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Spotlight: App appears to provide details on Google's rumored wireless services, reports Android Police

A mobile app designed for Google's wireless service offering has been uncovered in an unofficial Nexus 6 firmware image, reported Android Police.

Microsoft woos developers with Nano Server, Hyper-V containers

Microsoft is taking aim at Google, Amazon Web Services and its other public cloud competitors with the launch of Nano Server and Hyper-V containerization technology.

VC fund backed by Android founder gets $48M to invest in hardware startups

A venture capital fund founded by Andy Rubin, a co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $48 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. We can imagine that with Rubin's Android background, mobile and Internet of Things hardware will be high on the list of startups Playground Global will help.

CoreOS launches Tectonic commercial distribution with Kubernetes support

CoreOS is expanding its containerization solutions with the launch of Tectonic, which the company describes as "a software stack for businesses seeking the benefits of a container-based infrastructure."

Google to drop China's CNNIC root certificate from Chrome browser

Google has announced that it has decided to drop the root certificate authority from China's CNNIC in the wake of the certificate debacle last week.

Spotlight: Google launches Android app to manage its cloud platform

Google has launched the beta version of its Cloud Console for Android, which enables management of the Google cloud platform from an Android device.

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others call for major reform in government surveillance law

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and other members of the Reform Government Surveillance, along with other tech firms and privacy advocates, sent a letter [pdf] Wednesday to President Barack Obama and key members of Congress calling for reform of the government surveillance law.

Google warns of unauthorized digital certificates issued for its domains

Google has warned of unauthorized TLS certificates that have been issued for its domains. The incident reveals just how easily the existing certificate system can be broken.

Cyanogen funding round enables open mobile OS to take on Android, iOS

Android-based open mobile operating system Cyanogen announced Monday that it completed an $80 million round of funding, brining its total funding to $110 million. With the new financing, the company aims to become a viable alternative in the mobile OS market currently dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Bare-metal switches to account for quarter of data center switching ports by 2019

There's still the argument out there that open networking equipment is only for web- and hyper-scale companies. But those focused on arguing the unimportance of bare-metal switches and the likes of the Open Compute Project may be in for a shock in the next few years.