According to investor Bitna Brown, the world misses out on all the promise that it may see if half of its population – women – is “under-utilized” in the tech startup sphere.  Women are major consumers and the absence of their leadership or input in the space of innovation means that many great ideas will never see the light of day.

Brown also emphasizes the need to target business that “utilizes technology to disrupt an ongoing problem that is scalable and has the capacity to generate massive revenue and employ thousands of people.”  This is why Brown is leveraging her resources, non-profit fundraising ability and mentorship experience to help launch female-owned startups.

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It is no secret that the Linux community keeps a close watch on Microsoft.  Even though the once-mighty OS giant from Redmond isn’t the force that it used to be, many still like to keep an eye out for Microsoft not using its own tools and operating system for its business needs.  After all, Microsoft’s tool suites and platforms have overwhelmingly been geared toward the B2B market, and so they should be ideal for the company’s own needs, right?  However, as long as there have been Linux verses Windows feuding, stories such as this, pointing out that Microsoft used Akamai’s Linux-based site acceleration service, typically generate waves in the tech blogosphere.

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