Daily Archives: October 24, 2017

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Microsoft’s rebranded Azure Container Service shifts its focus to Kubernetes

 As far as container orchestration goes, Kubernetes is quickly becoming the de facto standard, even as Docker Swarm and Mesos/Mesosphere DC/OS continue to find their own niches. For the longest time, Microsoft argued that one of the advantages of its managed Azure Container Service (ACS) was its support for multiple […]

Facebook’s F8 conference returns to San Jose May 1-2, 2018

 Facebook should have plenty to talk about, between augmented reality, new acquisitions, the Watch video tab, and all its ongoing scandals with Russian election interference, fake news, and News Feed reach. Today the company announced its annual F8 developer conference will return to San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center on May […]

CRISPR’d pigs could produce low-fat bacon

 We truly live in amazing times. Chinese scientists just made skinnier pigs using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Do you know what this means? Low-fat bacon! I know, I know, for some, bacon without the fat does not sound that appealing. But for those watching their weight and missing the crispy taste of […]

ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round

 ChowNow, an online food ordering service, has raised a $20 million Series B round led by Catalyst Investors. This round brings ChowNow’s total funding to nearly $40 million. “We were excited for [Catalyst] to get involved because they were behind Mindbody,” ChowNow CEO Chris Webb told TechCrunch. Mindbody, a white-label […]

HireSweet monitors Github and Stack Overflow to recommend you your next engineer

 Hiring engineers sucks and many, many companies are trying to leverage artificial intelligence to solve this issue. French startup HireSweet is focusing on finding you candidates who didn’t even think about applying to your company. The startup scans GitHub, Stack Overflow and other technical platforms to find the experts you’re […]

New Neo4J platform gives developers a set of tools for building enterprise graph applications

 Neo4j builds tools for creating graph databases, and today at its GraphConnect conference in New York City, it announced a new platform for developers to build graph-based applications using a common set of services. Emil Eifrem, Neo4j co-founder, says while the concept of graph databases has steadily gained in popularity […]

Facebook finally adapts to 4K video

 If you’re sick of your beautiful videos looking crummy on Facebook, there’s good news for you. After some super HD videos started popping up on the social network, Facebook now confirms to TechCrunch it’s testing 4K video uploads and viewing using the 2160p UHD-1 Ultra-High-Definition Television standard. Read More Powered […]

Apple’s ‘App of the Day’ featuring boosts downloads by 1747%, games by 792%

 New research from Apptopia, out today, takes a look at the impact getting featured as the App or Game of the Day on the new iOS App Store has on app downloads. This data is still fairly early, as the revamped App Store only arrived publicly with iOS 11’s release […]