March 17, 2020

Tue. 03/17 - Microsoft Wants To Own The Dev Stack

Big acquisition for GitHub... which really means: big acquisition for Microsoft as it continues to gobble up the entire developer stack. The iPhone 9 chips will not be underpowered at all. How Amazon is, in fact, trying to cope with the Corona-surge. And is this crisis the tipping point for streaming media? Links: Microsoft's GitHub acquires npm to help JavaScript developers (WindowsCentral) iOS 14 code confirms Apple planning ‘iPhone 9 Plus’ with A13 as larger version of rumored entry-level model (9to5Mac) Amazon ramps hiring, opening 100,000 new roles to support people relying on Amazon’s service in this stressful time (Amazon Day One Blog) Uber, Lyft suspend pooled rides in U.S., Canada to limit spread of coronavirus (Reuters) Phones Could Track the Spread of Covid-19. Is It a Good Idea? (Wired) To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of Cellphone Data (NYTimes) With Movie Theater Shutdown, Universal Pictures to Stream New Release Films on Prime Video, iTunes, & More (The Streamable) Movie Crowds Stay Away. Theaters Hope It’s Not for Good. (NYTimes)

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