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Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

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Hadoop is designed to store big data cheaply on a distributed file system across commodity servers. How you get that data there is your problem. And it’s a surprisingly critical issue because Hadoop isn’t a replacement for existing infrastructure, but rather a tool to augment data management and storage...
Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

Brushes 3 offers minimalist paint tools for the iPhone 5 era

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Brushes 3 is a new iOS release from Taptrix. It’s the third incarnation of the company’s popular Brushes app, previously highlighted by Apple as one of the apps showing how the iPhone and iPad could benefit creative types. The new version is available as a free Universal download with an...
Brushes 3 offers minimalist paint tools for the iPhone 5 era
ePub standards body proposes new 'lightweight' DRM for ebook platform interoperability
Modernist Cuisine vets cooking up online culinary school

Oculus Rift dev kit: Good virtual reality involves science and easy assembly

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Virtual reality is a wonder, but cracking the latest in technology removes a little of the mystery. That’s a good thing. The tech site IFixit posted a teardown of the developer edition of the Oculus Rift headset, which is basically an early prototype of what consumers will receive. We...
Oculus Rift dev kit: Good virtual reality involves science and easy assembly

Check out Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s new ebook: “Make Something People Love”

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Alexis Ohanian, the cofounder of Reddit, Breadpig, and several other successful startups, has teamed up with hyperink to release an exclusive ebook based on his talk on how to start and grow an amazing company. The $2.99 book, “Make Something People Love,” chronicles how Reddit, Hipmunk and Breadpig grew, and is...
Check out Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s new ebook: “Make Something People Love”

Collaboration Startup Atlassian Acquires HipChat

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Amid the current craze for enterprise collaboration software, somehow Atlassian had escaped my attention. Ten years old, based in Sydney and San Francisco, backed by a $60 million investment from Accel Partners, and sporting annual revenues north of $100 million, Atlassian makes collaboration tools for software developers. Today Atlassian will...
Collaboration Startup Atlassian Acquires HipChat

The Revenue Models of Location

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Most of the buzz around location to date has been around the device, operating system, or application layers of the geo stack. Will iPhone or Android rule the day?  Which is more fun: Gowalla or Foursquare? Today, however, we’re going to talk about the monetization layer.  Juniper Research predicts that...
The Revenue Models of Location

Will a Keyboard Help Save RIM’s PlayBook Tablet?

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The wait for the next line of BlackBerry smartphones is expected to last until autumn. In the meantime, Research in Motion Ltd. continues to look for new ways to hawk its revamped PlayBook tablet. Research in Motion Ltd. The new BlackBerry-branded mini keyboard for the PlayBook tablet. Today the company...
Will a Keyboard Help Save RIM’s PlayBook Tablet?

Big Data-Based Fertility Tracker Ovuline Now Integrates With FitBit & Other "Quantified Self" Devices, Will Support Pregnancy Tracking Too

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Ovuline, the big data-driven fertility tracker backed by $1.4 million in funding from Lightbank, Launch Capital and others, is today launching an upgraded version of its Smart Fertility product which now more accurately predicts ovulation, offering real-time feedback plus integration with “quantified self” devices like the FitBit and Withings. Company...
Big Data-Based Fertility Tracker Ovuline Now Integrates With FitBit & Other "Quantified Self" Devices, Will Support Pregnancy Tracking Too

Dogfooding: Find a way to be your own customer

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Is your company eating its own dog food? In early ‘90s, while working on Windows NT, Microsoft popularized an idea to make everyone on the team use early builds of their own software. Back then, it was quite a painful request — imagine developing an operating system on a box...
Dogfooding: Find a way to be your own customer

Temple Run 2 - review (iPhone)

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The world's most popular endless-runner game returns with beefed-up graphics and a bigger monkeyThe original Temple Run game was (and still is) a phenomenon, with 170m downloads so far across iOS and Android.Its sequel is thus one of the key game releases of 2013 on any platform: big news for...
Temple Run 2 - review (iPhone)

10 Fantastic Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube

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Photoshop has been a mainstay of the design software pantheon for over 20 years, and it remains a great tool for pro artists and social media customizers alike.But the sophisticated image editor has a daunting learning curve. With so many tools, features, and concepts to get a hold of,...
10 Fantastic Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube
Open Source Gaming Backend OpenKit Plans Private Beta Launch Tomorrow, Raises Another $100K

Dreamweaver CS6 sneak peek shows new tools for responsive Web design

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As we wrote in February, everyone is consuming content differently these days. My mom has a netbook, I have a laptop, my friend has a 27″ iMac, my girlfriend has a smartphone and her mom has an iPad. Since content is now being viewed on more devices and browsers than...
Dreamweaver CS6 sneak peek shows new tools for responsive Web design

Trulia takes aim at Zillow patent suit: 'Abstract ideas and principles are not patentable'

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San Francisco online real estate company Trulia has filed its initial response to Zillow’s patent lawsuit, arguing that the case should be dismissed because the business method in question — Zillow’s online home valuation tool known as the Zestimate — is not patentable. The Zestimate utilizes multiple factors in order...
Trulia takes aim at Zillow patent suit: 'Abstract ideas and principles are not patentable'
Is Atlassian the Next Big Enterprise Software IPO?

Three Strikes May Decrease File Sharing, But If Sales Keep Dropping, Who Cares?

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A year ago, we asked what could possibly be the "value" in "cracking down on piracy" if that didn't then lead to increased sales. It's an issue that we've dealt with time and time again. We ask people a simple question: would you rather stop piracy or make more money?...
Three Strikes May Decrease File Sharing, But If Sales Keep Dropping, Who Cares?

TweetDeck and Google App Engine: A Match Made in the Cloud

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I'm Reza and work in London, UK for a startup called TweetDeck. Our vision is to develop the best tools to manage and filter real time information streams like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace. We offer products like our TweetDeck desktop client built on Adobe AIR, and our iPhone application....
TweetDeck and Google App Engine: A Match Made in the Cloud
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