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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. 

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.

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.

OSTATIC: The Linux Foundation Sums Up a Banner Year for Linux

Jim Zemlin, who heads The Linux Foundation, is out with an end of year summary on the state of Linux, and even before I read it, I wondered if Zemlin would make the point that the long running argument over whether Linux is winning on the desktop is basically moot at this point.

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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GigaOm: The AllSeen Alliance launches as a standard for the internet of things

Qualcomm has signed over the source code for its AllJoyn protocol to the Linux Foundation to create a new standard for the internet of things. Meet the AllSeen Alliance, 23 companies that have pledged to use the code underlying Qualcomm’s AllJoyn protocol to build products that will not only be able to talk to each other but offer a more automated programming environment for the devices in your life.

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