Dave Cutler, Lead Engineer for Windows NT, Working on Xbox

Dave Cutler

The launch of Windows 95 was a big deal for Microsoft. They licensed the Rolling Stone’s “Start Me Up” for the commercials, had computer stores hosting midnight launches, and generally whipped up the kind of frenzy that only Call of Duty can muster in the software aisles these days. I, however, was dissatisfied. I wanted Windows NT. I wanted the […]

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TuneIn Picks Up $20-30M in Second Round Funding

TuneIn is RadioTime

TuneIn has quietly turned itself into a powerhouse in the music streaming business. For those not familiar with TuneIn, it is a service and app that streams terrestrial radio stations from around the world over the Internet, similar to competitor iheartradio. In app form, the two services do diverge in their secondary offerings with iheartradio offering Pandora-like custom stations based […]

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Western Digital Working to Restore Pre-Flood Manufacturing Output by September

Western Digital Hard Drive

The floods in Thailand last year displaced over 12 million people and left large swathes of the country underwater, including factories that produced a large percentage of the world’s hard drives and hard drive components. Western Digital, the hard drive manufacturer most affected by the flooding, has been working to restore production and between their reconstruction efforts in Thailand and […]

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XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta 2 Now Available

XBMC Beta Eden

The release of the first beta of XBMC 11.0 “Eden” turned out to be a great Christmas present. I’ve been using it regularly since its release, and other than some issues with building a library from a SMB share, the Eden beta has been quite stable. The interface is faster than ever and the new horizontal layout is a welcome […]

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