BullishLogoSample1 Welcome back to Bullish, TechCrunch’s newest show that may or may not be a ruse to force me into a tie every week. This time ’round we invited Stacey Ferreira to drop by HQ to dish on her new book, 2 Billion Under 20, which argues against the idea that the kids these days are useless layabouts. A compendium of stories about younglings in action, Ferreira’s tome is essentially… Read More


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Plasma Phone OS, a KDE project for mobile

July 27, 2015

Plasma Phone OS (or simply Plasma Phone) is a complete software stack for mobile devices and includes the following libre technologies: Plasma Mobile (a Plasma-based shell), KWIN/KWayland, Voicecall, Ofono, RIL, OHM, Telepathy. It allows to run several Qt-based applications to run on top of it, for example: Plasma apps, Ubuntu Touch based apps, Sailfish OS […]

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Software For The Full-Stack Era

July 26, 2015

 The history of software is dominated by companies that automated how the biggest companies in the world did business. IBM automated clerical tasks, SAP unified corporate financials, and Siebel digitized Rolodexes for relationship-driven salespeople. With that focus in mind, it’s no wonder that many of the world’s largest technology companies survive based on their ties […]

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SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor Preview and CTP 2.2 now available

July 26, 2015

Revised on July 23 UPDATE: There is an issue with the SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.2 release that causes downtime during rolling upgrades across an AlwaysOn Availability Group.  If you are not using AlwaysOn, you will not experience the issue. We recommend that AlwaysOn users not upgrade to CTP 2.2 at this time.  A replacement […]

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Azure Data Services for (near) Real Time Scenarios

July 25, 2015

Light takes about 8 and half minutes to get from the surface sun to the earth and it can actually take a photon 20,000 years to get form the core of the sun to the surface.  On earth that means that if the sun stops shining we wont know about it until eight and a […]

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Kepler mission discovers bigger, older cousin to Earth

July 24, 2015

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.” All the recent successes in space – Philae/Rosetta, New Horizons, the never-ending stream of […]

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Consulting Firm Prophet Acquires Altimeter Group

July 22, 2015

 Altimeter Group, which is known for its research in areas like social media, the Internet of Things and data privacy, has been acquired by Prophet. Altimeter was founded in 2008 by CEO Charlene Li, previously an analyst at Forrester. (She recruited some other big names from Forrester to join her, though they’ve since departed.) Prophet, […]

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Haiku: introducing the launch_daemon

July 20, 2015

A significant new development as Haiku continues pushing towards a stable release. Since the switch to our package manager, there was no longer a way to influence the boot process at all. The only file you could change was the UserBootscript which is started only after Tracker and Deskbar; the whole system is already up […]

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Inbox by Gmail: Snooze to just the right time

July 19, 2015

Posted by Vijay Umapathy, Product Manager Wouldn’t it be nice if your concert ticket appeared at the top of your inbox just before the event started, or your hotel confirmation came back right before you needed to check in? Starting today, Snooze in Inbox is getting a bit more convenient—when you snooze an email that […]

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Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One

July 19, 2015

 The business of e-commerce is still mostly a national affair. U.S. consumers order from U.S. retailers like Amazon, Gap and Walmart; Chinese consumers buy from Chinese sites such as Tmall, Taobao and JD.com; and Indian consumers flock to Flipkart and SnapDeal. Read More TechCrunch

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