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  • Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

    Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

    Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that’s specifically geared toward bursty workloads. Microsoft argues that these so-called B-series machines, which are currently the lowest-cost Azure machines with flexible CPU usage, should work well for workloads like web servers, small databases and dev/test… Read More

  • The Social Web Will Help Protect Us From Another Dot-Com Fizzle

    The Social Web Will Help Protect Us From Another Dot-Com Fizzle

    You’ve all heard stories about the infamous dot-com bubble burst of the early aughts. It wasn’t pretty, a lot of people lost a lot of money – and their livelihoods to boot. There will always be talk of whether we are close, or ever could get close, to a similar situation again. I spent some time with an early employee of… Read More

  • Impermanent Data Apps, The Newest Weapons In The War For Messaging

    Impermanent Data Apps, The Newest Weapons In The War For Messaging

    Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apple’s impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached “peak SMS,” that is, text messaging is on the decline and another form of messaging will take its place. But as the major empires wage total war for glorious messaging spoils, there are far smaller, distant tribes… Read More