With new digital imprints, Random House taps self-published authors

Random House is launching three new digital-only imprints for mystery, “new adult” and science fiction titles, and is revamping a fourth digital imprint focused on romance. The publisher appears to be reaching out to authors who were previously self-published and do not have literary agents.

Adventures in big data: How AddThis’ Hydra works

With 10 terabytes of data generated everyday, AddThis (formerly called Clearspring) has access to a social graph that rivals Facebook. But unlike the social networking giant, AddThis wants to share its data. So I asked them how they can handle real-time processing on that many terabytes.