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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

SEO Factors for Drawing the Right Customers

There has been a dramatic boost in online sales and this growth would be consistent through 2020. However, the million dollar question is how customers would reach your products given such a crowded and ever-changing world of Internet. Search Engine Optimization is the key to online marketing success. SEO is a challenging task as you need to constantly keep track of the Google’s webmaster guidelines and strictly abide by them. SEO success implies achieving a higher ranking in the search…

Update on HTML5 Video for Netflix – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

About four years ago, we shared our plans for playing premium video in HTML5, replacing Silverlight and eliminating the extra step of installing and updating browser plug-ins. Since then, we have launched HTML5 video on Chrome OS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Edge on all supported operating systems. And though we do not officially support Linux, Chrome playback has worked on that platform since late 2014. Starting today, users of Firefox can also enjoy Netflix on Linux. This…

Adding IPv6 connectivity support to the Dropbox desktop client

Computers on the internet are uniquely identified by an IP address. For decades the world has used Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), which allows for about 4 billion unique addresses. As more of the world has come online, and we carry internet-capable devices in our pockets, we have run out of IPv4 addresses. Layers and layers of workarounds have been built to mitigate the problem. The current protocol—Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)—fixes various problems with IPv4; it has a significantly…

Introducing Our New Operating System – Wealthfront Engineering Blog

Last week we unveiled our new brokerage and banking platform, Wealthfront’s largest engineering undertaking to date. This investment in our infrastructure will serve as the foundation for our next generation of products and services, supporting our mission to make sophisticated private wealth management services available to everyone. When Legacy Holds You Back Wealthfront, like many other fintech companies, was built on top of brokerage firms offering access to standard brokerage and banking capabilities through APIs. Unfortunately, these brokerage firms are…

Building instant image feature detection – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Kent Brewster | Pinterest engineer, Product Engineering Last month we launched visual search in our browser extension for Chrome. After we shipped it, we noticed lots of clicks to annotations that said “Web Site.” Closer examination revealed that these were always from searches originating with the context menu, which runs visual search on a generated screenshot from the browser window. (To try this out with Chrome, right-click on the empty space in any page and choose “Search.”) Results and annotations…

What Really Happened With Internet Privacy?

Anyone paying attention to U. S. headlines recently heard something about internet privacy.  But what you heard probably depends on where you heard it.  President Trump signed a bill on Monday, Apr. 3 that used a thing called the Congressional Review Act to reverse a pending FCC rule.  So whatever it was, the rule that was revoked hadn’t even gone into effect yet. If it hadn’t been shot down, the FCC’s proposed rule would have required internet service providers (ISPs)…

Deploying Brotli for static content

Most representations of data contain a lot of redundancy, which provides an opportunity for greater communication efficiency by compressing the content. Compression is either built-in into the data format — like in the case of images, fonts, and videos — or provided by the transportation medium, e.g. the HTTP protocol has the Accept-Encoding / Content-Encoding header pair that allows clients and servers to agree on a preferred compression method. In practice though, most servers today only support gzip. In this…

Subverting the Story Model – Features

Since news arrived on the internet, members of the digital news world have warned against applying the story structures that governed print and broadcast to the web. The internet has undoubtedly sped up the news cycle, and the incremental story—taken from a world where daily updates were all that was possible—fails to keep up with the pace. As the Trump Administration swiftly rolls back Obama-era regulations, new information leaks to the press, and Congress holds controversial hearings, combating the breakneck pace…

Three Years Later – Several People Are Coding

We’ve reached a few big milestones for the Slack Bug Bounty program: it’s our three-year anniversary, and we’ve paid out more than $210,000 in bounties! We want to give a big thank you to all the security researchers who have helped make Slack more secure. In this post we’ll offer a retrospective on our bug bounty program, discuss lessons learned, and offer guidance for researchers. We also hope this information will be useful for anyone else running a bug bounty…

An Intro) – Zenefits Engineering

This is the first in a series of posts exploring Bug Bounty Programs (BBPs) in general, and the Program created and managed by Zenefits’ Security Team specifically. Two years ago, the Zenefits security team made the decision to start a private bug bounty program. The purpose was simple: invite the security community to test our products and help us identify weak areas. As the head of our internal Red Team, I inherited the program when I joined in June of…