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Functional Programming Principles in Scala: the final push

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The Guardian's software developers chart their progress on Martin Odersky's Scala course, now in its sixth week and getting tougherWith week six behind us, we're on the home straight in Martin Odersky's Functional Programming Principles in Scala course. We have covered a number of new concepts which we've already started...
Functional Programming Principles in Scala: the final push
Memo to Fab: Don't call yourself a "pivot" unless you want others to call you a failure

Twitter Has Acquired Another Tiny Startup, Clutch.io

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Twitter has sort-of acquired another startup, Clutch.io, which makes software tools for building iPhone and iPad apps. We say "sort of" because here's what Clutch.io's Eric Florenzano and Eric Maguire wrote: We are incredibly excited to announce that we've joined the flock at Twitter! Twitter has acquired the IP of...
Twitter Has Acquired Another Tiny Startup, Clutch.io

Bezos to Amazon shareholders: It's not only Day One, 'the alarm clock hasn't even gone off yet'

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The official business at Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting at Seattle Center this morning was quick and to the point, as shareholders re-elected Amazon’s board and rejected a shareholder proposal asking for more transparency in the company’s “politically motivated spending.” Then Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to the podium for a...
Bezos to Amazon shareholders: It's not only Day One, 'the alarm clock hasn't even gone off yet'
BlackBerry 10 Cascades interface revealed, tools released to developers

Cloud: As Heroku Boss Flees to Olive Farm, Where's the Platform Cloud Going?

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Byron Sebastian lead Heroku to its $212 million acquisition by Salesforce.com. Now he’s leaving for parts unknown. Photo: Dow Jones Events. Sometimes, people call it “platform-as-a-service.” But more often than not, they just point to Heroku, the San Francisco company that pioneered this oh-so-hard-to-explain technology. “Heroku for X” is shorthand...
Cloud: As Heroku Boss Flees to Olive Farm, Where's the Platform Cloud Going?
Searching for meaning in distant solar systems
'I Created Emojis' Apparently Not a Good Pickup Line

Police Department Rewards Officer Caught By An Online Pedophile Sting With Full Retirement Benefits

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When parents, law enforcement or politicians discuss web-related issues, one topic always comes up: the possibility that predators are actively stalking children through various social media services. Sometimes this issue is conflated with others in order to push legislation through, while other times it's used as convenient shorthand for the...
Police Department Rewards Officer Caught By An Online Pedophile Sting With Full Retirement Benefits

Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

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The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers....
Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

Guy Debord predicted our distracted society | John Harris

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The Society of the Spectacle offered in 1967 an eerily accurate portrait of our image-saturated, mediated times"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all life presents as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation."With echoes of the most rapier-like prose...
Guy Debord predicted our distracted society | John Harris

Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing

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Leaked documents show Facebook making a radical departure from traditional online display advertising into a world where ads are conversations and brands automatically tell you which of your friends is already on their side.Facebook appears ready to launch a new set of premium ad units, and, based on a review...
Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing

How Free Apps Can Make More Money Than Paid Apps

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Editor’s note: John Manoogian III is co-founder and CTO at 140 Proof, a venture-backed startup for targeted Twitter advertising. While building apps for Apple and Android app stores can be highly lucrative ventures for developers, one of the hardest decisions an app developer has to make is how to get the app...
How Free Apps Can Make More Money Than Paid Apps

No, Saying Musicians Must 'Add Value' Does Not Mean Music Has No Value

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Music lawyer Chris Castle has a talent for totally missing the point and then failing to make one of his own. In a recent blog post, he launches an attack on Michael Geist based on a completely incorrect interpretation of a statement he made to a parliamentary committee in 2010....
No, Saying Musicians Must 'Add Value' Does Not Mean Music Has No Value
Piracy, virtual record collections, and how the MP3 changed music
How A Massive US Treasury Tax Loophole Saves Companies Billions Each Year

