Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"
When they're getting laid.
Oh, crap, I see your point.
When To Consider Taking Shares In an IT Company?
I'd say that an equity stake should only be considered for such a long-term commitment if you'll also have some kind of control of the strategic direction of the company.
10% of a sinking ship is just a lot of water with debris in it.
"See-Through" Touchscreen Solves Fat Finger Problem
When will Microsoft be coming out with the miniClassic?
Why Auto-Scaling In the Cloud Is a Bad Idea
When your revenues scale with the services rendered, it *does* make business sense to auto-scale. Auto-scaling is a technical solution, not a business one.
Being Slashdotted isn't typically associated with more commercial activity, it's associated with "hit-and-run" visitors. The same with social networks. Does Twitter even have a business model?
But wherever there's a business model where margins are relatively stable but activity rises and falls, auto-scaling makes you money rather than costing you severely.
Like many things, it's a tool which should be used wisely, where not paying attention can leave you missing fingers.
Red Hat HPC Linux Cometh
But is everything they're selling with this new offering GPL?