June 2012 Archives
Wednesday, 20th June 2012
After a video of middle school students attacking 68-year-old bus monitor went viral, a Reddit user started a campaign to raise money to send her on a "vacation of a lifetime." In only two days, the campaign is approaching $200,000.
Action Aims to Be the Heroku of Development Environments (Invitation Link Within)
Local development environments can be a pain to set up by hand, despite ready-made deployment environments offered by platform-as-a-service providers. Meanwhile, programmers still need to keep project dependencies consistent between development systems. Installing a private PaaS like Cloud Foundry or OpenShift locally is an option even if you're…
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers
The first Microsoft Surface tablets won’t hit the streets for months, but the devices are already causing problems for other companies who make tablets and raising difficult questions about how Microsoft is treating the companies that build computers and mobile devices based on its software.
Expanded Tweets: A Media Cornucopia in 140 Characters
Twitter's new expanded tweets initiative does the highly improbable: It integrates photos, videos and music without disrupting the fast-paced Twitter experience. Expanded tweets make as much sense on mobile as they do on the desktop, and that's a huge advantage for Twitter over other places for sharing pictures, videos and the rest.