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Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Lytro (other than nearly grabbing a Crunchie (I voted for them)), the camera where you shoot now and focus later. And the latest news comes not from the company itself, but from the FCC, which just today published the internal photos...
Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

Pinterest Acquires Livestar

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Livestar's founder Fritz Lanman is also an investor in Pinterest. Pinterest is acquiring Livestar, a mobile recommendation app, the companies announced on Wednesday. "If you're not familiar with Pinterest, it's an online tool that helps people discover things they love and inspires them to do these things in their...
Pinterest Acquires Livestar

ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

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Jim Nutt Fast-growing ClassifiedAds.com has named Jim Nutt — the former director of software engineering at Intellectual Ventures – to the position of vice president of engineering. “Jim’s extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering...
ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits
Founder Stories: MemSQL's Eric Frenkiel on Building an Enterprise Product

Twitter Buys Startup to Boost "Revenue Engineering Team"

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Twitter has acqhired the team behind social media analytics startup Hotspots.io. At least three members of the startup have joined Twitter’s “revenue engineering team” to build tools for Twitter advertisers and publishers. Hotspots.io graduated from startup factory Y Combinator a year ago, but at that time called itself Moki.TV, a “personalized...
Twitter Buys Startup to Boost "Revenue Engineering Team"

Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer

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Vine has just opened up a few new positions for the NY-based engineering team, as tweeted by co-founder Colin Kroll. As it would appear, there are six positions available to work alongside the three-man team currently developing for Vine. Notably, one of the positions is for an Android developer, which...
Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer
Mailbox email app for iPhone removes reservation system following scaling improvements

Planetary Resources shows 'daringly small' asteroid-hunting spacecraft

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Planetary Resources, the asteroid-mining company backed by some of the biggest names in technology and aerospace, is out with a new behind-the-scenes video showing some of the latest prototypes of the spacecraft that it plans to use to hunt for asteroids. An earlier rendering of the Arkyd-100 in orbit....
Planetary Resources shows 'daringly small' asteroid-hunting spacecraft

Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring

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We won’t have to wait long to see that long-awaited T-Mobile-branded iPhone. In an interview Reuters at CES 2013, T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said the iPhone would begin appearing on store shelves in the next three or four months. Though Legere and T-Mobile haven’t said explicitly which Apple device...
Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring

It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says

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Even as the job market has remained generally dismal for much of the working world over the past few years, there have been a few notable exceptions. Not only have those in IT generally faced better prospects, but the outlook for those with Linux skills has been even brighter....
It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says

First Apple exec since Tim Cook took office steps down

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Apple is losing its head of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield to retirement this year, one of the leads behind the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Mansfield is the first executive to leave since Apple chief executive Tim Cook took the reigns from the late Steve Jobs. He came to Apple...
First Apple exec since Tim Cook took office steps down
Jawfish Games Launches Its Real-Time, Multiplayer Platform For iOS, Android
Curiosity's pit crew readies the rover for Mount Sharp

Facebook updates its Messenger app with feature allowing you to provide direct feedback

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Facebook has just released an update to its iOS Messenger app. Now in the iTunes store, users will be able to use it to provide feedback about the app directly to the company. Granted, it’s not necessarily a major update that the average person might come to expect from an...
Facebook updates its Messenger app with feature allowing you to provide direct feedback

Shutting down spammers

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Twitter continues to grow at a record pace -- we now have 140 million active users and more than 340 million Tweets each day. As our reach expands, we become a more attractive target for spammers. While spam is a small fraction of the incredible content you can find on...
Shutting down spammers

PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

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PagerDuty has raised $10.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an IT alert service that is modeled on what Amazon Web Services developed to manage its massive infrastructure. The funding will go toward building additional services to give IT managers a way to quantify how staff is responding to alerts and develop new...
PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills The Great White Fail Whale

