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Wall Street's year in the public cloud: we tracked how big banks are making strides in using the tech

  • But thanks to fears and uncertainties around the security and resiliency of the tech, Wall Street's adoption of the public cloud has been a slow burn.
  • However, this year proved to be a big one for the duo, as banks showed an increased willingness to move more of their workloads over, culminating in November with one of the industry's longest holdouts announcing its intention to work with a new public cloud provider.
  • From moving workloads to opening new offices, Wall Street's growing acceptance of the public cloud was evident in the resources it was putting into the tech in 2019.
  • However, the big bank announced late this year it had intentions to finally move some tools to the public cloud.
  • IBM turned Wall Street's public cloud security fears into an opportunity to work with Bank of America on a new product.

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Google’s Submarine Cable Curie Will Add a Panama Branch

  • The construction of Curie, Google’s own submarine cable that runs from Los Angeles to Valparaíso, Chile, is complete, the company said – at least construction of the main trunk.
  • The company said it would be the first branch on the cable (implying that others may be added in the future) and boost overall connectivity and bandwidth to Central America while helping Google connect its global cloud platform to more networks in the region.
  • Other hyperscale platforms – Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon – also made their own submarine cable investments in recent years.
  • It has since announced construction of two more wholly owned private submarine cables: Dunant, expected to come online in 2020 to shuttle data between the US and France; and Equiano, which will run between South Africa and Portugal when it lights up sometime next year, if all goes according to plan.

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Isolationist Gaming Powerhouse Riot Games is Hedging Its Bets

  • Until recently, Riot Games was an indie developer turned isolationist gaming powerhouse.
  • The League of Legends creator operated on a plane of existence separate from the mainstream gaming industry.
  • To commemorate the tenth anniversary of League of Legends, the studio drew back the curtain on six new games.
  • From digital collectible card game Runeterra to Diablo-like dungeon crawler MMO Project F, by way of Project F, a tactical FPS redolent of Overwatch, Riot heads into uncharted territory.
  • Unsurprisingly, both are based on the League of Legends franchise, but they are single-player narrative-driven titles.
  • Both are via Riot’s newly announced Riot Forge, a publishing branch that sees third-party partner studios pitch and then develop ‘completable’ games set in the League of Legends universe.
  • Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a turn-based role-playing game from Airship Syndicate.
  • League of Legends as a standalone multiplayer MOBA has an expiry date.

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Topeka will pay you up to $15,000 just to move there

  • Topeka, the state capital, is offering potential new residents up to $15,000 to move there.
  • A pilot program called "Choose Topeka" will match employer funds put up for people who move to Topeka and live and work there for a year, city and Shawnee County economic development groups announced Thursday.
  • The program will pay up to $10,000 to people who rent and $15,000 to those who purchase or rehabilitate a home, according to the news release from the Greater Topeka Partnership.
  • The funds are available for 40 to 60 new residents in the program's initial run, the release said.
  • The performance-based incentives only kick in a year after the employee has relocated and "could be used for all types of moving related expenses," the release said.

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The Game Awards 2019: the 12 biggest announcements

  • This year saw a massive revealed of the next Xbox — the Xbox Series X — along with the very first PlayStation 5 title.
  • On top of that, we had news and trailers for big games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, League of Legends, and more.
  • In addition to a new console, Microsoft also revealed one of its first first-party games for the Xbox Series X.
  • Not to be outdone, the PlayStation 5 was also mentioned at the event thanks to Godfall, a new game from Gearbox that will be launching on Sony’s next console.
  • The goal is to partner with indie studios for new experiences set inside of the League of Legends universe, and the first titles are called Ruined King and Convergence.
  • Ahead of the game’s March launch, Square Enix revealed yet another trailer for the much-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII for the PS4.

