Links for May 7th through May 13th
Netflix, Reed Hastings Survive Missteps to Join Silicon Valley’s Elite – Businessweek – On a normal weeknight, Netflix (NFLX) accounts for almost a third of all Internet traffic entering North American homes. That’s more than YouTube, Hulu, Amazon.com (AMZN), HBO Go, iTunes, and BitTorrent combined. Traffic to Netflix usually peaks at around
Mobile DevCon New York – How We Built Facebook for iOS – Hear the story of how we rebuilt the Facebook app – moving to native code instead of WebViews – from one of Facebook's very own iOS engineers.
With Windows Blue, Microsoft may (finally) do the right thing | ZDNet – Call it capitulation. Call it listening to customers. But whatever you call it, making Windows 8 more usable with expected coming Blue tweaks is a positive, not a negative.
Learn Web Penetration Testing: The Right Way – PentesterLab is an easy and great way to learn penetration testing.
PentesterLab provides vulnerable systems that can be used to test and understand vulnerabilities.
Guitar Handbook Download with Berklee Online | Berkleemusic.com – Get a taste of Berklee's legendary guitar instruction in our free downloadable Guitar Handbook. This extensive PDF contains lessons taken from Berklee's 12-week online guitar courses, and covers introductory topics such as scales, triads, strumming techniq
Microsoft Windows 8 criticism response: not like New Coke | BGR – Microsoft executive Frank Shaw is not happy with everyone who compared Windows 8 to New Coke this week. Shaw, who serves as Microsoft’s vice president of corporate communications, has written a blog post swiping back at media outlets who bashed the company
Google builds push notifications into Chrome, Chrome OS | Internet & Media – CNET News – In a step to help browser-based apps catch up with the abilities of other software, Google has made it possible for programmers to push notifications to Web apps running in Chrome.
Disruptive technologies articles and insights discussion with Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt – In the first of a series of video interviews with high-tech experts, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt explores the technologies likely to have the greatest disruptive impact on economies, business models, and people.
NASA to migrate ISS computers from Windows to Linux | The Rocketry Blog – Citing stability issues NASA has announced they will be migrating the ISS laptops and PCs from Windows to Linux
Why Enterprise Software Sucks: 6 Years Later | The Future Of Work – I thought it would be interesting to revisit the topic and see what progress has been made (or not made) since then.