In the emerging Internet of Things, zillions of devices will be talking to each other. Samsung, Intel and Dell just formed a consortium to ensure each thing can understand what others are saying. The AllSeen Alliance just gained another major player dedicated to interoperability for the so-called Internet of Things. Microsoft joins the group's 50 other members, including Qualcomm and Cisco. A Linux distribution that updates itself. That's the idea behind the new commercial Linux product from CoreOS, called CoreOS Managed Linux which is designed for massive server deployments. It turns out Facebook is into networking that is more than just social, unveiling an open-source, software-defined networking switch that could ultimately disrupt the networking equipment market. The open-source Enterprise Linux provider Red Hat has entered into an agreement to buy eNovance, a French provider of open-source cloud computing services, including OpenStack.
Juniper DDoS Solution Aims at High-IQ Networks In the face of more complex attacks, Juniper Networks is boosting its DDoS Secure solution to help companies mitigate the threats with more effective security intelligence throughout the network fabric.
Apple Patent for Smart Watch Comes to Light Does a new smart watch patent issued to Apple provide a preview of the expected wearable from the tech giant? Some Apple-watchers are parsing the patent for signs of the coming product.
Axed Nokia X Phones Suffered from Lack of Identity So long, Nokia X, we hardly knew you. The Nokia X phones Microsoft discontinued blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn't become a runaway hit.