Ping Is Dead. Long Live Apple's New Social Strategy

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Ping, the pseudo-social network once proudly baked into iTunes, will be no more by the end of the month, Apple announced on Thursday. It's a smart (if overdue) move, but now the company needs to get more serious about integrating established social networks into its products.    Amid celebrated hardware launches,...
Ping Is Dead. Long Live Apple's New Social Strategy

Callaway upro mx+ will show you a real view of the golf course, won't give you a mulligan

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While Callaway has been helping you navigate the golf course for awhile, all its imagery has been abstract; that's not much help if it turns out a patch marked "rough" on one hole is really shorthand for "crocodile-infested swamp." To that end, Callaway is launching the upro mx+, an...
Callaway upro mx+ will show you a real view of the golf course, won't give you a mulligan

Amy Webb: Why data is the secret to successful dating. Visualised

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Amy Webb took a new approach to online dating: gaming the system to find a partner. See how she did it - and find out how to create our own dataset for loveThese days, we're promised true love via algorithm. Log on to a website, enter in some data and...
Amy Webb: Why data is the secret to successful dating. Visualised

Is Cisco stacking the deck with its mobile data numbers?

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Cisco’s mobile VNI forecast (the shorthand for Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Forecast), issued last week, is widely regarded as the leading source of information on how the mobile data market will evolve over the next five years.  Policymakers including the FCC use it in their decisions about how...
Is Cisco stacking the deck with its mobile data numbers?

T-Mobile's plan to supercharge LTE: A whole lot of antennas

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T-Mobile USA has been talking some smack lately about how its brand-spanking-new LTE network gives it an edge over the competition. Being the last major U.S. carrier to launch LTE means T-Mobile is using the most up-date-to-date radio access gear and is thus better positioned to implement future LTE-Advanced techniques...
T-Mobile's plan to supercharge LTE: A whole lot of antennas

LOL, texting, and txt-speak: Linguistic miracles

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LONG BEACH, CA—Is texting shorthand a convenience, a catastrophe for the English language, or actually something new and special? John McWhorter, a linguist at Columbia University, sides with the latter. According to McWhorter, texting is actually a new form of speech, and he outlined the reasons why today at...
LOL, texting, and txt-speak: Linguistic miracles

Personal Tech for the 17th Century

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Unlocking the secrets of Roger Williams's idiosyncratic shorthand script...
Personal Tech for the 17th Century
Beating the MetaCafe Curse: Israel finally wins a consumer Web victory over the Valley

Debt Markets Aren't Only Worried About HP, but Dell and Others, Too

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Last week I wandered a bit into the financial weeds to take notice of the fact that someone appears to be getting nervous about Hewlett-Packard and the prospects of its ability to make good on its long-term debts. What tipped me off is the price of an obscure financial instrument...
Debt Markets Aren't Only Worried About HP, but Dell and Others, Too

What Meg Whitman's HP Appears to Have Learned From Steve Jobs

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Among the many comments that Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman made during yesterday’s conference call with analysts, one in particular stood out to me. Here it is, emphasis mine. First is fixing our execution, ensuring we have the right systems, processes and people. This includes things like optimizing our supply chain,...
What Meg Whitman's HP Appears to Have Learned From Steve Jobs
FCC Documents Show Sony Chromebook, Potentially Running On ARM

THE APPLE INVESTOR: How Many Next-Gen iPhones Will Apple Sell? (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Recovering With Market  Markets were off as bad news from McDonald's and HP dragged down stocks this morning but markets are currently recovering in the positive. Shares of AAPL are also trading...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: How Many Next-Gen iPhones Will Apple Sell? (AAPL)

Why You Have To Meet Shannon Callahan--She Can Make Your Silicon Valley Career

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If you work in the tech industry, you ought to know Shannon Callahan. The Andreessen Horowitz partner has the power to change your career--not just once, but repeatedly. And as Business Insider found out from talking to Callahan, if you are a talented engineer, even one still in college, chances...
Why You Have To Meet Shannon Callahan--She Can Make Your Silicon Valley Career

Why Facebook Is Shorthand For Scandal

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Why Facebook Is Shorthand For Scandal
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