This week we discuss Salesforce becoming Slack-first and a16z launching a media site. Plus, some thoughts on how to use Twitter.

Rundown

SFDC

Salesforce CEO: We're going to rebuild all of our technology to become Slack-first

Salesforce Targets ServiceNow: Slack Delivers “Human Workflow”

Andreessen Horowitz goes into publishing with Future

Relevant to your interests

AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Proton

Amazon rethinks full-time return to office as competitors tout remote flexibility

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Side-by-side comparisons between GCP, AWS, and Azure

Mojo Vision’s Smart Contact Lens Could Be Transformative For Sight Impaired

Scientists develop ‘cheap and easy’ method to extract lithium from seawater

Google Workspace for everyone

Google’s unified Gmail interface (and Google Chat) launches for everyone

Google Adopts Hybrid Workweek, With 20% of Its Employees to Work Remotely

RISC-V and Intel?

Chipmaker SiFive Is Said to Draw Intel Takeover Interest

Ubuntu Pro arrives in premium form on Google's Cloud

Future - Understand the Future, How Tech Shapes It, and How We Build It

Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more

Oracle revenue growth accelerates as pandemic recedes

Slack goes Clubhouse

Crypto Mining is Killing All Free CI/CD Platforms

Community ≠ Marketing: Why We Need Go-to-Community, Not Just Go-to-Market

Has Serverless Jumped the Shark?

A new HTTP spec proposes elimination of obnoxious “cookie banners”

Spotify launches its live audio app and Clubhouse rival, Spotify Greenroom

Neo4j raises $325M as graph-based data analysis takes hold in enterprise

The public cloud could evolve like streaming services

Nonsense

10 fully remote engineering jobs?

iOS 4 has been lovingly recreated as an iPhone app

ERCOT has issued a Conservation Alert

Doom now runs on an Ikea smart light bulb

Peak binge: Consumers are now gravitating towards shows that are released weekly

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