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Akamai Acquires Website Performance Company Blaze Software

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After scooping up rival Cotendo for $268 million recently, content delivery and web services giant Akamai is making another acquisition today—Blaze Software. Blaze’s technology helps accelerate speed of Websites, and optimizes load times while cutting bandwidth costs. Financial details of the dealn were not disclosed except that it was an...
Akamai Acquires Website Performance Company Blaze Software

The Disintegration of PaaS

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In PaaS Makes Progress in 2011, I argued that the last 12 months have been pivotal to the advancement of platform-as-a-service. As a result of this fast-paced evolution, the PaaS of 2012 is quite a different beast than that of just a couple of years ago. While this second-generation PaaS...
The Disintegration of PaaS
‘Firebase’ Does for Apps What Dropbox Did for Docs

60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month

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Facebook Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen revealed that over 60 million users have engaged with mobile applications via Facebook, 320 million times per month since the mobile platform launched in October 2011. Sjogreen shared this statistic during a fireside chat with Founder of Inside Network Justin Smith at the Inside...
60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month

AWS now stores 1 trillion objects in S3

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Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) now hosts more than a trillion — yes, a trillion — objects for its cloud computing customers, proving once again that AWS is the king of the cloud. To get a concept of how big a trillion is, Amazon’s Jeff Barr in a blog...
AWS now stores 1 trillion objects in S3

Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

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Twitter has shared numerous aspects of its infrastructure over the past few years, and its decision to open source its work on MySQL might be the social media platform’s most useful contribution yet. Sure, open source big data tools are valuable, but they’re not MySQL. Used by millions of web...
Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

Mobile Crash Reporting Solution Crashlytics Acquires FireTower.app To Expand Into Mobile Web

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Crashlytics, a Cambridge-based startup that helps developers understand why their mobile apps are crashing, has just beat out an unnamed competitor to acquire the bootstrapped startup called FireTower.app. The FireTower solution was focused not on mobile apps, but on web applications, allowing developers to find javascript errors in their websites. Now,...
Mobile Crash Reporting Solution Crashlytics Acquires FireTower.app To Expand Into Mobile Web

Microsoft plans to “drive shared hosting to the next level” with project ‘Antares’

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What up techheads. I take it that you are into such things as servers. I know that because you clicked on this link, and have therefore self-inducted yourself into an elite little group. Hey everyone. Here’s the skinny: Microsoft has a project called ‘Antares’ under construction that is looking to shake up shared hosting....
Microsoft plans to “drive shared hosting to the next level” with project ‘Antares’

Sencha Architect targets amateur designers interested in HTML5

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HTML5 framework provider Sencha has introduced Sencha Architect 2, the evolution of its drag-and-drop Ext Designer application.Sencha Architect 2 builds upon Ext Designer by expanding the program’s support for building desktop and mobile Web applications.The familiar drag-and-drop user interface is still there, along with a full code-editing platform, which is...
Sencha Architect targets amateur designers interested in HTML5

Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, and The Future Of Education [TCTV]

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Legendary scientist, inventor, futurist, and all-around tech icon Ray Kurzweil is at the ongoing South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, where today he headlined one of the event’s most highly anticipated keynote sessions. So we were very, very excited to be able to meet Kurzweil yesterday afternoon...
Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, and The Future Of Education [TCTV]

Meet Pokki: Bringing the power of mobile apps to your desktop

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That headline isn’t exactly right, in that it’s not completely correct. Pokki is a platform that I’ve spent a good part of today trying to decipher, and haven’t fully unlocked; there is something to the service that I haven’t fully grokked yet. So let’s define it together, in pieces: Pokki is a...
Meet Pokki: Bringing the power of mobile apps to your desktop

Tracelytics tracks application performance, finds $5.2m from Google and others

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Application performance management SaaS firm Tracelytics has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding in a round led by Bain Capital Ventures, with existing seed investors Google Ventures, Battery Ventures and Flybridge Capital Partners also chipping in. Tracelytics is an alum of startup accelerator Betaspring. An SEC filing revealed the...
Tracelytics tracks application performance, finds $5.2m from Google and others
How Infochimps wants to become Heroku for Hadoop

Hacker commandeers GitHub to prove Rails vulnerability

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A Russian hacker dramatically demonstrated one of the most common security weaknesses in the Ruby on Rails web application language. By doing so, he took full control of the databases GitHub uses to distribute Linux and thousands of other open-source software packages. Egor Homakov exploited what's known as a...
Hacker commandeers GitHub to prove Rails vulnerability
Yahoo dives deeper down the Node.js rabbit hole with open-source Mojito

