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  • Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

    Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

    Google’s Container Engine, its service for running and managing Docker containers on its cloud platform using its open source Kubernetes system, is now out of beta and generally available. This means Google now considers it ready for production use and backs it with a 99.5 percent uptime SLA. Google made an early bet on containers for running its own data centers and over the last year… Read More

  • Slack Leans On Companies Like Box And Nuzzel To Use “Add To Slack” Buttons For Contextual Integration

    Slack Leans On Companies Like Box And Nuzzel To Use “Add To Slack” Buttons For Contextual Integration

    Slack’s true power is being a platform. A platform that other tools can plug into and play nice with. The company says there are 80+ of these types of integrations and thousands of developers hacking away at adding more. Right now, you have to rely on you or someone on your team finding the integrations that you want on the integrations page and then adding it to your instance of Slack. Read More

  • RIP Summer

    RIP Summer

     After a multi-year bull cycle that raised the prices of domestic equities to levels that made value-focused investors squirm, the U.S. markets are suffering from a stiff correction, dropping in partial step with international shares and other assets. It’s a global cold, and everyone is sneezing. Apple opened dramatically lower this morning, mirroring broad index declines. Twitter… Read More

  • Money And Politics: Bitcoin’s Governance Crisis Crunch Network

    Money And Politics: Bitcoin’s Governance Crisis

    A lot of intriguing and conflicting things have been said about Bitcoin in the past few years. Some see it as the salvation of the financial system, others as a new toy, appealing only to the technologically savvy. Say what you will, but so far, Bitcoin is a technological success. Minor glitches aside, the developer community that originally rallied to launch this project forward turned an… Read More

  • Don’t Reverse Mobile-Platform Improvements That Benefit App Developers And Consumers Crunch Network

    Don’t Reverse Mobile-Platform Improvements That Benefit App Developers And Consumers

    The global app industry has grown dramatically in recent years. Creative developers, enabled by harmonized platforms that incorporate inexpensive feature-rich devices and extraordinary software tools, have powered this growth. But for developers and millions of consumers, the opportunity could significantly diminish if governments reverse technological progress that has been so critical to… Read More

  • Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

    Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

    Mozilla today announced major changes to how Firefox will implement add-ons going forward. The most important of these is the adoption of a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the one currently in use by Blink-based browsers like Chrome and Opera. This so-called WebExtensions API will ensure that developers will only have to make a few small changes to their code for… Read More

  • Mesosphere And Microsoft Bring Mesos To Windows Server

    Mesosphere And Microsoft Bring Mesos To Windows Server

    Mesosphere, the company that aims to build a container-centric “operating system for the data center” based on the Apache Mesos project, is giving the first public demo of Mesos running on the preview version of Windows Server 2016 at MesosCon today. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Hiring A Mobile Product Team

    TechCrunch Is Hiring A Mobile Product Team

    At TechCrunch, we cover the latest in mobile, and it’s time for us to devote the same intensity to creating new TechCrunch apps on mobile platforms. To accomplish that, we aim to build out a mobile app product dream team. TL;DR: We’re hiring! Read More

  • The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

    The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

    Hardware took the spotlight at today’s Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup. Out of the 50 companies from the Summer 2015 batch that demoed on the record today, 20 featured hardware. What was formally the Demo Day lunchroom has become an expo hall for all manners of robots and gadgets. We explore this shift in our… Read More

  • The Future Of The Web Is All About Context Crunch Network

    The Future Of The Web Is All About Context

    Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are extremely helpful and relevant. This is an example of using context for discovery, and it’s the future of the Internet. Unfortunately, today’s search engines aren’t mind readers. Not even close. It’s not until the… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches New Windows 10 Build, Vows To Keep Its Early Access Program Alive

    Microsoft Launches New Windows 10 Build, Vows To Keep Its Early Access Program Alive

    Microsoft released a new Windows 10 build to its testing community today, noting in the process that the developers and fans in its ‘Insider’ program will continue to receive builds ahead of the general public. The gist is that after the formal launch of Windows 10 to the public — more on that here — Microsoft remains focused on placing new features and the like into… Read More

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