angry tapir writes: After almost two decades of trailing the market leader, Microsoft's Web server software is coming close to rivaling the dominance of the Apache Web server, according to the latest Netcraft survey of Internet infrastructure. May saw an additional 9 million sites using Microsoft Web server software, increasing the company's share of the Web by 0.37 percent. In the same period, Apache's market share fell by 0.18 percent, despite gaining an additional 4.3 million sites. Microsoft is now just 4.1 percentage points behind Apache, which, as the most popular Web server software on the Internet, now powers about 37.6 percent of all sites.
cagraham writes: Apple has hired Ben Shaffer from Nike, according to The Verge, to work on an undisclosed wearable tech project. Shaffer was previously the studio director of Nike's "Innovation Kitchen," where the FuelBand and Flynit shoes were developed. This actually comes as the second Nike employee Apple has poached recently — in late August they hired Jay Blahnik, who also worked on Nike's FuelBand. While an Apple iWatch (or similar project) isn't confirmed, it's certainly starting to seem likely.
phenopticon writes: A look behind the curtains of the cam-girl/guy business, which has now grown into a billion dollar industry. These men and women are leveraging technology and lessons learned from ultra-bloggers like Jason Calacanis and Cory Doctorow to turn a hobby into a full-fledged business.