YouTube's Music PM, Chris LaRosa, Leaves to Join a Startup

[Jul 23, 2014] It seems like the only thing we hear about the upcoming YouTube music service as of late is how many problems it's having. Case in point: the Wall Street Journal reports that YouTube's product manager in charge of music, Christopher LaRosa, is leaving the company in favor of an as-yet unnamed startup. LaRosa's LinkedIn profile says he's worked at YouTube for over four years, and at Google for two years before that.

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Airware raises $25M to Build Operating System for Drones

[Jul 23, 2014] Lots of different industries are interested in the potential for drones to improve their businesses, from agriculture to mining to merchants like Amazon. There is a wide range of powerful units that can be bought off the shelf. The challenge for most companies is creating the software, sensor packages, and safeguards they need to make drones a practical reality for their day-to-day work. Airware, a drone startup based in San Francisco, hopes to solve those problems by providing an aerial operating system. Today it announced it had raised $25 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins to grow its staff and launch its product to the wider public.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

[Jul 21, 2014] In need of a smartphone that you can flaunt to your friends? A device that is sleek, stylish and still simple to use. Samsung has the answer with the new Galaxy S5, we find out if it has the ability to become your new party-carrying gadget.

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Unboxed: The [Apple Lookalike] Xiaomi Mi 4

[Jul 23, 2014] Yesterday, Xiaomi's latest flagship phone, the Mi 4, was finally launched and its specs are as good as expected. It sports a 5-inch IPS display screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, runs on the 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (MSM8247AC) processor, has 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB ROM, and a 8mp/13mp camera. It is also powered by a 3080mAh battery and its operating system is the Android 4.4-based MIUI V5 OS (The V6 will come out in August).

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How Ford Plans To Win The Future Like A Software Company

[Jul 23, 2014] Ford has used technology to recreate itself as a 21st century car company. Now it wants to build new experiences and innovate like a software maker.

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Reddish-Greenish-Refactor, Variations in Test-Driven Development (TDD)

[Jul 23, 2014] "Red-Green-Refactor" is a familiar slogan from test-driven development (TDD), describing a popular approach to writing software.

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CSS Shapes: Breaking the Rectangular Design Shackles

[Jul 17, 2014] The capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3 completely outshine what we could do on the web just five years ago. The CSS Shapes Module Level 1 specification has the potential to break us out of the rectangular limitations of the web and transform web design to new heights.

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