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Automatisierung schafft Freiräume

Aber nur solange die Künstliche Intelligenz nicht weiterentwickelt wird. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Karstadt schließt Filialen

Es ist eine der größeren Schlagzeilen der letzten Wochen, dass Karstadt durch Corona bedingt in Schieflage gekommen ist und deshalb Filialen schließen muss. Julian Hein hat auf Twitter ein paar Gedanken zu der Situation festgehalten, die man in dem Zusammenhang nicht vergessen sollte:

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Apple to transition to ARM

The rumours ain’t new, but appear to become more tangible. This time Ars Technica reports an announcement could happen as early as this years WWDC.

The report bases on Mark Gurman, an Bloomberg News reporter focusing on Apple News. He initially published an article in Bloomberg News on the topic and tweeted:

Not only cost structure and ownership of IP is a significant driver for Apple’s motivation to transition. Most likely, the move will also mean good/bad news for customers and Intel:

Report claims internal Apple testing has seen “sizable improvements” over Intel.

From the article

Source: Ars Technica

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Slack partners with Amazon

All of Amazon’s AWS employees will now use Slack

The market for collaboration tool has been sparked by Slack a few years ago. It has been subject to heavy fights since. Microsoft Teams not only entered the market but overtook the early mover quickly. The fight escalated perceivably when Slack accused Microsoft of ripping off its ads in late 2019.

AWS and Slack recently announced a partnership, indicating how hot the market apparently still is. With these two heavyweights in the ring, expect some movement in the space.

Source: The Verge

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Business & MBA Web and Analytics

Every Video Call Ever

Since COVID-19 let’s us work from home, we all made our experiences with Videoconferences. The tools make it possible to work from home, yet some still have to get used to the new freedom. We all know the feeling in these conferences, with colleagues listening or not, playing with their pets, kids or Zoom Backgrounds. Toggl, maker of fantastic time tracking software, nails it:

Video Conference Bingo
Video Conference Bingo
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New York’s Newest Unicorn

DigitalOcean, provider of Cloud Services, raises $50M to achieve a $1.15B Valuation, making it into the ranks of unicorns, reports Crunchbase.

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GitHub is now free for all teams

Github is on a spree to get hold of the entire developer ecosystem. Offering the service for free to all teams, it’s difficult for any development team to ignore the Microsoft based platform.

GitHub today announced that all of its core features are now available for free to all users, including those that are currently on free accounts. That means free unlimited private repositories with unlimited collaborators for all, including teams that use the service for commercial projects, as well as up to 2,000 minutes per month of […]

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via: TechCrunch

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Github acquires npm

The article mentions the benefit for developers and the ecosystem. I’d rather be curious to understand the drivers that led to the M&A decision on the buying side.

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Tesla teardown of Tesla electronics

Japanese researches looked into a recent Tesla Model 3. Their analysis has some interesting findings over traditional car manufacturing methods. In particular when it comes to electronics, “ECUs” how they’re called in the automotive world, “Electronical Control Units” A regular Toyota or European car relies on dozens or more of these to make the car work.

However, research found that Tesla really only relies on one central component to take care of both autonomous driving and the entertainment part.

Self-driving AI sends shivers through traditional supply chains

From the article

This actually is big news, because it indicates Tesla has chosen to develop core technology in house, becoming (more) independent of supply chains. As of this writing, Tesla produces a fraction of what VW and Toyota output. To achieve the scale, automotive Industries traditionally groomed a rich ecosystem of suppliers, to form the entire value chain.

Automakers worry that […] will render obsolete the parts supply chains they have cultivated over decades, […]

From the article

However, it appears Tesla has an substantial competitive through this supplier independence. All of the above worry aside, Automakers will have to invest their capacity and headcount to catch up with this assumed advantage of 6 years.

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

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Tech’s strangest jobs of the future, recruited for today

Tech’s strangest job listings: Straight from the “daily workplace automation destruction” protocol.com reports the future of job descriptions, as indicated by job postings today.

Glimpsing the future in eye-opening tech job listings.

The article found quite a few interesting job profiles that companies apparently look for today already:

Source: Tech’s strangest job listings: Future Edition – Protocol