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Rackspace launches OpenStack private cloud

Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

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Google CEO Larry Page is either experiencing amnesia or consciously rewriting the history of Apple and Google in the battle for mobile developers and consumers. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Wednesday, Page says that with Apple the “Android differences were actually for show” and that Steve Jobs and company created...
Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

Facebook to push new code twice a day on web, update Android every 4-6 weeks

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As a company, Facebook goes by the saying, “Move fast and break things.” Now it’s planning to move even faster with new code pushes for Facebook.com twice a day and Android app updates every four to six weeks. The social network previously pushed changes to the site once a day,...
Facebook to push new code twice a day on web, update Android every 4-6 weeks

Android Market employs a Bouncer to keep malware out

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Google is trying to addressing growing concerns about malware in Android Market with the formal unveiling of a scanning service called Bouncer that will attempt to weed out bad apps in its marketplace. The service has been apparently been running for some time now and has helped Google reduce the number...
Android Market employs a Bouncer to keep malware out

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
Google's Vic Gundotra is posting pics with the Nexus 10 tablet

Facebook-Instagram deal officially closes

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Facebook today announced that its acquisition of Instagram is complete. The mobile photo sharing network will continue to operate under the Instagram brand, but its 16 employees will join the team in Menlo Park, Calif., and Facebook will support the app with infrastructure and engineers. When Facebook first announced its...
Facebook-Instagram deal officially closes

Twitter's Bad Day: Site-Wide Outages Recall the "Fail Whale" Era

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After nearly a year without any significant periods of downtime, using Twitter was almost nothing like the early days of being on the service. So when Twitter went down on Thursday morning for a period of more than an hour, it was something of a shock to its regular users....
Twitter's Bad Day: Site-Wide Outages Recall the "Fail Whale" Era

GoGrid Introduces Predictive Analytics Platform

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GoGrid today introduces its Big Data Solution predictive analytics platform. It adds features that combine the best from cloud computing with hybrid cloud flexibility and front-end apps. Everything is managed from the GoGrid web-based management portal. Sponsor The idea is to support very high performance analytics. It has preconfigured hardware...
GoGrid Introduces Predictive Analytics Platform

Google's 'Bouncer' service scans the Android Market for malware, will judge you at the door

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Google has had its fair share of malware-related problems in the Android Market, but that's hopefully about to change, now that the company has announced a new security-enhancing service. Codenamed "Bouncer," Mountain View's new program sounds pretty simple, in principle: it just automatically scans the Market for malware, without...
Google's 'Bouncer' service scans the Android Market for malware, will judge you at the door

Founder Stories: Okta's Todd McKinnon On What It Means To Be CEO And Employee Zero

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Recently, I spoke recently with Todd McKinnon, co-founder and CEO of Okta, a cloud-based enterprise management system that helps companies securely merge and control the identities of their users across multiple applications and devices. Todd shared his experience of starting the company, which now has more than 120 employees and...
Founder Stories: Okta's Todd McKinnon On What It Means To Be CEO And Employee Zero

Airbnb Hires Former Facebooker Mike Curtis As Its New VP Of Engineering

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Airbnb has seen amazing growth over the last year, doubling the number of listings and nights booked on the platform in 2012, and the company sees even more opportunity on the horizon. But surprisingly enough, the company only has 50 engineers right now. To help scale that team, Airbnb...
Airbnb Hires Former Facebooker Mike Curtis As Its New VP Of Engineering

Tumblr Head of Marketing Matt Hackett Leaves Company

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Mr. Hackett. Just a couple of weeks ago, Tumblr president John Maloney took his leave of the company. Now we hear that head of brand strategy and marketing (and former Betabeat Poachable) Matt Hackett has departed, too. Formerly Tumblr's VP of engineering, Mr. Hackett moved to his current role in September...
Tumblr Head of Marketing Matt Hackett Leaves Company

Google+ chief dishes at SXSW

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At SXSW today, Google+ Senior VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra sought to dispel rumors that the social network is a ghost town. [Read more]...
Google+ chief dishes at SXSW

Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For 'Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework

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Last year, Twitter announced something it called the Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA), which would keep patents in the hands of the designers and engineers that came up with the technology behind them. What this agreement serves as is a promise to only act on a patent for “defensive purposes.” Anything...
Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For 'Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework

