Twitter updates twttr prototype app with engagement swipes, conversation tweaks, better Dark mode and more

Twitter’s new prototyping app twttr, which it created to test and get feedback on new features — and new approaches to old features — has been out in the wild for a month. Now, with Twitter taking in the first wave of responses from users, twttr is getting an update. The move highlights how Twitter continues to […]

The definitive Niantic reading guide

In just a few years, Niantic has evolved from internal side project into an independent industry trailblazer. Having reached tremendous scale in such a short period of time, Niantic acts as a poignant crash course for founders and company builders. As our EC-1 deep-dive into the company shows, lessons from the team’s experience building the […]

Google’s managed database service to support Microsoft SQL Server

It’s not every day that you read a headline with both Google and Microsoft. Google is announcing today that its managed database service Cloud SQL will soon support Microsoft SQL Server. The company showed a sneak preview at its Google Cloud Next conference. The message is clear — if your company uses Microsoft SQL Server database, […]

Google Cloud Data Fusion lets you see all your data sets before ingesting them in BigQuery

Google is announcing several updates to its data analytics products at its Google Cloud Next developer conference today. The company wants to make it easier to move data to Google’s cloud, manipulate data and turn this data into insights. First, Google wants to make it easier to access all your data from Google’s platform. The […]

Mailgun changes hands again as Thoma Bravo buys majority stake

Mailgun, an email API delivery service, announced today that it was selling a majority stake in the company to private equity firm Thoma Bravo. The companies did not share terms, but this is the second owner in the company’s eight-year history. Mailgun provides API services for building email functionality into applications. It has more than […]