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Okay nabs funding from Sequoia to build performance dashboards for engineering managers

Okay nabs funding from Sequoia to build performance dashboards for engineering managers Amid the pandemic, workplace cultures have been turned on their heads, meanwhile investment and growth haven’t slowed for many tech companies, requiring them to still onboard new engineering managers even while best practices for remote management are far from codified. […]

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Daily Crunch: GitHub reinstates YouTube downloading project

Daily Crunch: GitHub reinstates YouTube downloading project GitHub defies a takedown order, Strava raises a big round and Moderna reports promising COVID-19 vaccine results. This is your Daily Crunch for November 16, 2020. The big story: GitHub reinstates YouTube downloading project Back in October, the Recording Industry Association of America sent a […]

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GitHub defies RIAA takedown notice, restoring YouTube-dl and starting $1M defense fund

GitHub defies RIAA takedown notice, restoring YouTube-dl and starting M defense fund GitHub has restored the code of a project that the RIAA demanded it take down last month after finding that the group’s DMCA complaint was meritless. YouTube-dl, a tool that lets videos from the streaming site be downloaded for offline […]

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Python creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft

Python creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python programming language, today announced that he has unretired and joined Microsoft’s Developer Division. Van Rossum, who was last employed by Dropbox, retired last October after six and a half years at the company. Clearly, that retirement wasn’t […]

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Alphabet’s X details Project Amber, a quest for a single biomarker for depression that fell short of its goal

Alphabet’s X details Project Amber, a quest for a single biomarker for depression that fell short of its goal Alphabet’s X (the Google-owner’s so-called ‘Moonshot Factory’) published a new blog post today about Project Amber, a project it’s been working on over the past three years – the results of which it’s […]

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ZenHub’s new automation tools improve developer hand-offs in GitHub

ZenHub’s new automation tools improve developer hand-offs in GitHub ZenHub, the popular project management solution for GitHub users, today announced the launch of its new features for automating hand-offs between teams. The idea behind Automated Workflows, as it is called, is to remove some of the manual busywork of updating multiple boards […]

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China is building a GitHub alternative called Gitee

China is building a GitHub alternative called Gitee The technological decoupling between the U.S. and China has been a boon to Chinese firms from chipmakers for smartphones and electric vehicles through to software that are the backbones of millions of businesses’ daily operations. Chinese companies might have established a firm grip on […]

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GitHub starts publishing a public roadmap

GitHub starts publishing a public roadmap GitHub today announced that it will start publishing a public roadmap to help its users understand when it will ship new features across its various versions of the GitHub code repository and products like GitHub Actions, its mobile app and its security tools. “What we’re trying […]

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Layer gets $5.6M to make joint working on spreadsheets less hassle

Layer gets .6M to make joint working on spreadsheets less hassle Layer is not trying to replace Excel or Google Sheets. Instead the Berlin-based productivity startup wants to make life easier for those whose job entails wrangling massive spreadsheets and managing data inputs from across an organization — such as for budgeting, […]

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Investors are browsing for Chromium startups

Investors are browsing for Chromium startups A few months ago, we declared that “browsers are interesting again,” thanks to increased competition among the major players. Now, as more startups are getting onboard, things are getting downright exciting. A small but growing number of projects are building web browsers with a more specific […]

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