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How open source software took over the world

Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other ope...
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The Getty Digital Archive Expands to 135,000 Free Images: Download High Resolution Scans of Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Much Much More

J. Paul Getty was not a billionaire known for his generosity. But since his death, the Getty Trust and complex of Getty museums in L.A. have carried forth in a more magnanimous spirit, ostensibly adhering to values that transcend their founder: “service, philanthropy, teaching, and access.” A collection first gathered for private investment and consumption (sometimes under a cloud of scandal) has expanded into galleries that millions pass through every year; a Conservation Institute dedicated t...
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Free: Download Thousands of Ottoman-Era Photographs That Have Been Digitized and Put Online

“Turkey is a geographical and cultural bridge between the east and the west,” writes Istanbul University’s Gönül Bakay. This was so long before Constantinople became Istanbul, but after the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the region took on a particular significance for Christian Europe. “The Turk” became a threatening and exotic figure in the European imagination, “shaped by a considerable body of literature, stretching from Christopher Marlowe to Thomas Carlyle.” Images of Ottoman Turkey were lon...
Tags: Google, Europe, Photography, Congress, College, New York City, Turkey, History, Venice, Getty, Archives, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Facebook Twitter, Constantinople, Josh Jones


Gavin Newsom’s keeping it all in the family

Gavin Newsom will be the first Democrat in more than a century to succeed another Democrat as governor and the succession also marks a big generational transition in California politics. A long-dominant geriatric quintet from the San Francisco Bay Area – Gov. Jerry Brown, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – has been slowly ceding power to younger political strivers. Moreover, Newsom is succeeding someone who could be considered his quasi-uncle since his inau...
Tags: California, Opinion, San Francisco, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, House, Getty, Nancy Pelosi, William, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Bay Area, Browns, Billy, Brown


Jonathan Daniels’ buzzer-beater sends Alemany basketball to tournament final

Jonathan Daniels (C), right, of Alemany celebrates with teammates after hitting the game winning shot to defeat Colony 89-88 in quadruple overtime during a semifinal prep basketball game during the Classic at Damien basketball tournament at Damien High School on Friday, December 28, 2018 in La Verne, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Digital First Media/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images) Jonathan Daniels (C) #13 of Alemany drives to the basket against Colony in overtime of a semifinal...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Getty Images, Soccer, Getty, Whitney, Valencia, High School Sports, Colony, Damien, Daniels, San Fernando Valley, Titans, Altman, Alemany


Miley Cyrus Sent Ariana Grande The Cutest Text After Her Split From Pete Davidson

Miley Cyrus has revealed that she personally reached out to Ariana Grande after her split from Pete Davidson. The singer gave an interview to the Howard Stern Show earlier this month where she talked about their connection: “I would say she’s a good friend…It’s not about how many hours spent or how many inside jokes you have, but it’s about the real shit.” Getty “I’m an emoji person, so I just sent a bunch of hearts and the little cat with the heart eyes,” she said. “I thought it ...
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Putin calls Salisbury case 'politicised' but fails to comment on Russian agents implicated

Vladimir Putin has slammed the accusations against Russia over the Salisbury poisoning as “politicised” but failed to address the identities of the suspects, who have been unmasked as military intelligence agents.  Kremlin-funded outlet RT asked Mr Putin about the case at his year-end press conference, which lasted nearly four hours, but didn't mention the suspects accused of poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Mr Putin previously claimed that Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov were “civi...
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New Zealand warns Google after internet giant breaches court order in Grace Millane murder case

New Zealand warned Google to "take responsibility" for its news content on Wednesday, after the internet giant broke a court order suppressing the name of a man charged with murdering a British backpacker. Jesse Kempson, 26, has been charged with the murder of Grace Millane, a 22-year-old from Essex who was last seen alive in Auckland on December 1. A week later, her body was found in the Waitakere Ranges 10 metres away from the road. The defendant's name is not allowed to be published in N...
Tags: Google, News, California, New Zealand, Essex, Getty, Auckland, Little, Andrew Little, Mr Little, Grace Millane, Evangelos Thomas, Jesse Kempson


Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with “WallCoin” (ars technica)

Enlarge / Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) wants Americans, Mexicans, or just about anyone else to be able to donate cash to build a wall. And he thinks a "WallCoin" could help do that. (credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images) As President Donald Trump threatened to allow a government shutdown if Congress did not provide funding for his proposed wall along the Mexican border, a Republican congressman from Ohio offered up alternative routes to getting the wall built: through Internet ...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, United States, Treasury, Ohio, Npr, Getty, Republican, Donald Trump, Steve Inskeep, Davidson, Sean Gallagher, Tom Williams, Warren Davidson, Border Wall Trust Fund


Logan Lerman Takes the Lead in Jordan Peele’s Amazon Series The Hunt

Logan Lerman takes the lead in Jordan Peele’s Amazon series The Hunt Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is set to headline Jordan Peele’s upcoming vengeance-driven Nazi hunting series The Hunt for Amazon, according to Deadline. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = goo...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, New York City, Getty, Sonar, Hunt, Reich, LERMAN, Logan Lerman, Peele, Jordan Peele, The Hunt, Get Out, Monkeypaw Productions, Jenna Santoianni


