With RedShift, Amazon promises to reduce data storage costs below $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the price of most data warehousing solutions.
Google Webmaster Tools, the Google site that helps website owners manage how their site appears in Google, diagnose problems, and optimize traffic, is currently experiencing a major security breach.
Mobile commerce has been the next big thing for some time now, and it’s not all hype: 16.3 percent of all online Black Friday online sales were consummated over mobile.
A month or two of coding lessons can take the sting of shame away from the “social media experts” on your gift list.
Guest Post In a field where handwriting notes on paper charts and managing large rooms filled with filing cabinets have been the accepted practices for decades, healthcare providers are being deluged by a perfect storm.
Google Compute Engine has added 36 server instances to its cloud catalog, and cut prices by 5 percent in a bid to compete with Amazon Web Services, the largest provider of cloud services in the world.
MakeGamesWithUs teaches students how to build iOS games, fostering a new generation of gaming moguls, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Guest Post Retention is the foundation of the free-to-play model. Here are three reasons why your users aren’t coming back.
For years, institutions of higher education have been a target for cloud technology providers.
Guest Post Or, why HTML5 disappointed many developers this year.
Editor’s Pick Who says Black Friday has to be about consumer goods? These tech companies are offering discounts on products and services for building businesses, rather than credit card bills.
The UK’s national museum of computing has restored a 61-year-old mechanical computer to full clacking, blinking, and punch-card-reading working order. It’s noisy and, as you can see in the video below, it’s awesome.
The maker movement is in full effect. Step 1 was the hackerspaces of the 2000s. Step 2 is the DIY democracy at places like TechShop.
Guest Post Over the last several weeks, reviewers, analysts and reporters seem to have forgotten the very raison d’être for being in the technology industry in the first place – “to go boldly where no man has gone before”. This is especially true when it comes to Windows 8′s user interface.
Open source video platform Kaltura has raised $25 million.
While the open-source nature of Android has a low barrier of entry, it also necessitates giving due diligence to every development quirk that could snowball into an underwhelming user experience.
What’s Treehouse got that Codecademy ain’t got? A book deal, for one thing, says founder Ryan Carson.
Instead of buying your kid or young-at-heart loved ones a battery-operated gadget for the holidays, why not give them a kit that challenges them to make gadgets of their own?
According to social app discovery company Appsfire, today is the day that marks the one million apps have been created for Apple’s app store.
BritRuby is canceled due to allegations of discrimination, sexism, and racism in selecting the speaker lineup.
Guest Post Non-technical wannapreneurs spend so much time searching for co-founders who code. Perhaps that time can be better spent.
But it’s not the written rules that are the problem. It’s the unwritten ones.
Editor’s Pick Controlling a browser with your eyes? Playing a game in a web browser on your smartphone by waving your hands in the air? That and more is the future of the web, according to Google.
Sponsored Post On December 4th, over 1,000 MongoDB users and contributors will converge upon Santa Clara for MongoSV, a full-day conference dedicated to the leading open source, NoSQL database.
Because nothing says “We care” like an email that says “Hey bud, this upcoming change is gonna break your app.”
Even when a service is up 99.5 percent of the time — which might sound pretty good to non-developers — it’s down almost 44 hours in a year.
So you’ve got an idea for a “big data” application, but building it seems to be a nightmarish prospect? Continuuity is here to help.
Facebook’s data center in North Carolina saw record temperatures this year. How did its open-source efficiency scheme work?
10 messages per second to 1,000,000 live users on single, solitary server?
For the past couple of weeks, New Relic and Venturebeat have teamed on a special contest offer for folks who deploy New Relic. The contest ended on Wednesday…
Big Blue is getting even bigger with today’s release, which takes aim and the biggest systems of them all.
“We connect things to the cloud — anything that normally wouldn’t communicate,” ReelyActive chief executive Jeffrey Dungen told me today. “But the small companies that have looked at RFID are totally disenfranchised … they go looking for a solution for maybe 100 or 200 RFIC tags, and simply can’t buy one.”
It’s unlikely that you, Dear Reader, will ever experience the big-data challenges or infrastructure demands of a Facebook-scale, billion-user software platform. But if you do, you’ll be happy to know that the company is sharing a sip of its secret sauce today.
Rich Miner helped launch Android in 2008. Five years later, he has a lot to be happy about.
BlackBerry 10′s web browser has just leapt neatly over a huge hurdle, one of Facebook’s home-brewed tests for mobile browser performance.
Sponsored Post This Learn Everything Tech Giveaway offered by the VB Store is going to give someone a great opportunity to supercharge their tech knoweldge and skills. Why shouldn’t it be you?
Budge makes it easy to challenge your friends to make a donation.
A few months ago, when Facebook admitted defeat and went native with its iOS app, some thought it was a death-knell for HTML5.
No obsessed-but-thwarted Captain Ahab, Twitter finally put the Fail Whale in its watery grave with this set of infrastructure tweaks.
Young platform-as-a-service (PaaS) startup AppFog has reached a new milestone of 100,000 apps deployed on its service, a sign it is hitting a chord with app developers and businesses.