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Battling Amazon: Pearson And Bertelsmann To Form Global Consumer Publishing Giant, Penguin Random House, To Build “New Digital Publishing Models”view story

http://techcrunch.com – Publishing giants Pearson and Bertelsmann have announced they are creating a joint venture to pool their respective consumer publishing businesses, Penguin and Random House, in a bid to go the distance in the digital age. Penguin and Random House will combine to form a JV named Penguin Random House, the pair said today, with Bertelsmann owning 53 percent of the new JV and Pearson owning 47 percent (IT news)

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Tracker 0.14.3 Has Lots of Fixesview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Tracker, a semantic data storage for desktop and mobile devices that uses W3C standards for RDF ontologies using Nepomuk with SPARQL to query and update the data, has just reached version 0.14.3.The number of changes in Tracker 0.14.3 is staggering, including bug fixes and new features. (General)

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Tim Cook: Customers Choose To Buy Our Products Because We Don’t Cut Cornersview story

http://techcrunch.com – During the Q4 2012 earnings call today, Tim Cook fielded a question regarding the upcoming strong financial push that Apple will be making this holiday season. As you know, Apple had a strong Q4 and has just re-launched its complete lineup of products. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Founder Takes Aim at Red Hatview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Canonical has suffered more than a little flack over the years for what some critics call a lack of openness in Ubuntu development. But if one agrees with Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, the truly closed platforms are Ubuntu’s competitors, especially Red Hat. At least, that’s what Shuttleworth had to say recently on his blog. (IT news)

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Foxconn Denies Strike At iPhone 5 Plant — But Says Apple Asked It To Improve Quality Controlview story

http://techcrunch.com – Electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has denied earlier reports that thousands of workers went on strike on Friday at a plant that assembles Apple’s latest iPhone — reportedly causing production of the device to be “paralysed”. (IT news)

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LibreOffice parent joins open standards bodyview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Sam Varghese | Published in: Open SourceThe Document Foundation (TDF), the parent organisation of the free office suite LibreOffice, has joined the international standards development consortium, the Organisation for the Advancement of Standards in Information Society (OASIS). (IT news)

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openSUSE 12.2: Green Means Go!view story

http://news.opensuse.org – Dear users, developers, and Geekos around the world – openSUSE 12.2 is ready for you! (Distributions)

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VMware Extends Ready Seal to Networking, Security Partnersview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Virtualization kingpin VMware (NYSE: VMW) has opened its Ready solutions validation program to networking and security suppliers, adding to eight other existing product categories for which the vendor stamps third-party offerings as certified and optimized for its vSphere and View platforms. (IT news)

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CloudOpen Preview: Defining the Open Cloud Stackview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Vice President of Community at Eucalyptus Systems and is on the opening morning keynote panel this Wednesday, August 29 at CloudOpen. He and his fellow panelists, Mark Hinkle from Citrix and Stefano Maffulli from OpenStack will be helping to define the open cloud stack as the conference gets underway. (General)

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Motorola files new patent case against Apple, seeks import ban on iPhone and iPadview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – While Samsung is still part of an ongoing battle with Apple, Motorola has decided to step up and join the fight. Google’s Motorola Mobility filed a new case with the U.S. (IT news)