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On the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., on Jan. 21.

Microsoft’s Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about open source

A significant percentage of Microsoft’s revenue comes from the sale of proprietary software like Office and a little thing called Windows. Despite that legacy, though, the technology giant in the past year has made a point of championing free, open-source software, and yesterday’s acquisition of Revolutions Analytics shows the strategy is still firmly in place.

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When to talk to CorpDev

Founders take the call from a big company’s corporate development team out of fear. But you may have even more to fear if you engage.

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Amazon learns how to fail faster

Is Amazon, the legendary master of all things e-commerce, cutting back on its due diligence? Or is it simply adjusting to what seems to be a much faster pace for 2015?

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Desolenator creates clean water from salt water using sunlight

William Janssen was already accustomed to drinking desalinated water, but it was always treated in large machines that consume lots of energy. So he came up with the idea of using solar energy instead to transform salt-water into drinking water, a more sustainable cost-effective method.