Congratulations Imagine Cup EMEA Regional Final Champions: Team Finderr from the United Kingdom! Russian team is third
The Imagine Cup 2019 competition is well underway with our second Regional Final wrapping up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands this week. Team Finderr from the United Kingdom took home the first-place title and a spot in the World Championship for their app solution to find lost objects with a smartphone. Congratulations!
The History of SXSW: How It All Started
But it wasn’t always that way.
How Protonmail is getting censored by FSB in Russia
A completely routine tech support ticket has uncovered unexpected bans of IP addresses of Protonmail — a very useful service for people valuing their Internet freedoms — in several regions of Russia. I seriously didn’t want to sensationalize the headline, but the story is so strange and inexplicable I couldn’t resist.
Disclaimer: the situation is still developing. There might not be anything malicious, but most likely there is. I will update the post once new information comes through.
MTS and Rostelecom — two of the biggest Russian ISPs — started to block traffic to SMTP servers of the encrypted email service Protonmail according to an FSB request, with no regard for the official government registry of restricted websites. It seems like it’s been happening for a while, but no one paid special attention to it. Until now.
All involved parties have received relevant requests for information which they’re obligated to reply.
UPD: MTS has provided a scan of the FSB letter, which is the basis for restricting the access. Justification: the ongoing Universiade in Krasnoyarsk and “phone terrorism”. It’s supposed to prevent ProtonMail emails from going to emergency addresses of security services and schools.
UPD: Protonmail was surprised by “these strange Russians” and their methods for battling fraud abuse, as well as suggested a more effective way to do it — via abuse mailbox.
UPD: FSB’s justification doesn’t appear to be true: the bans broke ProtonMail’s incoming mail, rather than outgoing.
UPD: Protonmail shrugged and changed the IP addresses of their MXs taking them out of the blocking after that particular FSB letter. What will happen next is open ended question.
UPD: Apparently, such letter was not the only one and there is still a set of IP addresses of VOIP-services which are blocked without appropriate records in the official registry of restricted websites.
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Top 10 Mobile App Development Companies for Enterprise & Startups
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Introducing Microsoft HoloLens 2
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Meet A Content Strategist: An Interview with Dmitry Kabanov, Techstars Startup Digest curator and SXSW Advisor
Here is his interview with the LAMA app platform.
The Game of Archetypes: How Storytelling Works for Tech Brands
Archetypes are properly defined as «universal constructs of the human psyche». In layman’s terms, these are images we all recognise because they’re built into our subconscious mind. One such example is the archetype of the hero — a good guy who triumphs over evil and saves the day.
Submit to the Applied F# Challenge
This post was written by Lena Hall, a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft.
F# Software Foundation has recently announced their new initiative — Applied F# Challenge! We encourage you to participate and send your submissions about F# on Azure through the participation form.
Applied F# Challenge is a new initiative to encourage in-depth educational submissions to reveal more of the interesting, unique, and advanced applications of F#.
Scaling a Tech Newsletter to 700k Subscribers in 300 Cities: the History of Techstars Startup Digest
In fact, there are thousands of tech-focused events taking place annually. The important thing is to pick the best, most useful and easily accessible ones to optimize your time and expenses.
Techstars Startup Digest solves this problem by sending its subscribers an email newsletter with a curated list of relevant and reasonably priced events for entrepreneurs. Currently, Startup Digest consists of more than 700 curators, is approaching 700K subscriptions, and is available in more than 300 cities all around the world. Today, I’d like to share its history, how the founders came up with the idea, what it looked like in the initial stages, and what it’s going through right now.
Lua in Moscow 2019 conference
On the first Sunday of March, Mail.ru Group’s Moscow office will be hosting the third international Lua conference, Lua in Moscow 2019. The program features talks by Roberto Ierusalimschy and the leading experts in Lua and LuaJIT from Russia and other countries.
Lua is a unique programming language used not only in computer games, but also as an embedded language in such web-programming products as Redis, nginx, Tarantool, OpenResty. Lua is also used for big data analysis and scientific calculations. You can find Lua in many routers, printers and other devices.
You are welcome to join, even if you haven’t been writing in Lua so far. We bet the conference will give you unexpected insights!
How Brands Can Break Through the Tech Media Bubble
Global Game Jam 2019 (announcement)
My experience of advertising and development of Android and iOS application
Let me share an interesting experience in promotion of a mobile game.
I am going to describe all the benefits and of course show the final results. The example will be the mobile game Quick Brain which is available for Android и iOS. Quick Brain Android was released the first that's why its possibilities differ considerably from iOS version.
I have been always kept by the thoughts that everyone's talking about high returns in contrast with Android. I just couldn't resist such attractive prospects and started more active refinement of iOS version in order to feel less embarrassed about it.
After Google play iOS has become an absolutely new field for the games for me. During my comparative experiment I've found out that iOS version can bring comparable earnings to Android with daily audience 3 to 10 times less depending on the country.
Content Marketing in Popular Online Media: 5 Mistakes of Startups to Avoid
I actively help companies from all over the world to prepare promotional content for English language resources. Today we will talk about common mistakes that are made by startups when working in this area and the erroneous expectations of their directors.