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A former Microsoft bigwig says Amazon's workaholic culture is typical in tech

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Steven Sinofsky

As the world debates whether Amazon's work culture is or isn't a white-collar sweat shop, one tech bigwig has an interesting take: the same culture exists at most big companies and can be "used to represent either success or failure," believes Steven Sinofsky.

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Facebook is trying to make it even more tempting for you to buy products from the News Feed (FB)

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Facebook has announced a series of new features to its Dynamic Product Ads format as it looks to make it even more tempting for users to buy products directly from the News Feed, opening up additional ad revenues from retailers.

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Why coders get into 'religious wars' over programming languages

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If you hang out with programmers enough, one of the first things you'll notice is their very, very closely-held belief that their favored programming language is the only correct one. 

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A Twitter cofounder's VC firm just raised a $123,456,789 fund to build 'world-positive' companies

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Good news for fans of large, sequential numbers.

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A startup launched 9 months ago by these former Nokia engineers is going absolutely bonkers

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Realm co-founders Alexander Stigsen Bjarne Christiansen

Nine months ago, Y Combinator graduate Realm launched a mobile database and the world went instantly nuts for it.

Today the company says its database is already running on 100 million devices.

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Apple just bought a tiny database company called FoundationDB (AAPL)

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Apple has acquired a tiny 40-person company based in Vienna, Virginia, called FoundationDB, sources have told TechCrunch.

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The Facebook engineer who taught its data how to dance is solving a new complicated problem

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Avinash Lakshman

Back in 2008, Facebook released Cassandra, a free new technology it had come up with for searching huge amounts of data (specifically, user inboxes).

Cassandra would go on to take the world by storm, with everybody from Apple to Wikimedia using it to power their data-heavy web services.

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In a battle of tech billionaires, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff pulls a surprise win over Michael Dell

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Last week, friends and Fitbit buddies Michael Dell and Marc Benioff challenged each other to a public fitness challenge to raise money for charity.

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How CEO Dick Costolo helped design Twitter's new video feature (TWTR)

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Twitter rolled out a new feature last week that lets people capture and upload 30-second video clips, and CEO Dick Costolo was essential to how it turned out.

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GM's new Innovation Center is transforming the company's IT operations

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2014 06 08 11.01.27 1This post is sponsored by the Arizona Commerce Authority.

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26 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2015

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Every year we survey the field of startups selling their wares to businesses to find the ones we think are sure-fire winners.

These are companies with great technology, great leadership, massive investor backing, or tons of partnerships and industry attention. Or all the above.

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Aaron Levie On Box's Unusual IPO Process, Burn Rate, And The ‘Race To The Top’

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Box CEO Aaron LevieBox has been one of the hottest enterprise tech startups for some time now. Since its founding in 2005, Box has raised over $564 million and is now valued at roughly $2.4 billion.

Box’s 29-year old CEO Aaron Levie has been the driving force behind its success. 

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Amazon's Biggest Business Will Have Nothing To Do With Retail (AMZN)

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RTX11L79A day after Amazon unveiled new features to improve Amazon Web Services, Morgan Stanley

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Why This Startup Raised $42.5 Million Before It Came Out Of Stealth

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Illumio CEO Andrew Rubin

Illumio is a computer security startup with a product so radical, it raised $42.5 million before it even came out of stealth mode, and from a who's who of investors.

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