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New IDC White Paper: Skies Are Becoming More Clear for Open Cloudview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – In a blog a few months ago, David Linthicum claimed that the 'open cloud' was getting awfully confusing. He's right: the early days of a technology shift are a land grab of vendors, consortia, and projects who work to lay their claim of the “best” “only” and “true” part of the technology puzzle. Confusion and obfuscation usually follows. (General)

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Qik Founder’s Story: Taking Mobile Video Out Of The Garage And Putting It Into The Hands Of Skypeview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Bernard Moon is co-founder and CEO of Vidquik, a new web conferencing and sales solutions platform, and co-founder of SparkLabs, a recently launched startup accelerator in Seoul, Korea. Follow him on Twitter.  I met Qik co-founder Ramu Sunkara through the University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni network while seeking advice for Vidquik. (IT news)

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Cisco Partners: Cloud More Than Just a Conversationview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Edison Peres, Cisco System’s (NASDAQ: CSCO) Worldwide Channels senior vice president, wrote in a newly posted blog that the vendor is busy taking the collective temperature of its channel partners globally concerning its go-to-market strategies, programs, incentives, sales teaming and other channel-related things. “Every year we bring together a select group of partners as part of a series of Cisc (IT news)

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Mandriva announces CloudPulse, the cloud-based I.T infrastructure management solutionview story

http://blog.mandriva.com – Paris, the 2nd of November 2012 : Mandriva has released CloudPulse, its new cloud-based I.T infrastructure management solution. CloudPulse is the SaaS evolution of Mandriva Pulse². (General)

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OLPC Project Puts Tablets In The Hands Of Formerly Illiterate Children With Amazing Resultsview story

http://techcrunch.com – The story sounded far-fetched: OLPC researchers, working with a team of technicians in Ethiopia, created a special “hut” covered in solar panels where the children of a few distant towns could go to recharge some toys they were given. The toys were boxed Motorola Xoom tablets and every child between the age of four and eight got one. (IT news)

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Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Viennaview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Pioneers Festival kicked off in Vienna this week and by the looks of the 2,300 attendees at the amazing Hofburg Imperial palace, the conference is shaping up to be a stand-out event in Europe, not least because it is enormously upbeat and positive. Something we need more of in Europe. (IT news)

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Get Ready For Some Fireworks: Activist Investor Carl Icahn Sets His Sights On Netflix, Taking A 10% Stakeview story

http://techcrunch.com – Carl Icahn could be on the warpath again, this time with Netflix as his target. Through a number of investment vehicles, Icahn has taken what amounts to a 9.98 percent stake in the subscription video company. Icahn, of course, is best known as an activist shareholder who advocates for change in companies that he believes are not well run, and as a result, undervalued. (IT news)

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Evolution email forgets all settings after rebootview story

http://askubuntu.com – My Evolution email client keeps forgetting all settings after a reboot or even a logout/login! Please help! I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a new laptop. To move my Evolution settings and email over to the new machine, I selected "backup", which creates a single tar.gz archive of all Evolution settings and mail. (HowTos)

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Gallows Humorview story

http://techcrunch.com – “Palmer was hanged outside Stafford Prison on 14th June 1856, watched by an enormous crowd of some 30,000 people. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 289view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 289 for the week October 22 - 28, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue289 In This Issue Ubuntu Core On The Nexus 7 Raring Ringtail Ubuntu Developer Summit Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) end-of-life reached on October 28, 2012 Welcome New Members and Deve (Hardware)