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Wednesday
Apr232014

Phishers Divert Home Loan Earnest Money

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Don't Settle for Eventual Consistency

[Link] : Stronger properties for low-latency geo-replicated storage Wyatt Lloyd, Facebook; Michael J. Freedman, Princeton University; Michael Kaminsky, Intel Labs; David G. Andersen, Carnegie Mellon…
Wednesday
Apr232014

Inside the Algorithms Facebook and Twitter Use to Build the Perfect Feed

[Link] : Jeff Rogers Ever since Twitter and Facebook debuted their feeds in 2006, the model of continually streaming updates has come to define how we consume information. We’ve grown accustomed to a…
Wednesday
Apr232014

At Stake in the Aereo Case Is How We Watch TV

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story WASHINGTON — For most of its two years, Aereo has been an obscure start-up that gained little traction with consumers, partly"

Wednesday
Apr232014

SATOSHI'S REVOLUTION: How The Creator Of Bitcoin May Have Stumbled Onto Something Much, Much Bigger

[Link] : We gave our Person of the Year award for 2013 to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. We know some of you laughed.  If you did, you may want to read on. It's becoming…
Monday
Apr212014

Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery: Celebrating Math Awareness Month

[Link] : Posted by Every year, members of some of the biggest and most influential mathematics associations get together to dedicate the month of April to math awareness. The initiative was set in motion in…
Monday
Apr212014

Metacademy

[Link] : Metacademy is a community-driven, open-source platform for experts to collaboratively construct a web of knowledge. Right now, Metacademy focuses on machine learning and probabilistic AI, because that's what the current contributors are experts in.

Monday
Apr212014

SpaceX Dragon Successfully Docked With The Space Station

[Link] : The SpaceX Dragon docked to the ISS. (Credit: NASA TV) At 10:06am Eastern time, the SpaceX Dragon successfully berthed with the International Space Station, marking the fourth time that one of the…
Monday
Apr212014

How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data Is Tracked

[NyTimes] : "LocoMobiThe more recording devices we put in the world, including technology like license plate recognition tools, the more once-evanescent things take on lasting life. Cities are our paradises of"

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

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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

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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'

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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…