YC-backed BuildBuddy raises $3.15M to help developers build software more quickly

BuildBuddy, whose software helps developers compile and test code quickly using a blend of open-source technology and proprietary tools, announced a funding round today worth $3.15 million. 

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The company was part of the Winter 2020 Y Combinator batch, which saw its traditional demo day in March turned into an all-virtual affair. The startups from the cohort then had to raise capitalas the public markets crashed around them and fear overtook the startup investing world.

BuildBuddy’s funding round makes it clear that choppy market conditions and a move away from in-person demos did not fully dampen investor interest in YC’s March batch of startups, though it’s far too soon to tell if the group will perform as well as others, given how long it takes for startup winners to mature into exits.

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SpaceX is paying billions to build its Starlink space internet terminals, report suggests





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SpaceX is reportedly outsourcing a key component of its Starlink satellite-internet business at a cost of billions of dollars.

STMicroelectronics, a Swiss manufacturing giant, will be paid $2.4 billion to build one million Starlink user terminals, according to Business Insider.

The terminal, which CEO Elon Musk has previously referred to as a “UFO on a stick” contains a phased-array antenna, which allows it to communicate with Starlink’s satellites.

In a beta test, SpaceX is charging $100 a month for internet service and $500 for a starter kit that includes a tripod, a wireless router, and a user terminal – and new information suggests that SpaceX may be paying $2,000 on each terminal.

“The production agreement specifies 1 million terminals at a price of roughly $2,400 each,” the source, who apparently has knowledge of the contract between STMicroelectronics and SpaceX, told Business Insider.

“The original timeline

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Build your new PC with a Rosewill computer case and power supply for $125

Have you been stocking up on PC parts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday? We’ve seen a ton of great deals. You might be about ready to start your new build. If that’s the case, ‘then you’ll need a case. See what I did there? Right now you can grab the Rosewill ATX Mid Tower gaming PC computer case for $74.99 thanks to a $25 off on-page coupon. The case only recently dropped to $100 as it is and was selling for as much as $110 in October, so you’re saving quite a bunch with this deal.

If you also need a power supply, buy that case along with the Rosewill 700w modular power supply. You will get an extra $50 discounted during checkout for getting both items together. Along with the $25 off the case, that’s a total savings of $75. If the discount doesn’t work, make sure “Rosewill,

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How to build a website for free

Building a website used to be an expensive endeavor, requiring you to hire a slew of web developers, web designers, back-end coders, and database experts. You also needed to pay for website hosting, email servers, and domain registration.

Nowadays, you can build a website and publish it without spending a penny. The best website builders enable you to design and edit an entire site without touching a line of code.

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Websites are written in HTML code, but with a website builder, you’ll rarely need to touch it (Image credit: Future)

Step 1: Understand your options

Even if you’re not able to spend anything on a new website, you still have a few options. You could write every line of code yourself in a tool like Notepad++ or an IDE (Integrated Development Environment), like CoffeeCup HTML Editor. Then, you can upload your website to a free hosting provider. Some of

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Dallas ISD plans to build cell towers, pay for internet to help students

Almost none of the students at W. W. Samuell High School had access to district-issued laptops or internet hotspots in their homes just one year ago.

In what would now be viewed as a prescient decision, Principal Jennifer Tecklenburg started handing out Chromebooks to students in December so that every student could have a device to take home.

“It was an equity issue,” she said. “The students needed the technology at home as much as they needed it at school.”

Most of Samuell’s students had a device when the pandemic forced campuses in Dallas and across the country to close last March. But there was still the glaring issue of internet connectivity – what good was a laptop if a student didn’t have a Wi-Fi connection to use it on?

Students completed work on their phones, submitted assignments via text message or parked outside of libraries and restaurants to access

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How to build a website from scratch

Starting a new website can be daunting, particularly if you’re working hard to get your business off the ground at the same time. Your website is vital to your online success, so it pays to get it right from the start. But where do you start?

In this article, we’ll cover website building options and go through an example of how to build a website using one of the top website builders available today. 

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The HTML code behind the ITProPortal website (Image credit: Future)

Step 1: Deciding on a site-building method

The way that you choose to create a website depends on how much time you have to spare and how much money you’re willing to spend. Building a website from scratch could mean writing every line of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code by hand, but unless you’re a computer science student interested in learning every detail of how a

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to urge lawmakers to build on key internet law

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Facebook and Twitter took steps to crack down on election-related misinformation.


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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to tell US lawmakers on Tuesday that Congress should build on a federal law that shields internet companies from liability for user-generated content rather than eliminate it.

In prepared remarks, Dorsey says lawmakers should work with “industry and civil society” to address concerns about the law, which is called Section 230. Some of the potential solutions, he says, include “additions to Section 230, industry-wide self-regulation best practices, or a new legislative framework.”

“Completely eliminating Section 230 or prescribing reactionary government speech mandates will neither address concerns nor align with the First Amendment,” Dorsey says in excerpts of prepared remarks provided by Twitter. “Indeed, such actions could have the opposite effect,

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Finland Selects IQM to Build its First Quantum Computer

Nov. 16, 2020 — VTT and IQM have entered into an agreement to establish a co-innovation partnership and begin building Finland’s first quantum computer.

The cooperation will bring together top expertise in quantum technologies and enable a leap in Finland’s quantum capabilities. The government of Finland has granted the project EUR 20.7 million funding.

The computer will be built in Espoo, Finland at VTT’s and Aalto University’s joint national research infrastructure Micronova, where the clean room environment used to manufacture the quantum components is located. Work will begin already during 2020.

“Finland has the potential to be the European leader in quantum technologies. I look forward to witnessing the opportunities that quantum will present to Finnish and European businesses and the competitiveness of the entire region,” states Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Mika Lintilä.

The project proceeds in three phases

The innovation partner, IQM, was selected as a result of

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How to build a website on Wix

Wix is one of the most widely used platforms to build a website. Although it doesn’t go uncontested, it’s an incredibly quick and easy way to create a stunning and modern website that works on both desktop and mobile browsers.

In our step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to create and publish a basic website using Wix’s powerful web development software.

How to build a website on Wix: Preparation

Before getting to work on your Wix website, the first thing you need to do is create a Wix account. Simply head to Wix.com and click Get Started. Then enter your email address and choice of password. 

Next, you’ll be sent an email to verify your address. Go to your email inbox, open the email from Wix (be sure to check your spam folder), and click on Confirm Email Now to proceed to log into your account. 

Wix has a really
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Internet Governance Forum calls for bridging digital divides, harnessing the Internet to support human resilience and build solidarity amid COVID-19

Never before has the Internet proven to be such a vital lifeline in maintaining economic and social ties, as the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The high-level segment of the Internet Governance Forum opened today, with participants underlining the critical importance of digital technologies in supporting human resilience and building solidarity to respond to the challenges posed by the coronavirus.

Convened under the overarching theme of ‘’Internet for Human Resilience and Solidarity,” the 15th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) heard today leaders and experts from all parts of the world discussing the critical and central role of the Internet in keeping businesses afloat, maintaining family ties and friendships, and enabling global coordination in the efforts to tackle the pandemic. At the same time, the increased reliance on connectivity must be accompanied by stronger efforts to bridge the alarming digital divide that threatens to leave some people

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