• Hako

    Hako on Iphone XRA super secure decentralized file sharing application powered by Web 3.0Hako uses protocol called proxy re encryption to secure and permission data efficiently.Hako LogoUnlike other file sharing services such as Dropbox and Google Drive, Hako does not place your keys in the hands of a large companies. The user is always in control of your keys and your data.Centralized storage has a single point of failure (the company) and require a user to be online (connected to the central servers) in order to transfer data and delegate access.PLEASE VOTEjust signup here and then upvote the two projects: - CoinListHako - CoinListThe future of the web?Web 3.0 protocolsHako leverages Web 3.0 peer to peer protocols so users can directly share data, as (...)

    #coinlist #ipfs #security #dapps #nucypher

  • What is Salesforce? Four days, 170,000 people, and one Metallica concert later, I figured out what Salesforce is — Quartz

    I had not registered for this session, and had to convince the conference bouncers that my press pass allowed me entry. They allowed me to attend on the condition that I wouldn’t take up a precious chair.

    What dawned on me over the course of this discussion was the sheer ubiquity of software.
    I agreed and sat in a chair at the far end of the room. Slowly, several people, all of them white, nearly all of them women, joined our table. One worked for a community bank in Wisconsin. Another for Freddie Mac. Two of the women, it turned out, worked for the company my brother co-founded, which often helps financial firms with Salesforce.

    This was the closest I had come to understanding what Salesforce is actually good for, beyond throwing swanky parties. Everyone at the table had used Salesforce to solve problems at their companies. It had worked well. They had many more problems, and wanted to figure out the best way to use the platform to solve those, too. As they discussed how best to “leverage Financial Services Cloud,” their heads nodded.

    What dawned on me over the course of this discussion was the sheer ubiquity of software. Yes, it is several years now since Marc Andreessen wrote that “software is eating the world.” But it’s not just the smartphones and websites that we have come to be familiar with as “software.” It’s literally everything. Do anything in a modern city and it will trigger a long string of computational processes. Test-drive a car, express interest in an insurance plan, apply for a loan, contribute to a nonprofit, use a credit card, call airline customer service, change a t-shirt order from “large” to “medium,” and you will be entered into a database, added to annual reports, sent automated emails, plugged into “people who buy X also buy Y” algorithms. This is obviously true for hip startups like AirBnb. It is also true for boring, ancient, bailed-out behemoths like Freddie Mac.

    Usually, the software that runs in the dark server rooms of non-tech companies either comes with hefty license fees or is barely functional, hacked together over years by in-house coders who have come and gone. Information relevant to the company may be spread across hundreds of spreadsheets and thousands of emails, accessible only from certain computers or networks. One of the chief complaints of the woman from Freddie Mac was that the company has “a lot of legacy systems” that need to be modernized.

    “Enterprise software”—specifically “customer relationship management” software—aims to solve, or at least alleviate, such problems. Benioff’s insight was to do so using the “cloud.” Instead of charging people for a license to use your software, a la Windows XP, have them pay for a subscription to use your service, which can be accessed anywhere. It’s like Gmail, but for all of the mind-numbing tasks of the modern salesperson, customer service representative, or middle manager, like inputting what happened on a call with a customer or generating inventory reports. No more understaffed IT departments, no more inaccessible spreadsheets, no more massive upfront costs.

    These days, most people use several cloud-based services, like Spotify or Dropbox. It’s why the Google Chromebook can be a thing, and why Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, can get by without ever using a computer. It’s why Salesforce can count among its several mascots SaaSy, named after “Software as a Service,” a dancing white circle with arms and legs, but no face, that displays the word “software” in a red circle with a red line crossing it out. Nothing to install, just the cloud. That is sassy.

    But Benioff was onto the idea early. Less than 20 years have passed since he staged a sassy fake protest at the annual conference of the incumbent CRM giant, Siebel Systems, with protesters chanting, “The internet is really neat, software is obsolete!” Now 89 of the companies on the Fortune 100 use Salesforce. For the past three years, Salesforce has grown over 20% year-over-year every single quarter.

    What is Salesforce? Four days, 170,000 people, and one Metallica concert later, I figured out what Salesforce is — Quartz

    Giving more people access to high-paying tech jobs. Looks great.

