Gerard Schexnayder

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7 Great Works That Inspired Geeks To Change The World

Geeks read. Geeks read books that probe dreams, envision life on Mars, posit hyperspace, reconstruct history, remake the world and reshape the notion of what it means to be human, or even just alive.<p>The great geek works of fiction inspire engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs to dream their …

Netflix Positioned To Lead The Next Wave Of Cloud Adoption

Amazon may well be the most important infrastructure company in the industry today, given its dominant role in public cloud infrastructure. But the company making that infrastructure sing, regularly releasing code that enables companies to optimize their cloud applications, is Netflix. While …

Rivals Microsoft And Oracle Join Forces To Ward Off Cloud Upstarts

Longtime rivals Microsoft and Oracle are combining cloud efforts to stave off competition from a slew of smaller companies with cheaper offerings that are slowly eclipsing the corporate giants, Reuters reports.<p>Under an agreement announced Monday, Microsoft will offer Oracle’s Database, Java, and …

A New Golden Age Of Productivity Software Is Dawning

As Microsoft struggles to bring its lucrative Office franchise to Android, iPhone and iPad, investors and developers are seizing the opportunity to create business and productivity software optimized for the new era of mobile computing.<p>These new tools won’t tend to look anything like Word, Excel or …

Amazon Launches Kindle Worlds Store, Its Self Service Platform For Fan Fiction Authors

Amazon announced today that its platform for fan fiction writers is officially open for business. Dubbed Kindle Worlds Store, the platform is works on a self-submission model where authors can pick a “world” (the settings and characters derived from other fictional works) they want to write in, …

How iOS 7's AirDrop Could Transform The Way We Share

Despite the persistent gnashing of teeth over Jony Ive’s re-making of iPhone’s apps, colors and iconography in the upcoming iOS 7, the real story is the many new features that Apple is incorporating into its highly lucrative mobile platform.<p>Features such as wireless content sharing AirDrop could …

10 Music Services You May Not Know About—But Should

Yes, Twitter has a #music service now, and iTunes Radio is all shiny and new. But forget about them for a moment. In fact, forget about Pandora, Spotify, Rdio and Slacker. Same for Grooveshark, Vevo, Rhapsody, MOG, last.fm, Soundcloud, Deezer and Songza.<p>While we’re at it, please—oh please—forget …

Real Estate Apps From Android To Zillow

Buying a home is a nasty, arduous and blessed task. It’s further complicated by the glaringly obvious fact that nobody makes any money until you buy. The feeling that you are so much meat waiting to be ground into sausage rarely goes away.<p>I should know. I am in the process of moving from the lovely …

Mainstream Enterprises Dive Into Silicon Valley's Big Data Time Warp

The Big Data future is here, but isn’t yet evenly distributed, to paraphrase William Gibson. More accurately, what we call Big Data today is what Silicon Valley’s web giants were doing years ago, but it’s considered new and exciting today because the methods and technologies used to power Big Data …

Meet The Robot That Will Teach Your Child To Program

Ever since the tech world collectively decided that programming is the essential skill all kids ought to learn, perhaps even before they learn to read, the market has been saturated with tablet apps aimed at raising the next Zuckerburg.<p>Bay Area startup Play-i is taking another approach. The company …

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Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>What’s the only thing better than Flipboard? Flipboard 2.0! It’s a major new edition, with treats for everyone from …