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In one pithy, three-word sentence, Twitter creative lead Doug Bowman summed up the microblogging service’s election day perfectly. “RIP Fail Whale.” Indeed, all throughout November 6th, that cutesy, once ubiquitous cartoon — a symbol of a young Twitter’s infrastructure problems — was nary to be seen. The company saw record...
On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills The Great White Fail Whale
HTC aiming to be within top two smartphone brands in China by 2015

StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

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StumbleUpon today laid off 30 percent of its staff, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. The move, which brings Stumbleupon’s employee count from 110 to 75, is part of a larger restructuring plan that will bring the web content discovery company to profitable operations in the first quarter of 2012....
StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs

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Just after the revelation that Apple has acquired Web app startup Particle, The Next Web reports that Apple is also in the process of acquiring Color Labs. Color, which raised a substantial $41 million round of financing even before launching last year, arrived as a photo sharing service that has...
Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs
HTC One X users report iPhone 4-like ‘death grip’ for Wi-Fi

A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup

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Editor’s note: Phil Freo leads the engineering team at ElasticSales. Previously he was at Quizlet and Google. Follow him on Twitter. There is often confusion about the various roles of a web engineering team. I have had to explain, even to technical recruiters, the differences between these roles and that the lines...
A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup

Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million

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It turns out yesterday’s report, which said Apple was buying Color for high double digit millions was wrong.  Or at least that’s according to AllThingsD: What’s really happening is that Color’s engineering team — about 20 people, comprising almost the entire company — is being “acqhired” by Apple at what’s being...
Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million

Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

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What do you do when you’re a consumer apps company with apps that never hit the big-time, but whose development forced you to solve the same problems over and over again? Well, if you’re Border Stylo (makers of Glass, Retrollect, and Trivia Together), you turn your knowledge of developers’ needs...
Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

Twitter buys social media analytics startup Hotspots.io

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Startup, which appears to have still been in beta mode, will join Twitter's revenue engineering team. [Read more]...
Twitter buys social media analytics startup Hotspots.io

GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own

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Richard Tom Many of us think of Hulu as the place to catch up on our favorite shows. But at its heart, Hulu is “a technology company first,” says Richard Tom, Hulu’s chief technology officer. Exhibit A: Hulu’s decision to build and manage its own video advertising system, without leveraging third-party...
GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own

SimCity Developers' Reddit AMA Swiftly Turns Into WTF With The Online-Only DRM?

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The developers of the latest SimCity learned a valuable lesson Friday during a Reddit AMA, one that will hopefully be passed on to other developers: people -- you know, the downstream consumers you're hoping will purchase your software? They hatehatehatehatehatehatehateHATE DRM. EA, the publisher of SimCity, has seen fit to...
SimCity Developers' Reddit AMA Swiftly Turns Into WTF With The Online-Only DRM?

Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

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It’s been two weeks since Square announced a landmark partnership with Starbucks,  but the red-hot mobile payments startup experienced difficulties this evening (US time) after its payment app and website suffered outages that affected some payments. Squareup.com was down for an hour but, more importantly, a number of users reported (via...
Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

Facebook product manager talks Facebook for iOS & retooling the mobile development process

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Facebook has been doing a lot of work recently to improve its mobile experiences, most notably the release of a faster, rebuilt native Facebook for iOS app back in August, and more recently the promise of timed release cycles for its mobile apps. Today, Facebook product manager Michael Sharon took...
Facebook product manager talks Facebook for iOS & retooling the mobile development process

Apple Support: Purple Flaring Is "Normal Behavior" For iPhone 5 Camera

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Earlier, we reported that Apple’s iPhone 5 seemed to have some issues with purple flaring when taking photos with a light source just in or off frame, as reported by a number of users and duplicated in tests. Today, Gizmodo reader Matt Van Gastel received a response from Apple’s engineering team routed...
Apple Support: Purple Flaring Is "Normal Behavior" For iPhone 5 Camera
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