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2012 presidential candidates of both parties ignore tech as key election issue

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As a small note, this post is utterly nonpartisan. If you are here looking for a fight, I recommend this.  A short survey of the main websites of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, and the Democratic candidate, underscores one serious point: technology is no hot ticket in their eyes. In...
2012 presidential candidates of both parties ignore tech as key election issue

Jonathan Ellis: Cassandra in action

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There's been a lot of new articles about Cassandra deployments in the past month, enough that I thought it would be useful to summarize in a post. Ryan King explained in an interview with Alex Popescu why Twitter is moving to Cassandra for tweet storage, and why they selected...
Jonathan Ellis: Cassandra in action
Cloud: Private Cloud Builders Team Up For Tussle With OpenStack

Huawei Ascend D Quad release set for late August in China, October for European markets

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Been holding onto the hope that Huawei's quad-core flagship would bow relatively soon? Well, it's time to swallow an extra does of patience because it appears the Ascend D Quad is slated for an eventual late summer / early fall launch. As confirmed to the The Inquirer, the Chinese...
Huawei Ascend D Quad release set for late August in China, October for European markets

Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation

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Apple, once a company whose stock only knew a single direction, is in the midst of a painful decline. Today, for the first time since late 2011, the company’s stock traded below the $400 per share mark. The company ended the day’s trading at $402.59, a fall of 5.5 percent,...
Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation
Sanden's hand-crank vending machine is good to go after 70 turns

Micropayment-Enabling Dynamo Player Gets Beta Version Going

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Dynamo Player, which was first announced at SXSW this year and will also be demoed at the New York Video Meetup next week, is currently in active beta with a small group of users using the player to distribute their films — and get a few bucks back. Created by...
Micropayment-Enabling Dynamo Player Gets Beta Version Going

Amazon Web Services cuts S3 request prices by up to 60%, making data retrieval a great deal cheaper

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Amazon Web Services has slashed the prices of Amazon S3, its online storage website, across all nine of the regions that it operates in. PUT, COPY, POST and LIST actions have been cut in half to $0.005 per 1,000 requests made by the user. GET requests, meanwhile, have been lowered...
Amazon Web Services cuts S3 request prices by up to 60%, making data retrieval a great deal cheaper

Decide what Werner Vogels (CTO Amazon) will talk about!

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Werner Vogels is a brave man. He could have easily filled an hour or so talking about his position as CTO at Amazon, have his PR people prepare a bunch of slides, talk about the usual stuff and be done with it. But that is not his style, and it...
Decide what Werner Vogels (CTO Amazon) will talk about!

Amazon Web Services to collect sales tax on customers in Washington state

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Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing unit of the Seattle online retailer, notified customers in Washington state this week that it plans to begin collecting sales tax on the online services if offers next month. “We wanted to let you know that starting with your March 2012 bill (sent out...
Amazon Web Services to collect sales tax on customers in Washington state

MongoHQ Raises $6 Million For Database As Service Engine

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MongoHQ has raised $6 million from Trinity Ventures and a host of investors for its database service for developers. The  company will use the funds to expand its public cloud offering and improve its management tools for MongoDB, the popular NoSQL database. A Y Combinator startup, MongoHoQ launched in June 2011. Previous investors have included...
MongoHQ Raises $6 Million For Database As Service Engine
Large asteroid Vesta once had molten core, magnetic field

TaskRabbit Expands 'Deliver Now' Beyond iOS, Bringing On-Demand Courier Service To The Web

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This past summer, TaskRabbit, the online marketplace letting people outsource errands and odd jobs, unveiled a feature extension for its iPhone app called “Deliver Now,” which let users get on-demand delivery of anything within the city of San Francisco on weekdays between 9am and 7pm. Starting today, it won’t be...
TaskRabbit Expands 'Deliver Now' Beyond iOS, Bringing On-Demand Courier Service To The Web

Riding With the Cisco Skid

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There is no mistaking Cisco Systems for a tech dynamo anymore....
Riding With the Cisco Skid

Meet The Woman Who Manages Mark Zuckerberg's Life (FB)

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No list of the most important women at Facebook is complete without reference of Anikka Fragodt, executive assistant to the CEO of Facebook. In one online forum, Pedram Keyani, a top engineering manager at Facebook, says Fragodt is one of the most influential women at Facebook. So, who is Fragodt? ...
Meet The Woman Who Manages Mark Zuckerberg's Life (FB)

