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Programmatic Ad Tech Dominates Omnicom Earnings Call

Throughout an earnings call to discuss Omnicom's third-quarter results on Tuesday, nearly every analyst asked about the growth potential for …

Advertising

If Shakespeare wrote in JavaScript, here’s what it would look like

Recently I had a dream in which I set homework assignments for Ernest Hemingway and 24 other literary luminaries. Each author received one of five tasks—common coding problems, mostly mathematical—which they were to solve using JavaScript. Naturally this was all too good to keep to myself so I …

Literature

Cool Crowdfunding, October 18, 2014

YouTube’s Famous ‘Slow Mo Guys’ Get You Up to Speed in Ads for the Video Site

The Slow Mo Guys are shifting into the fast lane.<p>As part of YouTube's ongoing effort to introduce its popular channel stars to a wider audience, …

Advertising Industry

What Facebook's Atlas Means for Brands and Agencies

When Facebook acquired Atlas from Microsoft for nearly $100 million in 2013, it was a head-scratcher for many industry observers. After all, what …

LittleBits Launches An App Store For Hardware

There’s a reason get-rich-quick schemes these days all seem to involve apps and not, say, phablets: Thanks to Apple and Google, apps are relatively easy to make, distribute and monetize.<p>Hardware, on the other hand, is none of that — but littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir has been working to change that. Her …

The Fists of Theodore Roosevelt | The Art of Manliness

As Teddy Roosevelt is the patron saint of the Art of Manliness, I am of course really looking forward to watching Ken Burns’ new documentary on his …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

Text Messaging

September 3, 2014

15<p>SHARES<p><b>Each week, we receive hundreds—if not thousands—of photos from our army of gorgeous female readers. Because we're generous people, we're</b> …

Bayesian Machine Learning on Apache Spark

<b>Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods are another example of useful statistical computation for Big Data that is capably enabled by Apache Spark.</b>During my …

AppNexus Takes A $100 Million Investment And Is Now Valued At $1.2 Billion

AppNexus, the New York-based adtech giant, has taken a round of investment of up to $100 million that values the company at $1.2 billion, CEO Brian O'Kelley told Business Insider. An SEC filing detailing the deal is expected on Monday as the news is being announced at an all-hands meeting inside …

How I developed my first Android app

One of the best features of the modern web is that everything is so easy to try. Want your own blog? You can have one in three clicks. Want to learn …

Apps

THP Entry: A 433MHz Packet Cloner

The first generation of The Internet Of Things™ and Home Automation devices are out in the wild, and if there’s one question we can ask it’s, “<i>why</i> …

How to Slow Down and Speed Up Time | The Art of Manliness

As we now approach the sunset of the summer season, take a look back on the last few months. Does it seem like your summer lasted forever, that it …

Tachyon: A Memory Centric Storage System for Big Data Computing - Strata + Hadoop World in New York 2014

Memory is the key to fast big data processing. This has been realized by many, and frameworks, such as Spark and Shark, already leverage memory …

VoltDB Puts The Boot Into Amazon Web Services, Claims IBM Is Five Times Faster

In the to and fro discussion about which cloud vendor has the biggest market share and the biggest market growth, we often lose sight of the important stuff – the benefits that end user organizations can get from utilizing cloud. Most conversations focus on cost savings, rather than …

7-Eleven’s innovation team just compared its convenience-store chain to Uber

SAN FRANCISCO — Good news, taquito fans: 7-Eleven is now “mobile-first and mobile-only.”<p>Yes, you still have to go to 7-Eleven stores for your Diet Coke, but 7-Eleven has at least switched its feedback process from dialing an 800 phone line to tapping its mobile app.<p>“When a company says it’s …

How to Be a Gentleman From Head to Toe: The Anatomy of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old</i> …

The Modernization Of Computer Science Education

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jay Borenstein is computer science lecturer at Stanford University and Founder of Facebook’s Open Academy.</i><p>Most people, especially in Silicon Valley, are aware that there aren’t enough engineers graduating from college today. By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that there …

12 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Homework Station

Creating a stylish and streamlined space for your kids.<p>Help kids concentrate on their homework by creating a stylish and streamlined space for all their studying needs.

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

TV is Finally Embracing Digital Ad Technologies

Digital ad tech is finally making its way into the TV ad market after decades of talk about making TV ads more personal, more automated and smarter. …

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Make a Working Quadcopter Propeller with a 3D Printing Pen

If you thought 3D printing pens were just interesting toys, here’s something that might change your mind, a freehand 3D printed quadcopter propeller. The way it was made was quite interesting, and would be tough, if not impossible to duplicate with a “traditional” 3D printer. The surface of the …

10 Creative Craft Ideas for Lazy Summer Days

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The long, hot days of summer beg for a different sort of craft project -- something quick, colorful, or using natural materials, or all of the above. Here are 10 crafty decor ideas seen around Houzz, from beach art and upcycled paint cans to tie dye.<p>Beach Style …

The Best Career Advice You Never Hear

But a recent Quora thread, "What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?", provides something different: valuable career advice that we haven't heard a million times before.<p>Here are 13 of the best responses:<p><b>1. "In a new job, accept those first few invitations to lunch or</b> …

Bacteria Could Provide A Powerful New Way To Fight Fat And Depression

The adult, human siblings may have had differences in diet and behavior, but deep inside them something else was playing a surprising role: their gut bacteria.<p>Our bacterial cells outnumber our human cells 10-to-1, and scientists have increasingly discovered that the varied microbial populations of …

How Twitch's Founders Turned an Aimless Reality Show Into a Video Juggernaut

Twitch co-founders Justin Kan and Emmet Shear explain the hot video site's road from startup failure to mainstream acceptance.<p>Broadcasting yourself playing videogames online may not sound like a billion dollar business. But that’s just a matter of who you ask.<p>Twitch, the three-year-old video site …

THP Entry: Embedded Hardware Security With The ChipWhisperer

There are thousands upon thousands of papers discussing various aspects of embedded hardware security, and dozens of books covering the same subject. …