News - 2013

The Verge: One standard to sync them all: AllSeen Alliance forms to accelerate Internet of Things adoption

Eighteen months ago, Qualcomm SVP Rob Chandhok succinctly explained why the internet of things was failing. Instead of working together, manufacturers designed their smart televisions and appliances to only communicate with their own proprietary applications. Instead of building an ecosystem of devices that could talk to one another, they only built for themselves.

Forbes: AllSeen Alliance: Manufacturers Cooperate To Kickstart The Internet Of Things?

Huge business opportunities—if they can pull it off.

The Internet of everything has a new would-be sheriff. And his name is Greg Burns (pictured), chair of the AllSeen Alliance. Run by the Linux Foundation, the group aims to knock together the heads of all the makers of devices that want to talk to each other, and sort out a way for themall to do it

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VentureBeat: The Internet of things is coming on faster than ever, thanks to a new, huge alliance

Qualcomm, LG, the Linux Foundation, and a whole team of heavy-hitters in the Internet of things world are coming together and forming an alliance.

Thrilling Star Wars terminology aside, the AllSeen Alliance, as it’s called, will take on the monumental, innovation-accelerating task of creating and maintaining unified standards for device-to-device communication.

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TechWeekEurope: Valve Joins Linux Foundation Ahead Of SteamOS Launch

Software and video game developer Valve has joined the Linux Foundation ahead of the launch of its Linux-based operating system SteamOS,

The Next Web: Valve joins the Linux Foundation as it prepares its Linux-powered Steam OS and Steam Machines

Valve, creator of the Steam gaming platform and a video game studio and publisher in its own right, is the latest company to join the Linux Foundation – a nonprofit organization tasked with nurturing and advocating the open-source operating system.

Forbes: Valve Has Joined The Linux Foundation

Valve’s love affair with open-source operating system Linux has been steadily growing throughout 2013. In February, Valve released its Steam platform for Linux. In May, it released some of its most popular games for the platform.

PC World: Open-source gaming ahoy! Valve joins Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

In a move that could add momentum to game development on Linux, game maker Valve has joined the Linux Foundation and will contribute tools for developers to work with its SteamOS.

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VentureBeat: Valve is now a card-carrying member of The Linux Foundation

Video game publisher Valve is taking its relationship with Linuxto the next level. The company is already using the open-source operating system as the backbone for its upcoming SteamOS platform, but now Valve is putting a ring on it and joining The Linux Foundation.

GigaOm: Gamer fan fave Valve Software joins Linux Foundation

Valve Software founder and CEO Gabe Newell has been pretty clear over the past year that Linux is a key platform for the company going forward.

The Guardian: Valve joins the Linux Foundation in run up to Steam Machine console launch

Valve is joining the Linux Foundation in the run up to the gaming giant's launch of its Steam Machine, a console based on the Linux open source operating system which the foundation exists to promote.

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