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Containers are being adopted rapidly by a diverse range of businesses seeking a modularized microservice-based architecture. Containers are highly scalable and allow you to push code out rapidly and frequently.
Named by Gartner as one of the top 10 technology trends impacting IT infrastructure and operations, containers play a crucial role in application-driven innovation. The proof is in the numbers: Organizations using Docker containers report a 13x increase in the rate at which applications are released, and companies including Airbnb, Dropbox and GE have seen development lead times drop by as much as 75 percent when using microservices.
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Today at the inauguralUdacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular Nanodegrees an effort to expand its corpus of 21st century skills-based courses. In addition to the new degrees, Udacity is adding 21 new hiring partners spanning the automotive, defense, tech, hardware and telecommunicationsindustries.
On the surface, Astro, launching its public beta today, is a nifty but not completely necessary email client that combines machine intelligence and a bot interface to improve workflows and increase the signal to noise ratio of mail for power users. But the real story is thatthe startup, backed with a new $8 million Series A led by Redpoint, is gearing up to pitchenterprises on itscollaboration platformthat combines AI, social graphs and integrations withcommon CRM, ticketing and group messaging tools.
Goldbely, the specialty food delivery service, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Global Founders Capital and Intel Capital (which also led the companys seed round).
There are a plethora of startups offering property-management and concierge services to make the lives of Airbnb hosts easier. They include Silicon Valleys Pillow, and Europes Hostmaker.
The venture arm of Caterpillar Inc., a majormanufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has invested in San Francisco drone tech startup Airware. Rather than make its own unmanned aerial vehicles, Airware has focused its efforts around providing software and services that help large enterprises use drones throughout their operations.
The worlds first coffee shop opened in Constantinople in 1555. Four hundred and some years later,Cafe Xis putting a twist on that old barista model.
Dynamic Yield, a company offering tools to help online businesses deliver personalized experiences, has raised $22 million in series C funding. CEOLiad Agmon told me that he started Dynamic Yield (in 2011) because even existing personalization toolstended to bepoint solutions for solving tactical problems.
Knotch promises marketers a better way to collect user feedback about the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Now its announcing that it has received a design patent for itsapproach.