Our pick of the morning reading
1. Wikipedia wins the Google lottery – but why? (The Guardian)
The Wikimedia Foundation – the organisation that runs Wikipedia- scored its own unexpected windfall yesterday, when it officially announced that Google was donating $2m. Bobbie Johnson looks at the reasons behind the grant.
2. Reasons to be fearful? (New Statesman)
CBR editor Jason Stamper looks at the new advertising partnership between Yahoo and online loyalty programme Nectar. The deal once again sparked concern over people’s privacy and the integrity of their personal data, he says.
3. Please Rob Me Makes Foursquare Super Useful For Burglars (TechCrunch)
Location-based services are all the rage right now. A new site throws the privacy issue back into the spotlight in a humorous way. Please Rob Me is a stream of updates from various location-based networks that shows when users check-in somewhere that is not their home. The idea, of course, is that if they’re not home, you can go rob them.
4. Open source growing footprint in embedded market (451 Group)
There seems to be no let up in the continued consolidation and traction for open source in the embedded space, with Intel-Wind River, Google’s Android, Cavium Networks-MontaVista and even some new open source efforts highlighting the vibrancy of not only Linux, but additional open source software efforts in embedded markets and devices.
5. How To Be Less Afraid of Everything With Visualization (RedMonk)
Stephen O’Grady looks at how we estimate risk – and the role virtualisation has to play in that.