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Today’s lead story comes from Google where they announced that Android Wear will now will with iPhones. In the performance and scalability section, we have an article on HighScalability where they have a great overview of building globally distributed applications. At FastML, they talk about evaluating recommender systems, specifically getting past the typical RMSE (root mean square error) measurement.

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Two good startup articles lead today. First, Paul Graham talks about why it is safe for founders to be nice. It was good to see this because so many people think the founders need to be much tougher. On TechCrunch, we have the math behind SaaS startup valuations. This is a good read for people wondering how to value their startup. For those of you interested in distributed systems, I give you this wonderful tweet:

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Two completely unrelated stories lead our day. First, TechCrunch reports on the new keyboard that LG made for mobile devices. That doesn’t sound interesting until you hear that it rolls up into a stick. If it is as good as it looks, I will be getting one. The Washington Post talks about the trading anomalies this past Monday. Basically, there is the possibility of a software defect in some ETFs that caused a rapid decline and just as quick a recovery. I am sure most of you have never asked about testing an edge case where the Chinese market is crashing and there is a sudden selloff in tech stocks.

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We do not start today with great news. The NY Times reports on the sudden death of Joseph Traub, a professor I once had in college. He was basically a legend in the academic world, and it is a shame to see him go. In other news, Google Cloud Platform announced the general availability of Google Container Engine.

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Leading off today, we have MIT News reporting on crash-tolerant data storage. This could be an interesting development, but we have to see if it takes hold in industry. Google Cloud Platform announces the availability of user defined functions (UDFs) in Google BigQuery. My understanding is that this missing piece was a major complaint about the BigQuery platform. In a slightly more geeky post, the YunoJuno Tech Team shows us how to use SQL window functions to generate a report on month-over-month and year-over-year revenue numbers. More importantly, it shows that SQL can be more advanced than people tend to think.

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