Wikimedia Endowment Gets New $1 Million Backing From Amazon

Amazon has donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a fund supporting Wikipedia, the e-commerce giant said this week. From a report: The gift was intended to support Wikipedia and its nonprofit parent Wikimedia, which Amazon relies on for answers on its Alexa voice assistant. It was Amazon’s first ever to the free online information and education organization. “We are grateful for Amazon’s support, and hope this marks the beginning…

September 30, 2018
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Five Brazil terminals eyeing sales, additional investment

Above: Tecon Rio Grande, Brazil. Photo credit: Wilson, Sons. Five key port terminals in Brazil are up for sale or in search of new investors, and their sales could further concentrate terminal ownership in the country – something that, if certain circumstances lined up, could lead to higher rates for shippers…. Source: http://www.joc.com

September 30, 2018
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Five Brazil port terminals eyeing sales, more investment

Above: Tecon Rio Grande, Brazil. Photo credit: Wilson, Sons. Five key port terminals in Brazil are up for sale or in search of new investors, and their sales could further concentrate terminal ownership in the country – something that, if certain circumstances lined up, could lead to higher rates for shippers…. Source: http://www.joc.com

September 30, 2018
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Ubuntu Linux 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Beta Now Available For Desktop, Cloud and Server Versions

Roughly three weeks ahead of the scheduled release of Ubuntu Linux 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish”, the latest major update for the popular Linux distro, beta of all of its flavors — desktop, cloud and server — is now available for download. From a report: Codenamed ‘Cosmic Cuttlefish,’ 18.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been…

September 30, 2018
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Linux Kernel Finally Nearing Support For The Apple Magic Trackpad 2, Thanks To a Google Employee

Michael Larabel, writing for Phoronix: Apple announced the Magic Trackpad 2 almost three years ago to the day while the mainline Linux kernel will finally be supporting this multi-touch device soon. The Magic Trackpad 2 is a wired/wireless touchpad with haptic feedback support and is a much larger touchpad compared to the original Magic Trackpad. There unfortunately hasn’t been any mainline Linux kernel support for the Magic Trackpad 2, but…

September 30, 2018
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MX Player, a Video App Used By More Than 175 Million Users, Debuts OTT Service. Android Enthusiasts Express Concern.

MX Player, a video app which has been downloaded more than 500 million times across the globe, kickstarted its OTT service in India, one of its largest markets, this week. MX Player, which is popular worldwide, has earned a loyal user base over the years for being the app that can run any video file you throw at it, even if your smartphone, tablet, or Android TV box doesn’t have…

September 30, 2018
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System76’s Much-Anticipated Open Source ‘Thelio’ Linux Computer Will Be Available To Pre-Order Starting Next Month, But Shipping Date and Specs Remain Unclear

Brian Fagioli, writing for BetaNews: When you buy a System76 computer today, you aren’t buying a machine manufactured by the company. Instead, the company works with other makers to obtain laptops, which it then loads with a Linux-based operating system — Ubuntu or its own Pop!_OS. There’s nothing really wrong with this practice, but still, System76 wants to do better. The company is currently working to manufacture its own computers…

September 30, 2018
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New York’s Free LinkNYC Internet Kiosks Are Now Used By 5 Million Users, Who Have Participated in 1 Billion Sessions and Make 500,000 Phone Calls a Month

An anonymous reader shares a report: In 2014, in a bid to replace the more than 11,000 aging payphones scattered across New York City’s pedestrian walkways with more functional fixtures, Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a competition — the Reinvent Payphones initiative — calling on private enterprises, residents, and nonprofits to submit designs for replacements. In the end, LinkNYC — a plan proposed by consortium CityBridge — secured a contract…

September 30, 2018
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