Day: August 1, 2020

Trump told reporters he will use executive power to ban TikTok – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump said he could act to ban the world’s most popular short video app TikTok from the US as early as Saturday, according to The Hill.

The president said he could use “emergency economic powers or an executive order” to bar TikTok from the US, he told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday.

The news came hours after reports broke that Microsoft was in talks to buy TikTok. Investors are reportedly valuing three-year-old TikTok at $50 billion. In his remark on Friday, Trump signaled he was not supportive of allowing an American company to acquire TikTok.

On the same day, Bloomberg reported that Trump could order ByteDance to divest its ownership of TikTok.

In response to Trump’s decision, TikTok, as usual, tried to make a case that it’s in the interest of the US to keep the app and it poses no national security threat:

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KDE Plasma Desktop review: I’m still not switching from GNOME

Jack Wallen shares what he likes and dislikes about KDE Plasma and reveals who might be best suited to use the open source desktop.

Image: Jack Wallen

I have to confess: I don’t give KDE a fair shake. It’s not because I don’t believe it to be a strong take on the Linux desktop, it’s just that I prefer a much more minimal desktop. Also, I was never a big fan of the old taskbar/start menu/system tray combo. I leaned more toward the GNOME way of thinking and doing things.

Recently, a reader called me out on my lack of KDE coverage, so I thought it was time to offer up my take on where KDE Plasma stands, and who might be best suited to use this open source desktop. Comparing Plasma to my usual GNOME desktop is really quite challenging, given these two desktops are night and day. It’s

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MuleSoft CTO: API-based infrastructures helped company and customers adapt to the new normal

Agile, API-based systems are helping both MuleSoft customers and Salesforce react to the new business reality of increased remote work and rapid digital transformation.

In conjunction with Salesforce’s
TrailheaDX 2020

developer event, which was completely virtual this year, I had a chance to speak with MuleSoft CTO Uri Sarid for out
Dynamic Developer

podcast. Sarid discussed a variety of topics, including the company’s continued efforts to help companies build API-based infrastructures and capabilities, how these API-based systems are helping both customers and Salesforce adapt to the new normal of the COVID-19, and what’s on the horizon for MuleSoft, such as a new feature they’ll be releasing later this year called API Federation. The following is a transcript of our interview, edited for readability.

Bill Detwiler: So, when you and I spoke last at Dreamforce last year, we had a great conversation about how MuleSoft, and how you, really see the

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How Diamanti wants to bridge Kubernetes into the cloud

Commentary: Diamanti started off as a way to make on-premises Kubernetes deployments sing. Now it’s aiming to extend that to the cloud.

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Despite Kubernetes being scorchingly hot, it’s nevertheless true that it remains too hard for many enterprises. Fortunately, Kubernetes is innovating at such a rapid clip that anything I write about Kubernetes today may no longer be true tomorrow. At the heart of this fast-paced innovation is a broad-based community that approaches Kubernetes development from diverse angles. Running in the cloud? You’re covered. On-premises? Also covered. Hybrid architecture? Here things get interesting.

Diamanti, which tackles the Kubernetes market with an appliance approach, has long positioned itself as the “easy button” for enterprises that struggle to weld together the software, hardware, and networking necessary to make Kubernetes hum on-premises. As Diamanti CEO Tom Barton said in an interview, it’s also trying to make it easier for

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