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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.

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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  • 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.

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