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Startups Helping Startups: Will You Help Another Entrepreneur?

As Reid Hoffman says, starting a company is like “jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down.”  It’s hard. Very, very hard! And being an entrepreneur can be one of the loneliest places on Earth, especially when you’re staring down a challenge that you’ve never seen before and don’t know who to turn to. That’s why AWS and Masters of Scale are partnering to create this unique opportunity for startups to help startups. 

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Prime Day Brian Herman

Amazon Fleet Management: Meet the Man Who Keeps Amazon Servers Running, No Matter What

Picture this: You oversee a fleet of servers that supports one of the world’s most massive online retail companies, and a special promotion everyone thought would bump sales by 21% is actually giving closer to a 120% boost—all in the first minute. That’s exactly where Brian Herman, Director of Datacenter Compute Capacity at Amazon Web Services, was standing in 2015, moments after the first Prime Day launched.

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Two Bit Circus CEO Brent Bushnell

Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus Believes Web 3.0 Is Almost Here

The anti-social downsides of social technologies are starting to be a big concern for tech companies these days. It’s a surprise, since Web 2.0 was all about building out the social capacity of existing tech offerings. But Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus isn’t worried. In fact, he believes he’s well positioned for the next big thing: bringing people back together again in public.

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Aaron Ames on Walking Robots

Tell a Robot to Take a Hike, and It Might Listen: “Cassie” Takes on the Pacific Crest Trail

For most adventurers, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail would be a crowning achievement in its own right. But one Caltech professor is upping the ante: he wants to design a robot that can complete the famous trek, all with outside assistance. That’s why Dr. Aaron Ames and his team have created Cassie, the world’s first fully autonomous robot designed to navigate the harshest and most complex environments in the world.

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