What I’m Reading on 10/21/2014

Install Python 2.7 to your account “HostMonster uses the preinstalled version of Python that ships with CentOS. Because of this it is often not the latest release. This article will explain how to install an updated version of python locally.” tags: bs python hostmonster PyDbLite — PyDbLite 3.0 documentation “PyDbLite…

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What I’m Reading on 09/05/2014

Microsoft brings mobile personal assistant Cortana to UK and China – FT.com “Microsoft is bringing its Cortana mobile personal assistant to the UK and China as the US technology group unveils its latest range of smartphones and devices since closing its acquisition of Nokia.” tags: bs microsoft cortana WordPress 4.0…

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What I’m Reading on 07/24/2014

Apple’s alliance with IBM counters BYOD ‘nightmare’ for companies adopting iPhone “As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to “Bring Your Own Device” trouble, underscoring Apple‘s teething problems in the…

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What I’m Reading on 06/20/2014

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker “Most big ideas have loud critics. Not disruption. Disruptive innovation as the explanation for how change happens has been subject to little serious criticism, partly because it’s headlong, while critical inquiry is unhurried; partly because disrupters…

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What I’m Reading on 05/28/2014

Microsoft buys mobile analytics vendor Capptain | ZDNet “Microsoft has purchased French mobile-analytics vendor Capptain for an undisclosed amount.” tags: bs microsoft mobile analytics Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say – NYTimes.com “A new set of income statistics answers those questions quite clearly: Yes, college is worth it,…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2014

Visual Studio goes cross platform with Cordova integration from Microsoft | Ars Technica “At its TechEd conference today, Microsoft announced the next step in its “mobile first, cloud first” strategy with a preview of Apache Cordova support in Visual Studio. Cordova is a toolkit for building apps for iOS, Android,…

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What I’m Reading on 04/25/2014

Cortana: everything you need to know about Microsoft’s Siri rival | News | TechRadar “We knew Cortana was coming, but we didn’t expect her to keep her codename: in the Halo games Cortana is an artificial intelligence that goes wrong.” tags: bs microsoft cortana Microsoft Launches .NET Foundation To Foster…

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What I’m Reading on 04/23/2014

Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a solid step forward, not a leap | Linux – InfoWorld “Ubuntu, Canonical’s edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Thursday. It’s an incremental upgrade, polishing existing features rather than introducing revolutionary new ones, but it features at least…

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on vacation? Somewhat chronologically, here are many of the languages I’ve…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that is 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand and…

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What I’m Reading on 11/19/2013

The ASF’s Position on Oracle’s TCK License : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “Thus, ASF can only agree to the TCK license if Oracle will amend it consistent with the 2002 side-letter referred to above — i.e. by removing or reconstruing restrictions that are incompatible with ASF’s licensing and development…

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What I’m Reading on 10/31/2013

Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals – Computerworld “Seven years later, complacency has diluted that innovative spirit, and Google Apps now trails competing suites from IBM, Cisco and Microsoft in areas like enterprise social networking (ESN) and unified communications (UC).” tags: google google apps Posted from…

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What I’m Reading on 08/08/2013

IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain – Forbes “Two years ago this month, IBM announced that it had developed a cognitive computer chip, inspired by human neural architecture. That chip was developed as part of the SyNAPSE project, which has a long term goal of building a…

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What I’m Reading on 08/06/2013

IBM’s Irv Lustig on Taking CAP Exam – YouTube “IBM‘s Irv Lustig was one of the first INFORMS members to take the new INFORMS CAP (Certified Analytics Professional) exam. In this interview recorded at the 2013 INFORMS Analytics Conference in San Antonio, Irv shares his view on taking the exam,…

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What I’m Reading on 08/03/2013

IBM, Open Source Robotics Foundation Partner for DARPA’s Cloud-Based Robotics Challenge | ExecutiveBiz “Open Source Robotics Foundation has picked an IBM company, SoftLayer Technologies, to co-host the first cloud-based robotics challenge  for the development of software that allows a simulated robot to perform first responder tasks.” tags: ibm open source…

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Some questions to ask yourself if you want to be a data scientist

Last October, the Harvard Business Review published an article called “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” I could virtually hear the rejoicing in the work hallways of analysts, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists everywhere. At last, recognition! While it is debatable in this case if the job…

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Daily links for 11/25/2012

Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence – NYTimes.com “Using an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns, technology companies are reporting startling gains in fields as diverse as computer vision, speech recognition and the identification of promising new molecules for…

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Daily links for 10/23/2012

Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing | TechCrunch “Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to guard users’ privacy. Mozilla today announced that it has started…

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Daily links for 06/12/2012

Microsoft Adds Linux To Azure Cloud Platform “Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) on Thursday is unveiling new Windows Azure cloud services, including support for Linux-based operating systems. Microsoft, which thought of Linux as a rival, will now offer several Linux distributions. They are Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, openSUSE 12.1, Ubuntu 12.04 and…

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Daily links for 05/30/2012

Technology Leaders Support OASIS Standards for Open Data Protocol – MarketWatch “Based on that demand, Citrix Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Progress Software, SAP AG and WSO2 are proposing an Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committee (TC) in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an…

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Daily links for 03/13/2012

Google programming languages failing to gain traction | Application Development – InfoWorld “In the March index, released over the weekend, Google saw its Go language drop out of the top 50 while Google’s Dart language was ranked 78th. Oracle’s Java language ranked first, used by 17.1 percent of developers, while…

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Daily links for 03/08/2012 – Apple (new) iPad (3) Edition

iPad | TechCrunch “This was surprising because our expectations were set for a new name. But it really shouldn’t be all that surprising. My iMac is not the “iMac 11″. My MacBook Air is not the “MacBook Air 4″. The iPod line changes, but the name remains the same. This…

