Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Page: Motorola Mobility acquisition is key to Google's future

Page: Motorola Mobility acquisition is key to Google's future

Google announces completion of its deal to buy Motorola Mobility and enter the hardware market. The marriage will likely bolster Google’s Android-based smartphone business and Xoom tablet business but maybe not its OEM business. The extent of its success will also be determined by its support in the greater open source community, especially among open source developers, in the Software-as-a-Service era.

May 22, 2012 by in Mobility

Open source driving cloud, big data, mobile, survey finds

Open source driving cloud, big data, mobile, survey finds

Open source continues to make big strides, and leads in key growth segments including cloud, big data, mobile applications and enterprise mobility, according to a survey published yesterday.At the launch of the Open Source Business Conference, two key backers in the open source space, Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners, issued their sixth annual survey results including key findings and challenges for open source in 2012.

May 21, 2012 by in Mobility

Sugar 6 hits beta milestone

Sugar 6 hits beta milestone

SugarCRM's forthcoming 6 upgrade features improved performance, navigation, ease-of-use and mobile phone support.Sugar 6 -- which officially entered beta today -- features a new user interface and redesigned navigation system with a Shortcut Bar that offers single click access to common tasks.

April 13, 2010 by in Mobility

Google makes Chrome OS open source today

Google makes Chrome OS open source today

Contrary to rumors, Google did not release a beta version of its much anticipated Chrome operating system today. And nothing is coming anytime soon: the final version is at least a year away, the mega giant web company said.

November 19, 2009 by in Mobility

Backed by Intel, Ubuntu, Google, mobile linux is poised for commercial takeoff in 2008

Backed by Intel, Ubuntu, Google, mobile linux is poised for commercial takeoff in 2008

The momentum behind mobile Linux is accelerating because several communities -- and commercial giants -- are finally backing it.Despite earlier efforts from pioneering companies like MontaVista, Lineo and Access, the open source operating system has always taken a back seat to proprietary mobile operating systems such as Nokia-backed Symbian, Microsoft's Windows Mobile, RIM's Blackberry and Apple's MacOSX for the iPhone.

April 4, 2008 by in Mobility