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  • It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

    It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

    The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone will try to get into your email and online accounts. This means someone will try to open a credit card in your name. This crass, callow, and lazy treatment of our digital data cannot stand. Read More

  • Startup spending guide: Where to spend money Crunch Network

    Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

    There is no shortage of advice when it comes to which tools software companies should use to run their businesses. We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at least once as we Google our way to entrepreneurial success. But after reading just one of them, it’s not hard to go from “I have no idea what’s out there” to… Read More

  • Whatever Happened To PaaS? Crunch Network

    Whatever Happened To PaaS?

    In 2009 I discovered Google App Engine and fell in love. Its promise: any software developer could build web apps available to anyone, anywhere, 24/7, without having to worry about server configuration, or database setup, or OS versions, or security patches, or load balancing, or scaling. Automatic scaling! All we had to do was write our code; App Engine would handle everything else. Read More

  • Slack’s Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year

    Slack’s Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year

    If your team collaborates online, you’ve almost certainly heard of Slack. Launched in mid-2013, it’s quickly become one of the top names in team communications. That success has just netted Slack co-founders Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson, Serguei Mourachov the Crunchie for Founder Of The Year. Read More

  • Heroku And Salesforce Aim To Link Business Process and Customer Experience

    Heroku And Salesforce Aim To Link Business Process and Customer Experience

    Salesforce announced today that it was releasing two new products to help ease the integration between Heroku mobile development tools and Salesforce 1. The new products should make it easier to create applications in Heroku and review data in almost real time as users interact with mobile apps. The first piece is called Salesforce 1 Heroku Connect. The second is the Salesforce 1… Read More

  • Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

    Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

    Cloud platform Heroku today announced a set of new tools for PHP developers that aim to give PHP the kind of enterprise-grade support the company already offers for Rails, Python, node.js and other languages. It’s no secret that PHP doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. While the language has developed quite a bit over the last few years — in large part thanks to… Read More

  • LovelyHeroku Offers A Better Way To Manage Apps And Services

    LovelyHeroku Offers A Better Way To Manage Apps And Services

    LovelyHeroku is a new breed of app that enables IT staff and developers to use their smartphones to manage their work on the Heroku platform-as-a-service (PaaS). It’s the kind of service that reflects how different work is these days now that we can carry it wherever we go. The service is the creation of Matija Bogdanovic, a computer science professor in Croatia, and Mario Danic, a… Read More

  • Heroku Launches Europe Region In Public Beta, Expects To Be Safe Harbor Certified Soon

    Heroku Launches Europe Region In Public Beta, Expects To Be Safe Harbor Certified Soon

    Heroku, the popular cloud platform as a service company, today announced the public launch of its Europe region. Developers will now be able to deploy their services closer to their European customers, which should result in markedly reduced latency for them. The company says it has observed performance improvements of 100ms or more per request for European end users. Heroku is built on top… Read More