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HP hops on the OpenFlow train with 16 new switches

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Programmable networks could mean less downtime. HP is following other big systems makers into the world of software defined networking with a line of 16 OpenFlow-enabled switches. That’s a pretty serious commitment to OpenFlow, a protocol that helps take the intelligence associated with routing packets off of the high-priced switching...
HP hops on the OpenFlow train with 16 new switches

Games for the weekend: Girls Like Robots

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Girls Like...
Games for the weekend: Girls Like Robots

Apple putting the squeeze on retail employees as some stores see traffic double

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With sales booming in line with a rapid rate of innovative product introductions, Apple's international retail chain has come under heavy pressure from a striking increase in customer traffic, prompting the company to initiate tighter scheduling restrictions for employees who'll now be required to spend more of their weekend downtime...
Apple putting the squeeze on retail employees as some stores see traffic double

Games for the weekend: Gravity Hook HD

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Gravity Hook...
Games for the weekend: Gravity Hook HD
First US offshore wind lease auction to be held in July

Amazon: Netflix outage caused by deleted data

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The Amazon Web Services outage that led to Netflix's downtime on Christmas Eve was caused by an accidental data deletion. This according to a summary posted Amazon on the AWS page. The summary states that one of a very small number of developers with access to AWS' Elastic Load Balancing...
Amazon: Netflix outage caused by deleted data

Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange freezes US dollar withdrawls for two weeks

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It's easy to see that the Bitcoin market is under stress when there's rising overall activity and tighter oversight. However, it's now so hectic that the Mt. Gox exchange has trouble fulfilling even basic transactions -- and the institution is freezing US dollar withdrawals for two weeks to keep...
Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange freezes US dollar withdrawls for two weeks
Taxi app Hailo is raising $30M to take on Uber in NYC

Ask Engadget: best sub-$150 mechanical keyboard?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Andrew, who wants to get a proper keyboard, for doing serious business on. If you're looking to...
Ask Engadget: best sub-$150 mechanical keyboard?

Why Did SquareSpace's CEO Haul Diesel Up 17 Flights of Stairs? Anything Less Would be 'Lame'

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One of the Fog Creek volunteers, buckets in hand. (Photo: Squarespace) When Hurricane Sandy smashed into lower Manhattan last week, customers of the data center Peer1 faced the prospect of major downtime. Just a blackout would’ve been no problem. But when the basement flooded, it took out the pumps that transport...
Why Did SquareSpace's CEO Haul Diesel Up 17 Flights of Stairs? Anything Less Would be 'Lame'
A 'site issue' is preventing some users from logging into Facebook
Internet infrastructure isn't a waste of energy

Apple Online Store Down with New Look

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We typically avoid posting a story each time the Apple Store goes offline for updates. While the Apple online store famously goes offline to introduce new products, it also goes down for routine maintenance. Tonight's downtime is likely related to maintenance or other non-product tweaks, but notably the "We'll be...
Apple Online Store Down with New Look

Sponsored post: ClearDB brings stability to MySQL databases in the cloud

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Texas-based cloud services company SuccessBricks, Inc. wants you to stay connected to your MySQL database, no matter what. The company’s flagship product is the technology that powers MySQL services in Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud, and it’s also available at the enterprise level in clouds like Amazon EC2 and Rackspace. ClearDB is...
Sponsored post: ClearDB brings stability to MySQL databases in the cloud

'Send to Dropbox' relaunches to better help you email files directly to your cloud storage account

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Today Send to Dropbox relaunched its tool to allow users of the cloud storage and file sync tool to email files directly to their account. The Next Web first covered the service in 2010, calling it “useful,” “dead simple” and a favorite. However, the application, a side project of Twitter...
'Send to Dropbox' relaunches to better help you email files directly to your cloud storage account

Mix Up the Workweek by Setting Your Own “20-Percent Time”

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Many large companies have policies that allow employees to spend some of their time working on their own projects. These programs are often used to entice high-caliber job applicants, as well as encourage innovation. For example, Google has what it calls “20-Percent Time”, where its employees spend one day each...
Mix Up the Workweek by Setting Your Own “20-Percent Time”

