Lambda 被放進 Savings Plans 了

前幾天才在 Ptt 上回了一些對 Lambda 與 Serverless 的想法,結果剛剛看到 Lambda 被納入 Savings Plans 裡面了:「Savings Plan Update: Save Up to 17% On Your Lambda Workloads」。

最多 17% 的折扣,看起來比其他的低不少,應該是因為 Lambda 比起 EC2 或是 Fargate 更動態的關係:

Today I am happy to be able to tell you that Compute Savings Plans now apply to the compute time consumed by your AWS Lambda functions, with savings of up to 17%.

現有的 Savings Plans 如果沒有用完的部份也會自動套用進去。先放著看看...

兩則跟 Uber 有關的消息,裁員與加州的新法...

Uber 從上市後的股價就不太好看,五月的時候以 $45 開盤,最近來到了 $33 左右,走到裁員這步不算太意外:「Uber lays off 435 people across engineering and product teams」。

以人數來算大約是 8%,有蠻大一部份是工程團段 (也不太意外):

Uber has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, the company announced today. Combined, the layoffs represent about 8% of the organization, with 170 people leaving the product team and 265 people leaving the engineering team.

另外一個相關的消息是加州通過法律,補上漏洞,對於這種以「合約關係」而認為不是員工的行為加以約束,認定這其實就是聘顧關係,所以相關的資方義務都必須被履行:「California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees」。

法律上的官方文件可以參考「AB-5 Worker status: employees and independent contractors.」這邊,先用翻譯快速看了一下... 可以看出來勞方市場的行業被放進排除條款,因為這些領域勞方有比較強勢的談判籌碼,應該讓市場決定規則。而對於資方強勢的行業則是朝著保護勞工的條款而設計。

現在已經有感覺共享經濟的神話開始不斷的被戳破...

Cloudflare 遞出 S-1

Cloudflare 遞出 Form S-1:「S-1」。TechCrunch 有些整理:「Cloudflare files for initial public offering」。

一樣是燒錢狀態上市,不過相較於其他家燒的速度算是慢的,但成長速度很驚人:

As far as money goes, Cloudflare is — like other early-stage technology companies — losing money. But it’s not losing that much money, and its growth is impressive.

預定在 NYSE 上使用代碼「NET」:

The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “NET.”

不知道為什麼有種泡沫感...

Amazon 需要對賣出去的產品造成的傷害負責

前幾天還蠻引人注目的案件,Amazon 被判決要對平台商家透過 Amazon 平台賣出去的產品負責:「Federal appeals court says Amazon is liable for third-party sellers' products」。

這個案例裡面是消費者透過 Amazon 的平台,向上架的商家購買 hoverboard (懸浮滑板?),結果把消費者家給搞爆了:

Last year, a judge in Tennessee ruled the company was not liable for damages caused by a defective hoverboard that exploded, burning down a family's house.

目前最新的判決中指出,Amazon 在合約裡面簽訂消費者必須透過 Amazon 的平台跟賣家溝通,使得賣家與消費者之間沒有直接的管道可以處理爭議,所以 Amazon 不能免責:

"Amazon fails to account for the fact that under the Agreement, third-party vendors can communicate with the customers only through Amazon," the ruling states. "This enables third-party vendors to conceal themselves from the customer, leaving customers injured by defective products with no direct recourse to the third-party vendor."

這個判決看起來會影響蠻大的,因為這些條款就是希望維持平台業者可以從中獲利,現在反過來殺傷自身... 看起來上訴是跑不掉的?等幾個月後再回來看...

Salesforce 打算買 Tableau

Saleforce 打算要買下 Tableau...

兩邊簽了協議並且都發了新聞稿出來,分別是 Salesforce 的:「Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Tableau」,以及 Tableau 的:「Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Tableau」。

這兩家都是掛在 NYSE 的公司,而這次的併購會直接以股票交易 (Tableau 的 1 股換 Salesforce 的 1.103 股,看起來是基於這三天股價計算):

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and SEATTLE, Wash. — June 10, 2019 -- Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), the global leader in CRM, and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the leading analytics platform, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Salesforce will acquire Tableau in an all-stock transaction, pursuant to which each share of Tableau Class A and Class B common stock will be exchanged for 1.103 shares of Salesforce common stock, representing an enterprise value of $15.7 billion (net of cash), based on the trailing 3-day volume weighted average price of Salesforce's shares as of June 7, 2019.

Salesforce 想要買 Tableau 是個蠻意外的新聞...

GitHub 推出了 GitHub Sponsors

GitHub 推出了 GitHub Sponsors,贊助或是資助的機制,重點都不在首頁上,而是在 FAQ 頁上...

從「Sponsoring a developer」這頁可以看到有月費機制:

有人提到 Twitch,不過我覺得更像 Patreon,本來用 Patreon 的人應該會很有興趣?不過也有人覺得還是不太一樣:「The Twitch argument for GitHub Sponsors」。

等 General Availability 後看看吧?

Slack 丟出 S-1 要 IPO...

最近一波 IPO 潮,現在輪到了 Slack

Form S-! 的資料可以在「slacks-1.htm」這邊抓到,裡面有些數字可以看看,懶的看的話可以看 TechCrunch 的整理:「Slack files to go public, reports $138.9M in losses on revenue of $400.6M」。

算是相當快的,2013 年八月到現在還不到六年...

Zoom 也要 IPO 了...

最近的資訊網路圈子 IPO 案子好多,其中一個比較值得注意的是 Zoom:「Zoom, a profitable unicorn, files to go public」。

這家公司不像 PagerDutyPinterest,這兩家是沒賺過錢就丟單子出來了,而 Zoom 是有賺錢還打算出來 IPO:

Zoom, which raised a total of $145 million to date, posted $330 million in revenue in the year ending January 31, 2019, a remarkable 2x increase year-over-year, with a gross profit of $269.5 million. The company similarly more than doubled revenues from 2017 to 2018, wrapping fiscal year 2017 with $60.8 million in revenue and 2018 with $151.5 million.

啊不過 Zoom 真的蠻好用的,一群人在不同地方要討論事情時,用電子白板或是分享畫面都還不錯... 這幾天跟不是資訊圈子的人在用也都有很正面的 feedback。