Red Hat’s Data Grid 6 Challenges Hadoop on Big Data

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Red Hat’s addition of Data Grid 6 to its JBoss family of products cements the company’s position as a major datacenter player. The new storage management component within Red Hat’s JBoss middleware platform is designed to give large e-commerce and financial transaction customers the ability to handle operations where...
Red Hat’s Data Grid 6 Challenges Hadoop on Big Data

Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

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Basho, the company behind the open source NoSQL database Riak and the proprietary cloud storage system Riak CS, today announced a $11.5 million Series F round of funding lead by Georgetown Partners. The majority, $6.1 million, of this round comes from a new investor: IDC Frontier, a subsidiary of Yahoo...
Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

Crowd-funding powers dynamic business

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From gravity lights to cat cafes, investment sites such as Indiegogo help entrepreneurs' projects take offIt could be the best thing since Trevor Baylis's wind-up radio - a cheap light that draws free power from gravity and could end the use of dangerous kerosene fuelled lamps in Africa and India.But...
Crowd-funding powers dynamic business

How To Charge Your iPhone With Your Bicycle And 9 Other Gadgets For Cycling Nerds

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The design of the contemporary bicycle hasn't changed much since its inception in the 1880s. But that hasn't stopped bicycle companies from coming out with a number of accessories to enhance your riding. Check out these gadgets that will do everything from record first-person video of your rides to...
How To Charge Your iPhone With Your Bicycle And 9 Other Gadgets For Cycling Nerds

EcoXPower charges a smartphone, bicycle headlight and tail light with pedal power

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Bicycle rigs for charging cellphones have lit up our radar before, but now the EcoXPower is being billed as the first device of its kind that can simultaneously juice up LED lights and a smartphone with the power of your pedaling. Packing a headlamp, a red tail light and...
EcoXPower charges a smartphone, bicycle headlight and tail light with pedal power

FoundationDB's NoSQL Breakthrough Challenges Relational Database Dominance

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NoSQL databases are well-known for their speed and scalability - useful traits when dealing with the size and complexity of big data and hyper-fast transaction requirements. But one thing they have lacked has been strong data consistency: the ability to ensure that an update to data in one part of...
FoundationDB's NoSQL Breakthrough Challenges Relational Database Dominance
Cloud: Amazon Opens Marketplace for...Virtual Computers
Cloud: NoSQL Pioneer MongoDB Doubles Down on the Data Center

P. Diddy Accompanied by Perfume Sprayers Team

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P. Diddy was accompanied by a team of perfume sprayers on a recent night out. The rapper amazed revelers at London’s Runway club by having the DJ play a 30-minute set of his songs to signal his arrival and then insisting on having his own Sean John fragrance sprayed...
P. Diddy Accompanied by Perfume Sprayers Team
Big Tech: Why the Ultimate Googler Is Yahoo's Ideal CEO
Al-Qaeda document suggests 22 ways to avoid drone attacks

Another way to get paid for your content: Dynamo goes white label for creators

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Pivot alert: Dynamo, one of the first companies to make pay-to-play possible for independent creators, is taking a new approach. Beginning in January, according to founder Rob Millis, the Dynamo player will no longer be open to any creators wishing to charge users for their content — instead, the company...
Another way to get paid for your content: Dynamo goes white label for creators
Why the iOS-Android feud is so intense: It's about core philosophy more than products

Pure Storage nets new cash from In-Q-Tel to push its "flash for all" effort

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Flash storage dynamo Pure Storage has snagged new funding — the amount is undisclosed — from In-Q-Tel, the VC affiliate of the CIA and other security agencies. The fresh cash comes atop a $40 million D round closed last August, which brought the total tally at the time to a robust...
Pure Storage nets new cash from In-Q-Tel to push its "flash for all" effort

Samsung Series 7 Chronos trickles into US stores

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After whetting our appetite at CES, Samsung's updated Series 7 Chronos is slowly squeaking its way into US retailers. Spotted at Best Buy for $1,200, this 21mm dynamo packs a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 3635QM CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 8870M GPU along with a 15.6-inch touchscreen. While...
Samsung Series 7 Chronos trickles into US stores
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