    Soon after that, though, a darker, less altruistic interpretation of “inclusive capitalism” began to emerge. One that sees it not primarily as a way to bring in the excluded, but to boost the Salesforce brand, to fortify the cult, to attract talent and investors. To establish a place in history.

    After the PepUp Tech video, another told the story of billionaire Italian fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli, who uses Salesforce at his company. Cucinelli was himself in attendance. After the video finished, he took the microphone and spoke directly to Benioff in rapid-fire Italian, through an interpreter, as if he were the effusive prognosticator of an ancient king.

    “For your birthday,” Cucinelli pronounced, “I have a special request to submit to you.” This was how I learned that the keynote speech was happening on the day of Benioff’s 54th birthday.

    If “inclusive capitalism” has any chance of succeeding, one could hope for no better agent than Benioff.
    “I would like you, in this special world, which is the cradle of genius, you should envision something that lasts for the next 2,000 years,” Cucinelli continued. “In ancient Greece, Pericles 2,500 years ago stated, ‘as long as our Parthenon is standing, our Athens will be standing, too.’ In ancient Rome, Hadrian stated, ‘I feel responsible for the beauty in the world,’ and he states, ‘my Rome will be there forever.’ In my Florence, during the Renaissance, there is Lorenzo the Magnificent, another genius, who basically sits around the same table, Michelangelo, Leonardo, all together, and they design and plan for eternity…I think you, Marc, you could be the new Lorenzo the Magnificent of this side of the world.”

    Benioff was certainly positive about the first video, but this speech appeared to affect him in a deeper way. Salesforce Tower is now the tallest building in San Francisco. There is a children’s hospital in the city with his name on it. Maybe not quite 2,000 years, but those will last. And with Time under his belt, Benioff is in a position to become known as the guy who figured out how to improve the world while making loads of cash. He has deflected suggestions that he intends to run for political office by saying he can do even more good as a CEO.

    If “inclusive capitalism” has any chance of succeeding, one could hope for no better agent than Benioff. He’s a large, imposing, wealthy white man with ties to cultural icons and A-level politicians, but also to community leaders and local activists. Instead of making grand, world-changing gestures to “cure all diseases,” his focus is local, on things he has a personal stake in and can observe, like the well-being of the Bay Area. He has a chief philanthropy officer. Salesforce develops tools that make charitable giving easier for companies and organizations. His intentions appear to be good.

    But it’s also true that Benioff probably couldn’t have bought Time magazine, or built such a tall tower, if not for the exclusive capitalism that he hopes to rid the world of. This is the hard thing about being a billionaire who wants to do good: they only feel responsible for the beauty in the world so long as they still get to have lots and lots and lots of money. Benioff can donate tens of millions of dollars, marginally expanding the set of people who benefit from the status quo, without really losing any of his own wealth. And if anything, it raises his status even further.

    But if “inclusive” and “capitalism” turn out to be incompatible, would he be willing to give it all up for the greater good?

    #USA #capitalisme #action_charitable #affaires

  • Nextcloud & Linux Desktop | Brno hat

    I’ve used different services for my personal agenda and I always valued if they could well integrate into my Fedora Workstation. Some did it well, some at least provided a desktop app, some only had a web client. That’s fine for many people, but not for me. Call me old-school, but I still prefer using desktop applications and especially those who look and behave natively.

    • I was planning to replace Dropbox with it, but then I found out I could actually use it for many other things, for all my personal agenda. Shortly after that I realized that I’d found what I was always looking for in terms of integration into my desktop. Nextcloud apps use standard protocols and formats and integrate very well with the desktop apps I use.

      #nextcloud est grand en effet: fichiers, synchro, contacts, agenda, lecteur RSS,...

  • The Ultimate Collection of #prototyping Tools for #ux/UI Designers

    Wireframing tools make creating a website or application fundamentally easier. It simplifies the communication between UX designers and clients and saves us much time on product development. This post has listed more than 20 different UX prototyping tools.There are 5 types of prototyping tools:Multi-page toolsTools for mobile prototypeTools for web prototypeTools for static wireframeTools for interactive prototypeMulti-page toolsThese tools are used to create click-through prototypes of web, desktop and mobile applications. Prototypes are built with images from existing screens. It allows you to upload image from Photoshop, local, Dropbox, Google Drive etc. With just a few clicks, you can link the screens together and turn your designs into interactive mobile and web (...)

