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Dropbox Plans Developer Conference to Push API

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By Jennifer Goforth Gregory Most likely, you’ve uploaded one of the more than 1 billion files shared through Dropbox each day.  Despite those kinds of numbers, Dropbox isn’t content to just be the most used files sharing program around. It wants IT professionals to use Dropbox in a different way – to build applications on top of its data layer platform. As part of the development of the Dropbox API, the company is holding its first developer conference to educate… continue…

Syria’s Internet Goes Dark, Before Brightening Again

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Internet monitors watch as Syria’s Internet access goes down, only to return almost a day later. continue…

How to Be One of Go Daddy’s 300 New Hires

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Domain registrar Go Daddy is hiring as it sets up an engineering hub in Seattle’s eastern suburbs, and it’s looking for new people to work at its other sites as well. CEO Blake Irving says the Seattle outpost will employ 50 to 65 people, out of a total of about 300 open positions company-wide. They include everything from senior engineers to Internet consultants to customer support staffers, located in its Scottsdale, Ariz., headquarters, Sunnyvale, Calif., Denver and other locations. Go Daddy… continue…

Vint Cerf: SDN Is a Model for a Better Internet

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If Vint Cerf could do it over again, he would have used SDN as a model for constructing the foundation of the Internet. continue…

How Google Fiber Could Do Some National Good

Posted In Cloud
AT&T’s panicked press release about Google Fiber suggests the latter could change the national conversation on infrastructure. continue…

‘Future Perfect’ Sees Progress Through Peer Networks

Posted In Living in Tech
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Long celebrated as one of the Internet’s deepest philosophical thinkers, Steven Johnson uses the publication of his eighth book, Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age, to make the case that a new model of political change is emerging, transforming every aspect of modern life along its way. Johnson is a huge fan of networks of all kinds, but especially distributed networks, the kind of decentralized peer-to-peer connections that pretty much define what the Internet is all about.… continue…

As Feds Suggest ‘Guidance,’ Bitcoin Foundation Pushes Back

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Bitcoin is under increased scrutiny by regulators as it increases in value. But the Bitcoin Foundation wants nothing to do with them. continue…

Netflix Could Pay You $10,000 to Improve Its Cloud

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Netflix is awarding $100,000 in prize money for help in making their open-source cloud computing projects better. Contest submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and anyone can enter. The Netflix Cloud Prize is divided into 10 categories that each offer a $10,000 prize. The judges include: Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels Thoughtworks Chief Scientist Martin Fowler Strategist Simon Wardley Telx Senior Vice President and author of Cloudonomics Joe Weinman University of Aarhus Developer Training Expert Aino… continue…

FCC Report Suggests U.S. Broadband Remains Speedy

The FCC’s data claims that the actual speed of high-speed services is pretty close to the advertised speed. continue…

Online Dating Costs You More Privacy Than You Think

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Here’s a heads up to the millions of people looking for love on line: Your security and privacy are probably at risk. Many of the most popular dating sites are playing fast and loose with your romantic avatars. Some of them are susceptible to hackers and, to paraphrase a Microsoft cybersecurity expert, anything that you post on line is pretty much permanent after 20 minutes, whether you’ve deleted the file or not. Still feeling brave? A few more facts, then.… continue…