April 21, 2013

What Happens When Startup Founders Disagree?
One of the top reasons startups fail is conflicts between founders. In the beginning of your startup, disagreements between founders are likely to arise. In fact, I’d be worried if you never argued. The question is: how do you deal with conflict resolution? Can you channel it positively to fuel your startup’s growth? Stella Fayman has found it beneficial to develop a framework around conflict resolution.

Open Source is Taking Over the Software World
"Increasingly, enterprises see [open source software] as leading innovation, delivering higher quality, and driving growth rather than being just a free or low-cost alternative," Skok noted. "Going forward, we can expect more disruption from open source, new business models, and many more exciting new projects and companies."

Welcome to Berkeley: Where Hadoop isn’t nearly fast enough
AMPLab’s most well-known product in the big data space, called Spark, is an in-memory parallel processing framework that’s comparable to Hadoop MapReduce except, its creators claim, it is up to 100 times faster. Because it runs in-memory, Spark might be comparable with something like Druid or SAP’s HANA system, too. Spark is the processing engine that powersClearStory’s next-generation analytics and visualization service.

Windows Blue Wish List: 15 Must-See Improvements
An early leak of Windows Blue revealed several much-needed enhancements, including beefed-up syncing options, deeper Start screen personalization, and some simple yet effective interface tweaks. Still, that's just scratching the tip of the iceberg. Above and beyond the tweaks already found in the leak, here's our wish list of 15 potential Windows Blue improvements that could help make Windows 8 twice as nice as it is now.

Apple keeps patching Java on OS X Snow Leopard after proposed drop-dead date
Apple could do so for months to come. Even after Oracle halts support for Java 6, it will still distribute patches to enterprises that have negotiated contract support plans. Apple will probably have access to those only-for-corporate-customers patches and will use them to draft updates for its own users. The last public patches for Java 5, for example, shipped in November 2009, but Apple continued to issue Java 5 updates for OS X Leopard until June 2011, or 20 months later.

Wireless sensor networking technology is taking off
Arundeep Kakkar, a wireless technology expert, says that hard to service areas have found respite through the adoption of wireless sensor technology. “Wireless sensor technology revolves around the concept of remote sensing: sensing the data, transferring the data to an intended site, and processing the data meant to serve the relevant application,” he says.

Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass, obviously
"Obviously Glass runs on Android," Page said toward the end of the conference call reporting Google's strong first-quarter financial results. It's not a surprise, given how the engineering resources Google already has poured into Android. But the company hadn't confirmed it, even when it detailed Google Glass specifications last week.

As the PC market turns, touchscreens start to take over
Samsung's Chromebook has been at the top of Amazon's list of bestselling notebooks for several months. But a closer look at the rest of that list reveals some interesting facts about an industry in transition. Most notably, touchscreens are finally starting to take off.

Enterprises are moving to the "suite" life
Moving to a suite can mean asking end users to part with their preferred devices, applications or services-and therein lies the CIO’s challenge. To succeed, CIOs must demonstrate that a broad-based enterprise solution can meet most, if not all, end-user needs. The CIO must help users and decision makers understand the real goal of IT, which isn’t to give every user a specific product to solve a specific problem but to ensure that the entire organization is lean, efficient, productive, secure, and compliant.

Ember.js - Web Applications Done Right
The first thing we need to define in our application is the routes that our application will be built up with. You can think of a route as a state that the user can be in . Each route will have its own clearly defined URL. Ember.js will generate controllers, view and template automatically for you, which is convenient. Whenever you find yourself needing more than the basic pre-defined functionality you simply create you own implementation and Ember.js will automatically substitute your code in place of the generated code.

Quote for the day:

"Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself." -- Knute Rockne

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