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MongoDB to acquire cloud database provider MLab for $68 million

1 month ago   |   By VentureBeat

MongoDB, the New York-based company behind the popular eponymous open source NoSQL database, has acquired San Francisco cloud database provider MLab. The purchase price was $68 million, according to an 8-K filing. Founded in 2007, MongoDB employs most of the developers behind the MongoDB database, and monetizes through p...
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Microsoft joins Open Invention Network and open sources its patent portfolio

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network and open sources its patent portfolio

1 month ago   |   By Beta News

Microsoft has joined the "largest patent non-aggression community in history", the Open Invention Network , effectively open-sourcing almost its entire patent portfolio. The company has shown increasing warmth to the open source community in recent years, and this latest move means that other OIN members will have access to its patents - with the exception of those relating to Windows and desktop applications. The OIN embraces - as Microsoft has done of late - Linux "as a key element of open source software". See also: Microsoft has bumped up the price of Windows 10 Home by nearly $20...
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