MongoDB IPO, Docker Enterprise Edition, and Uber settles FTC allegations — SD Times news digest: August 16, 2017

The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target. Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart … continue reading

Girls in Tech’s Adriana Gascoigne: ‘We have a long way to go’

Another day, another headline highlighting gender equality and diversity in the tech workplace. The most recent story? A leaked 10-page screed from a Google engineer who insists that women in the tech workplace are not underrepresented because of bias and sexism, but because of “inherent psychological differences between men and women.” Yet, companies like Uber, … continue reading

New open-source framework Fission available, build web apps with Tandem Code, and Android Nougat’s developer public beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 31, 2017

Fission, a new open-source Serverless Function (FaaS) framework for Kubernetes, lets developers easily create HTTP services on Kubernetes from functions with Node.js and Python support. To use Fission, developers need to create functions and add them with a common language interface. Then they can associate the functions with HTTP routes, Kubernetes events, and other triggers. … continue reading

Calling an Uber just got easier with Google Maps’ new update

Navigating a major city can be challenging for even the full-time city dweller, and Google wants to change that with its updated ride services experience, which allows people to book an Uber directly from Google Maps without leaving the application. Last year, Google introduced the new ride services mode to Google Maps, giving users the … continue reading

Amazon Go in beta, Tableau releases data education report, and Uber debuts Uber AI Labs and new acquisition—SD Times news digest: Dec. 5, 2016

Amazon has introduced a beta of Amazon Go, a 1,800 square-foot location in Seattle that uses deep learning and sensors to keep track of what people are buying. The goal of Amazon Go is to create “a new kind of store with no checkout required,” according to the company. Shopping at the Amazon Go store … continue reading

DevOps Velocity kicks off: Speakers talk reliability, collaboration and user experience

This year’s O’Reilly Velocity conference on DevOps and web performance began this morning at the New York Hilton. Keynote speakers briefed attendees on everything from “the serverless world” to data analytics, but a few talks focused on real-world scenarios that developers and IT leaders can learn and apply to their own organization in order to … continue reading

Shippable’s new Continuous Delivery platform, Automic updates Release Automation platform, and KDevelop 5.0—SD Times news digest: Aug. 25, 2016

Shippable has added key features to its new Continuous Deployment platform, which can be used by software organizations that are looking to further streamline the process of shipping their software. According to Shippable, the workflow required to get applications from source code into production can be complicated. Shippable’s new platform aims to solve this complication … continue reading

Report: Uber to invest in global mapping

Uber is trying to move away from its Google Maps-dependent platform. According to the Financial Times, the company is investing US$500 million in a global mapping initiative. Uber is already using vehicles across the United States (and now Mexico) to map locations and collect images. Brian McClendon, vice president of advanced technologies at Uber, explained … continue reading

UberRUSH API opens to public, Thomas J. Perkins dies, and Mozilla’s Secure Open Source Fund—SD Times news digest: June 10, 2016

The UberRUSH API had been in private beta since January, and now it’s officially open to the public. The RUSH API is a solution for companies looking to build or streamline last-mile logistics. Anyone can build on-demand delivery right into an existing business, or create something on their own, according to a company announcement. Some … continue reading

Uber’s self-driving car hits Pittsburgh’s roads

Uber is unveiling its first self-driving car in the Steel City. The company announced a test car developed at its Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh will be hitting the roads in the next coming weeks. “If you’re driving around Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, you might see a strange sight: a car that looks … continue reading

Microsoft’s Holoportation, Uber’s Code on the Road, and the Android Experiments I/O Challenge—SD Times news digest: March 28, 2016

Microsoft is taking its holographic computing capabilities to the next level. The company has introduced new technology designed to bring users and remote participants together in the same physical space. Holoportation is a new type of 3D technology that transmits high-quality 3D models of people anywhere in the world in real time. It allows users … continue reading

Guest View: Dead unicorns are on the horizon

Just as in “Game of Thrones,” winter is coming, and with it come huge risks to investors and employees of the so-called unicorns. Unicorns are broadly defined as startups worth US$1 billion or more. Once rare and mythical, there are now more than 100 unicorns, according to some estimates. However, once these firms are faced … continue reading

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