Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Dott raises $34 million to build a sustainable scooter startup

European micro-mobility startup Dott is about to raise a $34 million Series A round (€30 million). Compared to many scooter companies out there, the startup is taking a careful approach when it comes to growth in order to build a...

/ 4 July 2019

Is open source the future?

Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash Today open source software is used by everyone & everywhere knowingly or unknowingly. But it was not like this from the beginning. It all started around late ~60’s?—?early 70’s. This was the time when there...

/ 2 July 2019
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Integrating Bootstrap 4 into Rails 6

…and how to use a theme To install Bootstrap 4 and a theme, we are going to be adding some packages, updating some configuration and adding a few additional gems/libraries to make life developing easier. This is going to assume you...

/ 26 June 2019
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BMW says its running ahead of its electrification goals

At its NEXTGen event in Munich, BMW today announced that it is running ahead of schedule in its efforts to offer at least 25 electrified vehicles. Previously, the German luxury car manufacturer was shooting for 2025, but it now says...

/ 25 June 2019
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Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants

Google and PayPal have been strategic partners for some time. The companies in 2017 announced that PayPal would become a payment method in Android Pay, the service that later rebranded as Google Pay. Last year, users who added PayPal as...

/ 22 June 2019
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Everything you need to know about Progressive Web App (PWA)

Disclaimer?—?This Article is not sponsored by PWA. All the views and opinion in the Article are Author’s own. Progressive Web App, aka PWA, are the best way for developers to make their web applications load faster and more performant. In a...

/ 22 June 2019
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6 Reasons To Start Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

The world is undisputedly moving towards a digital ecosystem. Cryptocurrencies are a promising addition to that ecosystem providing unparalleled benefits to consumers and merchants. Digital currencies have become a hot topic in the past two years mostly due to the...

/ 9 June 2019
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What is Stablecoin and how it is related to Security Token? | Security Token vs StableCoin

Crypto world was dominated by the news headlines of JP Morgan introducing their intention to launch the stablecoin named “JPM Coin” a few months ago. The report by Blockchain.com says that the stablecoins are coming up to the market with unprecedented...

/ 7 June 2019
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When it comes to privacy, default settings matter!

What if I told you that on nearly every single website you visit, data about you was transmitted to dozens or even hundreds of companies, all so that the website could earn an additional $0.00008 per ad! This is a...

/ 4 June 2019
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Firefox Now Available with Enhanced Tracking Protection by Default Plus Updates to Facebook Container, Firefox Monitor and Lockwise

It’s been several weeks since I was promoted to Senior Vice President of Firefox, responsible for overall Firefox product and web platform development. As a long-time employee with 10+ years, I’ve seen a lot of things within the tech industry...

/ 4 June 2019
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3 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Through Rock Climbing

3 Ways Rock Climbing Has Taught Me To Be A Better Product Manager Rock climbing, it’s taught me a thing or two. There’s way more than I listed here as learnings but these are the top three ways I’ve been able...

/ 3 June 2019
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Google cloud was down, affecting numerous applications and services

A Google Cloud outage was affecting a number of services in and out of the Google suite including Snap and Discord as well as Google services like Gmail, Nest, and others. The problem was first reported by East Coast users...

/ 3 June 2019