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The Future of Adobe ’s App Interaction Looks Pretty AwesomePlay

The Future of Adobe ’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome

Adobe recently released a video in which it showed off forward-looking features for its suite of apps on the tablet.
In the video, you see a woman manipulating a chair’s orientation just by twisting her hand in the air, you …

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OpenStack: Show Me the Money

A panel of investors at the OpenStack Summit in Paris explain what they’re looking for and why security is ripe for investment.

PARIS—Over the course of the past year, there have been hundreds of millions of dollars in OpenStack-related funding and acquisition activities. In a panel at the OpenStack Summit here, some of the top venture capitalists detailed what they’re investing in and what they want to see.

While OpenStack itself is open-source software, there are a lot of opportunities from which companies and their investors can profit. Among the big deals recently completed, Red Hat acquired OpenStack vendor eNovance in June for $95 million, Cisco acquired Metacloud and Mirantis raised $100 million in funding.

David Lam, managing director at West Summit Capital, helped lead Mirantis’ $100 million funding round and told the OpenStack audience that he’s very optimistic about the firm’s prospects. In particular, Lam said the new funding is helping Mirantis grow in China.

We invest in China and try to connect our companies with the Chinese market, where we see huge demand for alternatives to incumbent vendors,” Lam said. 

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Hands-on with the Xbox One’s TV tuner

Hands-on with the Xbox One’s TV tuner

The Xbox One’s €29.99/£24.99 TV Tuner is now available, but it’s far from just a glorified channel changer for Microsoft’s console.
As we mentioned, it came out only in Europebecause many of us across the pond get our TV fix from …

Updated Debian 7: 7.7 released

Updated Debian 7: 7.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories …

Firefox 34 Adds Browser-Based Voice Calling, Blocks POODLE Attacks

Firefox 34 Adds Browser-Based Voice Calling, Blocks POODLE AttacksPlay

Web browsers were originally all about enabling users to view Web content. With Mozilla’s new Firefox 34 browser, the browser’s purpose expands to become a broader communications platform that enables users to talk to each other in audio calls.
Firefox …

Karma Go: WiFi That Fits in Your Pocket

Karma Go: WiFi That Fits in Your Pocket

Breaking up is hard to do. But breaking up with your Internet provider might not be, with a little help from a new startup called Karma Go
The West Coast-based upstart was founded on the belief that “the power of connectivity should …

Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe

Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe

The panel was mostly focused on explaining Google Ventures’ investment strategy for its European arm. In particular, Google Ventures will employ the same operational strategy as in the U.S., and will be looking for co-investors for most of its deals.
“In …

Google changes ‘to fight piracy’ by highlighting legal sites

Google changes ‘to fight piracy’ by highlighting legal sites

Google has announced changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.
The company has long been criticised for enabling people to find sites to download entertainment illegally.
The entertainment industry has argued that illegal sites should be “demoted” …

When Haswell met Xeon

When Haswell met Xeon

Intel’s new Xeon E5 v3 family of server and workstation CPUs, based on the 22nm Haswell architecture, runs the gamut from budget 6-core chips to an 18-core behemoth.
We outline what’s new and look at some new products from SuperMicro.
Fourth-generation …

Snapchat, valued at $10 billion, has started showing ads


The disappearing-message service began inserting ads into users’ “Recent Updates” feeds for the first time this past weekend.
The ads will only play if you click on them from your feed — they won’t be inserted into your personal communications, a …

Former VMware CTO Now a General Catalyst for Investing in Enterprise Technology

Steve Herrod worked at virtualization innovator VMware from 2001 until 2013, with the last five years of his tenure there as CTO and senior vice president of R&D. Since leaving VMware in February 2013, Herrod has been a managing director …

KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future

Finally, the KDE project has released KDE Plasma 5, a major new version of the venerable K Desktop Environment.
Plasma 5 arrives in the middle of an ongoing debate about the future of the Linux desktop. On one hand there are the …