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Business Insider: These Women Are Building The Software That Quietly Runs The World

It’s no secret that there are far fewer women technologists working in the industry than men.

When it comes to computer-related jobs, men outnumber women at a rate of about 4 to 1.

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InfoWorld: Who writes Linux? Corporations, more than ever

Here's an irony for you: the Linux kernel is now written, more than ever before, by for-profit corporations, many of which are in direct competition with each other. The total share of contributions by such outfits is rising year over year.

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Wall Street Journal: Microsoft Backs a Tech Movement That Seems a Threat

It’s the technology world’s equivalent of lions lying down with lambs.

OSTATIC: Google's Open Automotive Alliance will Bring Android Innovation to Cars

It looks like Android may be set to drive intelligence and entertainment in our cars. Google and several powerful automakers have announced a collaboration focused on bringing Android to cars via a group called the Open Automotive Alliance.

InfoWorld: 10 big virtualization and cloud stories from 2013

Those of us who have spent much of our IT careers wrapped up inside of a nice, warm cocoon of virtualization were fortunate to have front row seats to another great year, as virtualization technologies continued to flourish in 2013. Virtualization remained a key component in the modern data center, and cloud computing continued to grow in importance -- both of which helped take all things virtual in a number of interesting directions. 

InformationWeek: 8 Hot IT Jobs For 2014

Sorry, IT job-hunters: If you're hoping for surprising predictions about what 2014 has in store, you're probably going to come away dissatisfied. That's because it's unlikely there will be any seismic shifts that completely upend the technology skills, roles, and titles that employers want.

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OpenSource.com: Year-in-Review: Health and science hot topics

The year 2013 brought great progress for the adoption of open source in the health and science industries. We covered some excellent open source stories, here the highlights from 2013.

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ZDNet: 5 top Linux and open source stories in 2013

Linux has long ruled some areas of computing such as supercomputing. But in 2013, Linux and the open source method of developing software started to quietly dominate all aspects of computing, fromcars to the cloud, and end-user computing, thanks in part to Android and Chrome OS.

Read Write: The Genius of Linux is Community, Not Technology

2013 was the year of Linux in everything. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin declared that Linux's ubiquity has reached every corner of computing. "From smartphones, tablets, consumer appliances and cars, to the open cloud and high-performance computers, to gaming platforms and more, Linux was, and is, literally everywhere," Zemlin said.

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