Sencha updates framework for building native-looking mobile Web apps

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Sencha, a company that develops JavaScript libraries, announced this morning the availability Sencha Touch 2, a major new version of the company's framework for building mobile Web applications. The new version brings improved performance, broader platform support, and additional functionality. We discussed the update with Aditya Bansod, the senior...
Sencha updates framework for building native-looking mobile Web apps

Amazon.com announces price cuts on S3 storage service

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Amazon Web Services is cutting prices … again. The company just announced a series of price reductions related to its S3 storage service, with Jeff Barr of AWS explaining the rationale in a blog post. S3, which stands for Simple Storage Service, is used by companies to store everything from...
Amazon.com announces price cuts on S3 storage service

VMware: ‘The software-defined data center is coming’

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VMware CTO Steve Herrod is taking the stage at Interop on Wednesday morning to deliver a message about the future of enterprise data centers: “[S]pecialized software will replace specialized hardware throughout the data center.” What server virtualization via hypervisors did for computing, new methods of virtualization and software-defined networks are...
VMware: ‘The software-defined data center is coming’

Real-Time Messaging Startup PubNub Introduces Pulse To Facilitate One-To-One Communications

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As developers add more interactivity to their apps, PubNub has emerged with a platform for sending out real-time messages and notifications without investing heavily in the infrastructure needed to support it. While it has historically been focused on one-to-many notifications, the latest product from the startup, PubNub Pulse, will allow...
Real-Time Messaging Startup PubNub Introduces Pulse To Facilitate One-To-One Communications
Google tries to take the pain out of developing for App Engine

Kinvey teams up with Cloud Foundry, providing Platform-as-a-Service for mobile, tablet and Web apps

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I remember seeing Kinvey at TechStars Demo Day in Boston a bit over a year ago. The company was doing something that I’d not heard of before – providing backend infrastructure as a service. For companies building mobile, tablet and Web apps, Kinvey made the process incredibly easy. Today at GLUE Conference,...
Kinvey teams up with Cloud Foundry, providing Platform-as-a-Service for mobile, tablet and Web apps

Google Releases Version 1 of its Go Programming Language

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Go, the increasingly popular programming language Google first announced in late 2009, is now available in its first stable version. This release also marks the first time that a native support for Go is available to Windows users. Dart, another language developed by Google's engineers, is mostly meant for web applications, while...
Google Releases Version 1 of its Go Programming Language
Facebook's App Center aims to make discovering third-party apps easier

Ubuntu and Android make for a mobile one-two punch

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Canonical plans to turn future Android phones into Ubuntu desktops, which could eliminate the need to carry a laptop. The company announced the news on Tuesday and will be demonstrating the solution later this month at the Mobile World Congress event. The idea of using a docked phone as a...
Ubuntu and Android make for a mobile one-two punch
Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform down for more than half a day

Microsoft Strangely Silent On Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 (MSFT)

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What's up with Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7? No one knows because Microsoft has stopped talking about updates to the Web browser for its older operating system, reports Gregg Keizer at Computerworld. Even though Windows 8 will be here soon, enterprises are still in the process of switching from...
Microsoft Strangely Silent On Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 (MSFT)
Funding daily: syncing contacts to the cloud, automating servers, and mobile payments

Amazon moves spook partners and customers

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The more features that Amazon Web Services adds, the more nervous its partners — and even some of its customers — get. AWS is the go-to public cloud infrastructure for many businesses. But as the company adds workflow services and richer databases, the fear of cloud lock-in grows. What brought...
Amazon moves spook partners and customers

Here's The Latest Trash Talk From Larry Ellison On Workday And SAP (ORCL)

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Just like Larry Ellison promised, Oracle today officially opened its brand new Oracle Cloud. It's been in development for six years under the code name Oracle Fusion. On stage, Larry Ellison was his usual sharp self, sparing no one, not even Oracle. He reminded everyone that SAP once called Fusion...
Here's The Latest Trash Talk From Larry Ellison On Workday And SAP (ORCL)

Google Drive SDK announced, but APIs are only for Web apps right now

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Google launched its long-awaited cloud storage offering today. The service, which is called Google Drive, will compete with incumbent Dropbox and Microsoft’s Skydrive. Alongside the launch this morning, Google also announced the availability of an SDK that will allow third-party developers to integrate with the service. The new Google...
Google Drive SDK announced, but APIs are only for Web apps right now
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