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EU Commission launches open data portal and hopes it will become a 'catalyst for change'

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Tomorrow, Saturday 23 February, the third edition of the International Open Data Day will take place in cities around the world. A day ahead of the event(s), the European Commission has ‘launched’ its Open Data portal, although it still bares the same (BETA) tag as when the Commission launched the...
EU Commission launches open data portal and hopes it will become a 'catalyst for change'

Five More Things to Chew on From Apple's Earnings Report

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Beyond whether one was excited, disappointed or indifferent about Apple’s reported numbers, there was a lot of material to ponder beyond those revenue and earnings figures. We’ve already written about Tim Cook’s cannibal diet and supply-chain rumor-squashing. But there was still more of note on the call, some of which...
Five More Things to Chew on From Apple's Earnings Report

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

Apple Guidance Will Change Moving Forward, Says CFO Oppenheimer (AAPL)

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The way Apple offers guidance on future earnings will change, says CFO Peter Oppenheimer. In the past, Apple has provided a single point, (one revenue figure, for example), the company expects to hit over the coarse of the upcoming quarter. Apple is notorious for releasing conservative numbers then blowing them...
Apple Guidance Will Change Moving Forward, Says CFO Oppenheimer (AAPL)
How the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight glows: Science!

Inhabitat's Week in Green: liter of light project, space tourism and a 'Hyperloop' train

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This summer has been one of the harshest in recent memory in the US, with record heat waves and more than half of the...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: liter of light project, space tourism and a 'Hyperloop' train
Red Hat open sources its take on Hadoop storage

Nokia Dangles Mobile Ad Exchange and Other Carrots to Lure More Developers

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Nokia is announcing on Tuesday that it is setting up its own mobile ad exchange in an effort to allow developers to potentially make more money from Windows Phone apps. andersphoto / Shutterstock.com The Finnish phone giant is working with Israel’s Inneractive to create Nokia Ad Exchange (NAX), which officials...
Nokia Dangles Mobile Ad Exchange and Other Carrots to Lure More Developers

God Damn It, Google

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A couple years ago, I wrote a post called Google, Rome, and Empire. The gist of the article, of which I was very proud at the time, was that Google’s grand plan mirrored the structure of Roman roads in their build-out period, and that Google would unify its dozens of...
God Damn It, Google
Euro startup puts $14M into fanny pack of travel experiences
SSL fix flags forged certificates before they're accepted by browsers

Calling All Internet Users (That Means You): Dispatch Is Here to Bring Faster Internet to Your Doorstep

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We’re surrounded by an invisible, chaotic matrix of manipulated frequencies every day. WiFi. 2.4 GHz. 5 GHz. 3G. 4G. 123G. But while these connections are all pointing to the same thing — the all-knowing Internet — they are working against each other, when they should be working with each...
Calling All Internet Users (That Means You): Dispatch Is Here to Bring Faster Internet to Your Doorstep

Adobe Reader zero-day exploit shows us why sandboxes aren't a magic bullet

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Software companies have gotten a lot better with quick turnarounds with patches for known security flaws. As consumers, we aren’t really at much of a risk from known exploits anymore — provided we keep our software up-to-date, anyway. The real danger is zero-day exploits — security flaws that are found...
Adobe Reader zero-day exploit shows us why sandboxes aren't a magic bullet
Push back the darkness in Wizardlings
Twitter outage caused by t.co domain phishing complaint
Staying safe online: Using a password manager just isn't enough

Want To Destroy Any Hope Of Serious Cybersecurity? Give The DOJ Its Desired Backdoor Wiretaps On All Communications

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The Obama administration has supposedly been "considering" the latest version of the DOJ's plan to require backdoor wiretapping abilities in any form of digital communication. If you don't recall, the FBI asks for this basically every year. The latest version would lead to fines for any company that doesn't build...
Want To Destroy Any Hope Of Serious Cybersecurity? Give The DOJ Its Desired Backdoor Wiretaps On All Communications

Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

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A new system for monitoring almost everything that's going on inside India's telecoms network has been quietly launched. The Central Monitoring System will offer tax collectors, law enforcement and and other agencies the ability to scrutinize phone calls, text messages, emails, social networking and general web activity. In one...
Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

The camera that can see through frosted glass and skin, and around corners

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Scientists in Israel have created a camera that can see around corners, or through solid objects such as frosted glass, and skin. The most exciting facet of this innovation is that the camera uses natural light to perform the imaging — such as a lamp, or the Sun — and...
The camera that can see through frosted glass and skin, and around corners

Apple Gaining Ground on Android and Samsung in U.S. Smartphone Market

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Some good news for Apple in comScore’s latest U.S. smartphone study: The company posted significant gains in both smartphone hardware and operating system market share. For the three-month period ended in February, the iPhone was the most popular smartphone in the U.S., with a 38.9 percent market share — up...
Apple Gaining Ground on Android and Samsung in U.S. Smartphone Market

Netflix on last week’s AWS outage: “We’re still bullish on the cloud”

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As you probably already know, some of your favorite Internet services were unavailable for the better part of a day due to a massive Amazon cloud outage caused by a single point of failure due to a storm in Virginia. Along with Instagram and Pinterest, Netflix was one of the...
Netflix on last week’s AWS outage: “We’re still bullish on the cloud”
Microsoft launches 'Your Account' consolidated billing portal

Pros and Cons of Today’s Facebook Announcements

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Earlier today, Facebook held a developer conference called f8 and took the opportunity to announce a number of new features that impact both developers and average users. I’ve assembled a non-exhaustive list of several important changes the company described, along with a summary of each change and a quick pro/con...
Pros and Cons of Today’s Facebook Announcements

Is a federated Twitter even possible?

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Toward the end of my last post, I mentioned that I'd like to see App.net move toward a federated architecture. Broadly, what that means is that instead of being a central service that each client connects to directly, it would become a loosely organized mesh of independently controlled nodes. Users...
Is a federated Twitter even possible?

DEVELOPERS: Apple Knew Maps Was Going To Be A Disaster (AAPL)

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Consumers aren't the only ones annoyed with Apple's Maps. Developers are frustrated too, and they have been upset for much longer than end users. Developers are claiming that Apple knew that its Maps app was of poor quality, but it ignored the issue. Apple previewed iOS 6, which includes the...
DEVELOPERS: Apple Knew Maps Was Going To Be A Disaster (AAPL)

Apple was warned that its Maps app was awful ahead of launch, but dumped it on users anyway

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The Maps app in Apple’s (AAPL) latest version of iOS 6 is pretty terrible. We all know this. In an interesting turn of events, however, it looks like a number of developers told Apple back in June that its new mapping solution was awful, but the company decided to...
Apple was warned that its Maps app was awful ahead of launch, but dumped it on users anyway
Judge Frees Google’s Android From Oracle Copyrights

EMC boosts Hadoop reliability on Isilon storage

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EMC has made the Hadoop open-source data analysis framework more reliable when used on EMC's Isilon NAS storage by getting rid of the single point of failure in its storage filesystem(ZDNet UK - Storage)...
EMC boosts Hadoop reliability on Isilon storage

4 Secrets To Silicon Valley's Productivity

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This is a guest blog post from Walter Chen, founder and CEO of iDoneThis, the easiest way for companies to track and celebrate what's getting done. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest --  at each of those companies, every individual engineer is able to support a staggering 1,000,000+ users.  Compare that to a...
4 Secrets To Silicon Valley's Productivity

Digital ad agency R/GA talks emerging tech, HTML5, Flash & their latest work

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R/GA is an international digital advertising agency with massive influence across the globe. The agency has worked with major brands like Nike, Verizon and HBO, and now its Chicago branch has just finished its latest work with Grey Goose, which taps emerging technologies for a fully responsive experience on any...
Digital ad agency R/GA talks emerging tech, HTML5, Flash & their latest work
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