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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What Box’s IPO means for the company and its competitors

Cloud file-sharing company Box, one of the original cloud software startups, will enjoy a great deal of press attention and a financial booster shot this week when it goes public. But the significance of the spectacle will ripple well beyond company headquarters in Los Altos, Calif.

Fear and Loathing

2015 will be ‘Fear and Loathing’ in Silicon Valley

It is challenging for my youthful soul to accept that this is the eighth annual edition of my technology predictions here at VentureBeat. I hope this doesn’t hit 30 editions and I’m writing from a self-driving, hovering rocking chair. Here are my predictions for 2015…