Tech News – October 15th 2012
Tech news – October 15th 2012
- Big data is useless unless it’s also fast, diverse — Tech News and Analysis –
- Ravi Mhatre, Lightspeed Venture PartnersIn the past, year big data has elevated from a hot topic in the enterprise to one of the most buzzed about, and potentially overhyped, phrases of the year. Big data has huge disruptive potential and the flood of attention should be no surprise. A recent IDC report stated that the business analytics software market grew by 14.1 percent in 2011 and will continue to grow to reach $50.7 billion in 2016, all driven by the focus on big data.
As one of the managing directors at Lightspeed Venture Part… show all text
- Curio Road launches curated marketplace, a “Fab.com for Anthropologie lovers” | PandoDaily –
- Erin GriffithThere’s a big shift happening in e-commerce and it’s not being led by bricks and mortar retailers. Shopping as entertainment has arrived, spurred by the meteoric rise of Pinterest and executed by startups like Fab.com, One Kings Lane, BaubleBar, OpenSky and Little Black Bag.
Throw another one into the mix today: Curio Road has launched to offer the Anthropologie and Etsy aesthetic in a curated “shopping-as-entertainment” environment. Started by former Bessemer Venture Partners analyst Michael S… show all text
- Apple expected to unveil new iPad next week –
There's another new iPad in the works, and it's expected to be unveiled by Apple next week. The iPad Mini, as analysts refer to it, will have a smaller screen, similar to competing tablets from Samsung and
- Moore’s Law: The rule that really matters in tech | Cutting Edge – CNET News –
- Stephen ShanklandIn 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore foresaw an inexorable rise in chip power that eventually delivered the computer to your pocket. While long in the tooth, Moore's prediction still has plenty of life in it. Here's why.
- Discovery learning is the new higher learning – The Globe and Mail –
If universities want to prosper, they need to embrace a new model of pedagogy that encourages collaboration outside the classroom
- Saturday Night Live – Tech Talk: iPhone 5 – Video – NBC.com –
On this episode of Tech Talk, a panel of experts reviews the flaws of the new iPhone 5 until more unexpected guests show up.
- Reddit leaders deflect censorship criticism and defend hands-off policies | The Verge –
Reddit prides itself on its decentralized meritocracy &mdash;"subreddits are a free market. Anyone can create a subreddit and decide how it's run," it says. So far this model has been very successful…
- Branch widens focus with redesign, makes starting conversations easier | The Verge –
Designer Julius Tarng talks to founder Josh Miller before the Branch redesign.
The oft-cited "one percent rule" holds that most people on the internet are there to consume content, while a tiny…
- Spoiler Alert! G.O.P. Fighting Libertarian’s Spot on the Ballot –
- By JIM RUTENBERGConcerned that the Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could hurt the Romney campaign, Republicans across the country have been working to keep him off the ballot.
- The New Digg Has A Fighting Chance | TechCrunch –
- Alexia TsotsisWe have a story on our site today about that guy who accomplished a very long space jump. Baumgartner, or something. Apparently this story has made the front page of Digg, and now that front page of Digg is coming in third in referral traffic to that story, on a Sunday, bringing in around 40 unique readers to Facebook’s 100 or so at any given moment according to Chartbeat.
Sure, Digg in its heyday used to be the top referrer of traffic on front page stories versus the third, as many of us who m… show all text
- Syrian rivals fight over strategic cities – Middle East – Al Jazeera English –
Rebels push Syrian army out of Maarat Al Numan as intense battles over vital northern cities intensify.
- ‘Nexus 4′ name spotted in photos from Google and LG workers | The Verge –
- Sam ByfordIt's hard to recall a more thoroughly leaked product than LG's upcoming Nexus phone, but here's another bit of information to add to the rumor mill: it seems the device will in fact be known as the Nexus 4. That's according to EXIF data on various photos uploaded to Google+, at least. While it's certainly possible to fake EXIF data, it seems unlikely in these instances; the photos come from both LG's Pyeongtaek Learning Center and a Google employee in Texas.
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- Final Numbers Are In: Space Jump Breaks YouTube Record –
- Anita LiIt's official: Felix Baumgartner's jump from the edge of space broke a record for the "live stream with the most concurrent views ever on YouTube," according to the video-sharing website.
At peak, there were more than 8 million concurrent live streams, YouTube said in a Sunday blog post. The jump was broadcast on Red Bull's YouTube channel.
Baumgartner, an Austrian diver, had already set an online record before his jump when more than 7.1 million people tuned in to watch him on YouTube at once;… show all text
- Xbox Music launches Tuesday on Xbox 360, will come pre-installed on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 | The Verge –
Microsoft's new music initiative begins in earnest starting Tuesday, October 16th alongside the new Xbox 360 Dashboard update. The Xbox Music service &mdash; named as such to emphasize the Xbox's…
- Doc Searls Weblog · Missing Michael –