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The Health of PaaS via GitHub
A university student from the Netherlands just had this study accepted to the 4th International Conference on Software Business. From the sample of data he gives us, it looks like OpenShift is on the rise, and GAE and EngineYard are on the decline according to developer interest on GitHub.

Paul Irish on Chrome’s Move to Blink
At A List Apart, Mat Marquis interviews Paul Irish and gets the nitty gritty on Chrome’s move to Blink, talking about prefix policy, timetables for the transition, and the prospect for Blink features making their way back to WebKit.

The Internet, Visualized via Botnet
A global visualization of Internet usage build with a 420,000 node botnet.


Google combines storage for Gmail, Drive, Google+ Photos
Now, instead of having 5 GB for Drive and a separate 10 GB for Gmail, you’ll have a combined 15 GB shared between those accounts.

PostgreSQL 9.3 Beta 1 Released
The first beta release of PostgreSQL 9.3 is now available

AppScale 1.7.0 Released 
AppScale is an open source PaaS for automatic configuration and deployment of Google App Engine applications.  It can be used on other cloud infrastructures, as well, including Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus.


Yet Another Sweet Game Becomes HTML5-ized
FreeCiv, a free Civilization-style game that’s been around since 1995, just became playable on your browser and mobile device.

What if We Had Google Glass?
Here’s a fun little concept video from Playground Inc. that illustrates some everyday applications of Google glass.

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