[video] – How is Hadoop used at Twitter?

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In the following video Dmitriy Ryaboy, a Twitter Analytics Engineer and a former Cloudera Intern, explains how Twitter uses Hadoop and Pig. Enjoy the video and have a good weekend!

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[video] – Thoughts on Google Instant

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Here is an introductory video to Google Instant the new search feature that Google provides for its search engine.


I personally do really like the new feature searching while you type. What do you think about it? Do you prefer the traditional “push-the-button” search approach?

RWW asks how will this change affect your companie’s search engine optimization? <name> tries to answer the similar question on if SEO will still be required in 5 years.


For me the more interesting question is how did google do the software engineering part? How did they get it to answer millions of search querys in real-time?

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Car Manufacturers work on Android Integration for their Vehicles – [videos]

GM and OnStar are working on the integration of mobile Android application into one of their cars (Chevrolet Volt). A demonstration of a first working prototype can be seen in the video below.

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Ford was also working on integrating mobile applications into their cars as the following two videos demonstrate:

SYNC AppLink and the New 2011 Ford Fiesta

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Ford SYNC and Pandora

Pandora is a free internet radio which currently sadly cannot be accesed in Austria. It has similar functionality to Last.fm.

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Really great what is possible now and what will be possible in the future. I definitely have to have a look at Android App development. Has anybody already some experience with it?

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A Video Introduction to Web3.0 (The Semantic Web?)

Today I found a very interesting video discussing the term of the Semantic Web, not only in a technical way. Have a look at the following video:

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What do you think? Do you think the Semantic Web is going to happen as many people think?

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The Social Media Revolution – Facts and Figures – [video]

The following video visualizes some recent social media statistics interestingly. Quite impressing how social media has developed over the last year. Facebook for example has gained 200 million users in just one year. That’s incredible …


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[video] – How fast is Google Chrome?

These days Google has released a video demonstrating the speed of their new beta Google Chrome browser. The video is made up in a very creative way. I am impressed how Google always finds really interesting ways to promote their products. Specially this one is of really interest:

For everybody who is interested in the making of this video will like the following one too:

(via ReadWriteWeb and Mashable)

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[video] – TEDxNYED – Dan Meyer presents Impressive Ways to Teach Mathematics

In the following video Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) presents an impressive way to teach applied mathematics. I hope that some of our professors will watch this video and keep some of the ideas in mind.

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What does investing money really mean?

Due to my studies (Software Development and Business Management) I also have a strong interest in financial topics. The following video explains what investing money really means for everybody to understand. Enjoy the video it is worth watching.


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The Virtual Revolution covered by the BBC

The Virtual Revolution refers to the fact that 20-25% of the word’s population is using the web by now, while other 80% are yet either not connected to broadband connections or are just not using it, as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, states. In Afrika for example, people are now getting connected to broadband internet in a wide variety of areas. This means that the digital revolution that has shaped our world as we know it now, will happen in these areas too.

The BBC has started a series called “The Virtual Revolution – How 20 years of the web has reshaped our lives“. The following video represents a great intro to this series:


(via @kidehen)

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