Ananth Reddy

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Thorough Introduction to Apache Kafka™

A deep dive into a system that serves as the heart of many companies’ architecture<p>Introduction<p>Kafka is a word that gets heard a lot nowadays… A lot …

The Business Of Fraud

Steve Jillings Contributor<p>Steve Jillings is the CEO of TeleSign.<p>When you visualize a hacker, what do you see?<p>Do you envision a young computer enthusiast coding in their basement, pounding Red Bull? A futuristic robot plugged into hundreds of servers deep inside a secret warehouse in the desert? A …

Here Are The Books On President Obama's Summer Reading List

More like Reader of the Free World.

Books

On Managing Developers

I’ve been a software engineer, a novelist, a journalist, and a manager–and managing developers is easily the trickiest thing I’ve ever done. (Not the hardest. But the trickiest.) I don’t pretend to be an expert, or a great manager. But I can assure you I am someone who screwed up a lot along the …

Why I am stepping out of the debate on women in technology

I started advocating for women in engineering in 2006 when my dean at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, Kristina Johnson, made me aware of the declining numbers of women entering the field. As a former tech entrepreneur, I found the situation alarming. I had spent the last few years researching …

India’s FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons When They Pay Bills, Raises $80M Series C

FreeCharge, an India-based mobile commerce platform that gives users coupons and other rewards when they pay their phone, satellite television, and utility bills, has raised an $80 million series C. The round included new investors Valiant Capital Management and Tybourne Capital Management, as well …

Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen

Well-known Tweetstormer and investor Marc Andreessen has produced a list of his favorite people to follow on Twitter. He was prompted to do so by an article in The Information called “Silicon Valley’s Frontman Problem” by Jessica Lessin, who questioned if the industry leaders most often quoted by …

Highfive Turns Any Room Into A Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Room For $799

Video conferencing and collaboration could unlock new levels of productivity in teams, but to date most video conferencing solutions have been out of reach for the majority of businesses and applications. That’s because today they typically require expensive proprietary hardware installations, …

Check out IBM’s proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin’s block chain tech

In tech circles block chain technology — the transaction processing engine behind the Bitcoin crypto-currency — has become the technological …

Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who’s Obsessed With Writing Computer Code

When Vikram Chandra mentioned he was working on a nonfiction book about computer coding at a literary party in San Francisco last fall, I was …

BiiSafe Buddy Is A Bluetooth Keyfob For Item-Tracking And Location Alerts

Forgetful folk who regularly misplace stuff are spoilt for a techie fix these days. Connected item trackers that link your valuables to your mobile phone have been crowding onto the market thick and fast, fueled by the rise of the less battery-thirsty Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity tech, and …

Just 15 minutes of this blog post could save you up to 15% on your data center costs (thanks, Facebook!)

Today social networking giant Facebook revealed a new load balancing system for its several data centers that results in some serious energy savings.<p>The system for balancing web requests on web server clusters, called Autoscale, saves power by “10-15% for different web clusters,” according to a …

Google shows off Mesa, a super-fast data warehouse that runs across data centers

Google is taking the wraps off yet another impressive feat of database engineering, a data warehousing system called Mesa that can handle near …

Wanelo Tests In-App Purchases in Bid to Be the Amazon for Millennials

Because it can't live off affiliate fees forever.<p>If they browse it, will they buy? Mobile social-shopping app Wanelo is looking to find out.<p>Since 2011, Wanelo, an app and a website, let its millions of mostly women users upload product pictures of clothes, jewelry and other items from retail sites …

The lab that created Spark wants to speed up everything, including cures for cancer

Unknown to most of the world, the University of California, Berkeley’s AMPLab has already left an indelible mark on world of information technology, …

EXCLUSIVE: Payments giant First Data acquires Gyft in an effort to bring digital gift cards to the masses

Gyft, a Redwood City-based virtual gift card provider has agreed to an acquisition by payment giant First Data, Pando has learned. The terms of the …

The First Trillion-Dollar Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports more than 900 entrepreneurs in 20 countries. He edits a blog and monthly newsletter on entrepreneurship ecosystems here.</i><p>In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that …

How I walked 18.5 miles in a single day without losing productivity at my computer

It’s possible to make a desk job the best way to become fit. Traditionally, computer-chained jobs have been responsible for an epidemic in sitting-related disorders, which afflict the tech industry perhaps worse than any other. Even avid gym goers can’t counteract many of the illnesses caused by …

72Lux Launches Shoppable, Giving Users A Universal Wish List With Multiple Retailers

72Lux today announced the launch of Shoppable, a new website and e-commerce platform that allows consumers to manage their shopping wish lists over a variety of retailers and publishers in one place.<p>Previously, 72Lux provided its universal checkout service to digital publishers to sell products on …

Databricks Snags $33M In Series B And Debuts Cloud Platform For Processing Big Data

Databricks, the commercial entity created by the developers of the open source Apache Spark project, announced $33M in Series B funding today and the launch of a new cloud product, their first one as a company.<p>There is little doubt that big data is a big deal these days and companies are popping up …

SnapUp Lets You Go Shopping, Track Prices Just By Taking Screenshots On Your iPhone

A new application launching today on the iTunes App Store wants to make mobile shopping – including organizing products you like from multiple stores and receiving price drop notifications – as simple as taking a screenshot on your phone. SnapUp, as the app is called, is able to automatically …