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stephen o'grady


HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future

The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess.

By October 28, 2014


Oracle gets a chance to rewrite software law

By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.

By May 7, 2012


VMware and Red Hat: The war for the data center

The two companies used to be the best of friends, but the need to control the data center increasingly puts them at odds.

By May 6, 2010


The upside to Apple's control freakishness

Apple and Google bring diverse, opposing strengths to their battle for the mobile Web.

By May 5, 2010


Apache Cassandra gets boost from Riptano (Q&A)

A new company has launched to support the popular Cassandra open-source database. In this Q&A with Riptano founder Matt Pfeil, we learn why Cassandra makes sense in the new way of Web architecture.

By May 2, 2010


The 'year of the Linux desktop' has passed

Many in the open-source community have been waiting for the "Linux desktop" to arrive for years, but they appear to have missed obvious signs that we're beyond it.

By February 18, 2010


What we'll pay for on the Web

Digitization makes content completely free, which most of us actually don't want, at least not most of the time. Instead, we'll happily pay for filters to make digital abundance manageable.

By January 26, 2010


NoSQL and the future of cloud databases

New tools dubbed NoSQL may help developers achieve Internet-scale for their database driven applications.

By December 9, 2009


Why Microsoft should open-source Internet Explorer

Microsoft has been reactionary toward open source for far too long. It's time to open-source Internet Explorer and start giving its competitors grief.

By December 1, 2009


Google privacy controls: Most people won't care

Google Dashboard is putting personal data in the hands of users, but most of us won't care enough to exercise this control.

By November 5, 2009