By Richard Adhikari
Yandex has asked Russia’s antitrust authorities to look into whether Google is breaking the country’s laws by not allowing preinstallation of third-party services on Android devices. Three smartphone vendors told Yandex last year that they couldn’t install its search engine as the default, the company claimed. Yandex is seeking to have the Android OS unbundled from Google Search and other end-user services. The EU began looking into this issue last year. “What goes around comes around,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.
From: Linux Insider
The 2015 Linux Kernel Development Report shows a record rate of Linux development, increasing numbers of first-time contributors, and other key insights into the growth of the kernel.
From: Linux Foundation
Korora, a Linux distro based on Fedora, the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, just keeps getting better. When I reviewed Korora 19, released in July 2013, I said it had the potential to grow in popularity among users looking for a better, more user-friendly Linux distro that reaches…
Sony is developing self-driving car technologies with ZMP, which sells autonomous RoboCar development platforms with Linux-based control and sensor systems. Sony has turned to fellow Japanese company ZMP to develop a self-driving car, says the Financial Times (FT). Sony also invested 100 million yen ($842,000) in ZMP for a 2…
The newest addition to systemd just a day after landing its new EFI boot manager is systemd-fsckd. This new addition was done by Ubuntu developers…
The New Stack: Twitter is building a service automation platform called Aurora. It isn’t done; its current version number is 0.7. It is a job control system of sorts, but rather than controlling the server that runs the job — as operating systems used to do back when they were in command of the data center — it controls the job that indentures the servers.
By Libby Clark
Drones are no longer just flying robots — they’re sensors in the sky, part of the Internet of Things and big data, said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DRobotics, in his Collaboration Summit keynote on Wednesday.
ITworld: Here are the best of the bunch
From: Linux Today
By Reuven Lerner
For some time now, there has been tremendous growth in the world of Web
applications. It’s quite amazing to see what you can do just via a Web
browser—not only can you buy just about anything, but also a growing
number of sites offer “software as a service”, often abbreviated as
SaaS. The idea is that in exchange for a monthly service fee, you get
access to a service. more>>
From: Linux Journal