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Mozilla to sell ads in Firefox browser via the Directory Tiles program

Mozilla to sell ads in Firefox browser via the Directory Tiles program

Mozilla has plans to start showing ads to first-time users of the Firefox browser. For the target group of users, the ads will appear alongside other content in what Mozilla is calling a Directory Tiles program. Directory Tiles are those nine rectangular boxes you see the first time you open a Firefox window or tab. For new users, the tiles […]

February 12, 2014 · 3 comments · News & Announcements
How to install Anaconda 1.9 in Ubuntu 13.10

How to install Anaconda 1.9 in Ubuntu 13.10

This short article shows how to install Anaconda 1.9 in Ubuntu 13.10. No, it’s not that Anaconda. This Anaconda is a free Python package for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing. It is developed by Continuum Analytics, and is completely free to download and use. The latest version is Anaconda 1.9. It comes with more than 125 Python […]

After a “legal spat” with Pocket, Poche has been renamed to Wallabag

Poche has been renamed to Wallabag. If Poche is a new on one you, it is an Open Source read-later application competing with non-free versions like Pocket and Instapaper. It is developed by Nicolas Lœuillet, a French developer. A read-later application makes it easy to keep track of articles you find on the Internet that you would like to read […]

January 27, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements

Qualcomm buys Palm, iPAQ and Bitfone patents from HP

Qualcomm has announced the acquisition of Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patent portfolio from HP. The Palm patents are, of course, those HP got when it acquired Palm Inc. back in April 2010 for $1.2 billion. The iPAQ patents come from HP’s acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation in 2002 and the Bitfone patents from HP’s acquisition of the Bitfone mobile device […]

January 24, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Why is this guy betting on Julia?

Why is this guy betting on Julia?

Julia is the name of a dynamic programming language for doing technical computing. It is not as popular as the R language, but it is not doing too badly on its own. I came across Julia a few months after I started messing with R, but because R is fun to work with and is sufficient for stuff I’m working […]

January 23, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Bigger fines for Google, Microsoft in proposed EU data privacy laws

Bigger fines for Google, Microsoft in proposed EU data privacy laws

Under EU data privacy laws under consideration, companies like Google and Microsoft will be hit with fines that could top $1 billion USD. The proposed laws follow a series of negligible fines received by both companies that Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner, dismissed as “pocket money.” Indeed I have said as much in this space. Earlier this month, Google […]

January 21, 2014 · 1 comment · News & Announcements