- InfoQ: Enterprise NoSQL: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill? – Billy Newport explains the fundamental differences between SQL and NoSQL, creating awareness that NoSQL is not suited for many cases, and people should make informed decisions before buying into it.
- How Meditation May Change the Brain – NYTimes.com – The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
- AppleInsider | Apple’s 4% mobile market share rakes in over half the industry’s profit – With just 4.2 percent of the global mobile phone market, Apple's iPhone accounts for a massive 51 percent of the total profits, a new report claims.
- Verizon To Buy Terremark For $1.4 Billion — InformationWeek – Verizon, in a move that brings it to the front tier of cloud services providers, is acquiring Terremark Worldwide, a supplier of secure and government-oriented cloud infrastructure, for $1.4 billion.
- Amazon S3 Cloud Stores 262 Billion Objects « Data Center Knowledge – How big is Amazon's cloud? It's huge, and getting huger. Amazon Web Services said this week that its S3 cloud storage service housed 262 billion objects at year-end of 2010, more than doubling in size from 102 billion objects at the close of 2009
- dzone.com – Oracle 1-year review – It's been about a year now since Oracle aquired Sun. Here is a short review of what happened since then:
- Our exclusive interview with Linus Torvalds – Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago.
- At Apple, the Platform Is the Engine of Growth – NYTimes.com – Successful technology platforms sustain and reinforce growth. And this self-reinforcing cycle is known as a network effect. It helps the platform owner and raises a barrier to competitors
- Amazon.com Security Flaw Accepts Passwords That Are Close, But Not Exact | Threat Level | Wired.com – An Amazon.com security flaw allows some customers to log in with variations of their actual password that are close to, but not exactly, their real password.
- How Apple and Google will kill the password – Computerworld – Prediction: Your phone is about to become a universal biometric ID and debit card
- Eyal Lupu Java Blog: Hibernate/JPA Identity Generators – This post is about Hibernate standard compatible (TABLE, SEQUENCE, IDENTITY, and AUTO) identity generators it explains what the identity generators are and illustrated the different considerations need to be taken when choosing identity generation strategy.
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