This week we feature articles from Tony Baer, and the CB Insights team.
Additional reading comes from Loraine Lawson, James Vincent, Zhengpeng Li, Jiansheng Wu, Jiawei Miao & Xinmiao Yu, and Anil Tilbe.
News comes from Access Innovations, IBM, Squarespace, and Botminds.
👉 We don’t usually publish the newsletter in August, though we sometimes can’t resist a post or tweet or two. We will return to our weekly schedule in September. In the meantime, if you’ve missed any of the past 53 issues you can see them here; those, as well as all older issues can be found here.
Opinion / Analysis
Data chess game: Databricks vs. Snowflake
Tony Baer argues that MongoDB, Snowflake and Databricks are the hottest companies in position to own the enterprise cloud data platform market. In this post he focuses on the competition between Databricks and Snowflake in a useful comparison. In a follow-up post, not live yet as I write this, he will consider what more Databricks, MongoDB and Snowflake need to do to appeal to the broader enterprise. (6 min)
Analyzing Apple’s growth strategy
From digital health to AI, we look at where Apple is acquiring, investing, and partnering. Discover the Apple strategy map.
The CB Insights team does such a great job of content marketing that I’ve been following them for years without becoming a client. I mean this as a compliment — they are smart, funny, generous with free research, and have grown quickly as a result. Oh, and they don’t pay me either. (6 min)
- Meta open sources early-stage AI translation tool that works across 200 languages via The Verge
- Inspired by HyperCard :)… Pyscript: A Browser-Based Python Framework for the 99% via The NewStack
- Tres technical… News headline generation based on improved decoder from transformer via Nature
- Good intro, useful links… Bayesian Inference: The best 5 models and 10 best practices for machine learning, via Towards AI
Content technology news
Data Harmony suite Recommender released
To improve article and content searches with semantic fingerprinting; automatically displays items with the same semantic fingerprint nearby.
IBM Research open-sources toolkit for Deep Search
The release of Deep Search for Scientific Discovery (DS4SD), is an open-source toolkit for scientific research and businesses.
Squarespace launches Fluid Engine
Their next generation website design system makes it possible for beginners or pros to achieve professional designs for mobile and websites.
Botminds Document AI now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Botminds provides AI-powered solutions that read and understand documents, a search engine, document analytics, and document-based process automation.
The Gilbane Advisor is curated by Frank Gilbane for content technology, computing, and digital experience professionals. The focus is on strategic technologies. We publish recommended articles and content technology news weekly. We do not sell or share personal data.