This week we feature articles by David Heinemeier Hansson, and Benedict Evans.
Additional reading from Karl Bode, Tushar Mehta, Patrick McFadin, and Gibbs Cullen.
News comes from Pinecone, Smartling, Access Innovations & Aptara, and Sonic Foundry.
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Opinion / Analysis
Why we’re leaving the cloud
The cloud has never been the solution for everyone, but after years of marketing by cloud platforms, VCs, analysts, and the media, that may come as a surprise to some. We have covered some of the cost and control challenges before (here, here, here, and here). David Heinemeier Hansson explains why the cloud is not the right fit for his company and other “medium-sized” organizations. (4 min).
Ways to think about a metaverse
I hesitate to include anything about “metaverse” these days as there is little to recommend besides this, this, and this post where Benedict Evans provides his useful elevated analysis. (10 min).
- Ready or not, here comes net neutrality war 2.0, from the trolls-under-the-bridge dept. via techdirt
- Handy… How to send a PDF or any EPUB ebook to your Kindle via SlashGear
- An Apache Cassandra breakthrough: ACID transactions via The New Stack
- More details on the hybrid search news item below… Introducing the hybrid index to enable keyword-aware semantic search via Pinecone
Content technology news
Pinecone launches hybrid search functionality
Keyword-aware semantic search solution enables advanced combination of semantic and keyword search results to businesses of all sizes.
Access Innovations and Aptara partner to provide digital publishing solutions
Both Aptara and Access Innovations have extensive content experience, from structuring to conversion and metadata enrichment.
Contentful announces new capabilities to content platform
Includes their vision and the new Contentful Studio product, platform orchestration capabilities, and App Framework.
Smartling expands Neural Machine Translation Hub
The NMT Hub is built to solve language translation issues difficult for single-engine approaches, to help web developers and content managers.
Sonic Foundry launches Video Solutions
Incorporates many services offered under Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Events brand with a variety of additional enterprise-facing services.
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