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Ethereum Is Building the Internet of Value

October 13, 2020 | internet | No Comments

The internet is at the cusp of entering a new phase, one where entrenched rulers are dethroned, more power is reclaimed by individuals and value moves as freely as cat GIFs.

To understand why we need a better internet in the first place, consider this question: Isn’t it weird the internet isn’t good at money? Think about it. The applications we use every day to search, to communicate, even to shop; the companies that dominate the web are very bad at dealing with money, even if they’re very good at making it. There’s a separate checkout process, where you repeatedly enter all your information. Cards issued in some countries don’t work on local websites in other countries. Sometimes you wait for what feels like an eternity watching that tiny wheel turn, to have the transaction fail. 

Camila Russo is the founder of The Defiant, a content platform focusing on decentralized

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The internet is at the cusp of entering a new phase, one where entrenched rulers are dethroned, more power is reclaimed by individuals and value moves as freely as cat GIFs.

To understand why we need a better internet in the first place, consider this question: Isn’t it weird the internet isn’t good at money? Think about it. The applications we use every day to search, to communicate, even to shop; the companies that dominate the web are very bad at dealing with money, even if they’re very good at making it. There’s a separate checkout process, where you repeatedly enter all your information. Cards issued in some countries don’t work on local websites in other countries. Sometimes you wait for what feels like an eternity watching that tiny wheel turn, to have the transaction fail. 

Camila Russo is the founder of The Defiant, a content platform focusing on decentralized

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Lessons On Building Data-Driven Enterprises

October 12, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Chet Kapoor, Chairman & CEO at DataStax.

I joined DataStax as the chairman and CEO in October 2019. One of the best parts of this role, and all my previous roles, has been spending time getting to know some of the brightest tech leaders from global enterprises.

Building data-driven enterprises is at the forefront of innovation. Scaling multibillion-dollar businesses is no small feat in any year, and 2020 has been especially unique. As I reflected on interactions with global CIOs and tech leaders, a few learnings jumped out at me.

1. Become a data-driven enterprise — starting now.

Building innovative and scalable business models is not easy. Many of those who are succeeding in 2020 were already ahead when it came to their data and digital strategies. That being said, 2020 has forced every leader to evaluate their approach, innovate, and accelerate their digital and data transformation.

FedEx has

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In the last decade, decentralized platforms have taken the data world by storm. Top programmers aspire to create more efficient and effective platforms than ever, making the market for these products one of the most competitive in the world. Meet the five APAC entrepreneurs disrupting their industry, transforming the future of decentralized platforms and navigating their way towards digital transformation.

                                    

                                             Simon Kim, Founder and CEO of Hashed

The mind behind Hashed, Simon Kim is a serial South Korean entrepreneur, blockchain thought leader, and evangelist. Previously, he served as the CPO of Knowre, an adaptive mathematics learning platform. Today, Kim balances his distinguished roles of venture partner at Softbank Ventures Asia, member of the 4th Revolution Committee of South Korea’s Parliament, and Director of the Korea Blockchain Association. He also participates in the Busan Blockchain Free Zone

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Many website owners have faced the following scenario quite often: After creating and publishing the best piece of content ever on their website, they sit back and hope to see it show up in Google – and then, nothing happens.

Holbaek (Denmark), and Karlsruhe (Germany) — Two guys from Denmark (Brian Petersen) and Germany(Fabian Pott) are dealing with the same struggle as every other website owners: SEO.

“Build it, and they would come” does not seem to work, say the two. Especially on a brand-new domain without any authority in the eyes of Google.

“Without a reputation, you are a nobody, and Google needs to see and understand that you have relevance to rank you in Google – and the secret sauce is to gain links from sites that already have gained trust and authority,” says Brian Petersen.

By gaining links from relevant sites in a niche, it is

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When Priyanka Sharma took the reins at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this summer, it was hard to say whether her timing was auspicious or ominous.

As general manager of the organization that oversees the fast-growing open source movement, she is in an immensely influential position. But with a global pandemic upending everyone’s plans, she knew the foundation’s priorities would need to adapt.

For four months now, she’s been trying to strike a balance between helping the foundation navigate its technical mission and tending to the well-being of its community. What she’s learned so far is that both aspects are essential for an open source movement to thrive.

“Many people are like, ‘Oh, what a terrible time to walk into this job,’” Sharma said. “But I think it’s been really good because I’ve had a chance to step up and help the community go through a challenging period.”

A

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Forrester, the independent research firm, recently helped unveil the concept of value-based DevOps. It’s the idea that companies not only want to develop software with greater efficiency and transparency – but also more profitably.

That sounds obvious, but value is seldom part of the discussion in DevOps.

Forrester is seeking to put that right and this infographic shows the data underpinning their thinking. They surveyed a number of organizations to identify priorities, challenges and outcomes around three major value-based DevOps characteristics: transparency, efficiency and value.

Of particular interest are the challenges that may upset value streams. These must be prioritized by firms hoping to leverage value-based DevOps. There are three clear problem areas:

  • Outdated processes that are inconsistent with agile work methods
  • Silo-based project delivery
  • A lack of end-to-end insight into the end-to-end process that connects planning with work

Most companies are addressing these problems to some degree, but few

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FAIRFIELD, CT — A commercial building in Fairfield recently added two new tenants.

Elinco International Inc. has leased 7,406 square feet of warehouse space on the first floor of 418 Meadow St., while Atmos Air is leasing 3,072 square feet of offices on the second floor, according to a Sept. 25 news release from Southport-based commercial real estate firm Angel Commercial LLC.

“It is great to have found tenants that can utilize the space to help grow their business while remaining in Fairfield,” Angel Commercial LLC President Jon Angel said in the news release. “… The building is in an excellent commuter location with easy access to I-95, Exits 23 & 24.”

Angel was the sole broker in both transactions. Elinco International will take over the space previously occupied by the Fairfield Public Schools maintenance department, according to Jacqueline Greenwood, marketing director for the firm.

Within the last year, the

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The news cycle this week seemed to grab people by the collar and shake them violently. On Wednesday, Palantir went public. The secretive company with ties to the military, spy agencies, and ICE is reliant on government contracts and intent on racking up more sensitive data and contracts in the U.S. and overseas.

Following a surveillance-as-a-service blitz last week, Amazon introduced Amazon One, which allows touchless biometric scans of people’s palms for Amazon or third-party customers. The company claims palm scans are less invasive than other forms of biometric identifiers like facial recognition.

On Thursday afternoon, in the short break between an out-of-control presidential debate and the revelation that the president and his wife had contracted COVID-19, Twitter shared more details about how it created AI that appears to prefer white faces over black faces. In a blog post, Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal and chief design officer

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