    #ux-design #prototyping-tools #ui

  • The #enterprise Strikes Back

    Photo by Hello I’m Nik on UnsplashConsumer companies are the ones that drive the headlines, that generate the most clicks on Techcrunch, and are top of mind for many in the tech industry. So I’d like to celebrate this brief point in time where the enterprise strikes back. While one of the darlings of the last 10 years, Facebook, is getting pummeled, the enterprise market is back in the spotlight.Look at the Dropbox IPO which priced above its initial value and came out white hot at the end of one of the worst weeks in stock market performance. Couple that with Mulesoft being bought for 21x TTM revenue (see Tomasz Tunguz analysis) at $6.5 billion and Pivotal’s recent S-1 filing and you can see why the enterprise market has everyone’s attention again. However, I’ve been around the markets (...)

    #enterprise-tech-market #cloud-computing #enterprise-strikes-back #infrastructure

  • The Differences Between Cloud Backup, Cloud Storage, and Cloud Sync

    “There is still a lot of confusion in the space about what exactly the “cloud” is and how different services interact with it. When folks use a syncing and sharing service like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive or any of the others, they often assume those are acting as a cloud backup solution as well. Adding to the confusion, cloud storage services are often the backend for backup and sync services as well as standalone services. To help sort this out, we’ll define some of the terms below as they apply to a traditional computer set-up with a bunch of apps and data.”


  • Quelles alternatives libres à Dropbox ? -

    La société Dropbox a accueilli une nouvelle personne à son conseil d’administration : Condoleezza Rice, conseillère à la sécurité nationale de l’ère Bush et connue pour avoir approuvé des écoutes illégales. Confier ses données à une entreprise requiert une grande confiance et Dropbox vient de perdre la confiance de beaucoup d’utilisateurs. Dropbox s’est empressé d’affirmer que sa stratégie de protection des données reste inchangée.

    Si comme beaucoup vous décidez d’abandonner Dropbox, pourquoi ne pas passer à un logiciel libre pour gérer et stocker la mise à disposition de fichiers ? De nombreuses solutions existent, avec serveur ou en peer-to-peer.

    #données #confidentialité #logiciel_libre

  • Spoiler : Obama veut voir « House of cards » avant tout le monde

    Outre M. Hastings, le président recevait mardi des dirigeants des plus grandes sociétés d’Internet et de télécommunications, dont AT&T, Comcast, Twitter, Facebook, Zynga, Dropbox, Yahoo !, LinkedIn, Google, Apple et Microsoft, pour parler en particulier, selon la Maison Blanche, de « questions de sécurité nationale et [des] conséquences économiques de la diffusion de données du renseignement sans autorisation ».

    Attention, titre à la con ! L’information importante était au 5ème paragraphe. #PRISM #NSA

  • #Dropbox Attempts To Kill #Open_Source Project | Razor Fast

    Ce petit script permet de noter l’empreinte d’un fichier, et de l’injecter dans sa Dropbox ; si on n’a pas le fichier, mais seulement l’empreinte, le fichier arrive tout seul (à condition bien sûr qu’un autre utilisateur, quel qu’il soit, ait déjà le fichier dans sa propre dropbox)… Inutile de dire que la société Dropbox se trouve bien embêtée, car du coup, Dropbox pourrait permettre… d’échanger des fichiers. L’histoire est intéressante, et le code (sur github) aussi.

    (...) An open source project called #Dropship that allows users to exploit Dropbox’s file hashing scheme to copy files into their account without actually having them. Dropship will save the hashes of a file in JSON format. Anyone can then take these hashes and load the original file into their Dropbox account using Dropship. This has some real potential benefits for Dropbox’s users. Anyone could easily share a private file with someone else by simply giving them the JSON string. No need to make the file public. The downside is potential for abuse in distribution and sharing of illegally pirated files.

    Dropbox’s CTO and cofounder, Arash Ferdowsi, did not like Dropship. His reaction was swift.