Who doesn’t listen to podcasts these days? There’s something for every niche imaginable – and people are streaming, downloading, and tuning in. According to Martech, there are now 550,00 active podcasts in 100 languages and more than 18,000,000 episodes – and the numbers are growing exponentially. And now National Public Radio – creators of some of the most popular podcasts – have come out with a podcast analytics platform they’ve dubbed Remote Audio Data (RAD).
By now we’ve all heard the news about Amazon splitting it’s HQ2 between Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. While the split was certainly unexpected, it should come as no surprise that this decision was one driven by talent.
In a further justification of this decision being a good bet for Jeff Bezos & Co, Forrester Research just released an independent report that shows New York City has more tech workers than any other city in the country. The 333,000 tech workers in NYC beat out San Francisco by 23,000.
In a good restaurant the food is usually served whenever you are ready for it. The waiter serves the entree after the appetizer. Same with the dessert, it will be served when the customer is ready for it to be consumed. Google Chrome soon will serve media in a browser similar to the way food is served in a restaurant. Via built-in lazy loading.
Back in May of last year, the FCC’s website went down. At the time, the agency blamed it on DDoS attacks – a claim that was disbelieved by many, especially net neutrality supporters because the timing coincided with a relevant segment John Oliver did on Last Week Tonight that presumably drove large amounts of traffic to the site with an intent of voicing opposition to a net neutrality repeal. Continue reading
A little over a month ago, Microsoft acquired GitHub – the go-to versioning platform for many in the open source community. We shared a few of our thoughts about this news when it happened, but we’re really interested to hear if other folks think this may change their approach to using GitHub.
However, during Microsoft’s E3 Conference I heard a couple of things that really peeked my interest that hints at how Xbox is approaching the future of gaming. Continue reading
Aside from the obvious convenience and choice that e-commerce has always offered, an often overlooked factor in its success in the US over the years has been the fact that sales tax did not have to be collected by a business if they didn’t have a physical presence in the state that they are selling within.
In effect this has led to the majority of online sales being tax-free – great for consumers and great for companies as they did not have to navigate state and local tax codes. Continue reading
Following a very brief period of speculation, Microsoft, the ubiquitous tech behemoth that needs no introduction, has purchased the developer community’s darling code sharing
service, GitHub. Founded in 2008, GitHub quickly rose to prominence among developers and in three short years as a startup received $100M in Series A capital from Andreessen Horowitz.
What makes this technology groundbreaking is that Duplex is able to have a very human-like conversation without the person it is speaking to suspect that they are talking to a machine. Continue reading