- The Instagram Architecture (High Scalability) — great summary of the Instagram team’s post about the technology that runs Instagram. Lots of Python goodness in here.
- Mosh — ssh that lets you roam and stay connected. UTF-8 native.
- Android Economics — working back from Google’s declared valuation of Android royalties to figure out how much they have and how it’s growing. Error bars for Africa here, but can’t argue with the conclusion: Whereas Android generates $1.70/device/year and thus an Android device with a two year life generates about $3.5 to Google over its life, Apple obtained $576.3 for each iOS device it sold in 2011.
- UK Govt Digital Service’s Design Principles — if only everything in government followed Principle 1: Start with Needs (User Needs not Government Needs).
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Instagram's Architecture, New ssh, Android Economics, and Design Principles
Magazines band together, Google ditches the indies, and a study finds a notable rise in ereading.
Next Issue, a Netflix for magazines, launches. Elsewhere, Google drops its ebook reseller program, and news for book sales is looking up.
Oracle and Google head to trial, Microsoft and Linux are BFFs, and the dirty secrets of game cheats.
If Microsoft and Linux can kiss and make up, why is Oracle having such a hard time getting along with Google? Elsewhere, a look inside elaborate game cheats.
The evolution of geofences, Google Wallet's departures, and mobile carriers vs Facebook.
Placecast's CEO describes layers of context that make for rich, geo-targeted messages. Also, talent flees Google Wallet, and Facebook's IPO may make life harder for mobile carriers. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)
Harry Potter ebooks, Google surveys and the DoJ's investigation.
J.K. Rowling disrupts the publishing industry, at least for this week. Elsewhere, Google looks to help web publishers with survey revenue and Tim Carmody takes an in-depth look at the DoJ's investigation into agency pricing.
Preparing for the mobile wallet wars and in-app purchases continue to rise.
Mobile wallets are in their infancy, yet pundits are already handicapping future showdowns. Also, in-app purchases show increasing promise as mobile revenue streams. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)
Google's Bill Patry on market signals and copyright terms.
In this video interview, Bill Patry, senior copyright counsel at Google, addresses the one-size-fits-all concept and says it doesn't make sense for copyright terms. He also talks about piracy and whether or not we should eliminate copyright.
Sebastian Delmont on alternatives to Google Maps.
Google's decision to start charging for its Maps API is leading some companies to mull other options. In this interview, StreetEasy's Sebastian Delmont explains why and how his team made a change.
Google responds to Wallet concerns, Buck enters the one-click fray, and Adele snubs freeloaders.
Google calmly responds to concerns about its Wallet application, yet another one-click payment method emerges, and Adele fans won't be using Spotify. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)
There was good news and bad news on the intellectual property front this week.
We take a look at two major events that rocked the technology intellectual property wars, centered on a courtroom in Texas and a standards body a continent away.