Sad Foursquare :( By Michael Carney On March 11, 2015 With SXSW fast approaching, it seems clear that Meerkat will be the belle of this year’s new product ball. In fact, several dozen startup tastemakers have already anointed themselves the event’s unofficial correspondents, having signed up to broadcast the best moments of the week-long festival to non-attendees around the world. But while this is great news for the team behind Meerkat, which is at the very earliest stages of what could be an exciting growth story, at the same time it forces us to consider the sad state of one SXSW darling of years gone by. Foursquare may be the product most synonymous with “South by” – even more so than Twitter – launching at the festival to a rabid response in 2009. For as positive (although not always smooth) as Twitter’s narrative has been since it emerged in 2007, Foursquare’s has been almost the exact opposite experience in the years since it left Austin.
Scrum Features¶ This plugin allows to follow Scrum methodology with Redmine: Sprint PBIs/task board with drag & drop. Sprint burndown chart (by effort in hours & by story points). Sprint stats. Product backlog with drag & drop (more than one product backlog per project allowed). 17/02 - “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last CANCUN, Mexico — In 2009, one or more prestigious researchers received a CD by mail that contained pictures and other materials from a recent scientific conference they attended in Houston. The scientists didn't know it then, but the disc also delivered a malicious payload developed by a highly advanced hacking operation that had been active since at least 2001. The CD, it seems, was tampered with on its way through the mail. It wasn't the first time the operators—dubbed the "Equation Group" by researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab—had secretly intercepted a package in transit, booby-trapped its contents, and sent it to its intended destination. In 2002 or 2003, Equation Group members did something similar with an Oracle database installation CD in order to infect a different target with malware from the group's extensive library.
Agile Features: Agile Scrum/Kanban boards Multiple boards Agile charts: Burndown, Burnup, Velocity, Cumulative flow Sub-columns Swimlanes Colors Sprint planning Story points estimation Work-in-progress limits Translated into 9 languages Get this plugin Agile Ajax board Your Agile whiteboard in Redmine. Track issues, prioritize them and appoint assignees smarter and faster. 17/02 - Flash Drives Replace Disks at Amazon, Facebook, Dropbox SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — If you drive south from San Jose until the buildings are few and far between, exit the highway, and take a quick left, you’ll find a data center occupied by some of the biggest names on the web. Run by a company called Equinix, the facility is a place where the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon can plug their machines straight into the big internet service providers. If you’re allowed inside and you walk past the cages of servers and other hardware, you can’t see much. In most cages, the lights are off, and even when they’re on, there are few ways of knowing what gear belongs to what company. Some companies don’t want you to see. Google engineers have been known to wear miner helmets when installing new hardware, determined to keep their specialized gear hidden from the competition.
09/02 - Hello HTTP/2 HTTP is the fundamental networking protocol that powers the web. The majority of sites use version 1.1 of HTTP, which was defined in 1999 with RFC2616. A lot has changed on the web since then, and a new version of the protocol named HTTP/2 is well on the road to standardization. We plan to gradually roll out support for HTTP/2 in Chrome 40 in the upcoming weeks. HTTP/2’s primary changes from HTTP/1.1 focus on improved performance.
02/02 - Raspberry Pi 2 The Raspberry Pi Foundation is likely to provoke a global geekgasm today with the surprise release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B: a turbocharged version of the B+ boasting a new Broadcom BCM2836 900MHz quad-core system-on-chip with 1GB of RAM – all of which will drive performance "at least 6x" that of the B+. Speaking to The Register last week, foundation head honcho Eben Upton said: "I think it's a usable PC now. It was always the case that you could use a Raspberry Pi 1 as a PC but you had to say 'this is a great PC in so far as it cost me 35 bucks'.
A tale of two viewports Page last changed today In this mini-series I will explain how viewports and the widths of various important elements work, such as the <html> element, as well as the window and the screen. This page is about the desktop browsers, and its sole purpose is to set the stage for a similar discussion of the mobile browsers. 14/01 - Google Domains Launches in U.S. Google Domains, Google’s own domain name registration service, has now exited private testing. This summer, the company unveiled the new service to fill a long-time void in the company’s product lineup, with a competitor to sites like NameCheap and GoDaddy (the latter which filed for a $100 million IPO just days before Google’s entry into the domain-selling space). Google’s service was previously available only to a small number of testers, but this morning, Google opened its doors to all in the U.S., and announced a number of new features alongside its public launch. The service is still considered to be in beta testing, Google clarifies. Google said at the time its service also includes phone support, indicating Google’s intention to market it more to business customers.
12/01 - CSS Selectors 4 Please note that this article is written about an Editor’s Draft of a specification as of January 2015, which means the information may change without notice CSS Selectors Level 4 is the next iteration of the CSS selector spec, the last version of which was made a recommendation in 2011 after being a working draft for a number of years. So, what’s new? CSS selectors are now categorized into two groups: fast and complete. Fast selectors are those selectors appropriate for use in a dynamic CSS engine. Upworthy But how did they do it? In part one of this analysis we break down how Upworthy grew from a political news engine into one of the world’s fastest growing media companies. In part two, we take a look at the risks to their model and dissect whether Upworthy will suffer the fate of other viral sensations driven off the back of Facebook, or if they’ve got an engine of sustainable growth that will make them the new model for successful media companies. According to Adam Mordecai, Upworthy’s Editor-at-Large, “Anyone who says they can make anything go viral is probably a snake oil salesman or really naive.”  Yet, on the surface at least, it seems like that’s what Upworthy does. The company—founded by Eli Pariser of MoveOn, Peter Koechley of The Onion, and Chris Hughes of Facebook—uses attention-grabbing headlines to highlight meaningful videos, pictures, and stories, often making them go viral.