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An Employee’s Guide to Open Source Contributions

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Creating your own project or otherwise contributing to open source is the kind of thing that can help you show off your skills to potential employers. Beyond that, many programmers contribute because they enjoy the work involved or use it to develop new skills. But it’s worth bearing in mind that, depending on your company’s attitude, there can be job-related pitfalls. Here are some things to look out for. Some businesses feel that anything created by their employees — even… continue…

Danny Kim Wants to Change How You Drive

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The Lit Motors founder thinks the two-wheeled C-1 can forever alter how people move through urban settings. continue…

iPhone to Become SOS Beacon, Game Controller

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A host of patent applications shows Apple’s effort to make iDevices into better media-control hubs and emergency robo-beacons. continue…

Coffee Maker Uses DRM to Block Competition

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Competitor sues to keep leading coffee-pod maker Keurig from adding tech that will block unlicensed coffee pods from its machines. continue…

Why Apple Acquiring Tesla Makes Sense

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Rumors of Apple acquiring the electric car manufacturer are floating around. continue…

America, But Not Americans, Lead World in Science

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U.S. keeps increasing R&D, IT-driven growth as the world races to catch up, but a quarter of Americans still don’t know the Earth revolves around the Sun. continue…

Google Reaches Agreement with European Commission

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In doing so, the search-engine giant managed to avoid a multi-billion-dollar fine. continue…

Google’s Motorola Adventure: Stinging Failure, or Slight Victory?

Google’s little smartphone-manufacturing adventure cost it at least $7.1 billion. Was it worth it? continue…

Lenovo to Acquire Motorola Mobility for $3 Billion

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The world’s No. 1 PC maker, Lenovo, which last week announced it’s buying IBM’s x86 server business for $2.3 billion, plans to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google, according to Google’s announcement Wednesday. For Motorola Mobility employees, the announcement marks another round of uncertainty with a new owner. Just 20 months ago, Google closed its $12.5 billion acquisition with Motorola Mobility and initiated a string of deep cuts. Google inherited approximately 19,000 Motorola Mobility employees, but sacked 4,000 employees in 2012,… continue…

Layoffs Cut Crossroads Systems’ Staff in Half

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Two rounds of layoffs have left Austin-based software maker Crossroads Systems with just 48 workers, according to the Austin Business Journal. The company develops software designed to connect and protect data for enterprise storage and cloud computing. Its headcount stood at 99 last March, when it was pinning its turnaround hope on StrongBox, a plug-and-play device designed to manage tape storage systems. The company now employs 22 workers in research and development; 14 in sales, marketing and business development; and… continue…