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Why Valve? Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world? | Valve

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High Scalability - The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds

High Scalability - The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
Toy solutions solving Twitter’s “problems” are a favorite scalabi...
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Square's New Online Stores Could Make Twitter Where You Shop | Wired Business | Wired.com

Square's New Online Stores Could Make Twitter Where You Shop | Wired Business | Wired.com | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
"Synergy" is one of the cheesiest words in the corporate lexicon. But when you're both the chairman of Twitter and the CEO of one of the most-watched commerce startups around, synergy isn't a bad place to aim.
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The most popular end-user Linux distributions are... | ZDNet

The most popular end-user Linux distributions are... | ZDNet | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
...almost certainly not the ones you're thinking of.

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10 Principles of Good Mobile Library Design

As mobile development grows bigger more libraries are created. Utility, payment, ad network, social media and many other libraries are available for app developers to use. It’s not easy to create a well-designed, consistent and easy to use library.

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GitHub Got Silly Rich. Next Step: 'Make More Awesome'

GitHub Got Silly Rich. Next Step: 'Make More Awesome' | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
The whole company seems to feed off CEO Tom Preston-Werner's cocksure easygoingness
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Amazon Debuts a Gifting Product on Facebook’s Crowded Platform

Amazon Debuts a Gifting Product on Facebook’s Crowded Platform | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
The social gift-giving options continue to multiply, with a new birthday-themed product from the online commerce giant.
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To Have A Productive Day, Make Work A Series Of Sprints

To Have A Productive Day, Make Work A Series Of Sprints | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
A welltimed burst of businessfollowed by a wellearned restcan do wonders for your productivity. Here's how to put one foot in front of the other to...
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SAPVoice: Big Data Marketing Is All About The Questions

SAPVoice: Big Data Marketing Is All About The Questions | Ubiquity | Scoop.it

Looking into a heavy topic today: Big Data for Marketing. "Heavy" because it's sorta philosophical. I think Big Data for Marketing is more about the questions than the answers. More about the insights than the technology.


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How Reliability Architect Jeremy Edberg keeps Netflix online, and his advice to startups

How Reliability Architect Jeremy Edberg keeps Netflix online, and his advice to startups | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
RAMP is a sellout conference taking place tomorrow and Friday. It's designed to help developers learn from those who have been in the trenches of building highly scalable backend ...
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If Releases are Painful, Do Them More Often

If Releases are Painful, Do Them More Often | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Stephen Smith (@AgileSteveSmith) at qCon New York. We each presented in the Continuous Delivery...
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My Startup has 30 Days to Live

My Startup has 30 Days to Live | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
Through a series of unfortunate events, I took a bootstrapped (and profitable) startup onto the VC...
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Interesting to see a non-success story and why.

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Tradition Vs. Lean and Agile PMO and Organizations | ThoughtWorks Studios

We are in one of the most interesting and disruptive eras of business change the world has known. The landscape and competitive environment is evolving at rates we have not seen before, and it’s only going to accelerate.

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Sony and Disney begin streaming movies still in theaters in a bold move against piracy

Sony and Disney begin streaming movies still in theaters in a bold move against piracy | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
In a bid to limit movie piracy in Asia, Disney and Sony have quietly begun testing a bold new on-demand service in South Korea which offers movies to rent while they are still playing in theaters....
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iOS Platform Of Choice For Shoppers, All But Biggest Companies Focus On iOS And Android

iOS Platform Of Choice For Shoppers, All But Biggest Companies Focus On iOS And Android | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
Apple retains the top spot when it comes for uses making actual purchases on their mobile devices, according to a new Forrester report.
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7 types of feedback that helped make GOV.UK awesome

7 types of feedback that helped make GOV.UK awesome | Ubiquity | Scoop.it
I remember going to the dentist one time and being told off for having a bad brushing technique. As well as causing mild embarrassment, the rebuke got me thinking about feedback cycles - assuming t...
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The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring

An Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Platform consisting of arduino-compatible hardware, data visualization web API, and mobile app.

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Looks like an interesting piece of kit, anything for more accurate weather reports!

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