Exclusive: Twitter’s Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured

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In July of last year, Twitter Search usage was exploding. As such, Twitter hired a new high-profile engineer, Doug Cook, to take over as the new “Director of Search.” Cook has now left the company, we’ve learned. When reached for comment, Twitter confirmed the departure, but would not give a...
Exclusive: Twitter’s Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured

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

From TC40 To $10.1M In Funding And A $120M Acquisition, TripIt Tells All

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It feels like only days have passed since TechCrunch Disrupt NYC went down, but as every season turns (turns, turns…) another Disrupt is on the horizon. Our San Francisco event will commence on September 8, and every time preparation begins for the massive conference I can’t help but take a...
From TC40 To $10.1M In Funding And A $120M Acquisition, TripIt Tells All

Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

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Matt Rogers is the Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest and brought his latest thermostat – a steel-clad beauty with improved design and sensor placement – to our stage at CES 2013. This year at Nest has been full of changes. The company launched a new version in...
Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works
Nest's Matt Rogers backstage at Expand (video)

Facebook finalizes purchase of Instagram, 5B photos shared

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The purchase of Instagram by Facebook has finally completed. The deal, initially worth $1 billion but now slightly devalued, sees staff from Instagram moving into Facebook's offices, with Facebook VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer claiming the company is "committed to building and growing Instagram independently."......
Facebook finalizes purchase of Instagram, 5B photos shared

NYC Wine Startup Lot18 Lost 4 Senior Executives In The Last Month

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Four of Lot18's senior executives have left the company in the past month. We've confirmed the recent departures of two senior directors, its VP of engineering and its CMO with Lot18. Lot18 already has a new CMO, Jay Sung, who was the former president of Adaptive Marketing. He stepped into...
NYC Wine Startup Lot18 Lost 4 Senior Executives In The Last Month

Fat databases, small pipes: The problem of data inertia

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(L to R) Lew Tucker, VP and CTO, Cisco; Serban Simu, co-founder and VP of Engineering, Aspera; Haseeb Budhani, Chief Products Officer, Infineta Systems(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.comAs datasets get fatter and cumbersome, it’s becoming increasingly harder to move them around. Even the fattest multi-gigabit pipes look like cocktail straws when...
Fat databases, small pipes: The problem of data inertia

Why Yammer believes the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead

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Kris Gale, VP of Engineering at Yammer, argues the key to building fast at scale lies in small teams. He explores intricacies of organizational design in engineering and explains how making intentional decisions throughout growth ensures that you don’t lose the things that are unique and special about being...
Why Yammer believes the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead

Facebook tests star ratings for places

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Facebook appears to be testing star ratings for places, similar to the system it uses for apps. Some users are seeing a “rate these places” module in the sidebar with the option to give one to five stars to places they’ve been to. This feature could help Facebook better...
Facebook tests star ratings for places

Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal

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A Russian startup that received $100,000 of funding from Microsoft made headlines recently as its emerging efforts to battle digital piracy found their way to the spotlight. Dubbed Pirate Pay, the company’s technology launches attacks on groups of computers hosting pirated content, theoretically making it impossible for them to share...
Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal
Google Docs pioneer Sam Schillace joins Box as VP of Engineering

Facebook fills vacant CTO position with Mike Schroepfer

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Facebook has promoted the VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer to the company's previously unoccupied position of chief technical officer on Friday according to a report from the company. "Mike Schroepferís new designation as Facebookís CTO reflects the unique and important role he plays across the company," Tucker Bounds, a spokesman...
Facebook fills vacant CTO position with Mike Schroepfer

Dropbox Admits User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

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Several weeks ago, reports started to trickle out that a number of Dropbox users were under attack from spam. Since then, Dropbox has been investigating those attacks (with some help from a third-party) and today gave the first update on the progress, saying that some accounts were indeed accessed by...
Dropbox Admits User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

I’m Joining TWiT

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For the past few months I’ve been consulting with This Week in Tech (TWiT) helping build a new TWiT.tv website. Last week Colleen Kelly—who’s done an amazing job building out TWiT’s studio, live & mobile streaming infrastructure, and IT systems—decided she’s moving on from TWiT and accepting a position with...
I’m Joining TWiT
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