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INRIX reacts quickly to I-5 bridge collapse, says traffic delays minimal right now
Fast Company Is Looking For A Digital Operations Assistant

Facebook and safety: A behind-the-scenes look at what happens when you click “Report”

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With so much information passing before our eyes on Facebook, we’re bound to find ourselves in a situation where we find things that are inappropriate. Also, with so many people using a site like Facebook, there’s a possibility of it being abused by some bad actors and finding ourselves being...
Facebook and safety: A behind-the-scenes look at what happens when you click “Report”

Dropbox announces first international office in Ireland to offer increased support, more languages

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Dropbox is following up its recent milestone of 100 million registered users with an announcement that it is to open an office in Ireland, which will become its first ever presence outside of the US. The storage service is setting up shop in Dublin — also home to Google, Facebook...
Dropbox announces first international office in Ireland to offer increased support, more languages

Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

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MakeGood Software CEO Jeff Coon The world of online advertising can be convoluted and complex, making it challenging for advertisers, agencies and publishers to track campaigns. MakeGood Software, a three-year-old startup located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, is looking to help companies make better sense of the data and eliminate bulky spreadsheets...
Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

Measuring to improve: comprehensive, real-world data center efficiency numbers

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To paraphrase Lord Kelvin, if you don’t measure you can’t improve. Our data center operations team lives by this credo, and we take every opportunity to measure the performance of our facilities. In the same way that you might examine your electricity bill and then tweak the thermostat, we constantly...
Measuring to improve: comprehensive, real-world data center efficiency numbers

Matt Kent joins 37signals as Sysop

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Today Matt Kent started at 37signals as the sixth member of our operations team. Previously Matt worked for 10 years(!) at Bravenet as a System Administrator handling application deployment and scaling tasks. Some of Matt’s managers and coworkers used phrases like “backbone of our team” and “a great person, and...
Matt Kent joins 37signals as Sysop

Twitter cuts off another payment service: Flattr is told to stop tying Favorites to money

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Just days after Ribbon was forced to withdraw the ability to make payments within tweets, Twitter has moved to stymie another startup’s ambitions to monetize its platform. This time it’s Flattr, the Swedish startup that was offering the ability for users to pay small amounts of money to others by...
Twitter cuts off another payment service: Flattr is told to stop tying Favorites to money

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
Xbox One & Azure cloud computing: A match made in heaven

VIDEO: Watch the I-5 bridge collapse into river

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Our news partners at KING5 just posted security footage of the Interstate 5 bridge collapse that resulted from a semi-truck striking the side of the bridge on Thursday night. Skagit River bridge. Photo via KING 5 The collapse happens at the 39-second mark. In what’s being called a miracle, no fatalities...
VIDEO: Watch the I-5 bridge collapse into river

Fab Buys Llustre, Comes To The UK

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Meet Fab's Bradford Shellhammer, Innovation Agent. Fab, the design-based social commerce site, announced today that it's headed to the UK after snapping up British site Llustre. The acquisition comes just one year after Fab launched, and it's the third company Fab has absorbed, following...
Fab Buys Llustre, Comes To The UK

This Is The Secret To OMGPOP's Incredible Scaling Success

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The secret to OMGPOP's scale is a company called Couchbase, which has open source database software that enabled OMGPOP to scale from zero to 35 million users in 6 weeks.  Three weeks ago, the operations team at OMGPOP called Couchbase to help scale its game Draw Something, which has...
This Is The Secret To OMGPOP's Incredible Scaling Success

BetterWorks: Major Layoffs Signal Trouble in Paradise

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PandoDaily has learned that much heralded LA startup BetterWorks executed significant layoffs this week. The employee perks platform terminated all of its sales and marketing staff and half of its operations team on Tuesday. The list of departing senior executives includes VP of Sales Kevin Gaither, VP of Marketing Greg...
BetterWorks: Major Layoffs Signal Trouble in Paradise

Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

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Mobile device management (MDM) company Mformation Technologies, which tried to juice millions of dollars from BlackBerry-maker RIM in a patent scuffle but ultimately failed, has been acquired by investment firm Clearlake Capital Group in an assets deal — the latest move aimed at capitalizing on the BYOD (bring your own device) trend. Terms of...
Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

Etsy announces a $50,000 scholarship program for women in technology

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Last September 2011, 3 out of 96 employees in Engineering and Operations at Etsy were women, and none of them were managers. Considering the company’s majority-female user base — Etsy supports the businesses of hundreds of thousands of female entrepreneurs, which sell a majority of all items to women — the team at...
Etsy announces a $50,000 scholarship program for women in technology
Remote Medical gets $8M to bring health care to the remote corners of the world
Tech Insurgents 2012: Marleen Vogelaar

GitHub Explains This Week's Outage And Poor Performance

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A database migration gone awry caused the outage and poor availability that GitHub customers experienced this week. In a lengthy blog post today, GitHub’s Jesse Newland apologized for the outage and said overall it was way below the company’s standards. The root of the problem stemmed from a database replacement done last...
GitHub Explains This Week's Outage And Poor Performance

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

gigaom.com
Texas-based cloud services company SuccessBricks, Inc. wants you to stay connected to your MySQL database, no matter what. The company’s flagship product ClearDB 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....
Sponsored post: ClearDB brings stability to MySQL databases in the cloud

Stealthy Collaboration Platform For Developers, VictorOps Raises $1.6M From Foundry Group

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VictorOps, a stealthy enterprise startup based in Boulder has raised $1.58 million in seed funding led by the Foundry Group with participation from Chris Marks at Tango Investments and the startup’s three co-founders, Todd Vernon, Bryce Ambraziunas and Dan Jones. The premise of the startup is based on the fact...
Stealthy Collaboration Platform For Developers, VictorOps Raises $1.6M From Foundry Group
How Disney built a big data platform on a startup budget
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Yahoo's 'Genome' Uses Big Data To Decode Which Commercials You're Bred To Click On

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Yahoo's newly launched Genome platform lets advertisers crunch amazingly specific web information on millions of Americans. Is big data the future of web advertising--and why did they name it Genome, anyway?Marketers now posses enough technology to figure out what you want to buy, sometimes even before you realize it yourself....
Yahoo's 'Genome' Uses Big Data To Decode Which Commercials You're Bred To Click On
CloudBeat case study: Integrating Salesforce at Axcient isn't magical

New Yahoo Chief of Staff Comes In, While Previous One Goes to Facebook

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New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has selected Marta Nichols, who was the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s VP of investor relations, as his new chief of staff. Interestingly, Joel Jones, the chief of staff under Thompson’s predecessor has moved to Facebook. After CEO Carol Bartz was ousted in the fall, Jones...
New Yahoo Chief of Staff Comes In, While Previous One Goes to Facebook

Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31

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BetterWorks, the employee perks startup led by Los Angeles entrepreneur and investor Paige Craig, has told its customers that it will be shutting down May 31. The company offered tools to help businesses manage discounts and rewards programs for employees. In the past few months, BetterWorks still seemed to be...
Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31

How the Guardian built a solid, scalable foundation for digital-first journalism

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Graham Tackley, the Guardian's Head of Architecture, shares how our software team use technology like Scala, Akka and Play Framework to power our web presenceThe Guardian was recently profiled by Typesafe, custodians of the Scala programming language, about our use of their technologies to power our web presence. The full...
How the Guardian built a solid, scalable foundation for digital-first journalism

Find My FaceBook Friends app forced to change name - becomes "Locate"

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Developers of the Find My Facebook Friends app have had quite a rough time getting their app past Apple’s App Store review team. Originally the app was called “Find My Friends For Facebook”, until Apple rejected the app name and icon for being to similar to its own Find My...
Find My FaceBook Friends app forced to change name - becomes "Locate"
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