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Stuff I'm reading, coming back from backpacking edition

... Yes, yes, I know, I haven't finished my trip report yet. But there's too much to read! PACELC theoremPACELC stands for: if there is a partition (P), how does the system trade off availability and consistency (A and C); else (E), when the system is running normally in the absence of partitions, how does the system trade off latency (L) and consistency (C)? Engineering Trade-Offs and The Netflix API Re-Architecturewe are keenly aware...

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Report: Uber Has Already Lost $1.27B in 2016

Uber is probably the most popular ride-hailing platform available. They’ve expanded from their startup in San Francisco to all over the US, and in many other countries. Earlier this year, the company announced that they were indeed making a profit in the US, however now they are losing money again, and quite a bit of it. In the first half of 2016, the company has lost a reported $1.2 billion. Uber lost about $750 million in the...