Big Tech News 🏢
- Amazon had a rollercoaster of a month. One of their Engineering VPs left Amazon due to their handling of some employees and wrote a public piece about them that went viral. Do you ever get confused by 4870127340127 services that AWS offers? Here is a resource that explains each one of them in a single line.
- Facebook’s iOS sdk crashed a lot of iphone apps that were using Facebook inside their app (like for Facebook logins). It made a lot of people freak out. They also launched a new chatbot that it claims is able to demonstrate empathy, knowledge and personality… too bad they used Reddit to train the machine learning model. Also, Facebook bought Giphy for 400 million dollars. Yes… you read that right. The most insane value for a business that nobody probably thought would make any money.
- Twitter will start allowing employees to work remotely from now on. The world of tech is changing with more and more remote work. Expect many companies to follow.
- Big news out of Apple as they expand the Swift programming language to support Windows and Linux.
- SoftBank and its Vision Fund isn’t doing too well.
- MongoDB is in hot water after a researcher claims that they don’t have the data consistency claims that they make.
- Research out of Google shows that 70% of security problems on the web are due to memory safety. This explains why languages like Rust are becoming more popular instead of C/C++ for low level programming.