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Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine

2 months agoProgramming / Open Source : Open

Alexander Spangher discusses recent work that's been done to revamp our article recommendation algorithm.

DHI Group plans to sell off Slashdot and Sourceforge

"The Company… has not successfully leveraged the Slashdot user base."

The 11th Release of OpenStack, Kilo, Debuts

The 11th release of OpenStack is available for download today, and the event is being billed as "a turning point" for the open source project with contributions from nearly 1,500 developers and 169 organizations worldwide. Indeed, it's only been a few short years since there was early media coverage of the cloud computing platform. Show More Summary

Microsoft Offers Tools for Porting iOS and Android Apps to Windows

Surely you've seen the news stories floating around about how has Microsoft finally, truly warmed up to Linux and open source. It's all thanks to new CEO Satya Nadella (shown), who has let everyone know that he "loves Linux" and claims that 20 percent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux-based. Show More Summary

Apache Parquet Now a Top-Level Project, with Hadoop Appeal

Never underestimate how much the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is doing to drive the Hadoop community forward. This week, I reported on how it and the Open Data Platform partners are really driving standardization forward on the Hadoop scene. Show More Summary

The Public Cloud No Longer Makes Sense for All Players

Companies with household names ranging from HP to IBM have jumped rapidly on the cloud computing bandwagon, but they're not all necessarily focused on public cloud services. In fact, some companies are sending very mixed signals about the public cloud. Show More Summary

Bodhi to Fork Enlightenment to Produce "Moksha"

Bodhi founder and lead developer Jeff Hoogland today blogged that Enlightenment just isn't what it was back in the E17 days. So much so that Hoogland almost quit the distro business altogether. However, after his return, Hoogland decided the best way to handle Enlightenment was to fork it. Show More Summary

Apple Ties Siri's Future to Apache Mesos

Recently, we've been covering Apache Mesos, along with Mesosphere, a company doing some interesting things surrounding Mesos and offering a data center operating system. Mesos is an open source project that abstracts CPU, memory, storage,...Show More Summary

Citrix Delivers Linux Virtual Desktop Offering

Citrix is out with some interesting moves in the Linux virtual desktop arena. The company has a new kit called the “Linux Virtual Desktop Tech Preview” which is available here for  XenApp or XenDesktop customers with active Subscription Advantage accounts. Show More Summary

Debian 8 and Mageia 5 RC Released Over the Weekend

What an exciting weekend that just passed. First up, the long-awaited Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 "Jessie" was released in live and traditional installation media. Elsewhere, Mageia 5 Release Candidate was released with UEFI support and other installation improvements. Show More Summary

Apple's Open Health Push Intensifies with IBM Watson Partnership

The first Apple Watches are arriving on some wrists and drawing reviews around the web. In a recent post, I called out the fact that open source health initiatives and apps surrounding the watch may drive its ultimate success. AppleShow More Summary

For the Open Data Platform, Opposition is Taking Shape

Recently there has been a lot of coverage of Big Data leaders converging around the Open Data Platform, recently announced by Pivotal, which we covered here. The ODP is rapidly gaining members, and its founding members are GE, Hortonworks, IBM, Infosys, Pivotal, SAS, AltiScale, Capgemini, CenturyLink, EMC, Teradata, Splunk, Verizon and VMware. Show More Summary

OpenSSL warns of two high-severity bugs, but no Heartbleed

DoS weakness shares starring role with revised FREAK vulnerability.

Dell’s Linux PC sequel still “just works”—but it adds 4K screen and rough edges

4k scaling issues keep it from being perfect—but, hey, it’s for developers, right?

Firefox coming to iOS because that’s where the users are

New iOS behavior makes this a little more palatable than before.

It’s time for Microsoft to open source Internet Explorer

Being the only closed source mainstream browser isn't a good position.

OpenMandriva 3 Alpha, Debian LTS Recruitment, & Gentoo Git

The OpenMandriva Community today announced OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha. Version 3 will bring some exciting new features including hints of Plasma 5. The Debian Project today asked for help with Debian LTS for Wheezy and Jessie. The Gentoo...Show More Summary

Proprietary Cloud Revenues Show the True Value of Open Platforms

How much does the rise of open source cloud computing mean to enterprises? This week, both Microsoft and Amazon reported quarterly earnings, and they put some numbers on the answer to that question. In particular, Amazon revealed how much money Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes, which it was very secretive about before. Show More Summary

Citrix Sponsors OpenStack Foundation Following CloudStack Speculation

In case you were wondering about Citrix's commitment to CloudStack and CloudPlatform as OpenStack continues to gain momentum, here's a bit of news: Citrix has has become a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation."By joining the...Show More Summary

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