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Finally.io’s automatic mechanic fixes glitches on Amazon’s cloud

Finally.io’s automatic mechanic fixes glitches on Amazon’s cloud


It’s not uncommon for companies to use software to alert engineers when a piece of cloud infrastructure goes haywire. But a startup called Finally.io is going one step further, with software that can actually solve cloud problems for you.

Today, Finally announced that

President Obama $750M closer to getting 99% of American students online

President Obama $750M closer to getting 99% of American students online

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/8554017745/sizes/c/in/photostream/

The average American school has about the same Internet bandwidth as the average American home, but it serves 200 times as many people.

President Barack Obama announced the ConnectedED initiative last year to bridge that technological gap. Today, he announced that U.S. companies —

President Obama $750M closer to getting 99% of American students online

President Obama $750M closer to getting 99% of American students online

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/8554017745/sizes/c/in/photostream/

The average American school has about the same Internet bandwidth as the average American home, but it serves 200 times as many people.

President Barack Obama announced the ConnectedED initiative last year to bridge that technological gap. Today, he announced that U.S. companies —

Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments

Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments


VANCOUVER — In Canada, 75 percent of major retailers accept contactless payment. In the U.S., fewer than 2 percent of retailers do the same.

“Canada is the most ready country in the world for mobile payments to take root,” Rogers Communications VP

Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments

Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments


VANCOUVER — In Canada, 75 percent of major retailers accept contactless payment. In the U.S., fewer than 2 percent of retailers do the same.

“Canada is the most ready country in the world for mobile payments to take root,” Rogers Communications VP

New Apple patent brings gesture recognition to docking stations

New Apple patent brings gesture recognition to docking stations

Caption: Positioning could be more important for a future iDevice.


You put your iPhone down on a docking surface with the top facing an icon on the pad marked “data sync.” And just like that, the data

Localytics raises $16M for its powerful app analytics and marketing platform

Localytics raises $16M for its powerful app analytics and marketing platform


As the mobile app market evolves, so does the need for ways to analyze how the heck your mobile app is performing.

Boston-based Localytics is one of many firms promising to gleam insights from your app — but with

YouTube founders’ startup Avos is laying off 80% of staff & killing video app Mixbit

YouTube founders’ startup Avos is laying off 80% of staff & killing video app Mixbit

Source: Photo via Mixbit/Twitter

Avos Systems, the company created by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, is laying off a significant portion of its workforce, sources close to the company told VentureBeat.

Avos isn’t exactly a name most people would

YouTube founders’ startup Avos is laying off 80% of staff & killing video app Mixbit

YouTube founders’ startup Avos is laying off 80% of staff & killing video app Mixbit

Source: Photo via Mixbit/Twitter

Avos Systems, the company created by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, is laying off a significant portion of its workforce, sources close to the company told VentureBeat.

Avos isn’t exactly a name most people would

Here’s a quick (hah!) look at 10 years of Facebook’s code

Here’s a quick (hah!) look at 10 years of Facebook’s code

Caption: A Facebook engineer explains fixing a critical Android bug.

Source: Jolie O’Dell / VentureBeat

Facebook is famous for its engineering prowess and hacker culture. So what better way to celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary than an infographic showing Facebook developers at their very