Tim O'Reilly's Top Stories

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  1. Out in the Open: This Man Wants to Turn Data Into Free Food (And So Much More)
    Let’s say your city releases a list of all trees planted on its public property. It would be a godsend—at least in theory. You could filter the data into a list of all the fruit and nut trees in the city, transfer it into an online database, and...
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  2. U.S. Military Bans The Intercept
    A portion of an email (redacted and slightly altered to protect the source) sent to staff last week at a U.S. Marine Corps installation directing employees not to read this web site. The U.S. military is banning and blocking employees from visiting...
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  3. Cop to Ferguson protesters: "I will fucking kill you… Go fuck yourself"
    The situation in Ferguson is very tense. But it seemed particularly tense for one police officer on Tuesday night, who aimed his rifle at protesters while shouting obscenities and death threats before being told to calm down by what appear to be...
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  4. Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow
    Many Twitter users have noticed that Twitter is now inserting tweets into their timelines that seemingly don’t belong. This is not an accident. Twitter has updated its help document, “What’s a Twitter timeline?” In addition to the basic, essential...
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  5. Introducing the Uber API
    At Uber, our mission is to bring transportation as reliable as running water to everyone, everywhere: just tap a button and your car arrives in minutes. While simple on the surface, the seamlessness of the Uber experience belies the enormous...
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