Werner Vogels, Amazon's chief technology officer, announces Lambda at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 13.

Why Amazon’s new Lambda cloud service is a huge deal for devs — and the cloud market

At Amazon Web Services’ big annual user conference in Las Vegas this week, executives from the market-leading public cloud made all the moves that spectators were expecting: a few new products, a new generation of server chips for running applications, some customer wins, and greater support for Docker. But one announcement has elicited a rare mix of excitement, curiosity, and even outright confusion from analysts.

transparency won't kill you

Too much transparency will not kill you

There is no greater motivation for founders than to be in a glass house, accountable not only in front of investors and teammates, but in front of the whole world.

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Why digital marketing companies have become tasty acquisitions

Stacey Bishop, a partner at investment firm Scale Venture Partners, told VentureBeat that the new Age of the Customer, where buyers are educating themselves and making purchases later in the sales cycle, now means that most “of the [sales] funnel is in the hands of marketers, not sales.”

Inventor Mike Toutonghi in his lab

This invention makes 3D printers spit out electronics

“This is a breakthrough,” inventor Mike Toutonghi told VentureBeat. He believes his electrically conductive filament will allow consumers to 3D print much of the electronics for, say, cell phones, flashlights, drones, and wearables.

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Nexus 9 tablet shows Google is thinking bigger — but not big enough (review)

Few parts of the Android ecosystem have improved more and gotten less credit for it than tablets. The gap between 2010’s crude Samsung Galaxy Tab and polished products like last year’s Nexus 7 is immense. But because Apple set such a high mark early on with the iPad, merely catching up to the iPad’s user experience and surpassing it in some aspects doesn’t count for much.

LinkedIn employees work at the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.

Why LinkedIn's data science reorg actually makes a lot of sense

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Yes, it’s true that some data scientists have left LinkedIn following a recent reorganization of these highly prized workers inside the company. But a few people holding these roles believe the moves have sped up decision-making, benefited the hiring process, and brought together people who perform similar functions.