One of the Greatest Environmental Crimes of the…

It was one of the fastest decimations of an animal population in world history—and it had happened almost entirely in secret. The Soviet Union was a party to the International Convention for the Regulation of…

Cache Concurrency Control at Braze

Getting Paged It started like many operational stories do, with an Apdex page against one of our SDK API clusters at 2:22 a.m. Eastern Time, waking up one of Braze’s on-call engineers. Apdex for our…

Canada Uses Civil Anti-Spam Law in Bid to…

Canadian government regulators are using the country’s powerful new anti-spam law to pursue hefty fines of up to a million dollars against Canadian citizens suspected of helping to spread malicious software. In March 2019, the…

How Qualcomm shook down the cell phone industry…

Getty / Aurich Lawson In 2005, Apple contacted Qualcomm as a potential supplier for modem chips in the first iPhone. Qualcomm's response was unusual: a letter demanding that Apple sign a patent licensing agreement before…

The Most Bizarre Larval Fish – Reefs.com

The ocean can be a wondrous place full of phantasmagorical creatures, and some of the strangest marine life can be seen in the highly modified juveniles of certain fishes—the paper-thin undulating ribbon of an eel…