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VentureBeat: How a teen-founded company won the Node Jam

January 28th, 2012

January 28, 2012—- Five years ago, a fifteen-year-old student built a website; this week, the same website won the Node Jam at Node Summit, the conference focusing on all things Node.js. Quizlet is a site you might never have heard of unless you were a teen or an educator, yourself. The flashcard-focused site helps millions of students who need to memorize information and prepare for tests by making learning both fun and effective. The teenage founder, Andrew Sutherland (pictured), built… Read More ›

ITworld: The Grand /usr-fication of Linux

January 27th, 2012

January 27, 2012—- The Fedora Project is currently mounting a concerted effort to merge Linux filesystem directories into a more organized structure, an effort known as /usr merge. This is not really new news: I covered this back in November. But a new posting on FreeDesktop.org from systemd developer Lennart Poettering is seeking to dispel many of the arguments against such a merge, while touting the merger’s advantages. Poettering is not the initial proposer of /usr… Read More ›

ICOS and Joyent Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Joyent’s Cloud Infrastructure Solution to

January 24th, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and GENEVA and FERRARA, ITALY—-January 24, 2012—-Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, and ICOS, leading Italian distributor of IT enterprise infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic agreement to provide SmartDataCenter software to local channel partners and service providers. SmartDataCenter is a cloud infrastructure software platform developed by Joyent and marketed to customers worldwide. By partnering with ICOS,… Read More ›

Mobile News: Telefónica signs deal with Joyent for cloud services deployment

January 24th, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Telecoms provider also makes equity investment in the company for use of its technologies and software as it looks to boost its product offering Telefónica has signed an agreement with cloud and systems software provider Joyent to give it access to Joyent’s latest technologies and software for the deployment of cloud services. Telefónica, which has also made an equity investment in Joyent, said cloud-based services are a key focus area for its new Digital unit, and… Read More ›

Business Insider: This Company Just Raised $85 Million To Beat Back Amazon

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Amazon Web Services isn’t the only cloud computing game in town, and one of its competitors just got a lot stronger: Joyent has rasied $85 million from a surprising source—Spanish phone company Telefonica. European private equity firm Weather Investment II also participated. Joyent actually began offering its public cloud service a few months before Amazon, according to CEO David Young—“although we didn’t call it cloud.” While AWS is… Read More ›

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