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Startups Weekly: Tech unicorns look to IPOs as Lemonade, Accolade boom

  • Today, more and more companies are back to their previous plans, with Lemonade and Accolade finding an enthusiastic public this week, following Agora’s pop last Friday, as Alex Wilhelm has been covering.
  • Sure, you can raise more private capital like Palantir and DoorDash have, but so what; if you want to defend your valuation, isn’t this the market that was hoped for?
  • A very small number plan to go fully “remote.” Many cited the continuing benefits of face-to-face interaction when trying to build the team culture so crucial with early-stage companies.
  • The technology was almost there in a lot of cases, but the real issue was that the stakes to beat the major players to market were so high that many entrants pushed out boring, general consumer products.

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Harry Triguboff strikes back at former lawyer

  • Billionaire developer Harry Triguboff has hit back at Meriton's former top lawyer who is suing the company and its founder, claiming the ex-group general counsel was fired not because he refused to lie in an affidavit but because of his "ineptitude" for the job.
  • Joseph Callaghan alleges he was fired from his $350,000-a-year job by the 87-year-old property developer earlier this year because he would not exaggerate in an affidavit about the time it took the City of Sydney Council to approve one of Meriton's buildings, despite pressure from Mr Triguboff.
  • Mr Callaghan alleges Mr Triguboff asked him during a meeting in February, in front of witnesses, where in an affidavit that had been filed by the company to the Land and Environment Court it said that it had taken the City of Sydney Council "three years to approve my building".

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Algolia introduces pay-as-you-go pricing for search

  • Now, whether you are a developer working on a small side project or a larger company looking to provide a better consumer-grade search experience, Algolia has you covered.
  • In the monthly “pay for what you use” model, a unit represents 1,000 search requests consumed in a month and 1,000 records within Algolia indexes during the month.
  • In addition, to provide more customers access to some of our advanced features, Premium features like Search Analytics, Event Analytics and A/B Testing are now available in the Standard plan.
  • We believe the new pricing plan will benefit and have a positive impact for our customers, especially the developer community that is now able to easily try and then easily buy Algolia—with a transparent and predictable cost, along with access to more advanced features than ever before.

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IBM Has Open Sourced Its Edge Device Platform and Wishes AWS and Microsoft Got On Board

  • After more than four years spent building an edge-device management platform, IBM recently open sourced it, contributing it to an effort within the Linux Foundation to create an open framework for edge computing.
  • Called Open Horizon, the technology is the backbone of IBM's proprietary Edge Application Manager, but according to High, it was designed as an open source project from the beginning.
  • IBM contributed Open Horizon to Linux Foundation's LF Edge, an umbrella organization for a series of projects all focused on building the open edge computing framework, in May. LF Edge was created in 2019 with five projects, anchored by the EdgeX Foundry platform for IoT.
  • In addition to sheer numbers and the fact that compute is no longer confined to data centers and employee workstations, it means more processor types, operating systems, vendor-supplied software, DevOps requirements, and the like.

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The great stink in software pipelines

  • Fast forward to 2020 and you’ll see that modern software pipelines face a similar “Great Stink” due, in no small part, to the vast adoption of continuous integration (CI), the practice of merging all developers’ working copies into a shared mainline several times a day, and continuous delivery (CD), the ability to get changes of all types — including new features, configuration changes, bug fixes and experiments — into production, or into the hands of users, safely and quickly in a sustainable way.
  • Everyone is employing CI/CD to accelerate software delivery; yet the ever-growing backlog of intermittent and sporadic test failures is doing the exact opposite.
  • What value is there in a system that, in an effort to accelerate software delivery, knowingly leaves a backlog of bugs that does the exact opposite?

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Facebook discovers it shared user data with at least 5,000 app developers after a cutoff data

  • The company explained on Wednesday it recently discovered an issue that had allowed app developers to continue receiving this information beyond the 90 days of inactivity that is meant to cut off data access until the user returns to the app and again re-authenticates.
  • In 2018, Facebook had announced a change to the way app developers would be able access Facebook user data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw the personal data of 87 million Facebook users compromised.
  • Among many new restrictions to Facebook’s API platform, it introduced a stricter review process for the use of Facebook Login for apps and said it would block apps’ access to user personal data after three months of non-use.
  • Facebook’s Terms also allow Facebook to audit third-party apps by requesting either remote or physical access to the developers’ systems, according to these terms, to ensure compliance with its policies.

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Things I wish I had known when I started programming, Part 4 (2019)

  • This is especially true if you are starting at an entry position, where you'll most likely work on some old application the company has been running for more than a decade.
  • The huge difference between how we perceive maintenance work and new project development is a sad thing.
  • On one hand, most of the really important job with high impact happens on those legacy systems, whereas The Next Big Thing often goes bust.
  • On the other hand, that cool new app will be legacy as soon as it hits production and you start receiving new requirements.
  • We should start seeing maintenance work under a more positive light.
  • Learn to love maintenance work, it's most likely what you'll spend doing most of the time as a programmer.
  • Keep working hard, in no time you will become an important part of the team and your contributions will start to have an impact.

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AR 1.0 is dead: Here's what it got wrong

  • The first wave of AR startups offering smart glasses is now over, with a few exceptions.
  • The Canadian company had raised nearly $200 million, but the release of its Focals 2.0 smart glasses has been cancelled, a bittersweet end for its soft landing.
  • Many AR startups before North made huge promises and raised huge amounts of capital before flaring out in a similarly dramatic fashion.
  • The technology was almost there in a lot of cases, but the real issue was that the stakes to beat the major players to market were so high that many entrants pushed out boring, general consumer products.
  • In a race to be everything for everybody, the industry relied on nascent developer platforms to do the dirty work of building their early use cases, which contributed heavily to nonexistent user adoption.
  • To succeed, the next generation of consumer AR glasses will have to nail this.

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Apply for the Alexa Web API for Games Developer Preview

  • Customers can interact with the web app using a variety of modes such as voice through the skill, touch on devices with touch screens, and remotes on Fire TVs. Ticket to Ride, Masamune’s Room, Lemonade Stand, and Goal Scorer are game skills that were built using Alexa Web API for Games: Ticket to Ride (UK, US, FR) and Ticket to Ride Europe (UK, US, FR): New companion game for the popular Ticket to Ride board game by Days of Wonder.
  • With Alexa Web API for Games, you can take advantage of your knowledge of existing web technologies to create high-end voice based games with HTML/CSS/Javascript or 3D experiences with WebGL.
  • Customers can interact with the web app using a variety of modes such as voice through the skill, touch on devices with touch screens, and remotes on Fire TVs. Alexa Web API for Games will be supported on Echo Show devices and select Fire TVs*.

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Crash Bandicoot 4 Dev Says 'No Microtransactions' - But I Don't Believe It

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time won’t feature micro-transactions, according to developer Toys For Boys.
  • The phrase had fans speculating that Activision would find a way to weave micro-transactions into the fourth mainline entry of the beloved series.
  • If Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled taught us anything, it’s that Activision is more than happy to sneak in micro-transactions post-launch.
  • In Nitro-Fueled’s case, developer Beenox confirmed that the game would be micro-transactions-free weeks before release.
  • One month after launch, Activision dropped an update introducing micro-transactions, specifically the ability to buy in-game currency.
  • Players can spend Wumpa Coins, as the game calls the currency, on character and cosmetic items.
  • While its unwise to jump to conclusions before Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time’s arrives in October, we’re talking about Activision.
  • Don’t be surprised if micro-transactions find their way into the game post-release.

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