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Here’s why this startup ditched Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services has allowed countless startup companies to ramp up back-end infrastructure quickly and cost effectively. But, at a point, at …

In a distributed world cache is king. Why routers are becoming the new server.

Much like Amazon(a amzn) sparked a revolution in not just corporate IT but also in how companies build out their infrastructure (you could probably …

BGP in the Data Center: Why you need to deploy it now!

Overlay networks in the data center are here and are here to stay. It's now easier than ever to programmatically provision new networks with a click …

The President And the Pipeline

The campaign to make the Keystone XL the test of Obama’s resolve on climate change.<p>On the day of his second Inauguration, in January, Barack Obama delivered an address of unabashed liberal ambition and promise. As recently as early April, before the realities of the world and the House of …

Moz Dumps Amazon Web Services, Citing Expense and 'Lacking' Service

[<i>Updated, 1/31/14, 12:01 pm</i>] Seattle marketing technology company Moz had a worse-than-expected 2013 in terms of profitability and products. But what …

Moz's 2013 Year in Review: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Moz, and Then Even More

Time for the 2013 end-of-year wrap-up. You can read Rand's 2012 wrap-up here. The "T" in TAGFEE is for "Transparency," so let's get this show started.<p>…

Virtual Geek

<b>[UPDATED: April 28th, 2014, 2:55am ET – I’ve gotten feedback that it’s more logical to transpose what I had labelled “Type 2” and “Type 3” – because</b> …

The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age

Interest in using the internet to slash the price of higher education is being driven in part by hope for new methods of teaching, but also by …

The Emerging Bitcoin Civil War

A civil war is emerging between Bitcoin's earliest and most libertarian adopters, and a more commercial wing seeking to embrace regulation as a means of legitimizing Bitcoin businesses.<p>The divide came into focus this week with two key events events. One was a hearing on Bitcoin regulation by the …

War

A bit more on the economics of Bitcoin

I'm still trying to understand the details of how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin work. But the general principles involved seem clear enough, so let …

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