Stories by Jon Gold

  • Raspberry Pi hits the shelves – briefly

    The first wave of Raspberry Pi computers -- credit card-size devices that are designed to serve as teaching aids -- shipped this weekend after a series of delays. However, manufacturer RF Technologies is already out of stock again.

  • VMware marks PaaS birthday with open-source management tool

    A new release management and deployment framework known as BOSH was released Wednesday by VMware, one year after the roll-out of its Platform-as-a-Service Cloud Foundry. In an official blog post marking the event, the Cloud Foundry team said that BOSH should make it easier for end-users of the platform to manage production instances of their apps.

  • Dell's buying frenzy might not be over yet

    While Dell's recent string of new acquisitions probably won't continue at the same breakneck pace that has been seen over the past several weeks, experts agree that the company is in the midst of a major strategic shift.

  • NASA announces Open Government Plan 2.0

    The use of open-source ideals -- both inside and outside of the software realm -- is at the heart of the latest version of NASA's Open Government Plan, which was announced Tuesday in an official blog post.

  • Meet the Linux Tycoon tycoon

    If the idea of a game about managing a hypothetical Linux distribution doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, you probably aren't alone. In fact, you'd probably guess, if you had to, that no such game existed.

  • Pertino nabs $8.85M venture funding round

    Cloud networking startup Pertino Networks announced this week that it has finalized a Series A round of funding in cooperation with Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

  • Mozart on the mousepad

    If you like the idea of going to an orchestra concert but hate the thought of having to watch flesh-and-blood musicians perform (two words: spit valve), an event called SLEO may have you covered.

  • Firefox makes progress on Metro version

    A preliminary version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser designed to work with Microsoft's Metro interface for Windows 8 is up and running, according to a blog post from platform engineer Brian Bondy.

  • Dell's acquisition a Wyse one, analysts say

    Dell's announcement on Monday that it had finalized an agreement to acquire thin client maker Wyse allows the company to fill a portfolio gap that had been exploited by competitors such as HP, according to industry experts.

  • New IBM CEO in middle of Masters golf controversy

    Two long-standing traditions at Augusta National Golf Club are on a collision course just a week before the institution's biggest event of the year. The host of the Masters, one of professional golf's most prestigious competitions, has never admitted a female member -- but the club's partnership with IBM has historically meant that the CEO of that company is offered one of the iconic green membership jackets.