Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52

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yahoo-earnings With all eyes on what Yahoo will do with its $5 billion+ in Alibaba cash, Yahoo today reported its Q3 earnings after the close of trading, with sales of $1.09 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52. Revenues including acquisition costs were $1.15 billion. Yahoo’s stock was up 3% in after-hours trading, following this news.
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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

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The Nexus 9: hands-on with Google’s latest attempt to take on the iPad

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Android has never gotten much respect in the big tablet market. Sure, the Nexus 7 has been surprisingly successful — thanks in no small part to its low cost and good performance. But the stigma around Android tablets is real and not entirely undeserved once you get to the larger sizes. Despite Google’s best efforts, many Android apps haven’t been optimized for big screens. Apps that are a forgivable sin on a 7-inch tablet become unbearable on a 9-incher.

That puts a lot of pressure on the…

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Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

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Memcached or Redis? It’s a question that nearly always arises in any discussion about squeezing more performance out of a modern, database-driven Web application. When performance needs to be improved, caching is often the first step employed, and Memcached and Redis are typically the first places to turn. 

These renowned cache engines share a number of similarities, but they also have important differences. Redis, the newer and more versatile of the two, is almost always the superior choice. But there are some key exceptions to this rule.

The similarities

Let’s start with the similarities. Both Memcached and Redis are in-memory, key-value data stores. They both belong to the NoSQL family of data management solutions, and both are based on the same key-value data model. They both keep all data in RAM, which of course makes them supremely useful as a caching layer. In terms of performance, the two data stores are also remarkably similar, exhibiting almost identical characteristics (and metrics) with respect to throughput and latency. 

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The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google’s phablet

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After watching Apple unapologetically release the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung release the fourth iteration of its massive Galaxy Note, getting a 6-inch phone from Google seems almost par for the course. Huge phones are the new normal, but the Nexus 6 somehow manages to feel supersized even by today’s surreal standards. The basic stats are already known: a Quad HD screen, a powerful Snapdragon 805 processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and a battery big enough to power it all. But the stats…

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with a Notification Center

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Microsoft released its first Windows 10 Technical Preview just three weeks ago and the software maker is now ready to issue a fresh update. If you’re already testing Windows 10 then a new preview build (9860) is available from the update and recovery section of PC settings. While the initial release included a new Start Menu, virtual desktops, new snap views, and an overall focus on the desktop, the latest test build refines a few features as Microsoft continues to develop Windows 10. Microsoft says it has made nearly 7,000 changes to this latest Windows 10 Technical Preview.

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Apple Adds Guide On iCloud.com Browser Security In Wake Of China Hack

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iCloud-safari-verified Apple has released an updated iCloud security support document with instructions on how to avoid man-in-the-middle type attacks like those affecting customers in China reported over the past couple of days. The support site says that Apple is “deeply committed to protecting [its] customers’ privacy and security,” and that it is “aware of intermittent organized… Read More

Sean Parker is building a beach-finding app as penalty for his obnoxious wedding

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Former Facebook president Sean Parker has agreed to build an app for California’s Coastal Commission as part of his $2.5 million settlement for throwing a highly elaborate and highly unauthorized wedding in a protected redwood forest last year, according to SFGate. Parker is reportedly working on a mapping app that’ll help people find public beaches, which can sometimes be tricky due to wealthy residents attempting to hide entrances or claim areas as private property.

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Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

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Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 9.39.32 AM Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on its platform and the Firebase team says that the service will continue to work as before and remain platform-agnostic. Read More

BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plans

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blahblahcar-3 Taxi apps and ride-sharing companies may have gained mainstream appeal over the past couple of years, but their arrival has been a long time coming.
That’s certainly the case for BlaBlaCar, a France-headquartered startup that was started 10 years ago and just raised a whopping $100 million to expand its business from Europe into the rest of the world. Read More

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