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2 hrs ago | ResearchBuzz

Minecraft, Egypt, EBSCO, More: Quick Afternoon Buzz, September 116th, 2014

Microsoft bought the Minecraft company . And while I'm very happy those folks made bank - they've earned it - I worry about the future of the game.

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Related Topix: iPod, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Facebook To Improve Open Source

The goal of the collaboration is to address the challenges faced by companies like Facebook when attempting to implement open source software and programs, or when developing their own open source projects internally. The company described the collaboration as an attempt to create a roadmap to help other organizations develop their own open source programs.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, GitHub, Twitter

9 hrs ago | Dr. Dobb's

The C++14 Standard

Voting on the C++14 standard was completed in August, and all that remains before we can say it is officially complete is publication by the ISO. In this article, I will visit the high points of the new standard, demonstrating how the upcoming changes will affect the way you program, particularly when using the idioms and paradigms of Modern C++ .

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

SiliconValley.com

Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation

Square has raised $100 million from investors, a cash infusion that could put the floundering payments company back on track after a difficult year and make it one of the most valuable VC-financed businesses in the country. The new round of financing, first uncovered in a filing earlier this month by market data firm VC Experts, values the San Francisco-based company at $6 billion, ranking it sixth among U.S. venture-backed companies.

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Related Topix: Square, Twitter

InfoWorld

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed. Facebook, Google, and many other big businesses have come to rely on open source projects, such as the MySQL database, to run their businesses, and particularly their online operations.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Twitter, GitHub

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Geekzone

Microsoft Azure: Cloud for the rest of us

Cloud computing is great. Yet anything beyond Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud can be daunting for those of us who aren't IT professionals.

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Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Amazon, Science, Computer Science, Microsoft, Startups

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Federal Computer Week

Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

Harvard's Wyss Institute has received a contract to further develop the Soft Exosuit to protect warfighters from fatigue and other ailments. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering a $2.9 million contract to further develop a "smart suit" to help warfighters overcome fatigue and other ailments.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, CPU, Science / Technology, Harvard University

Thu Sep 11, 2014

TechCrunch

Dropbox Calls For Support Of The Senate's NSA Reform Bill

This morning, Dropbox released new information detailing government requests for its user data, and information about certain user accounts. The company also called for the passage of the Senate's version of the USA FREEDOM Act.

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TechCrunch

Cloudike Provides White Label Cloud Storage For Carriers Like LG

Services like Dropbox , iCloud , and Google Drive are so ubiquitous in the U.S. that it's easy to forget there are many markets around the world where personal cloud storage is still relatively novel. Cloudike , which is part of ASD Technologies and based in Korea, Russia, and San Jose, California, wants to grab those users by offering white-label cloud storage for mobile service providers and other companies in emerging markets.

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Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Business Journal

Using the Dropbox playbook, Speek tackles the enterprise

Conferencing startup Speek on Thursday rolled out its B-to-B offering "Speek for Business," looking to court the enterprise with an expanded set of features that includes screen-sharing and branded links.

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MacTech

Kool Tools: StuffIt Deluxe 16 for Mac Os X

Smith Micro Software's StuffIt Deluxe 16 for Mac sports Cloud Services integration, a new cloud-based file transfer feature that lets users send large files without the dealing with email attachments or FTP. With the new release, more than 16 million StuffIt users can share photos, videos, music and more using cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and SendStuffNow.

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Related Topix: Smith Micro Software, Software, Graphic Design, Arts

Wed Sep 10, 2014

TidBITS

Apple Releases New iCloud Storage Plans

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, iCloud, Apple, Startups

Ars Technica

OneDrive finally gets file sharing as easy as Dropbox

We reported last week that Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service was finally syncing files larger than 2GB. The company today confirmed the change, and disclosed what the new size limit is: 10GB.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Wed Sep 03, 2014

ZDNet

Cloud service provider ZenPayroll boosts partner integrations

The cloud-based payroll software provider ZenPayroll is barely two years old, but the San Francisco-based startup - which is backed by the CEOs of Yelp, Dropbox, Yammer, and Box, as well as Y Combinator - is well on its way toward its goal of becoming a robust ecosystem for SMB technology.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yelp, Yammer, BayPoint Benefits, Expensify, Small Business, Personal Finance

Small Business Trends

Dropbox and Amazon Make More Storage Options Available

Amazon has widened the availability of its Zocalo cloud storage service. This is another product offered through Amazon Web Services.

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Related Topix: Amazon

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Mashable

The Celebrity Photo Hack Goes Far Beyond iCloud

The cache of stolen celebrity photographs, including nudes of stars Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, may have only surfaced on Sunday , but evidence suggests the thefts are bigger than just iCloud and could go back years .

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Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Apple, Startups

Detroit Free Press

How do I move files from iCloud to Mac?

The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces iCloud during a keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 6, 2011.

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Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs

Network World

Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Cloud storage file size limits were a sad necessity back in the days when Internet speeds were low and storage prices were high.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

CIO

'Dstrux' File-Sharing App for iOS Dramatically Disappoints

The new Dstrux app for iOS aims to be the Snapchat of shared documents, but it fails miserably, according to CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin.

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Related Topix: iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPhone App

Macworld

Automate your Mac: four smart hacks for managing files

Managing files and folders is one of the most obvious-and easiest-chores to automate on your Mac, thanks to specialized tools like Hazel, as well as generalists like AppleScript, Automator, and Keyboard Maestro.

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