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Why avatars are usually awful…and how Snappr fixed it

August 18, 2017

Getting users to upload a good profile picture, where the face isn’t too obscured, is even more difficult. Platform designers face the additional challenge of needing to consider what dozens—if not hundreds or thousands–of profiles will look like when laid out side by side.

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Use Spot Instance pricing for your video encoding workflows with Bitmovin Containerized Encoding

August 10, 2017

Video encoding can be a time-consuming proposition. Every creative professional who has ever fallen asleep while exporting their Premiere or Final Cut master knows this. When encoding a video for adaptive bitrate streaming, most people do essentially the same thing: start ffmpeg and wait for it to finish churning through the bits.

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Analytics is simpler than you think with Metabase

July 07, 2017

If you spend any time reading on the internet, you’ve probably noticed that the subjects of analytics and business intelligence tend to take on very complex overtones. Big data analytics. Stream processing. Real-time analytics. Machine learning. Machine learning to learn your machine learning parameters. 

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Mackenzie Kosut is the Principal Startup Evangelist at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to AWS, he worked at Betterment, Oscar, Tumblr, and more. Mackenzie travels the globe seeking out groundbreaking startups on AWS, sharing the cool things they're doing through blog, live video, and social media. He's also a regular AWS keynote speaker for startups at global events.

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Each month, we feature a set of AWS Hot Startups on the main AWS Blog, showcasing the cool things they're doing on AWS, in hopes that they will inform and inspire you to create your own business, products, and services. For December, we present 'A Year in Review,' highlighting the AWS Hot Startups we featured in 2016. Please, follow the link to read it, and check back here each month in 2017 for the latest AWS Hot Startups!

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