big week for customer data as SAP, Adobe, and Microsoft partner on Open Data Initiative and Salesforce and AWS work on secure sharing of data; great reads on scaling startups and engineering productivity and benchmarking against other companies; and more analysis on Elastic Search and excitement in public markets for open source software
from Mathilde Collin (co-founder/CEO of Front - a portolio co) the pluses and minuses of benchmarking your company against others with data, just remember numbers are nice but every company has its own unique quirks
pretty interesting, Github sitting on tons of code and using machine learning to understand underlying syntax, relationships, etc to allow for semantic searching of code; not long before it starts thinking about “program synthesis” or code which generates new code
By breaking down silos between different software platforms, the new Open Data Initiative from Microsoft, Adobe and SAP could allow companies to get a true 360-degree view of their customers, improving everything from sales to customer service.
a walk through on digital authentication - from hashed passwords to PKI to 2 factor authentication to biometrics - IMO, the future is decentralized, biometric based and with no password - kind of like portfolio co Hypr
Eric Schmidt does not believe the internet will splinter, but does see us heading toward a ‘bifurcated internet, with China leading one part - fascinating read, also Eric reiterates the scale of companies being built in China