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Daily Dose - On April 4th, Co-Founder Larry Page Will Become CEO of Google

01.21.2011
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A shocker hit the wires today as Eric Schmidt announced on the Google blog that he would be stepping down as the search giant's CEO.  And who will take the helm of the world's most powerful web technology company?  None other than Larry Page, a co-founder of the company.  "Larry, in my clear opinion, is ready to lead.," said Schmidt. As for Sergey, the other founder, Schmidt says, "Sergey has decided to devote his time and energy to strategic projects, in particular working on new products. His title will be Co-Founder."  Meanwhile, Schmidt will move to the Executive Chairman position, where he will focus on business relationships and act as an advisor to Larry and Sergey.

Mozilla Skywriter (the Cloud IDE) Merges with Cloud9's Ace
Ajax.org's Cloud9 Ace IDE has joined forces with Mozilla's Skywriter team (formerly project Bespin).  The two cloud-based IDEs both have ambitious goals for their cross-platform IDE and they want to rev up their efforts in tool development.  Skywriter, in name, is no more.   The project has been absorbed into Ace.

New "Beanstalk" Leads Java to Amazon's Cloud
Amazon just announced a new service called "Beanstalk" which is described as a Java Platform-as-a-Service.  It generates and configures all the resources required for deploying and operating a Java app, but you can still manipulate the AWS IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service).  This leads WSO2's CEO, Paul Fremantle, to call out Amazon on his blog, saying that Beanstalk isn't a true PaaS.  Instead, he makes a plug for his own company's open source PaaS: Stratos.  CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey also took the opportunity to differentiate his company's Java PaaS.

VirtualBox 4 Update
Version 4.0.2 of Oracle VirtualBox was released this week.  The new release fixes issues around the Extension Pack mechanism, multi-monitor X11 guests, and memory allocation on Linux and Windows.  A new feature is support for unlocking previously locked workstations with automatic logon.

What Happened to all those Sun Open Source Projects?
About a year after the finalization of the Sun acquisition, where are they now?  The open source projects, I mean…  This link is brought to you by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart
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