Putin’s World: Why Russia’s Showdown with the West Will Worsen

I grew up hating America. I lived in the Soviet Union and was a child of the cold war. That hate went away in 1989, though, when the Berlin Wall fell and the cold war ended. By the time I left Russia in 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed, America was a country that Russians looked up to and wanted to emulate.

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I18n and RTL Support Are Top Priorities For Web Savvy Marketing

This year’s State of the Word at WordCamp San Francisco emphasized WordPress going global through improvements to internationalization. This year also marks the first time non-English downloads of WordPress have surpassed its English counterpart. With WordPress raising the bar, it won’t be long until users and customers expect themes and plugins to be translatable and available in multiple languages.

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Flow, a new static type checker for JavaScript

Today we’re excited to release an early version of Flow, a new open-source static type checker for JavaScript. Flow adds static typing to JavaScript to improve developer productivity and code quality. In particular, static typing offers benefits like early error checking, which helps you avoid certain kinds of runtime failures, and code intelligence, which aids code maintenance, navigation, transformation, and optimization.

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New, Free Certificate Authority to Dramatically Increase Encrypted Internet Traffic

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is helping to launch a new non-profit organization that aims to dramatically increase secure Internet browsing. Let’s Encrypt is scheduled to offer free server certificates beginning in summer 2015. “This project should boost everyday data protection for almost everyone who uses the Internet,” said EFF Technology Projects Director Peter Eckersley.

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Postmatic Now Supports 1-Click Migration of Subscribers from Jetpack

Postmatic is hoping to revolutionize WordPress comments by giving readers a way to subscribe to new posts/comments via email and leave a comment by simply hitting reply. Since email is usually the way most people find out about comments, having the ability to reply without leaving your inbox in convenient, especially when you’re on the go.

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Time Inc. Locks in Outbrain’s Headline Recommendations in $100 Million Deal

Content Recommendation Widgets Push Traffic Around the Web Time Inc., the nation’s largest magazine publisher, has struck a deal making Outbrain the exclusive external provider of recommended stories for Time Inc.’s websites, including Time.com and People.com. Until now, Time Inc. had worked with a mix of the companies whose ubiquitous content-recommendation widgets help push traffic around the web.

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Win $7,000 in Prizes for Exchange Add-Ons with Envato’s Most Wanted – iThemes

We’re excited to announce the Envato’s Most Wanted (EMW) contest for iThemes Exchange Add-ons! We’ve teamed up for great prizes, and we can’t wait to see what you create. Envato’s Most Wanted (EMW) is a contest for developers/plugin authors who want to contribute to making iThemes Exchange even more awesome.

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‘I’ve lost my house!’: Crazy photos show New York state buried by snow

Parts of upstate New York came to a standstill on Tuesday after an epic amount of lake-effect snow buried the region in up to four feet of the wintry white stuff. The storm isn’t over – the National Weather service says several towns will be under five feet of snow by Wednesday evening – and photos have already emerged showing the scale of the epic snowfall.

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WordPress › WordPress SEO by Yoast ” WordPress Plugins

1.7 Features: Adds Twitter inputs to the Social tab. Tries to purge Facebook cache when OpenGraph settings are edited. Added a new box promoting our translation site for non en_US users. Added several new tools (Pinterest Rich Pins, HTML Validation, CSS Validation, Google PageSpeed), props bhubbard Bugfixes: Fixes a bug where the wrong image was being displayed in twitter cards.

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November 18 is National Apple Cider Day

Here are today’s five thing to know about Apple Cider: The cider industry uses 45% of all apples grown in the UK The UK cider industry grew nearly 200,000 tons of cider apples in 2010; Bulmers alone has 10,000 acres of cider apple orchards under its control There are more than 300 varieties of apples…

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WordPress 4.1 Includes a Session UI

One of my favorite (ok, my only favorite) feature of Facebook is its ability to atomically control user sessions. You can log in from anywhere and, from an administrative screen, see a list of locations from where you logged in. In addition to that, you can selectively invalidate user sessions from devices or browsers you forgot had you logged in.

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Gigaom’s Blazing Fast WordPress Search is Enhanced by Sphinx and Scriblio

Gigaom has been pumping out a steady stream of news and analysis on technology since 2006. The WordPress-powered site attracts 6.5 million monthly unique visitors with topics ranging from science and energy to cloud businesses, media and mobile. With years of articles buried in its archives, it’s important for Gigaom to have a solid search experience.

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Gigaom’s Blazing Fast WordPress Search is Powered by Sphinx and Scriblio

Gigaom has been pumping out a steady stream of news and analysis on technology since 2006. The WordPress-powered site attracts 6.5 million monthly unique visitors with topics ranging from science and energy to cloud businesses, media and mobile. With years of articles buried in its archives, it’s important for Gigaom to have a solid search experience.

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Installatron Partners With Clef to Add Two-Factor Authentication to Automated Installs of WordPress

In a bid to protect as many users as possible by default, Clef has partnered with Installatron. Founded in 2004, Installatron is one of the most popular script installers used on the web. Similar to Fantastico and Softaculous, Installatron is a script installer that enables users to quickly install more than 170 different applications including, WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.

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WP eCommerce 3.9 beta 1

We’re pleased to introduce WP eCommerce 3.9 Beta 1! Under the hood we have some great new improvements. Shop owners will be pleased with many stability and user interface improvements including three new certified Paypal Payment Gateways. Fellow WordPress developers will enjoy over 70 closed issues and updates, new developer APIs and Unit Tests.

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