This Is How Kris Jenner Reacted To Kim Kardashians Confession About Drug Use

Kim Kardashian has opened up about how Kris Jenner reacted to hearing that she’d experimented with ecstasy.  The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star revealed earlier this month that she’d been under the influence of the drug during her first marriage to Damon Thomas and while filming her sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray J. Getty In a conversation with Scott Disick and Kendall Jenner, the 38-year-old admitted: “I got married on ecstasy. The first time. I did ecstasy once and I got...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Religion, Scott Disick, Kendall Jenner, Getty, Kim, Kris Jenner, Kris, Damon Thomas, MUSIC CELEBS, Ray J Getty


Are One Direction Planning On Spending Christmas Together?

It sounds like One Direction might be pencilling in a mini-reunion over the holidays after Liam Payne pointed out that the gang will all be spending part of the Christmas break in London. During an interview with Capital FM for the Jingle Bell Ball, the 25-year-old said that he’s already reached out to one member of the band and had a hilarious catch-up over the phone. Getty “I spoke to Niall [Horan] the other day. We were both super jet lagged. He texted me at like two in the mor...
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Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze

The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.
Tags: News, Museum, United States, Museums, Italy, Getty, Justice Department, J Paul, Getty Bronze


Man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand jeered as he appears in court

The man accused of killing British backpacker Grace Millane was jeered as he appeared in a packed Auckland court on Monday. Ms Millane, 22, died while travelling in New Zealand and her body was found in bushland on Sunday afternoon, about 30 feet from a highway outside the New Zealand city. The 26-year-old accused, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared in a blue boiler suit as he attended Auckland's District Court on Monday morning. Ms Millane, from Essex, was last seen alive...
Tags: News, Australia, Stuff, New Zealand, Peru, Essex, Getty, Wellington, Beard, Auckland, Grace, Nz, North Island, Thomas, Justin Lester, Queen Street


Italian court rules Getty must return a bronze

Italy’s highest court has ordered that the prized bronze, which was retrieved from the Adriatic by Italian fishermen in 1964, should be returned to Italy in a ruling that could lead to a trans-Atlantic diplomatic standoff.
Tags: News, Visual Arts, Atlantic, Italy, Getty, Adriatic, Nation & World


The Woman Accused Of Coming Between Cardi B And Offset Has Broken Her Silence

An Instagram model who has been accused of playing a part in Cardi B and Offset’s split has broken her silence to admit that she’s “ashamed” of her actions and never had any intention of breaking up “a happy home.” Summer Bunni has seemingly acknowledged a series of unverified text messages that allegedly show Offset arranging a threesome with her and another model just days before Cardi gave birth to their daughter.  Getty Images In a video message sent to TMZ, she began: “I have...
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Italian Court Orders Getty Museum To Return Statue To Italy

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles says it has no intention of returning the "Statue of a Victorious Youth," a piece of art from ancient Greece discovered off the Italian coast in the 1960s. (Image credit: Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.)
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Italy’s Highest Court Rules That Getty Bronze Must Be Returned

“The ruling by the Court of Cassation was handed down Monday after a long battle over the ancient Greek bronze, which was found by Italian fishermen off the Adriatic coast in 1964 and purchased by the Getty in the UK for almost $4m in 1977. The court was rejecting the Getty’s appeal of a ruling in June by a lower court in Pesaro stating that the statue must be returned.” — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, UK, Italy, Getty, Visual, Adriatic, Pesaro, Court of Cassation, 12.04.18


What Does Expansion Mean for the St. Louis Blues?

On Tuesday, the NHL officially confirmed what we’ve all known unofficially for over a year: the league will open its next expansion franchise in Seattle, starting in the 2020-21 season. A lot remains unsettled for the fledgling franchise, but it’s never too early to start wondering how that team’s arrival might affect the rest of the league. For the St. Louis Blues, there are a few different ways in which the league’s expansion might affect the team. Let’s take a look at the top three. 1)...
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Getty museum must return 2,000-year-old statue, Italian court rules

Institution vows to defend ‘legal right’ to Victorious Youth statue discovered off Pesaro in 1964Italy’s supreme court has ruled that the Getty museum in Los Angeles must return a 2,000-year-old bronze statue it bought for almost $4m (£3.1m) in 1977.The museum has vowed to defend its “legal right” to the ancient Greek statue of Victorious Youth, also known as Athlete from Fano or simply the Getty Bronze, which was made by Greek sculptor Lysippos between 300 and 100 BC, after the court said it mu...
Tags: Art, Europe, Los Angeles, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Getty, Pesaro, Fano, Getty Bronze


