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+ - 8 Things You Didn't Know about Facebook and Zynga->

Submitted by bizwriter
bizwriter (1064470) writes "An amended S-1 filing for Zynga’s eventual IPO offers details of its relationship to Facebook. There’s plenty of interesting stuff there in the open, but some partially redacted sections hint at why Zynga is so dependent on Facebook as a channel to get to its market — and why Facebook doesn’t deploy its own games."
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+ - Apple Finally Approves Google+ App For iPhone->

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CWmike writes "Apple approved the Google+ app for the iPhone on Tuesday, and posted it to the App Store. Only an iPhone version of Google+ was available. It's unclear whether Google has created an iPad-specific app. Still, the app may not be available to everyone immediately, said Vic Gundotra on Google+, who heads Google's social division. Two weeks ago, a Google employee said that the company had submitted Google+ to the App Store. 'The Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App Store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval,' said Erica Joy on July 4. According to that timeline, Google's app took twice as long as the vast bulk of submitted apps to win Apple's approval."
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+ - How does one go about building a private CDN?

Submitted by ece
ece (524786) writes "I've been tasked with building a smallish CDN for a semi-large online store (plenty of images and static files). It needs to extend from the US to south America, Europe, and Asia. The budget is thin so I need to build it using open source tools and software. Most importantly, I want to have complete control over the behavior of the CDN. Meaning, what gets cached, what gets purged, etc. Management has been working on getting servers in key countries so the project is gaining momentum and so is pressure. Akamai, amazon, google, and other contenders are out of the picture for several reasons. So please don't recommend them or any third party vendors.

There are very few tutorials online on how to create one. After several days of scouring the web and filtering through the fluff, I found the following tutorials / walk-throughs:

How have you built your own CDN?


+ - Diamonds Don't Form From Coal-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Many people believe that diamonds form from coal. That is one of the greatest misconceptions in Earth science. Most natural diamonds that occur near Earth's surface did not form from coal. These diamonds formed deeper in the mantle than any coal seam has ever been buried or were deposited on Earth's surface in asteroid or meteorite impacts. The most convincing evidence that diamonds were not formed from coal is their age — nearly all of the diamonds that have ever been dated formed at least 100 million years before Earth's oldest land plants. Although some diamonds may have formed as plate tectonics carried coal to great depths, most diamonds were at least a billion years old when the first coal seam was deposited."
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