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Next gen NoSQL: The demise of eventual consistency?

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Recommended Reading: AI pioneer Douglas Hofstadter profiled, the NSA files decoded and more

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p>The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think<br>by James …

Dear Google, What’s Wrong With You?

Dear Google: What’s wrong?<p>I ask because last weekend, while in San Francisco, I asked Google Maps for “hot chocolate mission” — and was promptly directed to an ARCO station in Fremont, 40 miles away. Similarly, last month I searched for “coffee” while in the Embarcadero Center, one of the denser …

Venture capital in an age of algorithms

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>We live in an age of algorithms. Cheap computing and abundant software have brought huge advances in all kinds of fields. …

Skype explains why third-party apps and accessories will die in December

The <i>latest</i> message that pops up when you open Skype on your desktop could have dire consequences if you're using third-party apps and accessories with the VoIP service. Come December, Microsoft is scrapping the current programming language in favor of something a little more mobile device-friendly. …

Why the world should care about Hadoop 2

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Aleksandar Todorovic<p>Hadoop is everywhere, especially this past week. Partnerships, products, clouds — it …