Wednesday, 17 September 2014

How a startup's largest obstacle turned into its next venture

Beginning my journey in the FinTech industry over twelve years ago, and now as CEO and co-founder of Pollen VC, a company that allows developers quicker access to their app store revenues, there have certainly been many twists and turns of start-up life along the way. My entire career has been characterized by moving into areas of business that interested me, but which I seemly knew nothing about. It was that curiosity and inherent desire to challenge existing thinking that gave rise to my co-founding of Pollen. As a bond trader with UBS and leader of short credit trading for… [Continue Reading]



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The Future of AngularJS

AngularJS, for me, was a revelation the first time I encountered it. I was coming from using GWT (Google Web Toolkit), and seeing our large application shrink in lines of code by 90% was close to a spiritual experience. I …



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Being the single developer

Four short links: 17 September 2014

Bill Gurley on Startups and Risk (Business Insider) — No one’s fearful, everyone’s greedy, and it will eventually end. Pants — a build system from Twitter and others. pup — commandline tool for parsing and processing HTML. Use Regulation (Slate) …



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The Art of the Algorithm – LDF 2014 / London / 19 -23 Sept

signa-noise-art-of-the-algorithm_00“Almost every part of our lives, from medicine to music, is now shaped, informed or controlled in some way by algorithms. They have become one of the most powerful forces shaping the 21st century, but remain invisible and impenetrable to all but a few.” – Matthew Falla, Founding Partner of Signal Noise As part of […]



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Android Browser flaw a “privacy disaster” for half of Android users

Bug enables malicious sites to grab cookies, passwords from other sites.



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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Docker Raises $40M, Plans New Enterprise Tool for 2015

eWEEK: Open-source Docker virtualization container technology gets a big vote of confidence from investors, with Docker Inc.'s receiving a new round of financing.






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Creating a Professional WordPress Development Workflow With Vagrant

Rust Developers Planning For The Rust 1.0 Language

Rust, the general purpose, safe, and concurrent programming language developed by Mozilla Research, is starting to assemble their vision of Rust 1.0...



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Riak Enterprise 2.0 enhances NoSQL database usability

For organizations that deal with large quantities of data, the NoSQL database is a popular choice. However, it can present problems for traditional database programmers. For this reason developers are always on the look out for ways to build applications more easily and unlock the potential of unstructured data. With the release of its latest Riak Enterprise 2.0, NoSQL specialist Basho is addressing these needs. The new version improves performance with a complete redesign of Riak Search, integrated with Apache Solr. The release also includes support for new distributed data types, enhanced configuration management and user security to enable faster… [Continue Reading]



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Four short links: 16 September 2014

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things — a Bruce Sterling Kindle single, a powerfully-written challenge to the presumed-benevolent technology-pervaded universe that we label “the Internet of Things”. The Internet of Things is not about a talking refrigerator, because …



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7685 Frames of Netherlands


A Time Lapse Video of Netherlands, taken in Delft, Rotterdam and Amsterdam..(Read...)






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Hacker exploits printer Web interface to install, run Doom

Firmware update flaw makes it easy to spy on printed docs, break in to networks.



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Mailpile enters beta—It’s like Gmail, but you run it on your own computer

Application aims to brings fast mail search and easy encryption to your browser.



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Monday, 15 September 2014

Introducing the Engadget x LEGO MINDSTORMS Manhattan robot contest

The Muppets did it; Godzilla did it; and now it's your turn to take Manhattan. As part of Expand 2014, we're teaming up with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® to host a robot-building competition. Here's the deal: The LEGO Group will provide LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3...



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Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft

Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft

Markus "Notch" Persson has a message for Minecraft fans. "It's not about the money. It's about my sanity."


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MesosCon Highlights: Apache Mesos 0.20 and Docker Support

Linux.com: MesosCon started with a keynote from Benjamin Hindman, one of the creators of the project and Mesos team lead.






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Open source datacenter computing with Apache Mesos


Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks. Mesos is a open source software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley. It sits between the application layer and the operating system and makes it easier to deploy and manage applications in large-scale clustered environments more efficiently. It can run many applications on a dynamically shared pool of nodes. Prominent users of Mesos include Twitter, Airbnb, MediaCrossing, Xogito and Categorize.


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Chrome OS in arrivo il supporto per le app native per Android

I developer Google hanno annunciato l'arrivo delle applicazioni native per Android all'interno di Chrome OS.




Chrome OS è un sistema operativo proprietario basato su Kernel Linux preinstallato nei pc Chromebook, Chromebox ecc di Google.

In Chrome OS, troviamo una versione del browser di Google con un leggero window manager Aura, file manager e applicazioni web accessibili anche da offline. In Chrome OS potremo utilizzare anche le applicazioni native per Android, a confermarlo sono proprio i developer Google rilasciando già alcune app disponibili in Chrome Web Store.

I developer delle applicazioni non dovranno modificare nessuna riga di codice, tutto questo grazie a App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) che consentirà di far "girare" le app nella sandbox Native Client, le quali andranno ad interagire con l'intero sistema operativo desktop.



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Pyston 0.2 Is A Heck Of A Lot Better At Running Python Programs

Earlier this year cloud storage provider Dropbox open-sourced their own high-performance Python implementation, Pyston. Pyston is a JIT-based Python implementation built atop the LLVM compiler stack. The initial Pyston release was a bit basic but now after months of work, Dropbox is announcing the second version of Pyston...



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