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Networking is about to enter the modern era, where vendors no longer control the ecosystem says JR Rivers, the CEO and founder of Cumulus Networks. Microsoft was in talks with smartphone partner Nokia about buying up its mobile devices business, according to the Wall Street Journal. Besides the future of iOS and OS X, we've recently learned a lot from Apple about the state of iTunes. GigaOm just under two hours agoWill and Kate's baby is expected in mid July, and the news will be delivered both in the traditional way -- posted on an easel in front of Buckingham Palace--and on Twitter.
Looking for a job in tech? Each week we highlight some of the most interesting positions posted to GigaOM’s job board. MakerBot will continue to independently produce products, such as its popular Replicator 2. Facebook has never been direct about the number of servers it has, but today at the GigaOM Structure conference, one of its executives let slip that it runs "hundreds of thousands of machines. The robot, which is capable of working autonomously, will search for signs of life in soil samples. A complementary satellite will monitor the planet's atmosphere for unusual gases. Jeff Dean, a Google Fellow who helped develop some of the web giant's most innovative infrastructure projects, says focusing on one problem at a time is crucial for success To close the deal Sprint just needs a shareholder okay and the FCC to complete its review. The question is, though, if SoftBank's interest in Sprint is waning now that Dish has successfully courted Clearwire.