This week we have articles on Twitter Bluesky and beyond graphs to hypergraphs. News comes from Adobe and Frame io, Umbraco and Monterro, Confluent, and Mural.
We’ll be back as usual next Wednesday to provide you with reading for the holiday weekend in the U.S. – if you can’t help yourself. We’ll be on vacation the week after reading other things and communing with all things Atlantic seashore. We’ll probably be back :).
Opinion / Analysis
How big data carried graph theory into new dimensions
Graph databases and knowledge graphs are already advancing our ability to express, navigate, and learn from data. But as computing power and data sets grow, graphs as we know them are not sufficient for keeping up with the full richness and complexity we find. Stephen Ornes explains why, and why hypergraphs are a necessary part of the future.
Don’t panic. You’re not behind the curve. But this article will help you think strategically about current knowledge graph initiatives, and start preparing you for what comes next.
Twitter’s decentralized social network project finally has a leader
Twitter announced the Bluesky project in 2019, and the reception was an unsurprising combination of skepticism and cheers. Tim Bray’s reaction included both, and is still a good and relevant read. Last week’s announcement of an official project leader has generated what is probably the most press the project has received since. Not that there hasn’t been some progress — see the Ecosystem Review by the new project lead Jay Graber, published in January. Nonetheless, this is not something imminent. It is however, worthy of contribution and encouragement.
- Unfortunately, we’re likely to see more of this kind of battle… Elastic amends Elasticsearch Python client so it won’t work with forks then blocks comments via The Register
- Fortunately, we’re likely to see more of this kind of solution… SharePoint plus Blockchain via Deep Analysis
- Unfortunately… AI research still has a reproducibility problem via VentureBeat
- Useful deep-dive explainer… The dark side of the dark web via WealthBriefingAsia
Content technology news
Adobe to acquire Frame.io
Brings together Adobe Creative Cloud’s video capabilities with Frame io’s workflow functionality for end-to-end video collaboration.
CMS supplier Umbraco acquired by Monterro
Swedish firm takes majority ownership, bringing knowledge in CMS to help expand Umbraco’s digital experience platform (DXP) worldwide.
Confluent launches Q3 ʼ21 Release
Goes beyond Apache Kafka to deliver a platform for data in motion that is cloud-native, complete, and everywhere.
MURAL offers free plan for guided visual collaboration
Includes a free forever digital workspace that includes five murals, unlimited members, and all of MURAL’s Facilitation Superpowers features.
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