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Found a great article today that I thought I'd share with you all. Many of you have probably already seen it, but I figured it was worth the share anyway. Enjoy!

http://mashable.com/2014/01/03/holacracy-zappos/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

+Johan Boger
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Dear friends,

As I am sure you know by now, we have worked hard the past year or so with updating the design and functionality on our site. We are preparing for an almost complete overhaul of the design, but this requires a lot of work on the backend and middle layers. Robtex is an enormous backend, and as always what you can see pales in comparison to the complex systems behind it. We are slowly rolling out new versions of the software, but for this to have any real impact in your daily usage, we deemed it necessary to at least try and change some graphics, so that the new functionality can be better understood and interpreted, and perhaps, if you would be so kind, generate some much appreciated feedback. 

As we have always prioritized functionality over graphics, we still believe we should focus on the engine itself. That has always been our strength. We feel confident we can prioritize user interface and a complete modernization of the interface sometime this early spring. Until then, please bear with us and, if you would like to help us, provide feedback. 

An example of the new functionality (it will be rolled out to all domains continuously over the next few days), as illustrated by new design, is available here: https://www.robtex.com/dns/example.com.html

So, what do you think?

+Johan Boger 
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Today we have a somewhat different article to give you, written by our own +Johan Boger. Perhaps somewhat controversial, he argues that the government is the least of our worries. Or does he? 

http://blog.robtex.com/2013/10/dr-strangelove-or-how-i-stopped.html
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Dr Strangelove, or: How I Stopped Worrying and (almost) Love the Surveillance.
Imagine for a while that you lived in city with no modern facilities. Food was gathered through communal efforts, where there was a direct link between what you could find and what you could consume. People lived in small huts. Heat was produced and absorbe...
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Hi,

This is worrying on so many levels.  The color of your hat, or the lengths you are willing to go to investigate vulnerabilities, is increasingly defined by who your employer is.  For some, anything goes - it seems.  While national security should always be a priority for any state aiming to govern its citizens, it is important that the governed do not become the enemy, in the eyes of those that are here to make sure society reflects our opinions and desires.

This is a slippery slope.  We must not love the puppy so much we accidentally suffocate it.  Neither the puppy nor we would be better from it.  Conclusions based on this article?  We will leave that to you.  I wish the state did too, when deciding what is appropriate and not. That is how democracy works, or should work.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/researchers-say-tor-targeted-malware-phoned-home-to-nsa/

Author: +Johan Boger  Robtex.com 

#nsa   #tor   #robtex  
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Hey!

Over 3 000 people have now circled us on Google+. While this might sound like a small figure (and it is, we know), it is still something we take pride in, as Google+ is a relatively new forum for us. 

From the bottom of our network, thank you! 

// Robtex.com
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Hey,

This news story is already really old (24 hours is an eternity!), but we figured it was worth sharing anyway. Exciting new toys on the way? Seems like it. Initial images of the Nexus 7 looks promising.

In other good news (at least for Google), Samsung continues to expand their market share, moving up the latter to the #1 position for profit, making the Korean  giant the most profitable consumer electronics company in the world. Congratulations, "Three Stars". 

Best Regards,

+Johan Boger, Robtex.com
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Hey!

We've been codings lots the past few days, improving the functionality and, hopefully, the design of the ASN subsection of Robtex.com. You can view a real life example at: http://as.robtex.com/as48285.html.  

In addition to a more appealing design and navigation, we now also support IPv6 and 32-bit ASN, improving the functionality further. The new version is a work in progress, so we would really appreciate your feedback and support during this transition period.  Some features might be a tad buggy while we migrate the last bits and pieces

We are already working on improving the cake graph labels, which are a bit hard to interpret at the moment. 

What do you think?  What else do we need to improve?

Best Regards,

+Johan Boger, Robtex.com 
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Hey (I just realized we've said "Hi guys" up until now - not very fair to the female geeks out there. Our apologies!)

It looks like Facebook are at it again, with yet another acquisition possibly reaching above the $1B mark.  Well, at least if you consider the stock value at the time of the Instagram story going public, and not at the time of the actual business transaction.  As most of you probably remember, the initial offer Zuckerberg and his Facebook executives made was reported to be the equivalent of $1B in Facebook stock.  However, at the time of the actual transfer of ownership, the post ambitious-IPO Facebook stock had plummeted to $700M USD.  This time, they have their eyes set on Waze, the Israeli social mapping company, where users share realtime traffic data while on route on the roads. According to some sources, Facebook have been secretly negotiating with the Israeli app maker for over six months and are close to closing to the deal.  

For more information, see the TechCrunch article, available at: http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/09/reports-facebook-is-buying-social-mapping-and-traffic-app-waze-for-up-to-1b-to-court-more-mobile-users/

#facebook   #waze   #instagram   #business  

Best regards,

+Johan Boger, Robtex.com
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