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The $15 Windows 8 upgrade confirms its launch timeframe

thenextweb.com
This isn’t much of a surprise, but it does count as yet another indicator that yes, Windows 8 is coming out this year: the planned $15 upgrade for Windows 7 users to pick up the operating system will end on January 31st, The Verge is reporting. The implication is obvious:...
The $15 Windows 8 upgrade confirms its launch timeframe

Cassandra-based DataStax leads the NOSQL charge, pulls in $25M

venturebeat.com
DataStax, a startup that wants to bring down Oracle’s relational database, has pulled in $25 million in venture capital funding. The company’s pitch is that unlike the relational database, it is equipped to handle higher velocity and volumes of data. It sells products built on top of the open source “NoSQL” data store Apache...
Cassandra-based DataStax leads the NOSQL charge, pulls in $25M

Copying Leads To Competition, Competition Leads To Innovation

www.techdirt.com
Marco Arment, the creator of the popular read-it-later tool Instapaper, has an excellent blog post discussing copying, innovation, and the best ways to react to competition. Arment discusses a new Instapaper competitor called Readability, which launched last week and received a lot of praise for including custom fonts, something Instapaper...
Copying Leads To Competition, Competition Leads To Innovation

Why Romney's Orca killer app beached on election day

news.cnet.com
Project Orca was supposed to give the Romney campaign a technical advantage over Obama on election day. It turned out that Orca couldn't save the day. [Read more]...
Why Romney's Orca killer app beached on election day

ITC judge pushes back Samsung case against Apple by six weeks

www.fosspatents.com
After extending the target dates for the investigations of two Microsoft complaints (one against Motorola Mobility, the other against Barnes & Noble), the ITC (or more precisely, an Administrative Law Judge, but Commission approval is, though formally required, highly likely) has postponed the target date for a decision on Samsung's...
ITC judge pushes back Samsung case against Apple by six weeks

the recruiter honeypot

www.ewherry.com
In late 2009, I created an online persona named Pete London – a self-described JavaScript ninja – to help attract and hire the best JavaScript recruiters. While I never hired a recruiter from the experiment, I learned a ton about how to compete in today’s Silicon Valley talent war....
the recruiter honeypot
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