2. Google News
Understanding the web to find short answers and "something different" – In an exciting move , Google uses Google Squared to provide short answers and obviates the need to go to a news source. Really cool , although I wont say I did not see it coming ;)
A sneak peek at the Native Client SDK – Another very interesting move. Will this move out of geek domain is one of the big questions I have.
3. Introducing FlockDB
Twitter uses MySQL to model graph relations. I have to say their app stack looks pretty impressive. I think NoSQL databases would have had some issues for this use case.
4. New Programming Jargon
On a fun side , some new jargon collated from Stack Overflow.
5. Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook
Anti facebook sentiments are pretty high and four nerds from NYU are trying to create a open social network – Lets see how it goes . Also read There’s a Dirty UNIX Joke in the New York Times’ Facebook Backlash Story.
6. Mapping Ancient Civilization, in a Matter of Days
Computers are raiding even staid fields like archeology and look at the results :) . For another application of the technology see , With Flyovers, a Solar Map of New York . Pretty exciting !
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