APTN National NewsRegional chiefs arrived at the Assembly of First Nation offices in downtown Ottawa Monday ready to talk about what comes next for the organization now that its national chief has stepped down.There are several options open to the chiefs.APTN’s Annette Francis reports.
Tina House APTN National NewsIn the second part of a look into the fight to save the Peace River Valley APTN takes a closer look at the economy generated the Site C dam would bring if it’s built in northern British Columbia.However, some see it as a difficult balance between saving the environment and the creation of jobs that the project will bring to an area hard hit by the crash of the oil boom.
Sadly, the last message made me realize I shouldn’t get too excited about Clinkle’s sneak peek or start theorizing about what all the fuss is about. September 26, 2013 3 min read The last hint of what Clinkle has to offer deals with peer-to-peer transactions, or sending and receiving money from friends, family, you name it. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Even as Clinkle’s product remains a mystery to the general public, the 22-year-old founder and CEO Lucas Duplan wants people to know it is going to be world changing. Alongside the Branson announcement, the Stanford dropout released a commercial about how Clinkle will revolutionize our way of connecting with people and that “we’re all in this together.” For Duplan and his investors, let’s hope so. Clinkle: We’re All In This Together from Clinkle on Vimeo.What do you think Clinkle is up to? Let us know in the comments below. Upon further scrolling I noticed a bank component. Chase seems to be partner in all this, as its icon was prominently featured in the slide. With money being dispersed from a virtual bank into the wallet, a transfer feature is likely to be integrated. Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. No one knows exactly what Clinkle does, but that isn’t stopping Richard Branson from ponying up cash for the stealth-mode startup.”We’re thrilled to have Richard on board,” said Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan in a statement. “We’re united by many shared values, including a passion for innovation, dedication to quality, and commitment to our people.”While any startup with Branson tied to it will feel some media love, the serial entrepreneur doesn’t really stand out from the already long list of Silicon Valley heavyweights who have faith that Clinkle is going to be the next big thing.As we reported in June, the startup raised a reported $25 million (it was later determined through SEC filings the round was actually $27 million) from investors like Peter Thiel, Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Index Ventures and Jim Breyer, among others. Clinkle’s seed round was supposedly the largest in Silicon Valley history, and the funding was secured without an actual prototype. Related: The Pros and Cons of Mobile Payment Services Also, during that time Clinkle announced it was opening up its waiting list to college students across the U.S. The colleges with the highest percentage of their students joining Clinkle would get access first. Apparently, the Clinkle hype caught on, as more than 100,000 students have signed up, with Stanford University, Duke University, University of Alabama, University of Michigan and Southern Methodist University leading the pack.Still, these students still aren’t sure what they are exactly signing up for or what all the buzz is about, except that there is a virtual wallet component to it.Related: Past, Present and Future of Customer Payments (Infographic) I decided to give it a whirl. Using my old New York University student email address, I joined Clinkle. I was brought to a landing page with an image of a phone displaying a wallet flush with cash and credit cards.
Last week, Pivotal announced the ‘Pivotal Function Service’ (PFS) in alpha. Until now, Pivotal has focussed on making open-source tools for enterprise developers but has lacked a serverless component to its suite of offerings. This aspect changes with the launch of PFS. PFS is designed to work both on-premise and in the cloud in a cloud-native fashion while being open source. It is a Kubernetes-based, multi-cloud function service offering customers a single platform for all their workloads on any cloud. Developers can deploy and operate databases, batch jobs, web APIs, legacy apps, event-driven functions, and many other workloads the same way everywhere, all because of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) platform. This is comprised of Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), and now, Pivotal Function Service (PFS). Providing the same developer and operator experience on every public or cloud, PFS is event-oriented with built-in components that make it easy to architect loosely coupled, streaming systems. Its buildpacks simplify packaging and are operator-friendly providing a secure, low-touch experience running atop Kubernetes. The fact that Pivotal can work on any cloud as an open product, makes it stand apart from cloud providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, which provide similar services that run exclusively on their clouds. Features of PFS PFS is built on Knative, which is an open-source project led by Google that simplifies how developers deploy functions atop Kubernetes and Istio. PFS runs on Kubernetes and Istio and helps customers take advantage of the benefits of Kubernetes and Istio, abstracting away the complexity of both technologies. PFS allows customers to use familiar, container-based workflows for serverless scenarios. PFS Event Sources helps customers create feeds from external event sources such as GitHub webhooks, blob stores, and database services. PFS can be connected easily with popular message brokers such as Kafka, Google Pub/Sub, and RabbitMQ; that provide a reliable backing services for messaging channels. Pivotal has continued to develop the riff invoker model in PFS, to help developers deliver both streaming and non-streaming function code using simple, language-idiomatic interfaces. The new package includes several key components for developers, including a native eventing ability that provides a way to build rich event triggers to call whatever functionality a developer requires within a Kubernetes-based environment. This is particularly important for companies that deploy a hybrid use case to manage the events across on-premise and cloud in a seamless way. Head over to Pivotal’s official Blog to know more about this announcement. Read Next Google Kubernetes Engine was down last Friday, users left clueless of outage status and RCAIntroducing Alpha Support for Volume Snapshotting in Kubernetes 1.12/‘AWS Service Operator’ for Kubernetes now available allowing the creation of AWS resources using kubectl