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Headless Brands

  • Most small companies have a position (often CEO, CMO, or VP of Marketing), who is nominally in charge of tending to the brand, i.e. managing the impressions and expectations that people have about the product.
  • Despite widespread deployment of these methods, managing reputation and controlling brand narrative requires substantial company resources and is a significant vector of market risk.
  • Corporations which own the majority of their own shares, and which centralize workers (production) and governance (strategic direction), can claim the right to to centrally manage their visual identity, messaging, and other "brand assets." For such corporations, influencer marketing might thus be viewed as a concession of narrative control.
  • Web 1.0 and 2.0 network technologies eliminated the marginal cost to distribute an idea and pushed the power to narrative formation out to the network, leading to both the chaos of real-time social media brand dynamics and the cohering force of influencer marketing.

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Here is a list of the largest banks in the United States by assets

  • With 78% of the top 100 US merchants accepting contactless transactions, providing contactless credit and debit cards helps attract users who prefer digital banking methods — and according to Business Insider Intelligence, 44% of US consumers prefer contactless payments.
  • Acquiring and investing in startups and other businesses, combined with the decision to explore new ways to integrate technology with existing banking services, has allowed Goldman Sachs to become one of the largest banks in the US.
  • After acquiring Solium Capital, a global provider of Software-as-a-Service for stock administration, financial reporting, and compliance, Morgan Stanley gained access to new technology and millennial employees who propelled the company into the digital banking market.
  • According to Business Insider Intelligence, Terry Dolan –chief financial officer of U.S. Bancorp – said that the bank plans to partner with fintechs inorder to maintain competitive banking technology.

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5 handy tips for managers leading large teams — without getting overwhelmed by the pressure

  • Management principles such as instilling a growth mindset in your employees or leading with empathy can pose a noteworthy obstacle in and of themselves, but when you are responsible for managing a large team, that challenge can become even greater.
  • The larger your team, the harder it can be to give each person the individual attention they deserve while still finding time for other important management tasks.
  • Delegating to the right people will help you avoid burnout, improve the team's overall productivity, give you more time for managing individual team members, and even free up some personal time.
  • Micro-management tasks are still important, but taking a step back and zooming out will help you better identify needs for realigning your goals or making adjustments to improve team effectiveness.

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Web development platform built entirely in PostgreSQL

  • Aquameta is a web-based IDE for full-stack web development.
  • Developers can manage HTML, CSS, Javascript, database schema, views, templates, routes, tests and documentation, and do version control, branching, pushing, pulling, user management and permissions, all from a single web-based IDE.
  • Under the hood, Aquameta is a "datafied" web stack, built entirely in PostgreSQL.
  • The structure of a typical web framework is represented in Aquameta as big database schema with 6 postgreSQL schemas containing ~60 tables, ~50 views and ~90 stored procedures.
  • To install, setup a clean Ubuntu 18 or Debian 9 instance.
  • Functional prototypes have been developed in XML, RDF and MySQL, but PostgreSQL is the first database discovered that has the functionality necessary to achieve something close to practical, and huge advances in web technology like WebRTC, ES6 modules, and more have shown some light at the end of the tunnel.

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AWS Series: Free AWS Services

  • IAM lets you control access to your AWS services and and resources.
  • Make sure you have a plan for who gets access to what by using the Policy Simulator which is also offered at no charge by AWS.
  • While this service is free of charge, the cost of the EC2 you are running is paid for with the Dedicated, On-Demand, Reserved Instances, and Spot pricing models.
  • AWS CloudFormation lets you set up resources in an orderly and predictable way using sample templates, or create your own to match your use case.
  • Use the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator and the CloudFormation Designer so you know what you will be charged for.
  • AWS OpsWorks is a service that allows you to use code to automate the configurations of your servers.
  • You won't pay to use AWS Elastic Beanstalk but you do pay for the services deployed.

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AWS Series: Free AWS Services

  • IAM lets you control access to your AWS services and and resources.
  • Make sure you have a plan for who gets access to what by using the Policy Simulator which is also offered at no charge by AWS.
  • While this service is free of charge, the cost of the EC2 you are running is paid for with the Dedicated, On-Demand, Reserved Instances, and Spot pricing models.
  • AWS CloudFormation lets you set up resources in an orderly and predictable way using sample templates, or create your own to match your use case.
  • Use the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator and the CloudFormation Designer so you know what you will be charged for.
  • AWS OpsWorks is a service that allows you to use code to automate the configurations of your servers.
  • You won't pay to use AWS Elastic Beanstalk but you do pay for the services deployed.

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Effective Codes of Conduct

  • Within a couple of weeks of its creation, some members drafted a Code of Conduct based on the flurry of discussions around the topic, and what to do about conflict in this new community.
  • Ongoing conflicts over community management in lgbtq.technology's #meta channel eventually reached a point where it became clear us admins needed to try something else.
  • I wrote a new Code of Conduct for it, as well as a custom Slack bot which added the concept of a "private channel listing" where members could request invites into the channel but not see their contents right off the bat.
  • Following my report on my experiences over in WeAllJS, lgbtq.technology ended up adopting a similar enforcement process in its Code of Conduct.

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HyperFlex at SAP TechEd

  • It was great to be a part of the SAP Innovation Showcase, where I was responsible for running the SAP Data Intelligence Hub on Cisco Container Platform(CCP) live on the show floor.
  • In this showcase demo, we focused on how modern retail companies who need intelligent systems can automatically detect and correct product shelf positioning, manage inventory based on customer buying behavior, shape impulse purchases via smart recommendations and via the cloud (SAP Analytics Cloud) compare, and contrast product sales across different sites (In parallel to SAP TechEd in Vegas, the same demo was run at the Strata conference in New York).
  • I could see the wheels of opportunity turning as they realized they now had an easy “appliance” way of getting hardware plus software (Cisco Container Platform on HyperFlex) with GPUs integrated and with the SAP Data Hub bits pre-installed to run SAP Data Intelligence all supported by a single vendor (Cisco).

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Former Dropbox CTO Quentin Clark just joined General Catalyst as a managing director

  • He joins a team of enterprise investors within the firm that includes Steve Herrod, himself the former CTO of VMWare; Paul Sagan, the former CEO of Akamai; and Holly Maloney, who joined GC as its first female managing director roughly two years ago after spending seven years with North Bridge Venture Partners in Boston.
  • To find out a bit more, we talked late last week with Clark — who’d previously spent two years in the C-suite as SAP and 20 years with Microsoft before that — to learn why now is the right time to become an investor, and what he’s particularly interested in seeing.
  • I moved down here five years ago and was introduced to a bunch of great folks in the venture community, including Hemant Taneja [of GC] and Reid Hoffman and I spent time with different investments in their portfolios, helping to advise them and investing and that kind of stuff.

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Venture funds have poured $24.6 billion into proptech so far this year. Deal sizes and the number of funding rounds are expected to keep growing.

  • The report also predicted that 2020 will be the year when category winners will begin to be solidified in real estate tech, and that both the number of funding rounds and the size of deals will continue to increase.
  • The two largest categories, real estate and finance and flexible space, raised $27.88 and $22.76 billion, respectively.
  • Real estate and finance encompasses a wide range of companies from Airbnb's hospitality platform to iBuyer Opendoor and real estate brokerage Compass, while flexible space is a tighter group that includes WeWork, its competitors, and coliving startups.
  • While real estate and finance startups raised the most capital, they also saw seven times as many transactions as  flexible space businesses.
  • Read more: Investing in real estate tech companies like Zillow and Compass is a nearly $15 billion opportunity.

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