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Products Don't Become Interesting Businesses Until They Have 1 Billion Users, Mark Zuckerberg Says

But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't think any product is a truly compelling business until it hits <i>1 billion</i> users. It took Facebook eight years to become that big.<p>The number of products that reach 1 billion users can probably be counted on one hand (Google, Facebook ...). But over the next …

Mark Zuckerberg

Fast After 40: Master Your Injury Prevention

1. Heel Dips<p><i>Why? This exercise helps prevent Achilles tendinosis.</i><p>1. Use the balls of your feet to balance on a platform, with your heels extending …

Pain

How to Evaluate and Select the Right Mobile SDK

<i>Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New York City and San Francisco.</i><p>Anyone developing consumer software knows that we live in a mobile-first world. I see companies today that actually have a live app before …

Facebook's 'Hack' is here to shake up programming

Facebook engineers Bryan O'Sullivan, Julien Verlaguet, and Alok Menghrajani spent the last few years building a programming language unlike any other.<p>…

IFTTT Launches GitHub Channel

IFTTT today launched a GitHub Channel to let you connect repositories, issues, and pull requests to 77 other services. It’s available now; just go ahead and activate it over here and check out the recipes that have already been created here.<p>The only GitHub action available is to create an issue, …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Android vs. iOS: Comparing the Development Process of the GQueues Mobile Apps

A quick search for "android vs. ios" will turn up many articles arguing the benefits of one platform over the other, with most focusing on points …

A real-time bonanza: Facebook’s Wormhole and Yahoo’s streaming Hadoop

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / agsandrew<p>If you’re into systems that can share data among each other in real time, this has been a good …

Big Data

Deep thinking on complex systems: A devops reading list

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Linda Parton<p>As I wrap up my series digging into the relationship between complex systems, devops, …

Microservices

How HBase converted MySpace’s MySQL champion and is driving Hadoop mainstream

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / z0w<p>How’s this for an understatement: Operational databases are important for many, if not the majority, …

After Bootstrapping, Data-Mining Specialist Ondore Closes Million-Dollar Round For Mexican, US Operations

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico. Follow her on Twitter.</i><p>Ondore, the leading Latin American big data analysis company that develops online reputation management systems, has closed its first investment …

Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sacha Labourey is CEO of CloudBees</i> <i>was formerly CTO at JBoss.</i> <i>Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@SachaLabourey.</i> <i>Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees and was formerly SVP of Java Server Development at Oracle. Follow him on Twitter @stevengharris.</i><p>You could hear a …

Rumor: Amazon smartphone to feature a 4.7-inch display

Ever since Amazon first entered the Android tablet space with the Kindle Fire back in 2011, there has been rumors floating around about the company working on a smartphone as well. Two years later and we’re still waiting for the alleged device that was “guaranteed” to be released in July last year. …

Kindle Fire