Google vs. Facebook: Why I’m Rooting for the Kid

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| A lot of this reminds me of the Browser Wars, when Microsoft took a similar
| tactic with Netscape. (“You know that cool browser you created? You know how
| your business model hinges on selling it to people? Well we’re copying it and
| giving it away for free.”) Of course, Microsoft also made the mistake of
| tying its browser to its operating system, which cost it billions. No one can
| scream “monopoly!” here.
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http://techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.co...ce=yahoo_quote

Google Climbing the List of Largest U.S. Stocks

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| Like the latest hit song climbing up the Billboard chart over the last
| several weeks, Google has been quickly rising to the top of the list of
| largest US companies.
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http://seekingalpha.com/article/5232...s?source=yahoo
http://tinyurl.com/38h5bt


Related:

Facebook shows off Thrift development environment

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| Facebook was originally designed on LAMP, an acronym used to describe the
| open-source stack of Linux, the Apache Web sever, the MySQL database and PHP,
| so it made sense to continue down an open-source path.
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...c=news_ts_head


Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By Microsoft — What is Microsoft going to do with
the Linux Hosted site they just bought?

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| The funny thing is, The site is hosted on Debian Linux...
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http://www.tribbleagency.com/?p=383


Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play

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| This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing
| services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies
| will integrate their IT, but inside information indicates the deal
| may be Redmond's largest commitment to free software.
|
| [...]
|
| Whether the businesses are complementary or not, Microsoft's integration
| work will no doubt involve a lot of open source software used by aQuantive.
|
| Information available from Atlas' Web site indicates the Internet software
| company employs extensive use of open source software including Linux,
| Apache, MySQL, and Solaris.
|
| Software engineers at Atlas' Raleigh office do client/server development in
| C and C++, software maintenance and "scripting", and developing and
| maintaining custom reporting capabilities.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...31;fp;2;fpid;1


It's unofficial: Microsoft bets business on Linux

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| What the press statement didn't mention is that Aruba mobility
| controllers run the Linux operating system which Microsoft has
| aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows as part of
| its "Get the Facts" marketing campaign.
|
| [...]
|
| Pandey's appraisal of Aruba's technology is in stark contrast to
| Microsoft's "Get the Facts" rhetoric which places Windows as a more secure,
| and higher-performing choice over Linux.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...96;fp;2;fpid;1