Tech news – November 26th 2012 to November 27th 2012:
- Gmail now supports Google Drive attachments up to 10GB | The Verge-
Google is leveraging its Drive online storage tool to make email attachments easier — starting today, Gmail users will have the option to attach files up to 10GB in size that are stored in their…
- Daily Dot | These parents actually named their daughter “Hashtag”-
If you're going to give your daughter a weird name, at least go with something that doesn't imply you spent the entire pregnancy staring at your iPhone.
- 5 ways to use social media curator RebelMouse | Poynter.-
- Jeff SondermanAlmost six months after RebelMouse launched, the service is finding a home in the digital journalist’s toolbox.
If you haven’t heard of it before, here’s what RebelMouse does: You connect your social accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.) and it … Read more
- Old Media, New Tricks | Adweek-
“You’ll notice we’ve got lots of electronics around—most of which we’ve taken apart,” says New York Times R&D Lab creative technologist Alexis Lloyd, casually sidestepping two turquoise exercise balls.
- Microsoft to raise Office server prices with new 2013 releases | ZDNet-
Microsoft’s SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013, Visio 2013 are all likely to cost more than their 2010 counterparts, and in some cases, substantially more.
– Rip Empson
However, today, computer science is absent in 95 percent of high schools in the U.S. Developing curriculum and finding qualified candidates to teach these subjects requires … show all text
– Henry Blodget
What’s it like?
The Time Warner Cable system in Kansas City appears to be freaking out about the rollout of Google Fiber, and for obvious reasons. Google Fiber puts the Time Warner Cable offering to shame.
The analysts, Rich Greenfield and Walter Piecyk, have written a detailed report about how Google Fiber works and what the TV and Internet experience is like…. show all text
- BBC News – Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied-
Scientists and philosophers at Cambridge University are to study the likelihood of robots destroying the human race.
- Tobias Peggs – Just got acquired? 10 adjustments to make when working for a Big Co.-
I just left Walmart. I arrived in September 2011 as part of the transaction that saw OneRiot acquired by the world’s largest retailer. We had some clever technology for targeting relevant content at mobile consumers based on their social signals, not to mention a super-smart team of Big Data devs and Machine Learning PhDs. Meanwhile, Walmart was beginning to realize that social and mobile would change not just e-commerce but commerce period. So they got busy buying up a number of startups in … show all text
- The Social Commerce Attribution Problem: IBM Says Twitter Referred 0% Of Black Friday Traffic | TechCrunch-
- Josh ConstineTwitter and Facebook usually aren’t the last click before an ecommerce buy, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t inspire or influence the purchase. Yet IBM’s Black Friday report says Twitter delivered 0 percent of referral traffic and Facebook sent just 0.68 percent. To lure advertisers and ecommerce integrations, they have to show its not Google driving every sale.
Last year IBM said Twitter generated 0.02 percent of traffic, but now the microblogging platform supposedly drove no measurable amount show all text
- Official Google Enterprise Blog: Google Cloud Platform: new features, lower prices, extending European datacenters-
- JuliaPosted by Jessie Jiang, Product Management Director (Cross-posted on the Google Developers Blog.) We’re constantly making updates to our Google Cloud Platform products—Google App Engine, Cloud Storage, Big Query, Compute Engine and others—based on user feedback and to improve the overall experience. For example, two weeks ago we introduced a major update to Google Cloud SQL providing faster performance, larger databases (100GB), an EU zone, and a no-cost trial. But, we know there is more to d… show all text
- Netflix open sources tool for making cloud services play nice — Cloud Computing News-
- Derrick HarrisNetflix, it seems, is to cloud computing what Google and Facebook are to distributed systems, generally. Today, Netflix has open sourced its latest technology for keeping its cloud-hosted applications running — a set of libraries, called Hystrix, that is designed to manage interactions between the myriad services that comprise the company’s distributed architecture. If you’re building service-oriented architectures in the Amazon Web Services cloud, it might be worth a look.
Netflix Engineer Ben… show all text
- Don’t Fall For Fake Facebook Privacy Notice-
- Stan SchroederA ‘privacy notice’ that’s been virally spreading on Facebook, supposedly protecting one’s personal details and data from unauthorized copying, is fake.
The notice started spreading a few days after Facebook posted its new privacy guidelines, announcing it would let users comment on proposed changes to its governing documents, but not vote.
The text of the notice starts as follows: “In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal de… show all text
- The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data | TechCrunch-
- Dr. Michael WuEditor’s note: Dr. Michael Wu is the Principal Scientist of Analytics at Lithium where he is currently applying data-driven methodologies to investigate and understand the complex dynamics of the social Web.
The value of any data is only as valuable as the information and insights we can extract from it. It is the information and insights that will help us make better decisions and give us a competitive edge. The promise of big data is that one could glean lots of information and gain many valu… show all text
- What Hasn’t Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger. | Dave McClure-
Recent articles by the WSJ, Fred Wilson, & others are noting a shift in investor interest to enterprise and away from consumer. If true, this is a huge error… at least for entrepreneurs, angels, and smaller funds. There is no better time than the present to build cheap & scalable software-based businesses that make money. And while there is lots of new potential for using consumer marketing techniques in the enterprise, let’s not be too hasty in digging an early grave for the Interwebs, shall w… show all text