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Microsoft will become Netflix's global advertising technology and sales partner upon the rollout of Netflix's ad-supported streaming tier. 

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Big Tech & Startups

Netflix is partnering with Microsoft for its new ad-supported tier (2 minute read)

Microsoft will become Netflix's global advertising technology and sales partner upon the rollout of Netflix's ad-supported streaming tier. Netflix hasn't announced when the new tier will roll out, but it is rumored to become available by the end of 2022. Microsoft will work with marketers to bring ads to the Netflix ecosystem. It is also looking to bring ads to free-to-play Xbox games.
Tesla loses its head of AI and vision Andrej Karpathy – a big loss for the Autopilot team (2 minute read)

Andrej Karpathy is leaving Tesla after five years at the company. Karpathy is the senior director in charge of AI and computer vision at Tesla and he is a big part of the automaker's effort to develop a full self-driving system. He was one of the only executives besides Musk who was allowed to take center stage during presentations. Karpathy will continue to pursue his long-term passions around technical work in AI, open source, and education.

Science & Futuristic Technology

Meet the all-electric RV startup steered by Tesla alumni (3 minute read)

Lightship Energy is a startup founded by a pair of Tesla alumni that aims to upend the RV industry by building all-electric RVs. The towable RV market is large and badly in need of a switch to electric. Lightship's trailers will include a powertrain with a battery pack that will propel the trailer as it is being towed to increase the range of travel. The company recently closed a $23 million Series A funding round.
In a world first, perovskite-silicon solar cells break the 30% efficiency barrier (3 minute read)

A team of researchers has smashed the efficiency record for tandem silicon-perovskite solar cells. The team produced cells with over 30% efficiency while using low-cost materials and processes. It achieved the feat by creating tandem solar cells that absorb the sun's higher-energy visible light in one area and the lower-energy infrared light in another. The potential of tandem silicon-perovskite technologies has long been theorized, but this is the first time it has been demonstrated.

Programming, Design & Data Science

_hyperscript (GitHub Repo)

_hyperscript is a scripting language inspired by hyperstalk designed for modern front-end web development. It uses a clear, DOM-oriented syntax to make writing event handlers and highly responsive user interfaces easy. _hyperscript features clean syntax for receiving and sending events, event-driven control flow, an async-transparent run time, and more. Examples are available on the main website.
Functional programming is finally going mainstream (9 minute read)

Functional programming is a paradigm that emphasizes writing programs using stateless functions that always return the same value when given the same input. These functions don't change any existing data or modify other parts of an application's logic. The paradigm emphasizes a separation of data and logic. It creates reusable software that is easy to write and debug. This article discusses functional programming, the rise of functional programming in mainstream languages, and the future of functional programming.
A new way to automate root cause analysis in logs with New Relic and Zebrium (Sponsor)

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M2 MacBook Air internals revealed in hands-on photos of redesigned notebook (2 minute read)

Several images of the inside of the M2 MacBook Air have been released. The images show the hinge, speakers, headphone jack, USB-C port, battery cells, force touch trackpad, and the new Midnight color of the new MacBook Air. More detailed images are expected to appear before the laptop is released on July 15. The images are available in the article.
Google exec suggests Instagram and TikTok are eating into Google’s core products, Search and Maps (4 minute read)

According to a Google executive, core Google services such as Search and Maps are being impacted by a growing preference for social media in younger users. Younger users are now often turning to apps like Instagram and TikTok instead of Google Search or Maps for discovery purposes. They tend to look for content in more immersive ways rather than by typing in keywords. Google has been working on several new features and capabilities to try to attract younger users.

Quick Links

Publishing your work increases your luck (9 minute read)

At some point, someone may reach out with a life-changing opportunity.
High-fives, colorful hearts, and a horrible goose top a short list of new emoji (2 minute read)

31 new emoji characters will be included in Unicode 15.0, which is scheduled for release in September.
Projects (Website)

This website contains a collection of hardware projects, including a Linux business card, PalmOS on new hardware, running custom code on eTokens, Transcend WiFiSD hacking, and much more.
I posted my project on Reddit and received 9 job offers (Reddit Thread)

A Reddit user received nine direct job offers within a month of posting about their project in the /r/programming subreddit.
Geo location as a script (Website)

InstaGeo is a free service that provides geolocation information about the current user using a lightweight JavaScript file.
Red Hat names new CEO (3 minute read)

Paul Cormier, Red Hat's CEO and president since 2020, is stepping over to become chairman of the board and will be replaced by Matt Hicks, the company's head of products and technologies.

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