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Kieren James-Lubin / O'Reilly Radar:
An explanation of the stumbling blocks to blockchain scalability and some possible solutions   —  Blockchain scalability  —  Author note: Vitalik Buterin contributed to this article. … In a talk at CoinJar last fall, well-known bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos made the following comment:
Jan 26, 2015, 7:45 AMIn context
Jon Bruner / O'Reilly Radar:
Active Twitter accounts follow a median 117 users, 76% follow more people than follow them   —  Tweets loud and quiet  —  Writers who cover Twitter find the grandiose irresistible: nearly every article about the service's IPO this fall mentioned the heroes of the Arab Spring who toppled dictators …
Dec 18, 2013, 7:30 PMIn context
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
If followers can sponsor updates on Facebook, social advertising has a new horizon   —  This week, I found that one of my Facebook updates received significantly more attention that others I've posted.  On the one hand, it was a share of an important New York Times story focusing on the first time a baby was cured of HIV.
Mar 8, 2013, 7:35 AMIn context
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
DARPA and Defense Department look to a more open source future   —  As the United States military marches further into the age of networked warfare, data networks and the mobile platforms to distribute and access them will become even more important.  —  This fall, the (retired) …
Dec 19, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
U.S. Senate to consider long overdue reforms on electronic privacy   —  In 2010, electronic privacy needed digital due process.  In 2012, it's worth defending your vanishing rights online.  —  This week, there's an important issue before Washington that affects everyone who sends email …
Nov 28, 2012, 1:15 AMIn context
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
With GOV.UK, British government redefines the online government platform   —  The British Government has launched a beta of its GOV.UK platform, testing a single domain for that could be used throughout government.  The new single government domain will eventually replace Directgov, the UK government portal which launched back in 2004.
Jan 31, 2012, 10:40 PMIn context
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
The week the web changed Washington   —  This morning, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Majority Leader, said in a statement that he would postpone next week's vote on the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA).  Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) followed with a statement that he would also halt consideration of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Jan 22, 2012, 6:40 AMIn context
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
“Revolution in the Valley,” revisited   —  It's one thing to look back on a project with the power of hindsight and recognize that project's impact.  It's quite another to realize a project will be profound as it's still playing out.  —  Andy Hertzfeld had that rare experience when he was working on the original Macintosh.
Oct 27, 2011, 6:45 AMIn context
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
Inside Google+: The virtuous circle of data and doing right by users   —  Tim O'Reilly and Google+ VP of Product Bradley Horowitz took a deep dive into Google+ and a host of adjacent topics during a webcast yesterday.  A full recording of their conversation is embedded at the end of this post …
Aug 25, 2011, 5:20 AMIn context
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Facebook's face recognition strategy may be just the ticket   —  Most of the commentary on Facebook's new face-recognition strategy has been negative, with many folks posting instructions on how to opt out.  I, on the other hand, think that Facebook may have come up with a great strategy …
Jun 9, 2011, 12:45 PMIn context

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