Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

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I read the declarations by industry analysts on Twitter that this was “proof that you can’t build a business on somebody else’s platform” and perhaps DataSift should have known better. The post Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform.

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Framework Benchmarks


Authors Note: Were using the word "framework" loosely to refer to platforms, micro-frameworks, and full-stack frameworks. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact.

How to Quickly Build a Customer Base With Lead Generation Tools


But if you want to level things up, you can use a platform like OptinMonster to create popup forms, sliding forms, floating bars, and sidebars. After focusing on your site, it’s time to use an email marketing platform and move on to lead nurturing.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 16


Yes, that means that there are several frameworks and platforms that—when allowed to use HTTP pipelining—can completely saturate ten gigabit per second with ~140-byte response payloads using relatively cheap commodity servers.

Frameworks Round 6


July marks the fourth month of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms. The new plaintext test demonstrates the extremely high request routing throughput possible on very high-performance platforms.

Framework Benchmarks Round 15


And the perfect start is selecting high-performance platforms and frameworks. Among the many effects of this project, one of which we are especially proud is how it encourages platforms and frameworks to be fast—to elevate the high-water marks of performance potential.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7


After a several-month hiatus, Round 7 of our project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms is available! Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks!

Frameworks Round 5


We have posted Round 5 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms. Additionally, we have added a new test type focused on writes, wherein a variable number of database updates are executed per request.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application


A high-performance application (notably, one based on a high-performance platform) will be capable of performing modestly complex algorithmic work on behalf of users without necessarily requiring the construction of a complex system architecture. “It was running fine.”

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

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If a dispute cannot be self-resolved, parties then graduate to a dispute resolution marketplace of third party vendors,” Wan writes. ” Contracts could also be disputed if their execution was triggered accidentally or due to the actions of attackers trying to hack a platform.

Frameworks Round 1


Authors'' Note: We''re using the word "framework" loosely to refer to platforms, micro-frameworks, and full-stack frameworks. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2.

Performance competition is a good thing


As Ben Adams writes in his article detailing the achievement , that is 23 times better than prior to the start of optimization work within the framework! Not only for the specific achievement, or for the continued performance tuning to come, but also for what it represents : a concerted effort to make the platform provide application developers as much performance headroom as possible. We love this!

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

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Even as Quibi , the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo , reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion , rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short form serials.

Interview with Sunil Rajaraman, Scripped


to the business of script writing, and is looking to combine a free online tool for writing scripts with matching those scripts with content producers. Zak had an idea for a screen writing magazine, and was trying to make it as a screenwriter, and found out there was a lack of good resources for people trying to scrap and get to the top. He was independently working on a collaboration platform for writers, and eventually we all got on a phone together, and it clicked.

The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley

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McFedries, brud ‘s founder and chief executive, confirmed that the Miquela account had been hacked in a text exchange with me, writing, “some redditor idiots hacked the page we think.”

Everything about Java 8


At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Preview builds of Java 8, specifically the "Project Lambda" builds, can be downloaded from Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 8 Early Access with Lambda Support. It is essentially another way of writing Collections.newSetFromMap(new ConcurrentHashMap ()). It performs better than RRWL when used as a plain read-write lock.

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Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

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Warren also wanted regulation in place that would block companies making over $25 billion that operate as social media or search platforms or marketplaces from owning companies that also sell services on those marketplaces. “If big companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon are prevented from acquiring startups, that actually reduces competition,” Sirinivasan writes. One issue is do we need regulation on the full platform companies.

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

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Harris writes: “The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is willing to spend freely, even recklessly, to get there.

Pragmatism with Flavor


Platforms eschew threading and then re-invent threading anew. We work with clients to get them off the ground with a platform to build their business. You're in the thick of it and about to write a small chunk of server-side code. Curiously, the same sense doesn't necessarily apply to tuning and platform selection. However, a severe budget limitation may tip toward a platform with ready-to-use open source components that can be leveraged as-is or with minimal tweaks.

Framework Benchmarks Round 17


Write a blog entry and post the Round. For weeks, we have been stuck at step 4 waiting on me to write something, so I'm going to keep it short and sweet to get this out before Halloween. We suspect that over time, more platforms will support the "pipelining" capability, gradually re-balancing the stratification we're seeing. We're happy to announce that Round 17 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available.

Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. But the realist in me knew I couldn’t write daily nor could I convince you to think to check out my blog with regularity.

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

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There are so many moments from the Upfront Summit that I want to share with you — it just takes time to watch through all the videos, do write ups and still do my day job.

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off


I said, ''Hey, listen were going to start writing this newsletter and it''s going to highlight our trials and tribulations, our failures and our successes. If we had a blogging platform then, we would have been blogging. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’

Yardi Adds Bill Payment Feature


Santa Barbara-based YArdi , which develops property management software, said it has added the ability to pay bills through its platform. ACcording to Yardi, it now can process payments for account receivable and acocunts payable, as part of its Yardi Voyager property management and accounting platform.

A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

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These have the benefit to VCs of not cross-collateralizing returns and to LPs of being able to know the underlying asset before they write the check. I’ve heard a lot of people question whether there is too much money in venture capital chasing too few great deals. “We’re

Doppels Is the Birthday Matching App You’re Going to Love


After logging into your account via Facebook API, the platform uses your date of birth as the core data to help you calendar all of your friend’s birthdays and discover other people around you who also celebrate your special day.

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An Unlikely Unicorn:’s Journey From Garage To $1.3B Sale


Under Bruce’s innovative guidance, the company was an early adopter of the Internet, creating online videos long before platforms such as YouTube became ubiquitous. I had problems with reading and writing and comprehension and a lot of social abilities.

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Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? This is a post to help you figure out why you should write and what you should talk about. Write out the topic and maybe even the blog title.

How I Promise You One of the Most Meaningful Days of Your Life

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I promised her I would write about this experience for the LinkedIn platform so I didn’t write about yesterday’s trip here. I will write about that as soon as Caroline is ready.

Startup Spotlight: Final Exams, Santa Chatbot and Clean Up Your Email


ChatbotsBuilder is an online platform for easily building complete, effective and advanced autonomous chatbots for Facebook Messenger. December is the month where the flurry of the holidays are in full swing and students are starting to stress out in anticipation of final exams.

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Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool

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1/ Twitter started off positioned as a micro-blogging platform but in the end became more of an RSS reader. It forces clarity of writing & discrete ideas. Do with Tweetstorms & make it truly a microblogging platform! 9/ I think Medium is closest tool to a microblogging platform since it comments on a single concept within a post vs. comment at end. Planning a threaded Tweetstorm?

Use “switching costs” to your marketing advantage.


Know the cost to move from your existing platform, and estimate the switching costs for moving from a competitor’s product or service to yours. Pull out a piece of stationery that had been sitting unused for over a decade and write in longhand?

Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

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When you think about great companies that have survived market changes or platform changes you think about Facebook, Snapchat, Uber and the like and have to respect their great ability to constantly adapt.

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This Super Cool B-Corp Is Changing The Nonprofit World


Greathouse : From the outside looking it, it seems that HandUp is an ideal platform for corporations to give their employees a meaningful way to give back. Employees of companies on that platform can automatically contribute directly from their paychecks each pay cycle.

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