Category: Business / Computers and Software

May 24, 2019

Airbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing Data

Airbnb agreed to turn over information on 17,000 residences, so city officials can look for signs of illegal short-term rentals.

by Paris Martineau in Business
May 23, 2019

GitHub ‘Sponsors’ Now Lets Users Back Open Source Projects

GitHub’s new Patreon-like service aims to reward developers for maintaining free software, and bolster the open source ecosystem.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 9, 2019

You’ll Soon Be Able to Run Linux Apps on Any Chromebook

Google’s ChromeOS has its roots in Linux, but until now you could only run some Linux apps on some Chromebooks.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 7, 2019

Google’s Latest Message: We’re Just Here to Help

Google executives outlined new privacy-focused services at its annual I/O conference—while omitting that they still need to make money.

by Nitasha Tiku in Business
May 7, 2019

Enemies No More: Microsoft Brings the Linux Kernel to Windows

Microsoft is bringing the heart of Linux to Windows, the latest sign of the software giant’s increasing receptiveness to open source software.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 6, 2019

This Programming Tool Makes It Easier for Apps to Work Anywhere

WebAssembly was created by Mozilla to build applications for browsers, but it’s increasingly finding a home in cloud computing centers.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 2, 2019

When Coding Is Criminal

Opinion: Programmers whose code is used to commit a crime face new and perilous legal threats.

by Stephen J. Obie in Business
April 30, 2019

For Open Source, It’s All About GitHub Now

The Apache Software Foundation, steward of the world’s most popular web server, has moved most of its open source projects to GitHub.

by Klint Finley in Business
April 24, 2019

The Brave Browser Will Pay You to Surf the Web

Brave says it can show users ads while protecting their privacy; eventually, it hopes to also pay publishers.

by Klint Finley in Business
April 24, 2019

Open Source Software: The Complete Wired Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about Linux, GNU, and how big companies are making money off of free, collaboration-based software.

by Klint Finley in Business