I’ve found it
the hollow space
that comes with ease
I’ve found the way
we can both appease
those aching tongues
and hardened dreams
that sit upon
our heaving chests
bracing for the day
of pure civil unrest
I’ve come to know
so it must be true
those hidden dreams
that sit just below
us, make patrons of us all
With haste, dear one
for the time is near
to open our minds
and let spill the fear
that keeps us all
too close and weary
the world’s possibility
is full of surprises
and there’s only one chance
to maybe surmise
just all there is
and all there will ever be
Another small, smart Boston-area startup has been acquired by a Silicon Valley superpower. Google(s goog) is buying Stackdriver, which specializes in monitoring and honing cloud workload performance.
The fact that most of Stackdriver’s work is focused on AmazonWeb Services (s amzn) might make Google seem an unlikely buyer, but then again Google is trying to build up its public cloud as amajor competitor to AWS — so Stackdriver’s smarts come in handy there.
Terms were not disclosed. Stackdriver will relocate across the Charles River from its current Boston location Google’s Kendall Square offices in Cambridge, a Google spokesman said.
Google disclosed the news in a blog post in which product manager Tom Kershaw wrote:
“Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud. This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and…
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Among the retreating technology and technology-facing stocks, AOL stands out today in terms of the scale of its decline. As of this writing, AOL is down more than 24%, and could easily end the day down more than a quarter of its former value.
AOL owns TechCrunch.
Investors are more skittish about AOL today than they were yesterday with Twitter, a company that can’t find GAAP profits, and had more than 80% of its shares unlock on a single day.
So, what’s going on. Simply put, AOL’s earnings per share and net income were not great in its most recently completed quarter: Revenue of $583.1 million was better than expectations, but net income of a slim $8.7 million and earnings per share of $0.11 were not.
It appears that investors are cautious about AOL’s ability to generate an appreciable net margin on its revenue.
AOL had a rougher-than-normal quarter, as TechCrunch…
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A silent offering
made before you can form words
a dance between your face
colored flecks of bliss
Little fingers filled with offering
no words necessary
love fills your eyes
daisy fairy princess
A never ending offering
from generation to the next
sweet daisies in your grasp
they match your yellow dress
What would Mother’s day be without children?
This poem is for the children of our heart who pick flowers when they think of us.
The prompt for today at Poet’s United – Children
“The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.”
~Polly Berrien Berands
It was probably just a matter of time before Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman became an in-demand commercial pitchman.
Sherman introduced himself to America with his nationally televised screed against San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree following January’s NFC championship game, then helped the Seahawks’ elite defense crush the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
On Wednesday, Oberto announced a national ad campaign featuring Sherman to promote its natural, high-protein jerky line. One commercial features Sherman congratulating NFL Draft picks and another features him speaking with the voice in his stomach, played by ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith.
“I like what they stand for,” Sherman told USA TODAY Sports. “I like their slogan – ‘You get out what you put in.’ It’s pretty straightforward and it really applies to football and to what I’m about.
“I feel like if you work harder and put in…
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