Guaido prompts opposition onward in Venezuela, safeguards failed plot to oust Maduro

U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido defended an apparently failed effort to convince President Nicolas Maduro’s top aides to desert this week — saying that although Maduro’s senior aides did not ultimately defect, the efforts deepened fractures in Venezuela’s military and government. Interested in Venezuela? Add Venezuela as an interest to stay up to date…

Picking a Cloud-Based File Sharing Service

Macs haven’t had removable storage for years, so when you want to move files between computers, you can use USB flash drives, email, Messages, AirDrop, or local file sharing. Those techniques are fine, but for a more efficient, effective, and elegant solution, try a cloud-based file sharing service. These services use special software to integrate…

The State of Cloud Service Intelligence, 2019

An all-time high 48% of organizations say cloud BI is either “critical” or “very important” to their operations in 2019.Marketing & Sales place the greatest importance on cloud BI in 2019.Small organizations of 100 employees or less are the most enthusiastic, perennial adopters and supporters of cloud BI.The most preferred cloud BI providers are Amazon…

Microsoft describes its big bet on serverless computing, the next significant way that designers are going to write cloud software application (MSFT)

On May 6, Microsoft announced Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling (KEDA), which allows software to automatically scale itself up with more resources, as required.This is an example of serverless computing — a technology that allows developers to focus more on writing code, and less on managing their infrastructure.Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, explains why serverless is…

‘Tech for Good’: Using technology to smooth disruption and improve well-being

The development and adoption of advanced technologies including smart automation and artificial intelligence has the potential not only to raise productivity and GDP growth but also to improve well-being more broadly, including through healthier life and longevity and more leisure. Alongside such benefits, these technologies also have the potential to reduce disruption and the potentially…

Examined: New Logo and Identity for Request by Studio Dumbar

before after Established in 2017, Request is an open, online platform that enables people to make financial transactions like creating, storing, and accessing invoices and receipts in a universal, decentralized network that accepts any currency, be it dollars, euros, bitcoin, et al. Built around blockchain technology, companies with services like accounting, invoicing, payment processing, and…