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Software developers, platform engineers, and sysadmin/operators listen to the weekly Ambassador Labs podcasts in order to learn how to build cloud platforms and create an effective developer experience (DevEx) for deploying container-based applications to Kubernetes. We also discuss best practices for releasing functionality via continuous delivery pipelines, and we investigate the latest developer tooling, API gateway technology (e.g Envoy), and service mesh implementations. We interview pr ...
 
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With the main talks on fixing infrastructure at an impasse, a side group of 10 Democrats and Republicans in the Senate say they’ve come up with a deal, although details are scant and it’s unclear if others key players will embrace this. Plus, among the things that have gotten more expensive over the past year and last several months: food away from…
 
More than a year into the pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released emergency standards for the workplace, but they’re only for health care workers. Also, ahead of the G-7 summit, there were reports that President Joe Biden was going to raise concerns about tensions in Northern Ireland in his talks with U.K. Prime Min…
 
From the BBC World Service: Leaders gathering in Britain for the G-7 summit are expected to pledge the shots for lower-income nations as part of a global push to end the pandemic. Plus, Hong Kong will ban films that violate its national security law, further restricting artistic freedom. And, congestion at Chinese ports due to pandemic lockdowns me…
 
The company that was building the Keystone XL oil pipeline has canceled the project. President Joe Biden had already revoked the pipeline’s permit. Plus, G-7 leaders gather for a summit with ambitions to set a new global economic agenda. And, a significant increase in U.S. energy storage abilities and what it means cleaner power in the face of clim…
 
The latest data point when it comes to what the post-pandemic future of work will look like: Facebook is giving more employees the option to keep working remotely, and Mark Zuckerberg said he plans to spend part of his time working remotely well into 2022. We have more on how CEO actions set the tone. Plus, the world’s largest meat processing compa…
 
From the BBC World Service: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden meet ahead of the G-7 summit in England, planning to unveil a renewed Atlantic Charter focused on trade and travel. Plus, JBS, the world’s biggest meat packing company, paid a ransom of $11 million to put an end to a cyberattack which disrupted its operations in t…
 
That’s what the Senate just held a very bipartisan vote on, passing a bill that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China. Also, new analysis of Fortune 500 companies finds overall progress on diversifying …
 
The World Bank is warning that the human potential of nearly 2 billion young people could be wasted because they can’t get training to help them recover from the pandemic. Plus, retailers already buying for the 2021 holiday season are facing shortages and delays of computer chips, plastics and more. And, is it wrong that sometimes retail spaces are…
 
From the BBC World Service: Bars, restaurants and gyms in France are allowed to have customers indoors for the first time this year, and some international travel rules have been relaxed. Plus, a post-Brexit row is sizzling between Britain and the EU over transporting sausages and other chilled meat products from mainland Britain into Northern Irel…
 
We’ll start getting answers to that question this week from Las Vegas, where the World of Concrete trade show for the construction industry is kicking off. Las Vegas did $11 billion in trade show and convention business back in 2019. Also, the annual price tag on a newly approved drug to treat Alzheimer’s is about $56,000, even as there are lingeri…
 
From the BBC World Service: Following heavy criticism of the slow pace of its inoculation drive, the Indian government has also performed a U-turn and will now run vaccine distribution centrally rather than asking states to coordinate it themselves. Plus, travelers rush back from Portugal as new COVID travel restrictions take hold in Britain. And, …
 
If national legislatures approve the new G-7 deal on taxing multinational companies, corporations would have to pay a new global minimum tax no matter where they put their headquarters. So far, this is just a pledge from G-7 countries, though, not a law. Plus, Apple’s developer conference gets underway with data privacy in focus. And, a push to div…
 
The world’s biggest economies have agreed on a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15%. Part of that agreement concerns how multinational corporations are taxed for selling digital services like advertising around the world. Plus, new data on how many people were forced to retire because of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for…
 
From the BBC World Service: El Salvador could become the world’s first country to adopt the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as legal tender. Plus, Ireland faces the prospect of losing more than $2 billion a year from a proposed global corporation tax agreed to by G-7 nations. And, Thailand is launching a mass vaccination program in a bid to bring back forei…
 
From Christopher Low, chief economist at FHN Financial: “We went into this number with economists expecting 675,000 hires. We got 559,000. I’d say that’s still pretty good.” We unpack more of the data from today’s government report on jobs and unemployment. Plus, the Justice Department is increasing its information-gathering efforts on cyberattacks…
 
And with it, $1.5 million. The scientist and conservationist says some of the money will go to Roots & Shoots, the youth program Goodall founded in 1991 that encourages students to engage in projects in their own communities that benefit people, animals and the environment. Plus, expected job growth for May, but a mismatch between the jobs that are…
 
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