Download Over 325 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

In 2014, Getty Publications announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download 325 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue. The Virtual Library consists of texts associated with several Getty institutions. Readers can view extensively researched exhibition catalogues from the J. Paul Getty Museum, including Paul Cézanne's late-life watercolours, when the painter raised the still life to a high art (Cézanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors...
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Italian Court Rules Getty Museum Must Return a Prized Bronze

Italian officials and the California museum have fought for more than a decade over this 2000-year-old statue dredged up by Italian fishermen.
Tags: Art, News, California, Museum, Italy, Getty, Getty Villa, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Arts and Antiquities Looting, J Paul


Ariana Grande Responds After Pete Davidson’s Emotional Post About Being Bullied

Ariana Grande has responded after Pete Davidson penned an emotional post about being bullied online. ICYMI, the SNL comedian took to social-media to condemn people making cruel comments about their break-up, writing: “I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything.  Getty “I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashed him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s...
Tags: Religion, Ariana Grande, Getty, Pete Davidson, Pete, Ariana, MUSIC CELEBS


Pete Davidson Reveals Heartbreaking Extent Of Bullying Hes Faced Since Ariana Grande Split

Pete Davidson just discussed the aftermath of his split from Ariana Grande in a lengthy Instagram post. The SNL star took to the app to share a message he wrote in his notes, shining a light on the heartbreaking extent of bullying he’s faced since the breakup. Getty “I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything. I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashed him without any facts or...
Tags: Religion, Ariana Grande, Getty, Pete Davidson, Pete, Scooter Braun, Ari, Ariana, MUSIC CELEBS, Getty Pete


Little Mixs Advice To Their Younger Selves Couldnt Be More Perfect

It’s really just the dawn of Little Mix, as the girl band keep dropping interviews left, right, and centre promoting positivity and acceptance, and we’re just so here for it. In their latest interview with OK! magazine, the girls – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, and Jade Thirlwall – open up about how they managed to become as body confident as they are, all the while dealing with a hell of a lot of criticism Getty “I’ve learnt that not everyone is going to love a...
Tags: Religion, Netflix, Getty, Jade, Jesy, Leigh Anne, Perrie Edwards Leigh Anne Pinnock Jesy Nelson, USA Pro, MUSIC CELEBS, Christmas Perrie


This Is Reportedly What’s Going On Between Kendall Jenner And Ben Simmons Rn

If those pictures of Kendall Jenner sitting courtside at Ben Simmons’ basketball game left you feeling confused AF, then you’ll be pleased to hear that an insider has come forward revealing what’s actually going on between these two. Fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will know that the 23-year-old began seeing the Philadelphia 76ers player earlier this year, with the pair enjoying a Summer romance that fizzled out sometime before she smooched Anwar Hadid. Getty Just when the...
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Koch Industries unit invests $500 million in Getty Images: Reuters

U.S. photo agency Getty Images Inc said on Monday it received a $500 million investment from a unit of Koch Industries. Koch Equity Development, the investment arm of Koch Industries, will have no input into its content or editorial coverage, Getty Images said. Founded in 1995 by Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein, Getty has had to adapt to a shift in the media industry from print to online, where prices for images are lower. Earlier in September, Getty family said it would acquire Carlyle Group LP’s...
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NBA Fans Are Petitioning For Kendall Jenner To Be Banned From Ben Simmons’ Games

Basketball fans are calling for Kendall Jenner to be banned from attending upcoming games involving the Philadelphia 76ers amid fears about the Kardashian curse. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is said to be dating player Ben Simmons and attended his team’s match against the Cleveland Cavaliers – which eventually saw them being beaten with a final score of 121-112.  Getty Since then, a fan has organised a petition stating that the 23-year-old shouldn’t be allowed entry in...
Tags: Religion, Khloe Kardashian, Philadelphia, Kendall Jenner, Getty, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kardashian, Jenner, Thompson, Sixers, Cavaliers, Ben Simmons, MUSIC CELEBS, Wells Fargo Centre


Piers Morgan Tries To Drag Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson Over Stunning Underwear Photo

After Little Mix called Piers Morgan an “idiot” and a “tw*t” for attempting to come for the band over their naked photoshoot used to promote their new single ‘Strip’, it looks like the girls are having to face his attempts to keep the new feud going. Jesy Nelson posted a photo on Instagram of her looking incredible in Calvin Klein underwear but – after waking up to hundreds of negative messages from LM fans over his attitudes towards the girlband – Piers has now branded the picture “grim.” Hi, f...
Tags: Religion, Calvin Klein, Getty, Jesy Nelson, Jesy, Piers, MUSIC CELEBS, Rankin He, Susannah Reid


Blackhawks’ Downward Spiral Continues

This past week was originally penciled in as just another ho-hum part of the grind for the Chicago Blackhawks. There were only two games on the docket, one home and one away. Neither opponent was a division rival — both were from the Metropolitan Division which Chicago sees very little of. Nothing much to see here, right? Boy were we ever wrong. This past Tuesday the Blackhawks’ brass decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions. They decreed head coach Joel Quenneville’s time with the team ...
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