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The Top 10 Best Selling Products On Alibaba
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What are the best selling products on Alibaba?

All around the world, economies are moving to virtual commerce. Companies like eBay and Amazon have become the leaders in shopping, creating a thriving model for selling online, benefitting both the companies and the customers.

Meanwhile, this e-commerce idea is moving billions of people in China towards this new mode of buying and selling. The company is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. which has become the core of the new wave of e-commerce in China. Alibaba's fourth quarter revenues were $5.88 billion dollars, up by 42 percent over the fourth quarter of the previous year.

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New Boost Blocks From LEGO Helps Children To Learn Programming

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LEGO produced the Mindstorms platform for older children and adults to use their creativity to make robotic projects. Presently, LEGO launched the Boost platform, which is a robotics and programming development for children around the age of seven (7). This Boost package has everything to make five (5) projects including Frankie, a robotic cat, and Vernie, a comedic robot.

The Boost kit contains a battery-powered core system which gives power to the several motors, and a motion and color sensor. Simon Kent from LEGO demonstrated that the two (2) kits have the ability to train the robots to make music on harmonicas.

Freelance Websites Where Programmers Can Get Jobs

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We have information on 10 of the best freelance websites for programmers. If you are considering freelance work, then this is the information that you need.

Should You Try a Freelance Job?

You may be wondering if you should even consider working a freelance job. The truth is that there are good points and bad points to it. One of the good points to freelance writing is that you can choose your work site. You can work from your bedroom if you like, or you can choose the kitchen, patio or floor. You also get to be your own boss. You rely on other people to pay you, but you have the freedom to take work on the jobs that you want to work.

Codementor Attracts Elite Software Development Mentors

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Having raised approximately $1.6 million in funding, Codementor is poised to grow into an elite marketplace for freelance software developers. Peer Idea, the parent company of Codementor, is based in Mountain View. They've graduated from the Seattle-based Techstars organization, from which they were able to secure $1.2 million in early-stage funding. Founder Weiting Liu feels that the company originally started as a coding boot camp, but soon grew into an on-demand educational brand. He feels that the company will supplement the various free and paid software development resources currently crowding the market.

One of the company's top investors, Yvonne Chen, says that Codementor needs to focus on enhancing the algorithms its Web portal uses to match engineers with new developers. The company already has 150,000 developers looking to improve their programming skills by learning from 5,000 mentors. Each of these mentors is an expert in a particular programming language.

Udacity And Google Introduce An Android Programming Course Aimed At Novices

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Google wishes to encourage people to master programming -- particularly for its' Android interface. Although the firm has already provided several courses on programming, they were usually aimed at people with at a bit of basic programming knowledge.

From today, Google's Android Basics Nanodegree course is offered on Udacity - the web educational platform. It is the first time Google has promoted an Android nanodegree class intended for those with no knowledge of programming.

Shanea King-Roberson, Google's program manager, said that Google wanted to make Android development understandable and accessible to all, so that irrespective of your circumstances, you can master app building and enhance the lives of others.

Where Can Software Engineers Earn The Most?

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Software engineers are in demand now than ever before. There are certain countries where you'll earn more money for your skill and hard work. Here's a list of the 12 countries where software engineering pays the most on average.

12. France: $54,700

Employees also in the country where they get one of the best qualities of life.

11. United Kingdom: $56,200

The rate is around $13,000 more than an average employee in the country.

10. Canada: $57,500

The job was ranked 12th best in a 2015 Best Jobs article from Canadian Business.

9. New Zealand: $59,600

The country has a shortage of software engineers.

8. Sweden: $61,400

No shortages but the role is in demand.

7. Germany: $63,800

SAP and Siemens is one of the world's largest corporations and based here.

6. Australia: $65,900

Software engineers earn around $4,000 more than the average citizen.

5. Israel: $70,700

It is Bloomberg's 6th most favorable countries for tech firms, making it a software engineer's dream.

4. Denmark: $71,500

Polaris has just bought 65% of Configit and will expand the company.

3. United States: $76,000

It is the home of Silicon Valley, and software engineers earn around $20,000 more than the average citizen.

2. Norway: $81,400

The downside here is the pay is $15,000 on average less than the average worker.

1. Switzerland: $104,200

This is just an average, and many are paid much more!

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Market Share Increasing for Windows 10

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Windows 10 has been on the market for a full month at this point. Gamers on Stream have always been very found of the Windows operating system, using it over 95% of the time to play games on Stream. And those using Windows 10 have grown considerably fast from 14% to 17% since the official launch. Gamers need a high performance operating system, and are now moving from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 10. Thus, they perceive it as a reliably platform for heavy use.

OpenStack Summit Moves the Framework Forward

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This weeks OpenStack Summit in Vancouver showcased some of the ways large corporations and newer startups have used the OpenStack framework to build some cool applications. Companies like HP, IBM, and Redhat along with SwiftStack and Bluebox were on-hand at the conference to show developers what is new in cloud computing. We all know that OpenStack has been one of the most popular open source development projects ever. And companies like Rackspace use the framework to host applications at their data centers.

Window 10 Apps at the Build 2015 Conference

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App developers will be getting something new from Microsoft when the company releases Windows 10 according to news coming out of Build 2015, the Microsoft developers conference. The operating system designed to work on PCs, Phones, and Tablets, will be open to almost all developers including some that worked on Android and iOS when it is released later this year. The Microsoft store currently contains near 585,000 apps which is about half of what Google and Apple offer in their stores. So new apps are greatly needed to keep their products useful and competitive.

Microsoft Looks to Hire Autistic

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Microsoft is looking to increase the number of autistic workers employed at the large technology company. Hiring managers at Microsoft recently voiced their opinion that autistic employees offer many skills that are need in the technology field including the ability to recall data, think at deep levels and perform well writing code. There are many different levels of autism on the spectrum with some appearing normal in all situations.

Conservative Groups Ask Congress To Overturn Net Neutrality

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American Commitment has put together a petition of over 500,000 Americans who want the FCC to overturn the recent Net Neutrality decision. The group American Commitment does get some funding from the Koch Brothers. The petitions went to two representatives and one Senator, based open the location of the person who signed the petition. The group feels the recent mid-term elections was a clear sign that the country wants smaller government, and the FCC action goes in the complete wrong direction, expanding the role of the federal government.

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