Kubernetes will deliver the app store experience for enterprise software, says Weaveworks CEO

Commentary: Google Cloud, Red Hat, and now AWS are serving up Kubernetes in a way that will make it dramatically easier to deploy and consume enterprise software, says the CEO of Weaveworks.

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As consumers, we’re used to getting and installing apps via Apple’s App Store or Google Play. As enterprise buyers, we undergo Dante’s nine circles of hell just to get garbage cobbled together by an overpriced systems integrator. Or we used to, until Kubernetes came along.

Talking to Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks, which popularized GitOps, a new way to operate and manage Kubernetes in production. The reason enterprises have missed the “app store moment” is because “everybody’s infrastructure has been different for so long.” He went on, “Containers are the way to solve that problem because they provide the next level of abstraction to encapsulate applications.” Containers come close to this app store

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Alibaba CEO says regulations for internet firms ‘necessary’

HONG KONG (AP) — The chairman and CEO of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group praised Chinese regulators Monday in a possible attempt to repair ties after the stock market debut of its former financial services arm was suspended following criticism of them by billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma.

Beijing’s announcement of proposed guidelines to regulate internet companies is “timely and necessary,” Daniel Zhang said in a speech at the government-organized World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, a town in Zhejiang province, just south of Shanghai.

While Zhang did not specify which regulations he was referring to, China on Nov. 10 announced proposed guidelines on how anti-competition would apply to internet companies. They highlighted potential areas regulators might target, including exclusive contracts, which are common practices used by e-commerce firms and other internet companies.

The move to regulate monopolistic power of China’s technology giants sparked a sell-off in Chinese internet stocks. Alibaba’s stock

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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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Google CEO apologises for document, EU’s Breton warns internet is not Wild West

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has apologised to Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton over a leaked internal document proposing ways to counter the EU’s tough new rules for technology companies.


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Pichai and Breton exchanged views in a video-conference call late on Thursday, the third this year, according to a statement from the European Commission.

“The Internet cannot remain a ‘Wild West’: we need clear and transparent rules, a predictable environment and balanced rights and obligations,” Breton told Pichai.

The call came after a Google internal document outlined a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for the new rules by getting U.S. allies to push back against Breton.

The call was

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Internet Can’t Be Wild West, EU’s Breton Tells Google CEO Pichai | Technology News

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton has warned Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai that he plans to rein in U.S. tech giants via a raft of new rules to curb the excesses of a “Wild West” internet.

Breton issued the warning in a video-conference call with Pichai late on Thursday, according to a statement from the European Commision.

The comments came after a Google internal document outlined a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for tough new tech rules by getting U.S. allies to push back against Breton.

The call was initiated by Google before the document was leaked.

Breton will announce new draft rules known as the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act together with European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Dec. 2.

The rules will set out a list of do’s and don’ts for gatekeepers – online companies with market power – forcing

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Tufin Software Technologies Ltd. (TUFN) CEO Ruvi Kitov on Q3 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Tufin Software Technologies Ltd. (NYSE:TUFN) Q3 2020 Earnings Conference Call November 12, 2020 8:30 AM ET

Company Participants

Ryan Burkart – Director of Investor Relations

Ruvi Kitov – Chief Executive Officer

Jack Wakileh – Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

Matthew Parron – J.P. Morgan

Saket Kalia – Barclays

Andrew King – Colliers Securities

Joe Gallo – Jefferies

Jonathan Ho – William Blair

Rob Owens – Piper Sandler

Hannah Rudoff – D.A. Davidson

Shaul Eyal – Oppenheimer

Jonathan Ruykhaver – Baird

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Tufin Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to hand the conference over to your Speaker today, Ryan Burkart, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Ryan Burkart

Thanks, operator. Good

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Asustek Computer, Inc. (AKCPF) CEO S.Y. Hsu on Q3 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Asustek Computer, Inc. (OTC:AKCPF) Q3 2020 Earnings Conference Call November 11, 2020 3:00 AM ET

Company Participants

Nick Wu – CFO

S.Y. Hsu – Co-CEO, GM & Director

Samson Hu – Co-CEO, GM & Director

Conference Call Participants

Operator

Good afternoon, and welcome to the Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call of ASUSTeK. This conference call is divided into two parts. First, Mr. Nick Wu, our CFO, will brief you on the financial results, followed by remarks from our Co-CEOs, Mr. S.Y. Hsu and Mr. Samson Hu, on operations and outlook. The second part is the Q&A. [Operator Instructions].

First, we’ll hear from our CFO.

Nick Wu

Hello. Thank you. Hi, everyone. Please turn to Slide 5 of the presentation. This is our brand P&L for the first 3 quarters of 2020. The net revenue was TWD269 billion, up 10% year-over-year. Operating profit was TWD17 billion, up 174% year-over-year.

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How Upwork’s First Female CEO Is Pivoting The Freelancing Business For A Remote World

Just 66 days into her tenure as the CEO of Upwork, Hayden Brown was forced to shutter and decide whether to sublease the freelancing platform’s physical offices and comfort many of her 600 newly remote employees—all while fulfilling her promise to complete a company-wide listening tour and a report on the state of the business within her first 100 days.

“This is a year where you can’t BS your way through anything as a leader,” says Brown, who was named Upwork’s first female CEO in January. “I always was committed to transparency and frequent communication, and that was part of my leadership mantra and style starting in January.”

Amid millions of layoffs and turbulent markets, the 22-year-old company has rarely seen as much success as

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Why the CEO of a $350 Million Internet Security Company Practices Radical Transparency



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A scandal taught Cloudflare co-founder Matthew Prince that in a business where trust is paramount, he needed to be relentlessly open about his company’s mistakes.

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Matthew Prince founded Cloudflare along with Lee Holloway and Michelle Zatlyn in 2010 to help other small businesses protect, fortify, and speed up their websites. Their not-so-humble goal: To help build a better internet.

Now, it’s one of the major players in content-delivery and site security. Cloudflare has 1,500 global employees and nearly 200 data centers, and protects more than 25 million internet properties–some 15 percent of the internet. The company’s annual revenue is more than $350 million.

This election year, in an effort to help ensure Americans had consistent access to

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Marin Software Incorporated’s (MRIN) CEO Chris Lien on Q3 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Marin Software Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRIN) Q3 2020 Earnings Conference Call November 5, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Bob Bertz – Chief Financial Officer

Chris Lien – Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Operator

Greetings and welcome to the Marin Software Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder this conference is being recorded.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host Bob Bertz. Thank you, Mr. Bertz, you may begin.

Bob Bertz

Thank you. Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to Marin Software’s third quarter 2020 earnings call. My name is Bob Bertz, I’m Marin’s CFO and joining me today is Chris Lien, Marin’s CEO.

By now, you should have received a copy of our earnings release, which crossed the wire a short time ago. The release can also be obtained on our website at investors.marinsoftware.com.

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