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Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth on dueling open-source foundations

At the Open Infrastructure Summit, which was previously known as the OpenStack Summit, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth used his keynote to talk about the state of open-source foundations — a

Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO

It’s been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a Linux distribution. Today, it’s a major enterprise player

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth says he has no plans to sell anytime soon

After IBM announced its plans to acquire Red Hat for $34 billion, pundits quickly started speculating about when Red Hat competitors like Suse and Canonical would sell, as well. Canonical founder Mark

Don’t expect Ubuntu maker Canonical to IPO this year

Canonical, the company best known for its Ubuntu Linux distribution, is on a path to an IPO. That’s something Canonical founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth has been quite open about. But don&#8217

Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise

For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and economics

Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy an Ubuntu-powered phone toda

Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platform and Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a partnership today where Ubuntu b

Ubuntu’s container-style Snap app packages now work on other Linux distributions

Docker's container-style approach to distributing and running apps on any platform has been a big boost to helping patch up some of the fragmentation in the world of Linux. Now, a new package format h

DJI Teams Up With Canonical To Launch Embedded Computer For Drones

Drone manufacturer DJI and Canonical, the corporate entity behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of Manifold, a small embedded computer that's optimized for building applica

IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today 

Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Now On Sale Globally

Mobile market latecomer Canonical claims "latent demand" for its tardy but alternative smartphone OS has encouraged its OEM partner, BQ, to open up availability of its handsets to buyers anywhere in t

BQ And Canonical Launch The Second Ubuntu Phone

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of the second Ubuntu phone in partnership with Spanish manufacturer BQ. While it can't rival any recent (or even

Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage Support Service For Ceph And OpenStack Swift

Canonical may still be mostly known for its Ubuntu Linux distribution, but the company now also offers a number of (paid) services for enterprises, often with a focus on the OpenStack platform. At the

A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones

Canonical has finally got skin in the mobile game, putting its first Ubuntu phone on sale in Europe last month. It's been showing off that mid-tier device, made by BQ, at Mobile World Congress in Barc

First Ubuntu Phone Landing In Europe Shortly

A year after it revealed another attempt to muscle in on the smartphone market, Canonical's first Ubuntu-based smartphone is due to go on sale in Europe in the coming weeks, it said today. The device

Canonical Shuts Down Cloud Storage Service Ubuntu One

Ubuntu creator Canonical just announced that it is shutting down its cloud storage service called Ubuntu One. Among the reasons cited, increased competition is an important one — maybe the

Canonical To Ship Ubuntu Smartphones From bq And Meizu Later This Year

Ubuntu will sell pre-loaded on smartphone hardware, despite the failure last year of the incredibly ambitious Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign. The company detailed plans today (via TheNextWeb) to s

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Fails To Hit Ambitious $32M Crowdfunding Target

Trying to raise $32 million via crowdfunding always looked overly ambitious. And indeed it has proved to be so. Canonical's Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign to build a smartphone designed for converged

Ubuntu Edge Price Drops Again, Canonical Now Needs Even More Backers To Succeed

The Ubuntu Edge, the smartphone made by UK-based Canonical, has received a second price drop in its $32 million crowdfunding campaign. For the remaining 14 days of its audacious Indiegogo campaign, th

Ubuntu Edge Gets Its First Major Corporate Backer In Bloomberg, But Funding Still Off Needed Pace

The Ubuntu Edge is an audacious attempt to crowdsource the next smartphone advancement. Canonical, the company behind the Edge and Ubuntu itself is seeking an exorbitant $32 million to make it happen,
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