Amazon reveals first 5 companies to receive investments from its $2B Climate Pledge Fund

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Inside an Amazon fulfillment center in Dupont, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

Amazon on Thursday announced the first five companies selected to receive investments from its Climate Pledge Fund, a $2 billion initiative revealed in June to support innovations that will help the Seattle-based cloud computing and online shopping behemoth reduce its carbon emissions.

“The Climate Pledge Fund invests in visionary companies whose products and services can empower a low carbon economy,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in statement. “Today, I am excited to announce that we are investing in a group of companies that are channeling their entrepreneurial energy into helping Amazon and other companies reach net zero by 2040 and keep the planet safer for future generations.”

Amazon declined to comment on how much it is investing in each company. A spokesperson said amounts range from hundreds of thousands in seed and early-stage investments to multi-million dollar

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How the Company Behind the Biggest Software IPO Ever Got Its Name

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Programming languages: Swift 5.3 is out with better performance, productivity, says Apple

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Along with springing iOS 14 on unsuspecting developers, Apple yesterday also released version 5.3 of its Swift programming language. 

Swift 5.3 is available to developers from the Swift website or with the latest version of Apple’s integrated development environment, Xcode 12, which also includes SDKs for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur.

Apple announced Swift 5.3 in March shortly after releasing Swift 5.2. The company is developing the language in the open, allowing developers in the Swift community to suggest new features via proposals that Apple may adopt. 

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Updates in Swift 5.3 aim to help developers be more productive by reducing redundant code, according to Holly Borla, an engineer on the Swift compiler team at Apple. It also includes fixes for common compiler issues that developers have experienced. 

The new version of Swift improves binary code size

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Best computer monitors for home, work, and play

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Sifting through refresh rates, pixels, resolution, and all the other monitor buzzwords can be intimidating. We break down our top 10 computer monitor choices and what they’re best for to make finding the one that suits you easy.

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We’re willing to bet you spend a decent portion of your day on a computer, whether that be for work, school, or leisure activities. Laptops are amazing inventions, but let’s be real: Being confined to a 13- or 15-inch screen can be limiting. To get the work space you really need, a monitor is a must. This doesn’t have to be your second screen, btw. Hook one up to a desktop for a powerful computing machine.

What

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Nxivm Had a Cult Leader Made for the Internet

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There is a scene early in “The Vow,” HBO’s documentary series on Nxivm, where an eager recruit meets the group’s mysterious leader for the first time. After being described in near-godlike terms by his acolytes in Albany — who rhapsodize about his supposed world-record I.Q., Judo mastery and concert-level piano skills — Keith Raniere finally emerges at an intimate gathering. He is revealed to be a squat man with a dweebish presentation. In a home video, he stalks artlessly around the room, flipping his feathered, center-parted hair and pecking everyone on the lips. “There was a part of me that was like, This is the dude?” said the recruit, a filmmaker named Mark Vicente, after leaving the organization. “But you never know where wisdom comes from. You know?”

What did so many people see in Raniere, the founder of a professional development and women’s empowerment organization that former members

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Crypto Conversation: The $3.9 Million Mistake

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What’s hot in crypto?

The cost of transaction fees. Let me explain, here we’re looking at something different from usual. We’re tracking the cost of transaction fees on Ethereum since the beginning of 2020. It’s a recap of the major decentralized finance governance token launches that have made headlines in the past few months and how the fees have shot up and down and up. 

How has the fee price changed?

Ethereum “gas fees” — or transaction fees — have reached striking new highs, as new decentralized finance protocols require more complex transactions. Increased demand fueled by “yield-farming” has also affected fees. Yield farming is the attempt to get crypto assets to produce the most returns possible, often by moving assets around and trying to spot the highest annual percentage yields. 

Remember, fees on Ethereum are measured in “gas.” More complex transactions require more gas, and the cost of that

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Why Do We Still Need More Software?

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We need more software. Logically then, we need more software developers. Gartner predictions as noted on TechRepublic back in 2017 estimated a US shortage of up to 1 million software developers by 2020… and the Covid-19 pandemic won’t have done anything to help that shortfall. Even if that figure is off by half, that’s just the US – the rest of the world needs more software in equal proportion.

But this is not an analysis concerning software skills, recruitment or Human Capital Management (HCM), this is a question that attempts to understand the situation one step further back i.e. why do we need more software anyway?

Don’t we have enough apps by now? 

Taking a glance at the software industry fervor that typically exists in any one year

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TypeScript creator: How the programming language beat Microsoft’s open-source fears

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Microsoft’s open-source programming language TypeScript – the alter ego of JavaScript but with a type system – turns 10 years old this December. 

It’s grown to become a go-to language for building apps that run in the browser but back in 2010 it had to pick its way through a Microsoft company culture that was still fearful of open source. 

TypeScript co-creator Anders Hejlsberg, a Danish software engineer and technical fellow at Microsoft, describes to ZDNet the moment in 2010 when, under the then Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer, his team decided that an open-source strategy was the only way to win over JavaScript developers. 

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Ballmer in 2001 called Linux a “cancer” that threatened all Microsoft’s intellectual property, and in 2010 open source at Microsoft was still a prickly issue for top management. 

“Linux was [seen as] a threat to Windows, and it turns

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Why Computer Literacy Matters During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the nation, more and more school districts are continuing remote learning into the fall. Even those that are reopening are also planning for the need to close again if an outbreak occurs. As a result, districts are racing to

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Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know?

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SUPPORT REQUEST :

From : [ 422 ] UNPROCESSABLE ENTITY

There’s a lot of discussion about artificial consciousness and the possibility of machines gaining self-awareness once they become sufficiently complex. But isn’t the most complex system in existence the internet? Is it possible that the internet could become conscious, and if it were already, how would we know? Also, why aren’t more people talking about this?


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For assistance with your personal problems, moral dilemmas, or philosophical concerns about encounters with technology, open a support ticket or post a comment below.

Dear [ 422 ] ,

Your question brings to mind Balk’s Third Law: “If you think The Internet is terrible now, just wait a while.” Logging on already provides a daily megadose of paranoia (mass surveillance), epistemic vertigo (deepfakes), and fremdschämen (thirstposting). Imagine the day when this colony of horrors becomes unified, intentional, and self-aware. I say this

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