Sailfish OS + more things

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Jolla raises $12 million to continue developing Sailfish OS | – glad that they found funding, but things will be a lot tougher with AndroidOne’s progress and Cyanogen getting their act together with their geo-licences. Hopefully Sailfish OS will find the market share that it deserves. More wireless-related posts here.

PLOS ONE: Tracking Protests Using Geotagged Flickr Photographs – interesting that they are using flickr. Web 2.0 era networks have more accessible data structures. Flickr has a relatively smaller community but a passionate one

In the Cloud, Oracle Shops the Discount Aisle — The Information  – there’s a lot of upside potential to buying small, targeted cloud software businesses. It can improve their profitability by shifting their services to its own infrastructure. Most obviously, it can shrink sales and marketing costs, typically the single biggest expense for cloud software, by integrating the products into its own formidable sales organisation (paywall)

brandchannel: Protesters Boycott Target Following Retailer’s Stand Against ‘Bathroom Bills’ – interesting challenges that brands face in the US

Jammers, Not Terminators: DARPA & The Future Of Robotics « Breaking Defense – it could be an interesting way of maximising spectrum usage

How Intel Missed the Smartphone Call | EE Times – interesting read, but completely misses the role that Intel played in WiMax – which didn’t help thing either

South Korea revives GPS backup project after blaming North for jamming | Reuters

Apple’s Uncharted Territory | Techpinions – customer upgrade cycle up to 27 months

Cyanogen OS no longer exclusive to Yu in India, here’s why | Gizchina – so OnePlus could have been spared the hassle of creating OxygenOS

Huawei boss says 2K displays are a waste! Do you agree? | Gizchina – tend to agree with him

British “Spies” Among Thousands Of names Exposed Following Massive Leak At Largest Mid-East Bank | Zero Hedge – Not sure that this is true, however if it is then the hackers leaked profiles that they built up based on the bank data but went beyond to look at things like social media profiles

The Internet Economy — Medium – no real surprise but a nice analysis