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Wall Street Journal: Internet of Things Fans Form ‘AllSeen’ Alliance

How are things going to find each other once they are all connected? A lot of companies are discussing such questions these days, with some of them banding together in an effort that will exploit technology from Qualcomm.

The Linux Foundation, a non-profit group that oversees development of operating system and other projects, on Tuesday is announcing a group called the AllSeen Alliance to help enable a technology trend called the Internet of Things (or, more inclusively, the Internet of Everything).

Computerworld: Home appliance makers connect with open source 'Internet of things' project

Home appliances, cars and computers could soon be talking to one another thanks to an open source framework that has the backing of consumer electronics manufacturers in a new industry alliance.

The AllSeen Alliance is supported by the Linux Foundation. Its members include Cisco, D-Link, Haier, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic and Sharp.

FastCompany: A New Alliance Will Let "Internet of Things" Devices Talk to Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more "smart" devices make their way into our homes

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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,

    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.

    Read more at PC World

    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.

    Read more at The Guardian

    Ars Technica: Valve joins the Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

    Following the official unveiling of its Linux-based SteamOS back in September, Valve has announced that it is joining The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit group of companies and individuals devoted to promoting and advancing the open source community.

    Read more at Ars Technica

    All Things D: With Steam Machines on the Horizon, Valve Makes Its Linux Love Official

    “Gabe Newell is the Steve Jobs of the gaming industry.”

    That’s Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, praising the managing director of Valve. It’s not an uncommon sentiment — Newell’s games studio, which he co-founded in 1996, frequently earns comparisons to Apple by way of its rabid fans and quality-over-quantity philosophy.

    Read more at All Things D

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