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Daily links for 02/22/2012

John Thompson To Join Microsoft Board “Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said Monday that John Thompson was appointed to the company’s board of directors, returning the board’s size to 10 members.” tags: microsoft Ubuntu for Android: Canonical brings Ubuntu desktop to docked smartphones “Canonical has announced a new product called Ubuntu for…

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IBM: Going Mobile with two big announcements

Today IBM announced some important enhancements to its Mobile strategy for supporting customers looking to grow and transform their businesses, whether they are B2C, B2B, or B2E. IBM Advances Mobile Capabilities with Acquisition of Worklight From the press release: In a move that will help expand the enterprise mobile capabilities…

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10 predictions for enterprise mobile for 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year of for predictions for what we might see in the next twelve months. Being in the IT business and in a company like IBM, I’m somewhat hamstrung in what I can say regarding the future because of confidentiality, but here’s my attempt at some…

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Daily links for 12/07/2011

Win 8 app store revealed: more money for devs, beta in late February “In San Francisco today, Microsoft started talking up the Windows Store, the online marketplace for Metro-style Windows 8 applications. With Apple‘s Mac App Store and iTunes Store already operational and selling both computer and tablet applications, Microsoft…

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Daily links for 11/04/2011

Will HTML5 replace native apps? It might: here’s how to figure out when | Technology | guardian.co.uk “The debate about using ‘native web’ applications against ‘native applications’ has forgotten about one important element in the process – the user” tags: html native mobile Microsoft releases Bing app for Android, iOS,…

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Daily links for 11/02/2011

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux will battle for mobile developers | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “But at mobile application developer Big Nerd Ranch, President Aaron Hillegass has seen mobile Linux efforts before and stressed the need for a viable ecosystem. “It isn’t enough for Canonical to announce that it is making the…

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A browser to resolve mobile app development confusion?

I read with interest the recent announcement by AppMobi that they are producing a browser for Apple iOS and eventually Android that will go beyond the basic HTML5 capabilities. InfoWorld: “Have your HTML5 and native app too” Press Release: “MobiUs is Here; the World of Web Apps Will Never Be…

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Daily links for 10/26/2011

IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap – Software – Information Management – Informationweek “The big data news kicked off of this week’s IBM Information OnDemand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas, where the company also announced a new iPad app for IBM Cognos, geospatial analysis capabilities added to SPSS…

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 1)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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Daily links for 09/17/2011

Open sourcing the post-Irene Vermont flood relief effort “Two weeks ago, in the wake of tropical storm Irene’s devastating flooding in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, local residents organized a MRV Flood Relief initiative. What began as a self-organized volunteer effort to match needs and help offered in our communities, using…

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Daily links for 08/11/2011

Caching IBM Redbooks | WebSphere eXtreme Scale Best Practices for Operation and Management “This IBM® Redbooks® publication contains a summary of the leading practices for implementing and managing a WebSphere® eXtreme Scale installation. The information in this book is a result of years of experience that IBM has had in…

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Daily links for 08/02/2011

WebSphere Application Server V8.0 samples “WebSphere Application Server V8 samples are new and improved! Although you will continue to find key sample applications installed with the product, most samples are now available online and can be accessed from a new section in the WebSphere Application Server V8 Information Center. Sample…

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Daily links for 07/22/2011

HTML5 to Create New Wave of Opportunities in Mobile Landscape “Smartphone adoption will continue to skyrocket with or without HTML5. That said, the most used single app is the browser. As HTML5 support continues to make its way into mobile browsers and HTML5 markup proliferates across the web, the phones…

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Daily links for 07/14/2011

Google Staffing Up On Patent Lawyers And Experts | TechCrunch “It’s no secret Google is searching for more patents to add to its portfolio. The search giant recently lost the bid for Nortel’s 6,000 mobile and wireless patents to a consortium of tech companies including Apple, Microsoft, RIM, and Sony.…

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Daily links for 07/12/2011

Share Posts in Both Google Plus and Facebook At The Same Time “Consider to follow this complete guide on how to automatically share your Google plus posts with Facebook friends.” tags: google facebook Google’s Rivals Accused of Colluding Against Android – Mobiledia – The Mobile Future – Forbes “The group calling itself Rockstar…

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Daily links for 07/02/2011

Readers Poll: The Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs: | Rolling Stone Music | Photos “Last weekend we gave our readers the challenge of picking their single favorite Bruce Springsteen song. It’s not an easy decision. Do you go for an iconic song like “Born To Run,” or a slightly lesser known…

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Daily links for 05/11/2011

Canonical switches to OpenStack for Ubuntu Linux cloud | ZDNet “OK, it’s not too surprising that Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has switched to OpenStack for its Ubuntu cloud foundation technology. After all, Canonical started flirting with OpenStack back in February. What is surprising is that Neil Levine, who as…

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Daily links for 04/28/2011

Review: The best Linux book available | TechRepublic “A thick, heavy book with the equally weighty title A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming may be the single most important Linux book you ever buy.” tags: linux macosx book Ubuntu 11.04 released, a Natty Narwhal rises from…

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Daily links for 04/27/2011

Groklaw – Barnes & Noble Charges Microsoft with Misusing Patents to Further an Anticompetive Scheme Against Android “Microsoft has a scheme, Barnes & Noble asserts, to dominate Android and make it undesirable to device manufacturers and customers by demanding “exorbitant license fees and absurd licensing restrictions” — a license fee…

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Daily links for 04/11/2011

Gartner: Microsoft will still be a tablet no-show in 2015 | ZDNet “Gartner projects that Apple’s iOS will hold 47 percent of the tablet operating system market in 2015 with Android at 38.6 percent. RIM’s QNX will have a respectable 10 percent of the tablet market in 2015. The big…

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