The burgeoning low-code and no-code movement is showing little sign of waning, with numerous startups continuing to raise sizable sums to help the less-technical workforce develop and deploy software with ease. Arguably one of the most notable examples of this trend is Airtable, a 10-year-old business that recently attained a whopping $11 billion valuation for a no-code platform used by firms such as Netflix and Shopify to create relational databases.
Louis Rossman recently published a video about being investable. Not in terms of cash for equity; that’s a different conversation. But the investment of time, effort, and energy into you from people who do not receive a return from sharing those resources. His video is worth watching but my giving him a shout-out is a drop of water in the ocean. The man has amassed a following of about 1.8 million, primarily from running a New York City real estate channel on YouTube, and a little, I suppose by being a right-to-repair advocate.
If it’s not “literally” copying it, then it’s more a matter of following a trend than plagiarism, which involves taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. Following a trend is universal, not just online, but in the analogue world too, for example in business. As soon as a new product or new category comes along that is highly successful, other companies pile in with their own variants, which may be quite close to the original. If they offer something more than the original – extra features, a new twist – they might even be more successful. However unfair that might seem to the person or company that came up with the idea in the first place, it’s really only survival of the fittest, where fit means popular.
The push for cloud modernization via Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds continues to accelerate. However, the relatively scarce talent and cloud platform knowledge required to build, scale and optimize AWS environments has made it challenging for many organizations to reach their cloud goals — or at least to reach them as quickly and cost-effectively as they’d like. To fill requisite gaps in AWS expertise, 68% of organizations using AWS report they plan to become more reliant on cloud managed or professional services over the next 12 months alone, according to a new report from 451 Research (part of S&P Market Intelligence) commissioned by Mission Cloud Services. The report surveyed 950 North American organizations using AWS.
The energy gap between movies in theaters and home viewing looks as big as it has at any time since COVID disrupted normal viewing patterns. We know the grosses from very active theaters, with “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal) leading the way with an astounding $129 million for the four-day holiday.