February 5, 2016

This Week in Linux News: UNICEF Funds Open Source Tech for Children, Ubuntu Convergence Arrives, and More

unicefThis week in Linux news, UNICEF funds open source technology for children, Canonical announces long-awaited Ubuntu tablet, and more! Stay in touch with the latest Linux and open source news with this digest.

1) UNICEF will award funding to support software projects that are creating or improving technologies designed to help children.

UNICEF Aims to Drive Open Source Innovation that Helps Children- The VAR Guy

2) Google and Microsoft might be generously helping the open source community, but there are real strategic reasons for their open source projects, too.

What's the Real Reason Microsoft and Google are Releasing Open Source?- InfoWorld

3) A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ranks nations based on the impact their economic and trade policies have on global tech innovation.

Countries Making the Most Impact on Tech Innovation- ITWorld

4) Canonical has announced its first ever Ubuntu tablet, promising that the device is just a keyboard and mouse away from a full desktop experience.

Canonical's New Ubuntu Tablet Can Also Be your PC- The Verge

5) IBM further invests in the race to commercialize blockchain technology in financial markets.  

IBM Buys Into Digital Asset Holdings, a Blockchain Tech Company- Security Intelligence

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