From a Neo4j perspective, a novel application like Amundsen becomes the tip of the spear, to show people that working with the graph has unique applications that can be pulled together quickly in a way that couldn't be done with a relational system. That can spread from shop to shop, making converts. Amundsen is open-source, and the code is now being used by companies such as financial giant ING and enterprise cloud software provider Workday. (ZDNet has written about how Lyft competitor Uber is deep into knowledge graphs.) … [Read more...] about In love with the graph: Neo4j spreads the obsession of a new database one app at a time
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To compile this list, we researched the prices, plans and features of over 12 different website builders and scoured reviews from several sites (including PCMag, Wirecutter, WebsiteToolTester, SiteBuilderReport, WPBeginner and more) to see where there might be any consensus. We also surveyed the CNET staff, and ultimately spent time building some test sites using the tools below (if we weren''t already members). We paid particular attention to the categories that not only differentiate one site from another, but that actually matter to business owners, artists and creators such as SEO features, mobile-friendly website builders, live chat options, available plugins and customer support. … [Read more...] about Best website builder for 2020: Squarespace, Wix and more compared
It's all very similar to another game that promised the world: No Man's Sky. There's the groundbreaking tech, the scale that seems beyond the reach of the small indie team handling development, and the mystery surrounding the core gameplay loop. Well, sort of. Worlds Adrift does have a beta players can register for, and I've at least some idea of what you can do outside of ship construction and grappling. With a ship built you're free to cross the world as you see fit, either solo or as a team. Joining up with players to form a crew gives you the advantage of teamwork when it comes to sailing through the sky, and as a group you can take greater risks. … [Read more...] about : The future of MMOs or an improbable tech dream?
Power imbalances This power imbalance applies to teams, too. While esports is widely seen as a growth industry, according to a Kotaku report last year, esports teams rarely if ever break even. Teams are expected to raise money for their operations from investors, sponsors, and fans. Three sources involved with Overwatch and Call of Duty’s leagues say that the publisher sometimes vetoes players’ and teams’ potential sponsorships, as they conflict with greater league plans; Vlastelica says only a couple sponsorship categories are off-limits for them, and that this helps “deliver more value at the highest level.” Activision asked teams to front the cost of renting out hugely pricey local arenas, like New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. A source who worked closely with one Overwatch League team says team owners were concerned early on that it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day for a three-game home stand, and that ticket and merchandise sales … [Read more...] about E-sports pros have “dream” jobs—but game publishers have all the power
The startup, the brainchild of HTC co-founder and former CEO Peter Chou, has spent the last three years developing a VR headset and a virtual world that aims to be like Ready Player One -- a place for people to digitally interact and communicate with each other. On Tuesday, the company finally came out of stealth mode by debuting its Manova virtual world and its Mova goggles, which start at $599 for the Wi-Fi version. … [Read more...] about This VR startup wants to use 5G to blow up social distancing