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'Pokémon Go' is getting better for rural, remote players - Business Insider

  • In a blog post on Thursday night, developer Niantic gave a sign that it's finally taking steps to address this problem with a "Pokémon migration" that promises to more evenly distribute the namesake pocket monsters all over the world.
  • In doing so, it has "nearly doubled the number of locations where Pokémon can be found in the wild around the world," per the blog post.
  • Along similar lines, Niantic recently announced Wayfarer, a system to allow select players of "Pokémon Go" (and other Niantic titles like "Ingress") to nominate real-life places to serve as Pokéstops and Pokémon Gyms in the game.
  • As part of its blog post on Thursday, Niantic indicated that all "Pokémon Go" players will be eligible to vote on those location nominations, with winners set to be included in the game.

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'Pokémon Go' is getting better for rural, remote players - Business Insider

  • In a blog post on Thursday night, developer Niantic gave a sign that it's finally taking steps to address this problem with a "Pokémon migration" that promises to more evenly distribute the namesake pocket monsters all over the world.
  • In doing so, it has "nearly doubled the number of locations where Pokémon can be found in the wild around the world," per the blog post.
  • Along similar lines, Niantic recently announced Wayfarer, a system to allow select players of "Pokémon Go" (and other Niantic titles like "Ingress") to nominate real-life places to serve as Pokéstops and Pokémon Gyms in the game.
  • As part of its blog post on Thursday, Niantic indicated that all "Pokémon Go" players will be eligible to vote on those location nominations, with winners set to be included in the game.

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'Pokémon Go' is finally fixing a problem that's plagued it since launch, and players in rural areas should be thrilled

  • In a blog post on Thursday night, developer Niantic gave a sign that it's finally taking steps to address this problem with a "Pokémon migration" that promises to more evenly distribute the namesake pocket monsters all over the world.
  • In doing so, it has "nearly doubled the number of locations where Pokémon can be found in the wild around the world," per the blog post.
  • Along similar lines, Niantic recently announced Wayfarer, a system to allow select players of "Pokémon Go" (and other Niantic titles like "Ingress") to nominate real-life places to serve as Pokéstops and Pokémon Gyms in the game.
  • As part of its blog post on Thursday, Niantic indicated that all "Pokémon Go" players will be eligible to vote on those location nominations, with winners set to be included in the game.

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Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to president and COO

  • Salesforce announced today that it has named Bret Taylor as president and chief operating officer of the company.
  • Prior to today’s promotion, Taylor held the position of president and chief product officer.
  • In his new position, Taylor will be responsible for a number of activities, including leading Salesforce’s global product vision, engineering, security, marketing and communications.
  • In fact, Benioff said in a statement that Taylor has already been responsible for product vision, development and go-to-market strategy prior to today’s promotion.
  • Ray Wang, founder and principal analyst at Constellation Research, agrees, saying Taylor is a rising star at Salesforce.
  • “As the guy who invented the Like button at Facebook, Google Maps and other innovations, he’s the Chosen One to take the technologies teams further,” Wang said.
  • He was promoted to president and chief product officer in November 2017.
  • Prior to launching Quip he was chief technology officer at Facebook.

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The CFO of credit card startup Brex said that its 'made sense' to take on $200 million in debt financing as the company picks up the pace on growth

  • The cherry on top of the company's year is a whopping $200 million round of debt financing led by banking giant Credit Suisse, the company announced Wednesday.
  • The financing will help fund the company's e-commerce credit card, also launched this year, Brex CFO Michael Tannenbaum told Business Insider.
  • This is the second debt financing round for Brex in 2019, and its third funding event of the year, according to PitchBook data.
  • Tannenbaum said that the venture fundraising and the debt "serve different purposes." It doesn't make sense for Brex to dilute equity in the company just to get the cash it needs to back the core credit-related aspects of its business, he said.
  • To help steady the course, Brex also announced Wednesday that it was bringing on former American Express underwriter Mira Srinivasan as Head of Credit and fintech startup exec Erica Dorfman as VP of Cash.

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