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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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Micheal Dell, Marc Benioff

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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