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Internet in Syria has been restored after being disconnected for over 19 hours

thenextweb.com
Internet in Syria has been restored on Wednesday at 14:13 UTC. The country went offline on Tuesday at around 18:45 UTC as Internet connectivity was completely cut across the nation. Renesys was the first to report that Internet access was being re-established in Syria. Syrian Internet is returning.First probes making...
Internet in Syria has been restored after being disconnected for over 19 hours
OpenStreetMap To Give Google Maps A Run For Its Money By Launching Its New 'iD' Editor

Network heavy hitters to pool SDN efforts in OpenDaylight project

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Software-defined networking, a set of technologies to help networks better adapt to user needs with less manual effort, may at last be getting the common foundation it has needed for interoperability and efficient development. Most of the major vendors working on SDN have joined in on OpenDaylight, a project...
Network heavy hitters to pool SDN efforts in OpenDaylight project
Behold the data tsunami: IEEE begins work on 400Gbps and 1Tbps Ethernet
Forrester Report Shows Amazon AWS Reigns Supreme With Developers As Windows Azure Gains Momentum

Mobile web access getting faster, mainstream websites getting fatter

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Google has published analytics data showing that mobile web access is 30% faster than a year ago, while websites designed for access on fixed net connections have gained little in speed – a fact explained by the fact that page sizes are now 56% larger, giving an effective speed...
Mobile web access getting faster, mainstream websites getting fatter
An ugly duckling no more: Why Platform-as-a-Service is poised for huge growth

How a cyberwar was spun by shoddy journalism | Heather Brooke

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Journalistic scepticism was lacking when stories about a DDoS attack 'breaking' the internet surfaced. This is a real future riskA veteran Reuters reporter related a piece of advice given by his editor: "It's not just what you print that makes you an authoritative and trusted source for news, but what...
How a cyberwar was spun by shoddy journalism | Heather Brooke

Technology Explained: How Does Facebook Work? The Nuts and Bolts

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Social networking is the art of connecting with those who share common interests. Your ‘network’ is a community that helps keep you united with others and offers many benefits. Networking via social media sites has revolutionized how we use the Internet and is at the forefront of what we now...
Technology Explained: How Does Facebook Work? The Nuts and Bolts

OpenStreetMap, Apple's Mapping Partner For iPhoto, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation

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While Apple continues to weather very bad press (and embarrassing photographic evidence) over its fumble on Maps in iOS 6, one of its existing mapping partners is getting a little injection of cash to continue improving its services. Today MapBox, developers of the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap, today announced that it is...
OpenStreetMap, Apple's Mapping Partner For iPhoto, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation

Police arrest suspect accused of "unprecedented" DDoS attack on Spamhaus

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Spanish authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Dutchman they say is "suspected of unprecedented heavy attacks" on Spamhaus, the international group that helps network owners around the world block spam. A press release (English translation here) issued by the Dutch Public Prosecutor Service identified the suspect only by the initials...
Police arrest suspect accused of "unprecedented" DDoS attack on Spamhaus

Inside Business Insider: More Tech Secrets Revealed

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EIC Henry Blodget recently updated and reprised his original Business Insider Full Monty article with a new presentation about the media business and BI specifically, so I thought it would be a great time to update my own BI tech infrastructure article from 2011 and detail some of the changes...
Inside Business Insider: More Tech Secrets Revealed
How LinkedIn Saved Its Engineers From Marathon Late-Night Coding Sessions

IT Gangnam Style: F5 Networks debuts Gangnam Style parody with tech twist

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“Time to rock this WAN From Seattle to Japan Time to rock the LAN And cloudburst in Kazakhstan F5 is the key to my, master plan! Master plan”   I know what you’re thinking — not another one of these annoying Gangnam Style remakes. But hold up. Seattle’s F5...
IT Gangnam Style: F5 Networks debuts Gangnam Style parody with tech twist

Microsoft Wins Big with Windows Azure Internet TV Deal in China

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Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform won a strong endorsement Monday when PPTV, which claims to be China's leading Internet TV service provider, signed on to launch its platform on top of Windows Azure's new Media Services offering. Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform won a strong endorsement Monday when PPTV, which...
Microsoft Wins Big with Windows Azure Internet TV Deal in China

