Employees at Kabam, the online-gaming startup worth $1 billion, recently felt like there was a decrease in the number of office snack stands. Although the company denies it, some believe the snack stands are now placed more sporadically in order to reduce the employees' frequency of snack consumption by making it a little harder to get to them.
No Uber in Austin
Brandon sets us straight on the details.
Coté defends the uber-haters.
Will Containers Replace Hypervisors, Almost Certainly Yes
Randy Bias, the "pets vs. cattle" godfather, makes a strong case for hypervisors being on the way out.
Once all the legacy apps are re-written to be in containers (cloud native) or decom'ed (you know, in the future), and we don't want to run multiple OSes (so don't need the driver handling that hypervisors give us)...no need for hypervisors. QED.
Cloud chief Diane Greene on how Google can beat Amazon and Microsoft
"Q: How will Google differentiate against AWS and Microsoft? A: Only 5 percent of workloads are in the public cloud. Effectively you're riding another company's innovation curve for free. We've open-sourced a lot of technologies like Kubernetes and TensorFlow. As we add more features, we'll be able to share a lot more strengths with applications." - can OSS be used to attack on-premises cloud?
"Parsimony at Alphabet is all relative. The company's $9.9 billion in capital expenditures for 2015 was nearly more than the combined capex spending of Microsoft and Amazon."
Facebook Sponsors the Republican National Convention
The social network says its participation — which will include a lounge — should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any candidate, issue or political party. It plans to do the same at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Tell me more about this lounge…
So, who's going to sponsor the RNC JumboTron for SDT?