Best in 01/28 - 02/03


Introducing AresDB: Uber’s GPU-Powered Open Source, Real-time Analytics Engine

At Uber, real-time analytics allow us to attain business insights and operational efficiency, enabling us to make data-driven decisions to improve experiences on the Uber platform. For example, our operations team relies on data to monitor the market health and …
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Why are Machine Learning Projects so Hard to Manage?

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01/28 992

How can you prepare for the future of work? The answer is not “learn to code.”


Boston University professor Ellen Shell talks about her new book The Job on the latest episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher.

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, journalist and Boston University professor Ellen Shell joined Recode’s Kara Swisher in studio to talk about her latest book,....
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A novel approach to onboarding

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Note: This blog post has been a long time coming. I’ve related this story to several other founders who
01/28 934

Is Alexa Working?
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Best in 01/21 - 01/27


How To Be Successful

I’ve observed thousands of founders and thought a lot about what it takes to make a huge amount of money or to create something important. Usually, people start off wanting the former and end up wanting the latter.

Here are 13 thoughts about how to achieve such outlier success. Everything here....
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BIG TECH IN HEALTHCARE: How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are shaking up healthcare — and what it means for the future of the industry (GOOGL, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)


This is a preview of a research report from BusinessInsider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.

The healthcare industry is undergoing a profound transformation.Costs are skyrocketing, consumer demand for more....
01/22 988

Netflix Flexes

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Bird Box, the Netflix original film, started streaming on December 21 while I was on vacation. That perhaps explains why the majority of my exposure to the Netflix Original came via NBA Twitter — and most of that exposure had absolutely nothing to do with the film, at least not directly.

01/22 917

The TypeScript Tax

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01/23 902

How Individuals Advance at Buffer, Without Becoming Managers

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The concept of a career path at Buffer has changed a lot over the past seven years.

We’ve gone through various phases as an organization: beginning as an early-stage startup where everyone did a bit of everything, then to a period when we decided against having managers and leaned into a flat....
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Best in 01/14 - 01/20


Looking Back at Google’s Research Efforts in 2018

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2018 was an exciting year for Google's research teams, with our work advancing technology in many ways, including fundamental computer science research results and publications, the....
01/15 962

CES 2019: A Show Report


Help Wanted, Product ManagersApply
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Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.

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2019 may finally be the year for ‘TheSearch…
01/15 921

Say hello, new logo

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Read this post in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Today we’re launching a new logo, as we start to refresh our look in general. We loved our old logo, and look, and know many felt the same. And yet, here we are to explain why we decided to evolve it.

Firstly, it’s not change for the sake....
01/16 882

Zero to $1B: 8 Lessons Scaling a Startup


We recently celebrated a decade (!) of building Thumbtack so I’m sharing a few…
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Best in 01/07 - 01/13


The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Russia, Cuba and India


More than half of the world’s population is now online, but that does not mean we all see the same thing. From being filtered by the government to being delivered by post, the internet can vary enormously depending on where you live. Here are four illustrated examples

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01/11 993

Interesting Markets: 2019 Edition

Screen%2bshot%2b2018 12 03%2bat%2b9.48.18%2bpm Every year I take a step back and ask if there are common themes in technology. Sometimes this creates a very backwards looking view, as the most obvious signals are in companies that have been working well for a few years and the trend is really over. Other times the signal turns out to be....
01/08 964

Courier: Dropbox migration to gRPC

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Dropbox runs hundreds of services, written in different languages, which exchange millions of requests per second. At the core of our Service Oriented Architecture is Courier, our gRPC-based Remote Procedure Call (RPC) framework. While developing Courier, we learned a lot about extending gRPC,....
01/08 955

A neural network can learn to organize the world it sees into concepts—just like we do

Generative adversarial networks are not just good for causing mischief. They can also show us how AI algorithms “think.”
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Strong and Weak Technologies
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