A new digital assets exchange

Gets funding in a non-usual way An IPO. Nothing new. Business: provides services in trading digital assets. It was done already such a business. Amount: 117 millions US dollars. It was done before, such amount is not unachievable. So what is new? SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission)-approved IPO is the first of its kind: investorsContinue reading “A new digital assets exchange”

Web scraping. Get products prices of competition from their website. How to achieve the goal using a trendy programming language (i.e. Python) in 20 lines of code (part 1)

Web scraping is when one wants to copy the content of a web page (or targeted parts of an entire site) and this is done automatically by a programmed robot (or a pre-programmed application). I use Python (and an open source library) to achieve successfully potentially any web scraping task. An interesting use of webContinue reading “Web scraping. Get products prices of competition from their website. How to achieve the goal using a trendy programming language (i.e. Python) in 20 lines of code (part 1)”

Customer Revenue Optimisation platform

Use-case: CenturyLink (this company is a member of the S&P 500 index and the Fortune 500) An interesting use of AI (Artifical Intelligence) for increase revenue due to a better use of available data. Due to a long history of mergers and acquisitions, CenturyLink (a telecom company now offering a bunch of digital services suchContinue reading “Customer Revenue Optimisation platform”

SaaS businesses seem to have a good evolution at stock exchanges these times

A Software-as-a-Service company offers software from the cloud to its users I touched the issue of SaaS (“Software as a Service”) in this post, when I discussed the delivery form of this software, looking more like a services and a little bit about differences compared to classic licensing model. Companies that offer SaaS seem toContinue reading “SaaS businesses seem to have a good evolution at stock exchanges these times”

Python on a VPS (Virtual Private Server) for those who do not know Linux

A convenient way and secure enough to code in python language on Windows using a Virtual Private Server VPS (Virtual Private Server) on Windows is nowadays a convenient use to code in Python if you don’t know Linux. Why a VPS? If you do not want to buy a computer, also if you want aContinue reading “Python on a VPS (Virtual Private Server) for those who do not know Linux”

ChowNow platform partners with Instagram

Los Angeles restaurant ordering based platform will add “Order Food” buttons and stickers. Local restaurants aided this way Food pictures and videos on Instagram are widely used. Users will be able to easily order because buttons and stickers will link directly to ChowNow to complete order flow. It’s a great marketing tool for restaurants, saidContinue reading “ChowNow platform partners with Instagram”

Fidelity analysts: Chinese companies to thrive post-COVID-19

China did shut down travel, western countries did not shut down economy during virus spread My opinion is that diferent countries will recover on different timeframes after COVID-19. It depends on when the pandemy started to spread in the relevant country and, of course, the extent of spread. Ironically, it seems that the most andContinue reading “Fidelity analysts: Chinese companies to thrive post-COVID-19”

VPNs and Work From Home: Security under scrutiny in times of COVID-19

VPNs secures communication between company servers and employees’ devices, but end user devices are exposed if not secured enough. Also, other compensating measures need to be in place. Courtesy of The Cyber Security Hub™ (TCSH), I would like to depict a link that TCSH had pointing to, citing that Work From Home(WFH) using VPN isContinue reading “VPNs and Work From Home: Security under scrutiny in times of COVID-19”

Ransomware mitigation with backups. It might work well for small or medium companies that cannot afford huge budgets for securing their systems

Provided that certain conditions are met In a previous page I wrote about the balance that always has to be reached between costs in risks, including cyberattacks. So, I have expressed the opinion that there is no point in spending too much on some fancy security tool that covers a risk that, if occurred, itContinue reading “Ransomware mitigation with backups. It might work well for small or medium companies that cannot afford huge budgets for securing their systems”

API (Application Programming Interface), SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) and Microservices

What is meant by these terms? From a definition of a service perspective: In software development, a “service-centric” software application supposes to write code that gets exposed (typically over a network) via one of many interfaces. These interfaces are the endpoints to business functionalities and regardless of the architectural pattern (SOA, Microservices), services tend toContinue reading “API (Application Programming Interface), SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) and Microservices”