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  Google releases new app to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning


Google Maps, Bing Maps, and some map providers have offered indoor map service such as in  the airport, major shopping malls and stadiums for some time. The problem is that these indoor maps can not precisely tell you which floor you are on a map, the GPS obviously can not work very well in this environment, WiFi and GPRS positioning is not very precise. Google announced the improvement program of Google Maps for accurate indoor positioning. The current owners of these places will cooperat...

   Google Map,Indoor service,Positioning     2012-04-08 09:46:53


  Pandora's killer--iTunes Radio


As expected, this year's WWDC may make many people happy, but also doomed to make many start-up companies sleepless. iTunes Radio is such a product creates insomnia. In WWDC, iTunes Radio was released on schedule and it becomes Apple's new music service. iTunes Radio is a music stream service which can learn your taste, it can recommend your music based on what you heard and you're listening to. From the conference we can see this new service can access the entire iTunes catalog, i.e, there wil...

   iTunes Radio,iRadio,Apple     2013-06-10 23:19:23


  Google will close shopping search service in China


Google vice president of products Sameer Samat posted a news on Google Blackboard, since the service failed to meet the expectations, in order to better optimize resources, Google decided to close the shopping search service in China.In order to better optimize resources, we have decided to close the shopping search service in China. The original intention of the development of this product is to set up a bridge between consumers and retailers and traders. However it did not meet our expectatio...

   Shopping search service, Google China     2012-12-12 14:30:44


  Apple.com is down


UPDATE : The service is back now! Apple.com is now inaccessible. It shows below "Access denied" message on its official site. It is still unknown why the service is down. And there is no ETA on when the service will be back to normal. From the error message, some people think this happens because Apple uses Akamai's security product and the security policy in place is violated. It's basically a WAF. The big issue is it takes 45 minutes for changes to propagate through Akamai's network. So, you ...

   IPHONE 6S,IPHONE 6S PLUS,APPLE     2015-09-12 00:50:17


  Facebook hires all Pieceable employees


Facebook recently hired all employees from Pieceable, a web service provider which lets iOS app publishers deliver their apps to the browser and preview their apps in the browser. Facebook claimed that they didn't acquire Pieceable, they just hired their employees. Now Pieceable service is shut down. Currently there are around 800000 app demos on Pieceable, developers can try and show off their iPhone or iPad applications by putting their apps on Pieceable's web service. What Facebook did disapp...

   Facebook,Pieceable,Hire,Mobile     2012-06-12 05:13:56


  Twitter service down incidents summary


This Thursday, Twitter encountered a global service down incident. This is the second service down incident since last month. Later Twitter updated its website and stated that users might not be able to access Twitter temporarily.Twitter admitted the service down incident and explained that this time's service down was caused by problems of their both data centers.Ok, now lets summarize the service down incidents encountered by Twitter in past few years.in May 2008, Twitter's new engineer team w...

   Twitter,Service down,History     2012-07-28 12:36:39


  Microsoft to lay off Zune


Recently we can see many news about Microsoft's Windows 8, Microsoft puts much effort to promote Windows 8.  A few days ago, Microsoft announced the death of Windows Live brand, instead they will integrate it into the Windows system. Also, Microsoft now plans to lay off its Zune and focus on XBox, let XBox be the main entertainment service of Microsoft. XBox can provide  music and videos, it can also let users play video games.Here is a part of Microsoft's announcement:This year, Xbox ...

   Windows 8,Zune,XBox,Microsoft,Layoff     2012-05-30 08:14:58


  Baidu may withdraw from NASDAQ


Baidu, the search engine giant in China, may withdraw from NASDAQ some day and then get re-listed on A-shares market in China. This message is conveyed by Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, on a Wednesday(Beijing time) interview. Baidu is now investing heavily on O2O(Online to Offline) service as it is an emerging market where all Internet giants in China are diving in. In addition to its own O2O products, which include delivery service Waimai and deals site Nuomi, it has invested in a number of othe...

   NASDAQ,ROBIN LI,O2O,BAIDU     2015-09-17 04:03:55


  Steps to connect to MySQL on Windows Command Line


To connect to MySQL database on Windows through Command line, there are some steps to be followed.1. You need to start the MySQL service, you can go to Start->Control Panel->System and Securities->Administrative Tools->Component Service->Services(local), then on the right panel, you can find one service name called MySQL and you should start this service2. Go the the MySQL installation folder, which is something like this : C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1. In this folder, ...

   MySQL,Window,Command line,Connection,mysqld     2011-11-05 08:22:39


  10 design principles of Google data center


Google's data center supports the world's largest search engine, smart phone application platform and cloud computing services. The data center is Google's core engine and competitiveness. Over the years, Google also plays the role of the founder and innovator of large-scale web service data center technology. Its data center infrastructure design is also at the forefront of the industry, including renewable energy use, low-power refrigeration, new energy utilization as well as data center room ...

   Google,Data center,Design principle     2013-03-11 19:09:25