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A few days after Jobs, Dennis Ritchie and John McCarthy passed away too, but that did not trigger international interest. Dennis Ritchie is called the "father of C", C as in "C language". Everyone who's done a little bit of programming knows about the importance of C in the computing world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_(programming_language)
Mike Olson runs a company that specializes in the world’s hottest software. He’s the CEO of Cloudera , a Silicon Valley startup that deals in Hadoop, an open source software platform based on tech that turned Google into the most dominant force on the web . Hadoop is expected to fuel a $813 million software market by the year 2016. But even Olson says it’s already old news.
The Annenberg Innovation Lab has released its third Advertising Transparency Report, and with it the embarrassing fact that US government bodies are inadvertently funding piracy by having their ads posted on a number of file-sharing sites. Along with corporate brand names appearing on the sites, from Adidas and Amazon to Walmart and World of Warcraft , the US National Guard and US Army found their way on to alleged pirate sites, the Verge first pointed out. Their campaigns are looked after by the not-for-profit Ad Council agency, which also looks after campaigns for the US Department of Justice, currently at loggerheads with prolific pirate Kim Dotcom. Continue reading <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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Gmail’s New Compose Box Is Rolling Out to Everyone By Josh Wolford · March 28, 2013 · 5 Comments Google has just announced that they are ready to give all Gmail users the new compose box that they’ve been testing since October. With the new compose enabled, Gmail no longer takes you to a different screen to write a … Wikipedia Now Lets You Upload Photos From Mobile By Chris Crum · March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment Wikipedia announced that it is now letting mobile users add images to articles.
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Yahoo actually let me talk with its new CEO Scott Thompson this morning, after the company announced it had hired him as its latest leader. In an interview, the man who is leaving a job running eBay’s large and lucrative PayPal online payments unit was affable and — dare I say it — seemed very sweet, as well as gung ho on Yahoo’s prospects going forward. Joking about how he took the job only because eBay and Yahoo are located close by each other in Silicon Valley and the commute was just as easy, Thompson opened by noting that those working at the online commerce giant have always had a “keen appreciation for what each other was doing.” He said that when he was approached in November about the Yahoo job, although sources said it was just offered this week and took eBay by surprise.
Pansonic's booth at this year's CES in Las Vegas For technology and electronics geeks, CES in Las Vegas this week is better than heaven. Over 3100 exhibitors pitch new products and software in an event that crams the Las Vegas Convention Center, the nearby Hilton and hotels on the strip. For large companies like Microsoft, Intel, Samsung and Panasonic, rather than booths they have palaces. Huge kitchen displays, rows of new computers and cell phones, theaters and amphitheaters make the nicest Apple Store (whose parent company does not attend) look like a thrift shop.
The employees of the U.S. State Department are apparently like employees anywhere. they hate using outdated browsers that don’t support newer protocols and features that websites are putting into their designs. So, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a Town Hall meeting for those employees, they asked her about it. “Madame Secretary, this next question is probably one of the most discussed topics on the [State Department employee] sounding board. Todd Schwarz asks: Are there any steps that can be taken to accelerate the upgrade of Internet Explorer on department systems?”
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, that’s OAuth 2.0 . Last month I reached the painful conclusion that I can no longer be associated with the OAuth 2.0 standard.
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Hackers seized control of networks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last November, gaining the ability to install malware, delete or steal sensitive data, and hijack the accounts of users in order to gain their privileged access, according to a report from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s inspector general. The breach, originating from Chinese-based IP addresses, allowed the intruders to compromise the accounts “of the most privileged JPL users,” giving them “full access to key JPL systems,” according to Inspector General Paul K. Martin in a report to Congress (.pdf). The investigation of the breach is ongoing, but Martin says the intruders had the ability to modify sensitive files; modify or delete user accounts for mission-critical JPL systems; and alter system logs to conceal their actions.
Intel has been pushing a reference design on Eastern manufacturers for months now, and the pressure is finally paying off. Maker after maker has revealed its own take on what's dubbed the Ultrabook. Consumers may be pleased by the focus on high design, Intel will be pleased it has a new vehicle for its processors, and manufacturers will be pleased they have a seemingly new toy to promote and sell for profit.
Best tablets available in India at very affordable prices under 15k and yet packed with features. Ever since the Apple iPad became a hit, there have been hordes of manufacturers vying with each other to launch their own digital tablets and woo the potential consumers. The digital tablet arena has seen an unbelievably rapid growth in the past months. The year 2011 can truly be said to be the year of the digital tablets. While some manufacturers have been trying to out do the competition in terms of style and performance, there has been a recent trend among others to woo the budget-conscious buyer.
Texas Instruments has just outed a chip well ahead of its 2012 availability date, but it's such a hot ticket item it's worth knowing about--because it may enable your tablet PCs of next year to surpass your laptops of this year, with whizbang features like real-time 3-D video. The OMAP 5 chip packs two ARM Cortex A15 cores inside (a tech we've covered before) running at up to 2GHz. So right from the start it'll outperform the single-core 1GHz chips inside the current crop of tablet PCs--including the Cortex A8-based iPad--as well being twice as fast as upcoming A9-based tablets, which may include the iPad 2.