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5 Ways Cloud Apps Help Smart SMBs Focus on Their Business, Not the Technology to Run Their Business

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The cloud is everywhere, and has been for over two decades, yet many small businesses continue to run their businesses with in-house software. This is often time-consuming, expensive, and tedious to manage

Nvidia acquires Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion

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Nvidia confirmed that it is acquiring processor architecture firm Arm from Softbank for $40 billion. The deal confirms weeks of speculation. Read More.

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Nvidia is acquiring Arm for $40 billion

The Verge

Nvidia said Sunday it is acquiring chipmaker Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion. Arm will operate as an division of Nvidia and will remain headquartered in the UK, and, will “continue to operate its open-licensing model, while maintaining its global customer neutrality,” the company said.

After COVID, a hub-and-spoke office style could become the norm

Venture Beast

Most experts agree that a hybrid home/office work model will be the new norm for companies. And this will change the real estate footprint for many. Read More. Business category-/Business & Industrial/Business Operations remote work

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Feds proudly announce seizure of ‘counterfeit Apple AirPods’ that are actually OnePlus Buds

The Verge

In a truly bizarre situation that I’m still trying to wrap my head around, US Customs and Border Protection tonight tweeted that its officers had “recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, valued at $398K had they been genuine.”

iOS 14: What developers need to know

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Not sure what to expect when iOS 14 releases, or what you and your team should be doing to prepare? This guide will help game studios prepare. Read More.

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Why your team should be engaging with policy makers — now more than ever

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A single change in policy can transform the trajectory of your organization or even your industry as a whole. It's critical to be involved. Read More. Business category-/Business & Industrial category-/Law & Government/Government policy makers

It's official: Nvidia is acquiring Arm


Nvidia has announced that it has reached an agreement with SoftBank to acquire Arm Limited, in a transaction worth $40 billion financed using common stock and cash.

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Directors of Synchronic Ask You to Please Not Go See Their Movie

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Not all films getting released in theaters in these times are doing so with the enthusiastic support of their creators. Read more. synchronic anthony mackie james dornan covid 19 movie theaters

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Instagram may be planning to charge a fee to put links in captions, patent suggests

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Influencers, brace yourselves: Instagram may be considering charging a fee to add links to photo captions, a patent application suggests. Mike Murphy discovered it as part of his (fascinating!) weekly roundup of tech patents over at Protocol.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

How to add books to your library on Blinkist


Wouldn’t it be great to read a summary of a really long book you didn’t have time or simply didn’t have the patience to finish? Well, that’s possible thanks to professional book summaries service called Blinkist.

Apple’s AirPods Pro are back down to $200 at Staples

The Verge

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge. Staples is once again discounting Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds to $200 , knocking $50 off the usual retail price from now until September 19th. The retail chain held a similar weeklong promotion in August, but inventory sold out within a day.

For Some Strange Reason, Orcas Are Ramming Into Boats in Northern Spain

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Although the majority of orcas ignore boats at sea , there are a few in northern Spain that are apparently interested in ramming into them, setting off a string of questions and a bit of apprehension. Read more. orcas science spain mysteries


Facebook says it will remove false claims about who started wildfires in Oregon

The Verge

Heavy smoke obscures the Fremont Bridge on September 12 in Portland, Oregon | Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images. Facebook will remove from its platform false claims that the wildfires in Oregon were deliberately started by certain groups, according to policy communications director Andy Stone.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

While the West Coast Burns, NOAA Welcomes a Climate Change Denier Onboard

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently hired David Legates, a climate change denier who’s previously maintained that the sun is to blame for global warming and that the ocean’s rising CO2 levels are fine because it means we get bigger crabs , for a top position at the agency.


What to expect from Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event: Apple Watch Series 6, a redesigned iPad Air, and more

The Verge

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge. Apple’s first big fall event is happening on Tuesday, September 15th, but it may be much different than previous September events. Let’s address the elephant in the room up front: it doesn’t seem like there will be new iPhones.

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Amazon accused of price gouging throughout the pandemic


According to a damning report by Public Citizen, Amazon is being accused of excessive price gouging during the global pandemic. As more people pivoted to online shopping amidst stay-at-home mandates, Amazon's revenue soared -- but apparently so did some of its prices

Warner Bros. Is Refusing to Share Detailed Tenet Box Office Numbers

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Warner Bros. continues to make interesting decisions around the release and distribution of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet , this time breaking the generally agreed-upon norms of how box office profits are reported. Apparently, other studios in the business are not happy. Read more.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

New trailers this week: Rebecca, The Truffle Hunters, Sneakerheads, and of course Dune

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Lily James in Rebecca | Netflix. OK so I got out of my rerun rut and binged Away on Netflix over Labor Day and. I really wanted to like it! The acting was so good, and it looked beautiful, but the script just strained credibility at every turn.

Leaked AMD documents offer new Zen 3 details


Allegedly confidential documents have been leaked by Twitter user CyberPunkCat that seem to offer details on changes to Zen 3 that will come with the Ryzen 4000 desktop series, code named "Vermeer


The Xbox Series S plays Xbox One S versions of Xbox One games

The Verge

The Xbox Series X on top of an Xbox One X. Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge. Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S should offer impressive next-gen performance for its $299 price, but where does that leave the Xbox One X?

Soon We Might Get to See Mars in 8K

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and broadcaster NHK are teaming up to develop a space camera capable of filming in 4K and 8K resolutions to capture Mars like it’s never been seen before.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Samsung announces September 23rd event, likely for Galaxy S20 ‘Fan Edition’

The Verge

Image: Samsung. The last few weeks have seen the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2 , Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Watch 3 , a couple tablets, and more — but the company still isn’t finished with events just yet.

Walmart to start using autonomous drones for 1-hour delivery

Mashable VR

Starting next year, certain Walmart orders will literally fly to your door. The retailer announced a trial run with medical supply drone delivery company Zipline early Monday.

Pennyworth's Second Season Will Feature Bruce Wayne, Uh, Kind Of

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every Batman prequel will feature Bruce Wayne eventually. But it usually doesn’t occur like this. Read more. pennyworth batman alfred epix dc entertainment dc warner bros baby batman


TikTok will reportedly sell to Oracle after Microsoft bid rejected

Mashable VR

Oracle has beat out Microsoft to win the bid for TikTok 's U.S. operations, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

The Complete Guide to Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing is a diagnostic technique that reveals how a set of services coordinate to handle individual user requests. Distributed tracing helps enable loosely coupled work across teams for fast, independent problem-solving.

Zipline and Walmart to launch drone deliveries of health and wellness products

The Verge

Zipline. Zipline is partnering with Walmart for a new drone delivery operation in the US, the companies announced. The program is for on-demand deliveries of health and wellness products and will begin in a trial early next year near Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Elon Musk thinks his baby's full name sounds like a password

Mashable VR

"Sorry?". That was Tesla CEO Elon Musk's initial response to a reporter inquiring about Baby X Æ A-12 at the under-construction Gigafactory Berlin Tesla electric car factory earlier in September. After hearing the question again, Musk laughed and finally recognized the name. "Oh,

How to update the payment method on Gaia


Gaia is a video streaming service focused on mindfulness, yoga, meditations, and more. You can explore the content and see what’s available with the help of a 7-days free trial.

Tesla Supercharger glitch gives free charge to all EVs in Europe

Mashable VR

Super-fast charging for Tesla electric vehicles just arrived in new cities in Germany. The only problem? Any electric vehicle can take advantage of the new charging stations. For free.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.