The professional history of Darian Shirazi reads like a Silicon Valley success story. At 17, he interned at eBay before landing a spot with the then fledgling Facebook as one of the social media site's first ten hires. He left his job as a Facebook engineer in 2007 to study philosophy and computer science at UC Berkeley, only to drop out the same year to pursue his own … [Read more...] about For marketing software maker Radius, data science equals dominance
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Video: New laptop lets you easily view and upgrade Raspberry Pi What is the Raspberry Pi 3? The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the latest version of the $35 Raspberry Pi computer. The Pi isn't like your typical machine, in its cheapest form it doesn't have a case, and is simply a credit-card sized electronic board -- of the type you might find inside a PC or laptop but much … [Read more...] about What is the Raspberry Pi 3? Everything you need to know about the tiny, low-cost computer
Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court this week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California.Jury selection began Monday with roughly 130 prospective jurors, who were whittled down to 10 people. Many are iPhone and iPad users and just one has a … [Read more...] about This Week in Apple vs. Samsung: A ‘Holy War’ for $2 Billion
The number of college students pursuing computer science degrees at U.S. universities rose in 2008 for the first time in six years, according to a just released study. Academia and policymakers are hailing the news, but the question facing CIOs and others in charge of IT hiring is: How much do computer science degrees matter? Read what are the 10 top tech skills … [Read more...] about Does a computer science degree matter anymore?
Interop Las Vegas will focus on virtualization, cloud computing, the impact of social technologies and smartphones on work, and much more.Interop will hit Las Vegas May 8-12 as this important tech event celebrates its 25th anniversary. The impact of virtualization and cloud computing on the network will be explored in depth, and the conference will tackle how social … [Read more...] about Virtualization, cloud computing to dominate Interop
On Saturday, British mathematician Alan Turing would have turned 100 years old. It is barely fathomable to think that none of the computing power surrounding us today was around when he was born.But without Turing's work, computers as we know them today simply would not exist, Robert Kahn, co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols that run the Internet, said in an interview. Absent … [Read more...] about How Alan Turing Set the Rules for Computing
BlackBerry announced yesterday that it has appointed David Kleidermacher as its new Chief Security Officer. Kleidermacher is the former CTO of Green Hills Software, a company that calls itself "the largest independent embedded software provider." Kleidermacher joined Green Hills Software in 1991 as a systems software engineer, according to his LinkedIn profile.Kleidermacher is … [Read more...] about New BlackBerry CSO calls security ‘War of good vs. evil’
The Austrian school of economics is a praxeological school of thought: it holds that human action can and should be studied as a science, theorizing about the principles that guide and found the complex system of an economy, and testing the theories in practice. In the application of the Austrian school to economic study, both inductive and deductive reasoning are used to … [Read more...] about Principles vs. Magic
According to CIO.com, leading universities report that enrollment in computer science and engineering courses is up significantly this year.According to a source interviewed in the cio.com story, this growth is driven by the job market because the government has indicated that computer science is a growth field.But the same old questions remain: Even if computer science is a … [Read more...] about Colleges report increase in computer science enrollment: What does it mean?