scrutiny that it desperately needs.

By April 24, 2014


Greenpeace protests Twitter, asks for 'commitment' to renewable energy

Outside Twitter's corporate headquarters in San Francisco, Greenpeace makes its plea for the social media company to "Make our tweets green."

By April 9, 2014


Apple praised, Amazon shamed in Greenpeace report on clean energy

Amazon is among the last top IT companies to embrace clean energy like wind and solar, Greenpeace says in a new report that looks at the energy footprint across tech companies.

By April 2, 2014


Filling the gaps: Microsoft contest locates new prime numbers

Prime numbers are endlessly fascinating to computing and math fans, and there's an infinite supply of them. A Microsoft contest succeeds in fleshing out the list of primes that aren't actually the largest.

By April 1, 2014


Google on cloud storage pricing: 'Follow Moore's Law'

Google gets more serious about taking on the likes of Amazon Web Services, slashing on-demand rates by as much as 85 percent.

By March 25, 2014