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How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in

gigaom.com — There's nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement - insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here - quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman. This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history.
Sep 01, 2014

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What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?

gigaom.com — An eye doctor says he's recently seen a few 35-year-old patients whose lenses, which are typically clear all the way up until around age 40, are so cloudy they resemble 75-year-olds'. A sleep doctor says kids as young as toddlers are suffering from chronic insomnia, which in turn affects their behavior and performance at school and daycare.

Seven signs your hair is on fire: The challenges of scaling Hadoop

gigaom.com — Every Hadoop implementation encounters the occasional crisis, including moments when the folks running Hadoop feel like their hair is on fire. Sometimes it happens before you get to production, which can cause organizations to throw the Hadoop baby out with the bathwater.
Sep 01, 2014

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Hadoop jobs should soon be able to run easily, and securely, inside Docker containers

gigaom.com — Although it first caught on among web developers, the Docker system for deploying Linux containers could also be a boon for big data applications. Members of Altiscale, the Hadoop-as-a-service startup founded by former Yahoo CTO Raymie Stata, are working closely with the Docker community to integrate the technology with YARN, the resource-management framework for Hadoop.
Sep 01, 2014

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