A Seattle-based machine learning startup called GraphLab is releasing the first official version of its software, which the company hopes can democratize an historically difficult space. Called Create, the software is focused on simplicity, speed and being able to handle a wide variety of applications. Read more »
The new announcements show that Chef is continuing its push to be the market leader in configuration management and IT automation. However, there’s probably going to be some disgruntled open source purists who have a bone to pick. Read more »
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Kosta Grammatis, who believes broadband is a fundamental human right that should be available to everyone, has a new startup and business model. The startup, Oluvus, buys bandwidth from an undisclosed telco and then offers free mobile phone service to the U.S. The hope is that people will shell out for extra services and fund broadband services for other parts of the world. The model reminds me of Toms Shoes, where each purchased pair of shoes pays for a pair for a needy child. Whether or not Grammatis succeeds, the Wired article detailing his efforts and failures is worth a read.