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NGINX's Plan to Create a $1 Billion Business from its Open Source Software

NGINX Inc. has a set an ambitious goal for itself: To become a $1 billion company within the next eight to 10 years. It will not be an easy task, …

Nginx

Take a Free Course on JavaScript Refactoring Techniques

We all read more code than we write. Naturally we should be doing something to optimize the reading experience. Refactoring is the process of …

With A Voice Interface API For Any App, Wit.ai Wants To Be The Twilio For Natural Language

Last year, voice technology giant Nuance quietly acquired VirtuOz, a developer of virtual assistants for online sales, marketing and support — a “Siri for the enterprise” that counted the likes of PayPal and AT&T as customers. Now, Alexandre Lebrun, the founder and CEO of VirtuOz, has taken a dive …

Two-Factor Authentication Is For Wusses, Get A Tattoo

Think you’re all bad-ass with your two-factor authentication and 40-character passwords? If Motorola’s vision of the future comes to pass, that kind of security is for wusses.<p>In a conversation at All Things D’s D:11 conference this week, Motorola Mobility’s head of advanced technology and projects …

Teardown looks at what goes into making an ultra-cheap cell phone

Over at the Bunnie Studios blog, a $12 cell phone purchased from the Mingtong Digital Mall was given a complete (and relatively simple) teardown to …

Why don't cell phones have a dialtone?

While reading The Idea Factory, I came across an interesting passage that explained why cell phones don’t have dialtones:<p>Meanwhile, Phil Porter, who …

Kindleberry Pi the second

Did you get a nice shiny new Paperwhite Kindle to replace your old one? (I haven’t yet. I’m waiting until the inevitable moment when I drop my Kindle …

Queueing Theory Lets Any App Offer A Mailbox-Like Reservation System (Even If It’s Just For Building Buzz)

Ever since Google announced that access to its then-new email application Gmail would be invite-only at first, startup founders have been angling to reproduce that same kind of fervor for their own services. But it wasn’t until the new iOS app Mailbox launched its innovative “reservation system” …

An Ecuadorian Silicon Valley: Pipeline to the future or pipe dream?

<i>Editor's note: This is the final installment of a four-part series. Read part 1, "Plotting the next Silicon Valley -- you'll never guess where;" part 2, "New Silicon Valley in the Andes: Promise and paradox;" and part 3, "Riding shotgun with the man behind an Andean Silicon Valley."</i><p>In the previous …

Silicon Valley

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …

FooTable: a jQuery Plugin for Responsive Data Tables | CSS-Tricks

By Brad Vincent On December 13, 2012 jQuery<p>The following is a guest post by Brad Vincent where he introduces his new jQuery plugin for helping make …

Mozilla Shows Off Powerful New Developer Tools for Firefox

You asked for them and now Mozilla's Firefox developer tools team is hard at work building a slew of new tools for web developers.<p>A few weeks back …

The 11 Phases of a Web Developer’s Career (As Illustrated by Memes)

The career of a web developer is an interesting one with many slopes. Considering a learning curve this steep, you can fully expect to live through …

WebRTC Is Hard, Let's Go Demoing

WebRTC is changing the web, making possible things which just a few short months ago would have been not just impossible, but nearly unthinkable. …

Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

A cut to the largest internet cable that connects Europe and Asia caused severe service disruption that stretched from from Africa to Pakistan.<p>Chief …

Apple launching Final Cut Pro X campaign to win back skeptical professional users

Apple is beginning a campaign today to win back the video-editing community that abandoned its flagship video-editing software after the release of its controversial Final Cut Pro X. The LA Times reported that following several updates to the software over the last two years to fix some of the …

Shotwell developers aim to solve Linux’s e-mail problems

Yorba turns to crowdfund site to support e-mail development.<p>The developers behind the Shotwell photo manager for Linux-based operating systems are …

Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Microsoft’s next generation of Office software looks like it’s going to be a rebel and not follow Microsoft’s new “Blue” codename. The software will …

HTC One faces possible stock shortages in Taiwan

It seems everyone wants a piece of the HTC One. The “unprecedented demand” for the phone – as well as the Ultrapixel shortages – has caused release delays in several markets, including HTC’s home turf of Taiwan. While the device will still hit stores this week, the stock apparently will be quite …

New Amazon CloudHSM service vows enterprise-grade security

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Amazon(s amzn) Web Services runs on tons and tons of shared hardware. That’s a huge benefit in terms of …

RasPiComm extension board adds new features to the cheap Raspberry Pi

If you’re the sort of geek who likes to tinker with all sorts of electronics products and projects, you may be familiar with the Raspberry Pi …

Raspberry Pi

$25 Raspberry Pi Model A Now Shipping In Asia, After Landing In Europe Last Month — Heading Stateside Soon

The $25 Model A Raspberry Pi has gone on sale in Asia, following its launch in Europe last month — suggesting a U.S. landing can’t be too far off for the most affordable of the Pi Foundation’s two low-cost microcomputers. One of the Foundation’s distributors, RS Components, said today it is now …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Your robot army, controlled by Arduino and Bluetooth

Open-source hardware project shrinks Arduino, adds wireless, creates awesome.<p>Soon, you could make everything in your life …