With its Kubernetes bet paying off, Cloud Foundry doubles down on developer experience

Posted on: November 16, 2019, in Blog

More than 50% of the Fortune 500 companies are now using the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service project — either directly or through vendors like Pivotal — to build, test and deploy their applications. Like so many other projects, including the likes of OpenStack, Cloud Foundry went through a bit of a transition in recent years […]

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Instagram launches a creators account to encourage more creation

Posted on: November 15, 2019, in Blog

Instagram deployed a new tool today that should help it continue to build a more viable alternative to YouTube for individual creators looking to try a different platform. It’s a dedicated account called @creators, which will deliver tips and tricks for people hoping to become more active on the platform. Based on the pinned FAQ […]

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Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault rolls out worldwide, launches expandable storage

Posted on: November 14, 2019, in Blog

Earlier this summer, Microsoft introduced an extra layer of security to its Dropbox competitor, OneDrive. The security features, called OneDrive Personal Vault, allow users to protect their files with two-step verification, like a fingerprint or facial recognition, PIN code or a one-time code sent through email, SMS or Microsoft Authenticator. At the time of launch, […]

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Facebooks plan for our post-web future

Posted on: November 13, 2019, in Blog

Let us connect some dots. Five years ago, Facebook acquired VR pioneers Oculus for $2 billion. This week, it snapped up neural-interface pioneers CTRL-Labs for somewhere north of $500 million, and announced that its own massively multiplayer VR shared universe Horizon will launch early next year. Oculus became (somewhat creepily named) Facebook Reality Labs, headed […]

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Salesforce is building an app to gauge a companys sustainability progress

Posted on: November 12, 2019, in Blog

Salesforce has always tried to be a socially responsible company, encouraging employees to work in the community, giving 1% of its profits to different causes and building and productizing the 1-1-1 philanthropic model. The company now wants to help other organizations be more sustainable to reduce their carbon footprint, and today it announced it is […]

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HashiCorp announces fully managed service mesh on Azure

Posted on: November 11, 2019, in Blog

Service mesh is just beginning to take hold in the cloud-native world, and as it does, vendors are looking for ways to help customers understand it. One way to simplify the complexity of dealing with the growing number of service mesh products out there is to package it as a service. Today, HashiCorp announced a […]

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How to profit from valuable peer referrals hiding in Slack

Posted on: November 10, 2019, in Blog

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Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature

Posted on: November 9, 2019, in Blog

Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve changes to live video broadcasting, Facebook’s Watch Party and Creator Studio, and they include enhancements to tools, expanded feature sets and improved analytics, among other […]

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GitHub acquires code analysis tool Semmle

Posted on: November 8, 2019, in Blog

Microsoft’s GitHub today announced that it has acquired Semmle, a code analysis tool that helps developers and security researchers discover potential vulnerabilities in their code. Semmle takes a lot of the manual work out of security testing and instead offers a query language that allows researchers to test their code, using the service’s analysis engine. […]

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LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting

Posted on: November 7, 2019, in Blog

LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests […]

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