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Udacity buys CloudLabs in its first-ever acquisition to enable collaborative programming

In the market for online education, Udacity remains focused on teaching its students about software development, data science and machine learning. To this avail, Udacity brought out its M&A team for the first time to strategically acquire CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding environments that let groups collaboratively code from within their browsers. You ...

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Review: The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s long-awaited Switch console has arrived, alongside the even more long-awaited New Zelda. The Switch combines the convenience of a handheld with the power of a home console — or at least, that’s the pitch. And while the two roles make considerable compromises in order to accommodate one another, the ...

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The Cloud? Apple's iOS can't handle the Cloud

Image: ZDNet My colleague David Gewirtz posed an interesting question yesterday: If the entry-level iPhone doubled in price, would you still buy one? I’d still buy one — because as someone who covers the industry, it is essential I keep up to date on mobile technology. But I wouldn’t like ...

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NGINX and the future of the web server

NGINX CEO Robertson: “Today, websites aren’t really just websites anymore, they’re applications.” Image: Colin Barker Web server company NGINX styles itself as “the secret heart of the modern web” and claims to run 60 percent of the busiest websites in the world. CEO Gus Robertson is an Australian native with ...

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