Apple Watch Apps Instantly Went 64-Bit Thanks To Obscure Bitcode Option

Jeremy Horwitz, writing for VentureBeat: An obscure feature in Apple’s Xcode development software enabled Apple Watch apps to make an instant transition from 32-bit to 64-bit last month, an unheralded win for Apple Watch developers inside and outside the company. The “Enable Bitcode” feature was introduced to developers three years ago, but the Accidental Tech Podcast suggests that it was quietly responsible for the smooth launch of software for the…

October 1, 2018
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Apple Watch Apps Instantly Went 64-Bit Thanks To Obscure Bitcode Option

Jeremy Horwitz, writing for VentureBeat: An obscure feature in Apple’s Xcode development software enabled Apple Watch apps to make an instant transition from 32-bit to 64-bit last month, an unheralded win for Apple Watch developers inside and outside the company. The “Enable Bitcode” feature was introduced to developers three years ago, but the Accidental Tech Podcast suggests that it was quietly responsible for the smooth launch of software for the…

October 1, 2018
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Two of Benchmark Capital’s longtime general partners, Matt Cohler and Mitch Lasky, are voluntarily stepping back as the VC firm raises its ninth fund (Dan Primack/Axios)

October 1, 2018

Dan Primack / Axios: Two of Benchmark Capital’s longtime general partners, Matt Cohler and Mitch Lasky, are voluntarily stepping back as the VC firm raises its ninth fund  —  Two of Benchmark Capital’s longtime general partners, Matt Cohler and Mitch Lasky, are stepping back as the venerable venture capital firm raises its ninth fund. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Facebook is Equipping K-8 Classrooms With Robot Sets To Boost Tech Diversity

Long time reader theodp writes: Facebook last week announced the launch of CodeFWD, “a free online education program created in partnership with [robotic toy maker] Sphero to increase the amount of underrepresented and female students interested in studying computer science.” Sphero and CodeFWD are offering a free Sphero BOLT Power Pack (a classroom set of 15 robots valued at $2,499) for a select number of accepted applicants through the program….

October 1, 2018
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Sources: Amazon subsidiary IMDB is expected to announce a free, ad-supported video service, similar to The Roku Channel, for Amazon Fire TV users this week (CNBC)

October 1, 2018

CNBC: Sources: Amazon subsidiary IMDB is expected to announce a free, ad-supported video service, similar to The Roku Channel, for Amazon Fire TV users this week  —  – Amazon is expected to announce a free, ad-supported video service on Fire TV which will feature libraries of past TV shows and movies … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Higher Union Pacific peak surcharges aimed at improving service

Surcharges this year are $1,200 to $1400 from Los Angeles, $850 to $1,050 from Lathrop-Oakland, and $650 to $850 in Seattle, El Paso, Laredo and San Antonio, Texas. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Union Pacific Railroad’s (UP) higher peak season surcharges for cargo out of the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex — double… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 1, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Making IT processes effective for the digital age

I have spent a lot of time in the #CIOChat discussing digital transformation. But can the IT organizational design and IT internal business processes impede digital transformation? Can IT, itself, become an obstacle to responding to the waves of digital disruption that are coming? This is the question that I recently asked CIOs. Do IT processes get in the way? CIOs say that poor processes and organizational misalignment can get…

October 1, 2018
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