F5 Networks CEO John McAdam: A Scotsman says why he loves Seattle

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UW computer science professor Ed Lazowska interviews F5 Networks CEO John McAdam F5 Networks has been operating in the Seattle area for more than 15 years, quietly building one of the biggest success stories of the tech community. But even though it boasts a market value of $9.25 billion and...
F5 Networks CEO John McAdam: A Scotsman says why he loves Seattle

Mobile App Monetization Network Tapjoy Restructures Top Management, With Some Layoffs

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Zynga wasn’t the only company that had major layoffs this week. Tapjoy, which has been an advertising and monetization backbone for many mobile gaming companies across the entire industry, also is going through a round of restructuring, according to multiple sources connected to the company. While Tapjoy wouldn’t disclose the...
Mobile App Monetization Network Tapjoy Restructures Top Management, With Some Layoffs

The computing deployment phase

cdixon.org
Technological revolutions happen in two main phases: the installation phase and the deployment phase. Here’s a chart (from this excellent book by Carlota Perez via Fred Wilson) showing the four previous technological revolutions and the first part of the current one:   Each revolution begins with a financial bubble that propels the (irrationally) rapid...
The computing deployment phase
Spamhaus DDoS grows to Internet-threatening size

VMware Exits Collaboration Market With Sale of SlideRocket To Clearslide, A Sales Engagement Platform

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VMware is exiting the collaboration market with the sale of SlideRocket to Clearslide, which will use the rich slide creation too to buttress its service that offers sales people presentation capabilities to better engage with customers. Clearslide, a fast growing startup with $39 million in funding, will integrate the cloud-based online presentation application...
VMware Exits Collaboration Market With Sale of SlideRocket To Clearslide, A Sales Engagement Platform

Facebook taps Seattle cloud startup Opscode to help automate core infrastructure

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Facebook has a growing array of computer servers that it uses to power all of its services, from messaging to video to photos. Now, the social networking giant is turning to a Seattle startup to help manage all of that back-end infrastructure. Facebook announced today that it has deployed Opscode’s...
Facebook taps Seattle cloud startup Opscode to help automate core infrastructure

Why VMware is spinning off Cloud Foundry and SpringSource

gigaom.com
To say VMware and EMC are desperately seeking enterprise cloud credibility with the proposed spinoff of Cloud Foundry and SpringSource along with key EMC technologies into a separate subsidiary might be overstating the case. But not by much. The move shows that EMC and VMware must strengthen their hand in enterprise...
Why VMware is spinning off Cloud Foundry and SpringSource

It's Officially Official: 4 Young Founders Just Bought A $40 Million Mountain To Party On

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For the past year, it's been known that four entrepreneurs, Elliot Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwartz, have been trying to buy a mountain in Eden, Utah.  There, they want to host Summit Series, a popular, startup conference attended by a younger set of entrepreneurs who like to work hard and...
It's Officially Official: 4 Young Founders Just Bought A $40 Million Mountain To Party On

Akamai Names Chief Scientist Tom Leighton as CEO

allthingsd.com
Akamai, the company that keeps the Internet running smoothly behind the scenes for so many companies and organizations, said today that Chief Scientist Tom Leighton will be its next CEO. Leighton will take over from current CEO Paul Sagan on Jan. 1. Sagan will remain on Akamai’s board of directors....
Akamai Names Chief Scientist Tom Leighton as CEO

The real power of Facebook lies in controlling connected identity

gigaom.com
In 2008, when Facebook introduced Facebook Connect, a way for folks to use their Facebook credentials to other websites and services, it was pretty obvious what Mark Zuckerberg’s long term goal was: controlling the identity infrastructure of the web. Once you do that, then you get access to all sorts of...
The real power of Facebook lies in controlling connected identity

Mobile Web Access Is Nearly 30% Faster Since 2012

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After publishing a study last year that measured the speed of websites around the world, Google compared recent Site Speed data to the 2012 data to determine if the web is getting any faster. While numerous improvements have been made to the core infrastructure of the Internet, there has not...
Mobile Web Access Is Nearly 30% Faster Since 2012
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