How Automattic wants to build the operating system of the web

Posted on: December 30, 2019, in Blog

Automattic, the company behind, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and soon Tumblr, is now worth $3 billion. But its founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg has a bigger goal. He wants to make the web better, more open and diverse. With the rise of social networks and closed platforms, Automattic’s mission statement has never sounded so important. […]

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Instagram will give you more control over your third-party appsin about six months

Posted on: December 27, 2019, in Blog

Instagram is slowly rolling out a new feature that will help better protect your personal data from being accessed by your long-discarded, third-party applications — that is, any app you had once authorized to access your Instagram profile over the years. This may include websites you used for printing your Instagram photos, various dating apps or […]

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Suses OpenStack Cloud dissipates

Posted on: December 25, 2019, in Blog

Suse, the newly independent open-source company behind the eponymous Linux distribution and an increasingly large set of managed enterprise services, today announced a bit of a new strategy as it looks to stay on top of the changing trends in the enterprise developer space. Over the course of the last few years, Suse put a […]

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Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation

Posted on: December 23, 2019, in Blog

AMP, Google’s somewhat controversial project for speeding up the mobile web, has always been open-source, but it also always felt like a Google project first. Today, however, Google announced that the AMP framework will join the OpenJS Foundation, the Linux Foundation-based group that launched last year after the merger of the Node.js and JS foundations. […]

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Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta

Posted on: December 20, 2019, in Blog

Apple is rolling out a new opt-in notice for Siri audio sample review with the beta of iOS 13.2. This new opt-in feature was promised back in August after reports that audio from Siri requests were being reviewed by contractors and that the audio could contain sensitive or personal information. Apple had previously halted the […]

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Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations

Posted on: December 17, 2019, in Blog

Xage is working with utilities, energy companies and manufacturers to secure their massive systems, and today it announced some significant updates to deal with the scale and complexity of these customers’ requirements, including a new hierarchical blockchain. Xage enables customers to set security policy, then enforce that policy on the blockchain. Company CEO Duncan Greatwood […]

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Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks

Posted on: December 14, 2019, in Blog

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches today in Stories, bringing the app beyond the camera. Create makes Instagram a more omni-purpose social network with the flexibility to adapt to a broader range of content formats. For now, the highlight of Create […]

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Facebooks Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

Posted on: December 11, 2019, in Blog

The rapid rise of Slack — which has recently broken the 100,000 mark for paying businesses using its service — has ushered in a rush of competition from other companies across the worlds of social media and enterprise software, all aiming to become the go-to conversation layer for businesses. Today, Workplace, Facebook’s effort in that […]

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Latest Adobe tool helps marketers work directly with customer journey data

Posted on: December 9, 2019, in Blog

Adobe has a lot going on with Analytics and the Customer Experience Platform, a place to gather data to understand customers better. Today, it announced a new analytics tool that enables employees to work directly with customer journey data to help deliver a better customer experience. The customer journey involves a lot of different systems, […]

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New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps

Posted on: December 5, 2019, in Blog

When Salesforce launched in 2007 as a place for developers to build applications on top of Salesforce, it was a pivotal moment for the concept of SaaS platforms. Since then, it’s been said that every enterprise SaaS company wants to be a platform play. Today, New Relic achieved that goal when it announced the […]

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