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  • Meteor Acquires YC Alum FathomDB For Its Development Platform

    Meteor Acquires YC Alum FathomDB For Its Development Platform

    Meteor, a well-funded member of Heavybit’s stable of developer-centric startups, today announced that it has acquired FathomDB and its database technology. FathomDB was a Y Combinator startup that set out to build a fault-tolerant and scalable relational database service. The company was founded by Justin Santa Barbara, who will join Meteor and continue to work on FathomDB. The… Read More

  • Meteor: Etherpad Founder & Other Rockstars Team Up To Make Web App Development A Breeze

    Meteor: Etherpad Founder & Other Rockstars Team Up To Make Web App Development A Breeze

    Web apps look a lot different today than they did a decade ago. Today, in the era of smart clients, web and native apps have to communicate with an array of distributed cloud services, and, while legacy infrastructure remains, these new frameworks present ever-trickier problems for app developers. Having to deal with creating software that runs across data centers, communicates with… Read More

  • These Hermes iPad 2 Cases Costs More Than An iPad 2

    First off, this is silly. $1,400 for an orange leather flap seems a bit dumb to me. Sure, the leather might be from some special barbwire-free cattle that only consumes organic alfalfa hand-picked by the finest Irish leprechauns. Who the hell cares? $1,400 can buy you a couple of houses here in Flint, MI — slumlord or 2 square feet of cow ass? But moreover, how the hell does the case work? Read More