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Lessons Learned From The Internet’s First Domain Names

Jeffrey is the Co-Founder of Saw.com, focusing on domain sales and acquisitions. Visit Saw.com if you want to purchase a domain.

I love the internet. I love domain names, and I also love history. Being at the age I am, I had the opportunity to see the internet start as the wild west when it was thousands of message boards, chatrooms and loads of pirated music. The good old days were back when one of the most well-known taglines was “You’ve got mail,” Netscape was your browser, Clippy was crashing computers everywhere, Napster/Limewire was pumping music through Winamp, and Minesweeper was the staple game on every Windows Operating system.

This was a place where large corporations didn’t know what to do about the internet or perhaps even attempt to understand it. Some of these companies saw the internet as a fad and did not capitalize on the opportunity that

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Ford new CEO Farley eyes software, tech stack as differentiator vs. rivals

New Ford CEO Jim Farley’s plan for the automaker includes a heavy dose of software and services for its commercial vehicle business as well as new consumer experiences to drive loyalty.

Ford, which is in the middle of a turnaround of its core business, is trying to navigate a shift to electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles as well as an industry that is increasingly more about software. Farley takes over for Jim Hackett, who streamlined the automaker over the last three years. 

Farley outlined a series of leadership changes and a plan that includes “expanding its commercial vehicle business with a suite of software services that drive loyalty and recurring revenue streams” and “unleashing technology and software in ways that set Ford apart from competitors.”

In addition, Ford is looking to develop connected vehicles and create new businesses from the Argo AI self-driving system.

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Learn to code in 2020’s top programming languages with this $39 training

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The job market may have taken a sharp right turn in the past few months, but even amidst all the changes happening in the workforce, one thing remains constant: Coding is a lucrative and in-demand skill. 

Programmers can command hefty six-figure salaries some even as starting salaries and the demand for these roles has increased quite dramatically in the past year, with growth for positions such as blockchain engineers and security engineers rising over 100%. The moral of the story here is that even if you have yet to touch a line of code, now is as good of a time as any to bust into the industry. 

As a starting point, we’d recommend taking the classes in The 2020 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle. Not only is this go-at-your-own-pace coding

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Computer glitch knocks out Tokyo Stock Exchange

The Tokyo Stock Exchange plans to resume normal operations Friday after it halted trading for the entire day Thursday owing to what it said was a malfunction in its computer systems — the worst such outage ever.

There was no indication that the outage at the world’s third-largest exchange resulted from hacking or other cybersecurity breaches.

“We are extremely sorry for the troubles we have caused,” Koichiro Miyahara, president and CEO of the exchange, told reporters late Thursday.

The exchange issued a statement later saying it would open as usual Friday. It said it foresaw no problems with resuming trading.

Miyahara and other exchange officials said a computer hardware device they called “Machine 1” failed, and the backup, “Machine 2,” didn’t kick in, so stock price information was not being relayed properly.

The officials characterized the problem as a memory malfunction.

They said that rebooting the system during a trading

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Best mesh WiFi systems and why you definitely need one

Whether you’re a gamer, working from home, or just want a better connection, WiFi mesh is sure to improve your network. We’ve read the reviews and scoured the internet to bring you some of the best options out there to give you flawless internet connection throughout your living space.

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

Is there anything more frustrating than unreliable internet? If you’re someone who works from home, likes to scroll during your Netflix and Chill time, or simply has a lot of housemates all eating up the internet at the same time, then a WiFi mesh system is for you. Read on to discover what that is, why you need it, and which options will work best for your needs.

What

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The Holidays Are Here! UPtv Announces 500 Hours of Christmas Programming and 5 New Films

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It’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas.

Beginning on Nov. 1, UPtv will air films and over 500 total hours of holiday cheer, spanning 60 total days, as part of the annual “Merry Movie Christmas” programming.

Plus, the network is launching a new movie tracker app called My UPtv Movies, allowing viewers to get notifications, reminders and updates about their favorite holiday content.

And PEOPLE can also exclusively reveal this year’s holiday movie line-up, which includes five new U.S. premieres.

See the list below for more info:

A Very Country Christmas Homecoming – Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET

The third film in the A Very Country franchise, Zane and Jeannette return from their magical honeymoon to plan the perfect first Christmas as a family, but the arrival of Jeannette’s former father-in-law throws a wrench into all of their holiday planning.

Stars: Bea Santos, Greyston Holt, Deana Carter,

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D-Wave announces launch of new Advantage quantum computer for business use

D-Wave announces launch of new Advantage quantum computer for business use
Credit: D-Wave

Canadian based D-Wave has announced on its blog that it has developed a new quantum computer for use by businesses. Called Advantage, the new system has 5,000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity. The new machine will be made available to business customers over the Internet via the Leap quantum cloud service.


Over the past several years, several companies have dedicated resources to the development of a true quantum computer that can tackle problems conventional computers cannot handle. Progress on developing such computers has been slow, however, especially when compared with the early development of the conventional computer. As part of the research effort, companies have taken different approaches. Google and IBM, for example, are working on gate-model quantum computer technology, in which qubits are modified as an algorithm is executed. D-Wave, in sharp contrast, has been focused on developing so-called annealer technology, in which qubits are cooled during

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January Jones’ Bizarre Self Care Posts Intrigue Internet

January Jones has become something of an accidental influencer in recent months as the Mad Men star’s chaotic Instagram has fans intrigued.

One of the actress’ latest post has raised a few eyebrows—in the best possible way.

Jones, 42, joked about taking a bath in beer and linking it to Cleopatra bathing in sperm.

A fan tweeted stills from the story from September 29with the caption: “January is self care posting again and just poured beer in her bath because she read that Cleopatra used to bathe in sperm (?) and it ‘can’t be that different depending on who you’ve dated.'”

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They added: “This is by far one of the greatest videos she’s ever posted but the yeast implications are terrifying me.”

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Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal set for EU approval: Reuters

  • Google is expected to win EU approval for its $2.1 billion Fitbit deal after it addressed competition and data concerns, Reuters reported.
  • The internet giant has promised it will not use Fitbit data to personalize adverts for 10 years, according to a Financial Times report.
  • It will also ensure competitors can use its Android and Cloud platforms, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • The EU opened a four-month long investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit in August. The deal was first announced in November 2019.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of wearables company Fitbit appears to have cleared a major hurdle.

It will be cleared by EU antitrust regulators after the tech giant agreed Tuesday to restrict how it uses customer data, according to multiple reports.

Google promised regulators that it would not personalize adverts based on user data for 10 years, up

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The Lost Art Of Software

Director of Engineering at Sabal Tech, Inc., overseeing the design and implementation of software that exceeds our customers’ expectations.

“You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It’s logic-based creativity.” — John Romero

When we think of software engineers, we envision people with highly technical minds. We may go on to assume that these people did great in math and science courses. We tend to draw these conclusions because we’ve been conditioned to think of software development as a purely technical task. This is not the case, however, and I would even go as far as stating that the development of software is mostly an artistic craft with some highly technical elements sprinkled in.

A successful software product is not engineered once, deployed and forgotten. Rather, it is the result of an ongoing creative process, with its goalposts continually getting pushed

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