Fourth Cohort of Startups Named for LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator

Fourth Cohort of Startups Named for LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2019/09/fourth-cohort-of-startups-named-for-lexisnexis-legal-tech-accelerator.html

ZDNet: Linus Torvalds prepares to wave goodbye to Linux floppy drives

ZDNet: Linus Torvalds prepares to wave goodbye to Linux floppy drives.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-prepares-to-wave-goodbye-to-linux-floppy-drives/

How We Helped Our Reporters Learn to Love Spreadsheets :: NY Times

How We Helped Our Reporters Learn to Love Spreadsheets https://open.nytimes.com/how-we-helped-our-reporters-learn-to-love-spreadsheets-adc43a93b919

This is how the NY Times answered the “should reporters learn to code” question. Turns out a little tech fluency goes a long way. There’s something here to emulate in legal education and the practice of law.

Why We’re Relicensing CockroachDB – Cockroach Labs

Why We’re Relicensing CockroachDB – Cockroach Labs https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/oss-relicensing-cockroachdb/

Great article on the rationale behind backing off a completely open source license. I think there will be more of this as more businesses build businesses in to of OSS.

Amazon’s Alexa has 80,000 Apps—and No Runaway Hit ::  Bloomberg

Echo-branded smart speakers have attracted millions of fans with their ability to play music and respond to queries spoken from across the room. But almost four years after inviting outside developers to write apps for Alexa, Amazon’s voice system has yet to offer a transformative new experience. Surveys show most people use their smart speakers to listen to tunes or make relatively simple requests—“Alexa, set a timer for 30 minutes”—while more complicated tasks prompt them to give up and reach for their smartphone.

Amazon’s Alexa has 80,000 Apps—and No Runaway Hit :: Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-11/amazon-s-alexa-has-80-000-apps-and-no-runaway-hit

Five Days, Two Conferences, One Echo Chamber | LawSites

Virtually nowhere to be found were the 90 percent of lawyers who practice outside biglaw, the business clients who do not run mega-corporations, the access-to-justice community, or those disenfranchised from the legal system.

— Five Days, Two Conferences, One Echo Chamber | LawSites https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2019/02/five-days-two-conferences-one-echo-chamber.html

If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica

If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/pear-php-site-breach-lets-hackers-slip-malware-into-official-download/