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Flipkart's CTO explains the Xiaomi launch outage

Amod Malviya, CTO, Flipkart, says the outage was not due to an infrastructure failure. He says changes in the nature of traffic affect Flipkart's complex algorithms, and throw up hidden choke points that don't show up in routine stress tests.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13: Better than ever at letting you speak freely

Now in its 17th year and its 13th release, Dragon NaturallySpeaking remains the benchmark for Windows-based speech-to-text technology. At this point in the game, anyone who wants to use speech recognition software is probably already using it. Nonetheless, Dragon is hoping to entice new users to the product by adding new features and cutting the price of last year's $200 release. But will a $100 price tag and an incremental improvement in quality finally make you talk the talk?

CLOUD COMPUTING

Mercedes Benz manufacturer Daimler begins IT transformation

Daimler, the German automobile company that manufactures Mercendes Benz, is making moves towards the cloud after handing over management of its European data centres to Infosys.

DATA CENTER

Videocon revamps network with Brocade ethernet fabric solution

Networking company Brocade has won a contract to supply VDX switches to direct-to-home satellite broadcaster Videocon d2h in the company's latest datacentre expansion.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Amazon launches 3D printing store with customizable items

Amazon wants to bring 3D printing to everyone--even if you don't have the skills to create trinkets and doodads on a 3D printer at home. The online retail giant announced the Amazon 3D Printed Products Store on Monday, which offers more than 200 3D-printed products for purchase.

INDUSTRIES

Watch Doom being played on a hacked ATM

It's hard to make ATMs more thrilling then they already are, seeing as how they're designed to spit money at you. But a team of tinkering Australians has done just that by modifying an ATM to play Doom. Yes, that Doom, the demon-blasting game that gave the world a taste for first-person shooters.

INTERNET

EU, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet on 'right to be forgotten' but questions remain

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

Samsung Electronics said Monday that it would postpone the release of its first smartphone running the Tizen OS, the Samsung Z, which was set to launch first in Russia.

NETWORKING

Invasion of the connected cars: Buick leads 30-plus GM cars into the 4G LTE future

They're coming: 30-plus GM cars with 4G LTE connectivity, debuting with the 2015 model year. They will join the 2015 Audi A3 in the pioneer generation of truly connected cars.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Yosemite's traffic share triples after public beta debuts

The preview of Apple's OS X Yosemite public beta last week resulted in a tripling of the upgrade's share of online traffic.

SECURITY

Uber squashes hack that unveiled secret passenger ratings

Late Sunday night, software engineer Aaron Landy penned a Medium post that changed the way regular Uber passengers see themselves. Landy discovered a hack that allowed the car-hailing app's users to see their ratings--the numerical score drivers assign riders based on their behavior. It was a major, if brief, game-changer.

STORAGE

How to make intelligent flash storage investment decisions

Before deploying any flash storage system, you need a way to proactively identify when performance ceilings will be breached and how to evaluate the technology options for best meeting application workload requirements.

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BLOGS

Financial consequences for obese employees in Singapore: Another new business model enabled by mobile

Julie Ask, Forrester's Vice President, Principal Analyst and co-author of the "Mobile Mind Shift" book, blogs about a new business model enabled by mobile she observed at a meeting with a Singapore company this week, which relates financial consequences for its obese employees who are tracked by company-sponsored Jawbone wearable device.

Apple shores up its enterprise position in Asia with IBM partnership

The reality is that there are a lot of iPads in businesses across Asia Pacific, and companies are looking to formally support them — but Microsoft has been the standout provider here, stealing business away from Apple.

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