Wikipedia is down: Good thing it's summer, students

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As many of you may have already noticed, Wikipedia is down, and no it was not done as a retro-active SOPA protest. According to the site’s performance and availability status, everything from the API to the site’s blog is currently off the grid, with the exception of the mobile site....
Wikipedia is down: Good thing it's summer, students

New MacBook Pro models are out now

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Filed under: Macbook ProAfter an early morning bit of store downtime, Apple has released new MacBook Pro models this morning, as rumored/longed for/expected lo these many weeks. The 15" and 17" models now use the i5 and i7 Intel dual-core processors (at 2.53GHz or 2.66Ghz, respectively -- gigahertz numbers no...
New MacBook Pro models are out now

Erlywarn: The simple service that texts you whenever your site is down or slow

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Anyone that has ever ran a Web service or even a simple homepage knows that downtime happens, and because of this, there are plenty of site monitoring tools out there. Many of these services work extremely well for traffic-heavy sites, and others, like Pingdom, even play friendly with smaller operations....
Erlywarn: The simple service that texts you whenever your site is down or slow

Twitter's Site Suffers Some Downtime

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Just weeks after unveiling its new logo - a bird in flight - Twitter briefly crashed to earth on Thursday. Its site was unavailable for roughly an hour....
Twitter's Site Suffers Some Downtime

Why I Haven’t Bought an iPad Yet

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Over on Twitter Alberto Lopez asked me why I’ve been quiet about the iPad so far. Of course, everyone and their mother has been yammering about nothing but the iPad for the past few months so I’m sure my thoughts on the thing haven’t been missed. But I thought I’d...
Why I Haven’t Bought an iPad Yet

How OMGPOP scaled to 36 million users in three weeks

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OMGPOP can thank the cloud for its acquisition by Zynga on Wednesday. The gaming startup, whose Draw Something iPhone app used cloud computing and a NoSQL database to scale from zero (relatively speaking) to more than 35 million downloads in three weeks and never miss a beat. I had a...
How OMGPOP scaled to 36 million users in three weeks

Facebook is currently down for some users

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If you’re unable to access Facebook, it’s not only you. The site is currently down for some users (including several of The Next Web’s team). Heading to the site shows an error message: Down For Everyone Or Just Me also says the site is down on its end. We have already...
Facebook is currently down for some users

Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Tiny Monsters...
Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters
Entrepreneurs: Stop participating in hackathons just to win them

EX-APPLE ENGINEER: 'Almost Everything That Apple Does That Involves The Internet Is A Mess' (AAPL, GOOG)

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Former Apple engineer Patrick B. Gibson has a provocative post on Tumblr arguing that the power balance between Apple and Google is shifting in Google's favor. Specifically, Gibson suggests, Google is getting better at gadget design faster than Apple is getting better at Internet services. (Gibson is now an engineer...
EX-APPLE ENGINEER: 'Almost Everything That Apple Does That Involves The Internet Is A Mess' (AAPL, GOOG)

1080p-capable Apple TV ships a day early, just in time to AirPlay with your new iPad

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Did you hop on the pre-order train for the third generation Apple TV, right after the Cook-note? Might want to check that doorstep, as a metric ton of you -- including reader Joel above -- have written in to say you're new hockey-puck streaming boxes have arrived. For those...
1080p-capable Apple TV ships a day early, just in time to AirPlay with your new iPad
BAD FOR BIZ: Facebook's Outage Hammered Ecommerce Sites Worldwide (FB)

Facebook Javascript API Goes Down, Taking Down Likes, Comments And Apps With It

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I dare you to Facebook Like or even comment on this post. You can’t, because the Facebook Javascript API, the backend system which allows developer applications and Facebook’s own apps like Likes and Comments to communicate with the data available on the social network, is down, and has been down...
Facebook Javascript API Goes Down, Taking Down Likes, Comments And Apps With It

Windows Azure outage hits Europe

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Just in time for the Olympics, there’s a Windows Azure outage in Europe. A flag posted at 11:09 UTC  on the Windows Azure dashboard:  “We are experiencing an availability issue in the West Europe sub-region, which impacts access to hosted services in this region. We are actively investigating this issue...
Windows Azure outage hits Europe
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