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Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

And it's going to fundamentally change how businesses operate.<p>Make no mistake… this revolution is <i>at least</i> as significant as the one brought about by the Internet. It will disrupt every single business on the face of the earth.<p>That's why it's vital that you learn to understand this technology. It …

Pitching tech that makes the data warehouse obsolete, Incorta raises $10 million

Big data. Everyone has it. And no one has a way to organize, store, and access it in the most cost-effective manner.<p>Well, GV (the former Google Ventures) is leading a $10 million round into Incorta, an analytics platform that purports to make the modern data warehouse a thing of the past.<p>That new …

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Introduction to Microsoft’s Hadoop solution (HDInsight)

Did you know Microsoft provides a Hadoop Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)? It’s called Azure HDInsight and it deploys and provisions managed Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud, providing a software framework designed to process, analyze, and report on big data with high reliability and availability. …

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New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

Even parents who don’t know programming are using games, apps to teach basic skills<p>Filip Icev, 10, writes code on his laptop at his home in Kirkland, Wash., using a visual-programming language called Scratch.<p>Annabel Clark for the Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 9<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The …

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Apple to replace faulty iPhone 6 Plus cameras taking ‘blurry’ pictures

Company launches iSight replacement programme, weeks before it is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6s or iPhone 7<p>It is less than a month until Apple is expected to unveils its new iPhone, but the company is recalling a number of 6 Plus models due to faulty cameras.<p>Apple has launched an “iSight …

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Amazon Web Services launches Device Farm to test apps on Android and Fire OS smartphones and tablets

Amazon Web Services today announced the launch of Device Farm, a new service developers can use to test their applications on real Android and Fire OS smartphones and tablets that reside in Amazon’s data centers.<p>After you run your tests on specific devices that you can choose from, you can receive …

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Apptimize lets your team do mobile A/B testing with just a couple clicks

Nancy Hua used to make millions of dollars a year as an algorithmic trader, she but left to start Apptimize, which she believes is the “larger opportunity.”<p>Apptimize helps companies perform mobile A/B testing for iOS and Android. Today it announced it has closed $2.1 million in seed funding and has …

Impala: Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel processing for large amounts of data. With Impala, a developer can load new or access existing data to run their queries using an SQL-like …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Why Internet Companies Don’t Buy From The Enterprise Kings

Internet companies represent the world’s fastest-growing markets and they cover the global economy. Every market imaginable is affected by Internet companies. They are cloud-centric by nature and come in various forms. They are SaaS companies but also have emerged as departments in big companies …

Facebook unveils Presto engine for querying 250 PB data warehouse

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>At a conference for developers at Facebook (s fb) headquarters on Thursday, engineers working for the …

3 Keys To Cloud Computing

As businesses large and small start to explore the cloud, you need to understand not only the benefits, but also the <i>changes</i> brought by moving to a cloud delivery model.<p><i>by Sameer Dholakia (@spdholakia)</i><p>Here are our top tips for building a cloud-computing strategy.<p>Cloud computing is on the rise. It …

APIs: The Great Enabler of the Internet of Things

<i>This guest post comes from Mark O’Neill. Mark is a frequent speaker and blogger on APIs and security. He is the co-founder and CTO at Vordel, now</i> …

Code Alert: Tynker Wants to Teach Your Child to Tinker With Tech

Krishna Vedati doesn’t want your children to just watch Saturday morning cartoons. He wants them to make their own.<p>Vedati is the CEO of Tynker, a …