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Sunday
Apr202014

Being ‘Good’ Isn’t the Only Way to Go

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story LAST September, the networking site LinkedIn added a feature that allowed its members to say whether they wanted to volunteer or serve on the board of a nonprofit. In"

Sunday
Apr202014

The Season of the Zipper

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story"

Saturday
Apr192014

Goldman, Citi, UBS ... and a Guy in an Office

[NyTimes] : "Paul J. Taubman may be part of a fledgling trend toward merger and acquisition microfirms, or, as in his case, sole practitioners. Continue reading the main story"

Saturday
Apr192014

Heartbleed Highlights a Contradiction in the Web

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story"

Friday
Apr182014

Audio engineering pioneer John Meyer: Stop chasing the next big thing, and go with FLAC instead

[Link] : John Meyer may be making really expensive loudspeakers, but when it comes to high-end audio, the audio engineering pioneer prefers free. FLAC, the open source audio format developed by Grateful Dead…
Friday
Apr182014

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

[Link] : i i…
Wednesday
Apr162014

What would a disruptive bank look like?

[Link] : A while back, I got into a to-and-fro on Twitter with Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon about banking, which garnered a fair amount of interest and commentary1234, after Marc declared that he is…
Wednesday
Apr162014

The Future of Facebook May Not Say ‘Facebook’

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story In the two years since its rocky initial public offering, Facebook has become a strong business that regularly releases"

Tuesday
Apr152014

Tennessee Passes Mind-Boggling Ban on Bus Rapid Transit

[Link] : Tennessee lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the construction of bus rapid transit anywhere in the state. Image: Amp Yes Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the…
Monday
Apr142014

Rich Start-Ups Go Back for Another Helping

[NyTimes] : "Quora, a question-and-answer website, didn’t need to raise money. It had barely touched $60 million in venture capital that it accepted just two years ago. Yet the California company, which"

Monday
Apr142014

Meyrin: CERN Terminal Font

[Link] : Wednesday, March 26th, 02014 at 15:51 UTC In mid September 02013, a small team of talented programmers, designers and thinkers all got together to recreate the experience of browsing the web on the…

Monday
Apr142014

Huginn - GitHub

[Link] : Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online.

Friday
Apr112014

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

[Link] : The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather…
Friday
Apr112014

Scaling the Facebook data warehouse to 300 PB

[Link] : At Facebook, we have unique storage scalability challenges when it comes to our data warehouse..

Friday
Apr112014

Sacrificing Sense for Speed in Markets

[NyTimes] : "Rube Goldberg: A comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a seemingly simple operation. — Webster’s New WorldDictionaryStock markets used to be"

Friday
Apr112014

Security Flaw Could Reach Beyond Websites to Digital Devices, Experts Say

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story When the Heartbleed bug was disclosed on Monday, the attention focused on the fallout for major Internet companies"

Thursday
Apr102014

Review: Eerie and Interesting Apps for Games and Amusement

[NyTimes] : "MOBILE apps can seem a bit like the tools on a Swiss Army knife. Many of them are useful, but some are just fun.And so it is in the app stores, where many wonderfully weird and surprising apps reside"

Thursday
Apr102014

Six programming paradigms that will change how you think about coding

[Link] : Every now and then, I stumble across a programming language that does something so different that it changes how I think about coding. In this post, I want to share some of my favorite finds. This is…
Thursday
Apr102014

Land Rover Invents the Invisible Hood

[Link] : Image: Land Rover Rear-facing cameras have replaced craning your neck while reversing. Screens are about to replace windows on private jets. Now, Land Rover is using streaming video to virtually…
Wednesday
Apr092014

In the Loop: Designing Conversations With Algorithms

[Link] : Last year we were lucky to have some fantastic guest posts from Paul Graham Raven, Scott Smith and Christina Agapakis. Continuing the tradition into our second year, I am thrilled to welcome Alexis…