Tuesday: December 18, 2012
- Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.
The answer is that most of the coders behind today’s popular websites and services are deploying their code when it’s ready—not at some pre-determined point when downtime may not be noticed. It’s called continuous code deployment, or some variation on that theme, and everyone from Facebook and Netflix to smaller services do it. While it may occasionally cause a few blips, those blips should be shorter and less catastrophic.
Monday: November 14, 2011
- Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.
An interesting read for those of you who want to have a little more insight as to just what Amazon does these days on the Interwebs besides selling everything under the sun. There's an interesting chart about half-way down he page that discusses how some important companies rely on Amazon's web services to power their products. If AWS shut off today, well - it's best not to think about it.
Tuesday: May 11, 2010
- Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.
This is an interesting rumor and would certainly make a lot of sense given that most, if not all, of the current functionality of MobileMe can be done elsewhere - for free. If this happened, I'd drop some of current Google services I currently use in less than a minute.
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Verizon customers would really like to have an iPhone to call their own.
Of those polled who are currently Verizon subscribers, 19% said they were 'very likely' to buy an iPhone if it became available to the carrier, with another 34% answering that they were 'somewhat likely' to buy. Both numbers were higher than those for either Sprint or T-Mobile subscribers.
Friday: April 9, 2010
- Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.
Wow, look at all those orange slices. If you're thinking that McDonald's is the top American franchise, your close - but try again. I'll give you a hint: their best-selling product rhymes with Shmurpee.
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.
Soon you'll know exactly where all of your friends are and where you can find them. Isn't it great when mystical items from movies and books somehow make their way into real life? It's almost like magic.
Monday: March 1, 2010
- Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.
I find it a little strange that Spybot: Search and Destroy isn't on this list. On almost every PC I've ever had to troubleshoot I usually start by running a scan of Spybot to get a quick glance at what's going on.
Wednesday: November 11, 2009
- LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.
Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.
Friday: October 2, 2009
- IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.
IBM thinks the timing for its e-mail alternative is ideal, given that Google's service suffered a highly publicized outage that locked out corporate customers for nearly two hours last month.
Thursday: September 17, 2009
- Google decides to up and acquire reCAPTCHA.
When asked whether reCAPTCHA was being used for Google's book digitization efforts, von Ahn responded 'Not until now.' Still, it's a natural fit, given that Google will happily consume both services provided by reCAPTCHA.
Monday: August 24, 2009
- Twitter might be offering some premium services in the near future.
Certified accounts, anayltics and some kind of 'commercial layer' can all be yours if you have the cash to pony up.