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  • Facebook’s Engineering Wizardry Makes Even VR Videos Load Fast

    Facebook’s Engineering Wizardry Makes Even VR Videos Load Fast

    How did Facebook go from 1 billion to 8 billion videos views per day in 18 months without the whole server farm catching fire? It’s called SVE, short for streaming video engine. SVE lets Facebook slice videos into little chunks, cutting the delay from upload to viewing by 10X. And to ensure the next generation of 360 and virtual reality videos load fast too, it’s invented and… Read More

  • Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers

    Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers

    Docker today announced the acquisition of Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge, UK-based startup that aims to bring unikernels to the masses (or at least the masses of developers). Docker plans to integrate support for unikernels into its own tools and services as it’s starting to look at technologies beyond containers to help developers build even more efficient microservices architectures. Read More

  • MariaDB Raises $9M More, Michael Howard Named New CEO, Monty Widenius CTO

    MariaDB Raises $9M More, Michael Howard Named New CEO, Monty Widenius CTO

    Some more big news for the world of open source. MariaDB Corporation — the startup formerly known as SkySQL and building for-profit solutions on the SQL fork managed by the MariaDB foundation — has raised another $9 million in funding and announced a new CEO, Michael Howard, a veteran executive from the enterprise world. The funding brings the total raised by MariaDB to just over… Read More

  • Apple’s First iOS App Development Center In Europe Will Be Located In Italy

    Apple’s First iOS App Development Center In Europe Will Be Located In Italy

    Apple is opening an iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe as the U.S. company explores ways to nurture mobile app developers and talent of the future from the region. The center is designed, as the name suggests, to be a place where aspiring app developers can receive training and mentorship to develop their skills and ability… Read More

  • JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

    JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

    JFrog, a developer of open source software distribution tools, announced a $50 million round today. The investment represents a substantial jump for the company, which previously had raised $10.5 million across two rounds. Investors include Scale Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and Qumra Capital, as well as participation from existing… Read More

  • Trello Launches Developer Platform

    Trello Launches Developer Platform

    A few months ago, project management tool Trello launched third-party integrations with tools like Slack, GitHub and Salesforce for its paying users. Now, it is opening this platform to more developers with the launch of its so-called “Power-Ups Platform” for developers who want to integrate their services with Trello. The company also today said it now has “12 million… Read More

  • Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy Crunch Network

    Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy

    Stack fallacy has caused many companies to attempt to capture new markets and fail spectacularly. When you see a database company thinking apps are easy, or a VM company thinking big data is easy  — they are suffering from stack fallacy. Stack fallacy is the mistaken belief that it is trivial to build the layer above yours. Read More

  • Microsoft Drops Prices For Some Azure Instances By Up To 17%

    Microsoft Drops Prices For Some Azure Instances By Up To 17%

    Microsoft has long said it would match AWS’s prices for compute, storage and bandwidth. Earlier this month, Amazon dropped the price of some of its general purpose, compute- and memory-optimized EC2 machines. It doesn’t come as a major surprise then that Microsoft is now also dropping the prices for some of its virtual machines by between 10 and 17 percent. Read More

  • Peach Gets An Unofficial Web And Android Version Called Nectarine

    Peach Gets An Unofficial Web And Android Version Called Nectarine

    If you haven’t tried Peach out because you don’t have an iOS device, a developer has ginned up something called “Nectarine,” which is an unofficial Android and web version of the service. It’s limited as far as what you can do and how you can interact, but you can definitely view your stream (in flipped order), like posts and comment on posts. It’s pretty… Read More

  • Salesforce AppExchange Revolutionized Software Distribution When It Launched Ten Years Ago Today

    Salesforce AppExchange Revolutionized Software Distribution When It Launched Ten Years Ago Today

    The Salesforce AppExchange turned ten years old today and it represents quite a milestone for enterprise software development. In fact, the app store concept that Salesforce developed pre-dated Apple’s consumer app store by a couple of years. It’s safe to say that when Salesforce launched the AppExchange a decade ago, a place where you could sell and distribute the apps you built… Read More

  • AWS Launches Schedules Reserved Instances

    AWS Launches Schedules Reserved Instances

    Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platform is introducing a new pricing tier today that will make its service more affordable for customers who only need to run their cloud-based applications during certain hours of the day or only on certain days of the month. Read More

  • Programming Trends To Look For This Year Crunch Network

    Programming Trends To Look For This Year

    There has never been a more exciting time for technologists and developers worldwide. The number of active development languages and frameworks, as well as development tools and learning avenues, continues to soar. Despite all these resources at our fingertips (or perhaps because of this abundance), it may not be obvious where industry trends are leading us. In my role as a coding… Read More

  • Google Cardboard’s SDK Gets Spatial Audio Support

    Google Cardboard’s SDK Gets Spatial Audio Support

    When you think about virtual reality, you probably think about visuals and imagery and immersive far-off places. However, the key to a really fantastic immersive experience is not only what you see, but what you hear. And not just what you hear, but how you hear it. Google announced today that its Cardboard SDKs for Unity and Android now support spatial audio. Read More

  • Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity is launching a new spin on its Nanodegree certification programs today. With its new Nanodegree Plus offerings, the for-profit education company guarantees that you will get a job within six months after graduation. If you don’t, you will get all of your tuition back. Read More

  • Google I/O Will Hit Mountain View On May 18-20 At Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Google I/O Will Hit Mountain View On May 18-20 At Shoreline Amphitheatre

    We don’t have too many details yet, but Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai just let the world know where and when Google I/O will take place this year. The conference usually takes place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, but it seems like the company wanted to bring it closer to them — and have it outdoors. Read More

  • HackerRank Makes Technical Recruiting More Transparent

    HackerRank Makes Technical Recruiting More Transparent

    Recruiting software engineers is a massive headache for both startups and established companies. For a while now, HackerRank has tried to make both applying for these jobs and hiring the right talent a little bit easier. Today, the company is taking a major new step in this direction with the launch of HackerRank Jobs, a job search app that connects companies directly with software engineers… Read More

  • The 2015 Analytics Software Market Crunch Network

    The 2015 Analytics Software Market

    Now that the books have closed on 2015, it’s time to look back and take in some of the changes in the analytics software market. There have been several trends (open source, cloud hosting, SQL on Hadoop) that have continued to play out, as well as the emergence of AWS Redshift as a major force in data warehouses. Read More

  • Ford And DJI Launch $100,000 Developer Challenge To Improve Drone-To-Vehicle Communications

    Ford And DJI Launch $100,000 Developer Challenge To Improve Drone-To-Vehicle Communications

    What if your drone could talk to your car? That’s probably not a question you’ve asked yourself all that often, but what if you are the United Nations or a search-and-rescue organization that wants to launch drones from the bed of their pickup trucks? Ford and DJI today announced at CES a new developer challenge that asks developers to create drone-to-vehicle communications… Read More

  • Slack Promotes Former Twitter Boss April Underwood To VP Of Product

    Slack Promotes Former Twitter Boss April Underwood To VP Of Product

    Slack’s rocket ship has a new co-pilot. April Underwood, Slack’s former head of platform who just launched its App Directory and Slack Fund, has leveled up to become the startup’s VP of Product. Underwood joined Slack in June after nearly five years at Twitter where she was a Director of Product. Putting the head of platform in charge of the entire product shows… Read More

  • We’re Close

    We’re Close

    All of the chatter about virtual reality shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Over the years, we’ve been forcing our way to get closer and closer to content of all types. For example, before we ever sat down to watch a movie, we’d hang out at a playhouse to watch a live show. The people who actually enjoyed sitting in the back were few and far between. They were probably… Read More