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Mass media vs. social media – TechCrunch

Mass media vs. social media – TechCrunch

In the waning years of the last millennium, at my university, one of the cause célèbres of the progressive left was a concept known as “Manufacturing Consent,” the title of a book and film, by and starring Noam Chomsky. Its central thesis was that U.S. mass media “are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry […]

No Libra style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers – TechCrunch

No Libra style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers – TechCrunch

European Union finance ministers have agreed a defacto ban on the launch in the region of so-called global ‘stablecoins’ such as Facebook’s planned Libra digital currency until the bloc has a common approach to regulation that can mitigate the risks posed by the technology. In a joint statement the European Council and Commission write that […]

Figma launches Auto Layout – TechCrunch

Figma launches Auto Layout – TechCrunch

Figma, the design tool maker that has raised nearly $83 million from investors such as Index Ventures, Sequoia, Greylock and Kleiner Perkins, has today announced a new feature called Auto Layout that takes some of the tedious reformatting out of the design process. Designers are all too familiar with the problem of manually sizing content […]

OrbitsEdge partners with HPE on orbital datacenter computing and analytics – TechCrunch

OrbitsEdge partners with HPE on orbital datacenter computing and analytics – TechCrunch

What kinds of businesses might be able to operate in space? Well datacenter are one potential target you might not have thought of. Space provides an interesting environment for datacenter operations, including advanced analytics operations and even artificial intelligence, due in part to the excellent cooling conditions and reasonable access to renewable power supply (solar). […]

AWS announces EKS on Fargate is available – TechCrunch

AWS announces EKS on Fargate is available – TechCrunch

Today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced that Elastic Kubernetes Service is available on Fargate. EKS is Amazon’s flavor of Kubernetes. Fargate is a service announced in 2017 that enables you to launch containerized applications without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. “Starting today, you can start using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service to […]

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