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Editors: Imtiaz Karamat and Alessia Monastero


Open Source Hardware – A New Manufacturing Paradigm?

  • December 01, 2012
  • Bernice Karn

At some point in their careers, most IT practitioners deal with open source software. Open source software presents a conceptual challenge to those who are used to dealing with the traditional proprietary licensing model in that, in a typical open source software license...

In Development: Mobile Computing and Privacy

  • April 26, 2012
  • Roxanne Chow

The conception and regulation of privacy in today’s Internet-driven world is an evolving issue, as highlighted in the discussion at the OBA Information Technology and E-Commerce Section seminar on “Mobile Computing & Privacy” held on May 3, 2011.

Mobile Computing + Cloud: Our Digital World Wherever We Are

  • April 26, 2012
  • James G. Kosa

A spate of recent patent purchases indicate the strength of the market for mobile computing, including smart phones and tablets. For example, earlier this year a consortium led by Microsoft outbid Google for Nortel’s patent portfolio of roughly 6000 patents and applications.