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Friday
Jul312015

Preferred number

[Link] : In industrial design, preferred numbers (also called preferred values) are standard guidelines for choosing exact product dimensions within a given set of constraints. Product developers must choose…
Friday
Jul312015

Use Safari instead of Chrome, get an extra hour of battery.

[Link] : We all love Chrome. The statistics prove that it has grown to be the most popular browser in the world (roughly 64.8% of all internet visits are on Chrome). But it’s got a dirty secret:…
Friday
Jul312015

In Microsoft’s Nokia Debacle, a View of an Industry’s Feet of Clay

[NyTimes] : "Let’s call it the $7.5 billion lesson.That’s the amount Microsoft wrote off on Nokia’s phone unit, which it bought a little over a year ago for what it said was $9.5 billion."

Friday
Jul312015

How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune

[NyTimes] : "Zhou Qunfei is the world’s richest self-made woman. Ms. Zhou, the founder of Lens Technology, owns a $27 million estate in Hong Kong. She jets off to Silicon Valley and Seoul to court"

Thursday
Jul302015

Dream killer: 4 nasty truths about U.S. fintech

[Link] : My family came here to pursue their dreams and share their success with the people that they care about. That’s why, since landing in the U.S. 20 years ago, my family has been sending money…
Thursday
Jul302015

Yahoo Offers New Mobile Chat Service Featuring Silent Video

[NyTimes] : "Yahoo is quite late to the world of mobile messaging, but you’ve got to give the company some credit: The new chat service it finally debuted on Wednesday sure is different from the rest of"

Thursday
Jul302015

Steep Discounts a Boon for Customers, but a Gamble for Start-Ups

[NyTimes] : "Jet.com, a well-funded new shopping site, opened to the public last week and celebrated the debut by sending reporters a big box of swag. I got a T-shirt with a company logo, fuzzy socks, stickers"

Thursday
Jul302015

Facebook Posts Solid Gains, a Feat Eluding Rivals

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Drama may be exciting, but consistency makes for better performance in the stock market.Facebook reported second-quarter revenue and profits on Wednesday that exceeded Wall"

Wednesday
Jul292015

Why Windows 10 Shares Your Wi-Fi Password And How To Stop It

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Tuesday
Jul282015

Stepping on a Slippery Slope

[NyTimes] : "My son Nick, a podcast aficionado, suggested recently that I’d enjoy a podcast called “StartUp,” which tells stories of companies that are just starting out. In its first season,"

Monday
Jul272015

Could Social AR/VR Be Nintendo's Next 'Blue Ocean'?

[Link] : “If you do the same thing as others, it will wear you out. Nintendo is not good at competing so we always have to challenge [the status quo] by making something new, rather than competing in…
Monday
Jul272015

TomTom Is Alive, and It’s Getting Into Self-Driving Cars

[Link] : You might think the smartphone killed TomTom, the Dutch provider of handy navigation units you stuck on your dashboard so Homer Simpson, John Cleese or Mr. T could tell you how to get to that cool…
Monday
Jul272015

Researchers find vulnerability that affects 95% of Android devices

[Link] : Researchers have found a vulnerability in Android devices that allows hackers to access a device remotely without the owner ever knowing it was compromised. The flaw affects roughly 95…
Sunday
Jul262015

David Politis of BetterCloud: Start by Working Beyond Your Résumé

[NyTimes] : "This interview with David Politis, chief executive of BetterCloud, a maker of cloud-based software, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. Were you in leadership roles as a boy?A. My first"

Sunday
Jul262015

While Its Streaming Service Booms, Netflix Streamlines Old Business

[NyTimes] : "FREMONT, Calif. — It was just past sunrise on an early-spring morning at Netflix’s DVD operations here, where metallic arms whirred in a giant glass box and rolling carts holding"

Friday
Jul242015

Vulnerability Warning: Hackers Can Haunt Homes Hitting Horrible Honeywell Security Holes

[Link] : In modern houses, it doesn’t take a poltergeist to turn lights on and off, unlock doors or send a shiver down occupiers’ spines anymore. Hackers have numerous avenues into…
Friday
Jul242015

Ruth Porat May Be Just What Investors Think Google Needs

[NyTimes] : "Adult supervision is back at Google.Last week, Ruth Porat, a former chief financial officer for Morgan Stanley, made her public debut as Google’s chief financial officer, speaking and fielding"

Thursday
Jul232015

In Apple Watch Debut, Signs of a Familiar Path to Success

[NyTimes] : "Asking if the Apple Watch will become a hit or a flop is a bit like asking if my 2-year-old daughter is destined to go to Yale or to jail. Interested parties c"

Tuesday
Jul212015

Lifelock Once Again Failed at Its One Job: Protecting Data

[Link] : Getty images Customers who hired the infamous ID theft-protection firm Lifelock to monitor their identities after their data was stolen in a breach were in for a surprise. It turns out Lifelock…
Tuesday
Jul212015

Under the Hood of Amazon EC2 Container Service

[Link] : In my last post about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), I discussed the two key components of running modern distributed applications on a cluster: reliable state management and flexible…

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