Source: Lyft spending ~$10 per new user, down from $70 in fall 2016; App Annie says Lyft’s US app downloads grew 115% while Uber’s grew only 25% YoY in Q1 2017 (Sonya Mann/Inc.com)

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Source: Lyft spending ~$ 10 per new user, down from $ 70 in fall 2016; App Annie says Lyft’s US app downloads grew 115% while Uber’s grew only 25% YoY in Q1 2017  —  The smaller startup is acquiring customers at a lower cost and closing the gap of its big bad rival.  —  WRITE A COMMENT


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Is the Path to Secure Elections Paved With Open Source Code?

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Increased use of open source software could fortify U.S. election system security, according to former CIA head R. James Woolsey and Bash creator Brian J. Fox. The two made their case for open source elections software after security researchers demonstrated how easy it was to crack some election machines at the recent DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas. “Despite its name, open-source software is less vulnerable to hacking than the secret, black box systems like those being used in polling places now,” Woolsey and Fox wrote….
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CrateDB 2.0 Enterprise stresses security and monitoring—and open source

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When open source SQL database CrateDB first debuted, its professed mission was to deliver easy, fast analytics on reams of machine-generated data, while running in containerized, cloud-native environments.

That mission hasn’t changed with the release of version 2.0, but it has been expanded by way of an enterprise edition with pro-level features. Rather than distribute the enterprise edition as a closed-source, binary blob, the maker of CrateDB is offering it as open source to help speed uptake and participation.

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CrateDB is designed to ingest high-volume, machine-generated data, whether logs from a fleet of servers o…
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