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Linux is everywhere. You might not see it, and you probably don’t know it yet, but it’s powering the Web services you use, the phone in your hand and the ATM at your bank. The following video, just released by the Linux Foundation, is all about the places and apps where Linux is lurking

Internet Explorer has been sliding downhill in market share for the past few years, but recently mined stats show something the critics never expected to see: a small but significant uptick in IE’s numbers since the beginning of 2012. Data from NetMarketShare show that while IE had indeed been in a slump for quite some time

Credit card processor Global Payments released a statement on Monday admitting that its systems have been compromised. The announcement came after reports surfaced that thousands of credit card accounts had been breached through its machines. Last week, security researcher Brian Krebbs discovered Visa and MasterCard were alerting US banks

Cloud storage powerhouse Dropbox revealed on Monday that half of the popular rock band U2, Bono and The Edge, are investors in the company. Dropbox closed a jaw-dropping US$250m round in October 2011, so it appears Bono and The Edge were part of that round that also included names like Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital

Take a moment to digest this news: Ashton Kutcher, he of That ’70s Show,Dude Where’s My Car?, and now Two and a Half Men fame, is reportedly attached to play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. The indie film will simply be titled Jobs, according to Variety’s Jeff Sneider. Shortly after

Linux, the free operating system that brought professional-grade computing to the lowly PC, has come a long way since doing something as simple as switching off meant performing secret handshakes or offering arcane prayers to the computer gods such as computername ~ # shutdown -h now. Today, practically all Linux distributions

Is it possible to run an ethical supply chain? After the publication on 29 March 2012 of the first independent audit of the factories Apple uses in China, the iconic consumer electronics giant has definitely become the test case for whether multinationals can put an end to labour abuses. According to the long-awaited report, which is considered one

Groupon was forced to restate fourth quarter earnings, sending its stock down 6% in after-hours trading on Friday. This surprised me as much as my US$2 investment in the Mega Millions jackpot not paying off. The reasons for Groupon’s restatement were higher refund reserves and weakness in internal controls. These are issues I’ve repeatedly

Taiwan is home to a constellation of companies most people have never have heard of, making electronic gadgets and components for others with household names. The runaway success of one of these names, Apple, has made one of those Taiwanese suppliers, Hon Hai Precision Industry, the assembler of every iPad and most iPhones, less unfamiliar