On This Day 25 Years Ago, the Web Became Public Domain

On April 30, 1993, CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research — announced that it was putting a piece of software developed by one of its researchers, Tim Berners-Lee, into the public domain. That software was a “global computer networked information system” called the World Wide Web, and CERN’s decision meant that anyone, anywhere, could run a website and do anything with it. From a report: While the proto-internet dates back to the 1960s, the World Wide Web as we know it had been invented four year earlier in 1989 by CERN employee Tim Berners-Lee. The internet at that point was growing in popularity among academic circles but still had limited mainstream utility. Scientists Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf had developed Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), which allowed for easier transfer of information. But there was the fundamental problem of how to organize all that information. In


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GDPR: A guide to reading the full text

TL;DR of the TL;DR

The official full text PDF of the GDPR is a 261 page beast. However, as we describe below, for SaaS companies who want to understand how this regulation impacts their product, they should read the 34 page abridged version of the GDPR we’ve compiled.

Approaching the GDPR

There has been a lot of advice written about how companies, developers and the technology industry, in general, should approach GDPR. Our posts covering this topic are taken from a very-specific perspective: How should the creators of modern business applications (aka SaaS) think about GDPR in context of their businesses. But no matter how well researched and reasoned our (or any other approach) might be, it is still someone else’s opinion.

For this reason, it can be helpful to explore the primary sources when evaluating a topic this complex. Because reading the GDPR can be quite intimidating, we’ve outlined our


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Open Document Format in government: an update

The Open Standards team was asked 4 years ago by the Open Standards Board to help government publish documents in a more open, transparent and accessible way. We’ve since made progress in achieving these objectives but we still have more work to do.  

This blog focuses on how far we’ve come in our mission to make Open Document Format (ODF) the default standard for editable documents. ODF is not intended to replace read-only documents like PDFs, so we have not included PDF usage in our statistics below.
The problem with government documents
The original problem facing government was that too many documents were published in a closed format. These documents appear corrupted when opened in a web-based editor, as shown below.
Close format documents are not always open to usersWe started by promoting the use of Open Document Format
We knew that our users wanted to read and edit documents on a wide range


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Stripe Atlas for LLCs

Today, we’re adding support for creating a limited liability company (LLC) with Stripe Atlas. It’s been one of the most requested features from our users, and we’re excited to make it possible.

LLCs and C Corporations

We started Stripe Atlas as an easy way to create a Delaware C Corporation. They are the entity of choice for many investor-backed technology companies, but they’re not for everyone. LLCs, on the other hand, are used by many small teams, bootstrapped businesses, and side projects seeking a more flexible start.

Startups are continuous creation machines, running experiments and rearchitecting themselves on the fly. Legal choices often force startups to predict the future: is this a side project or the next Google? We think that some founders stop because they aren’t certain yet. So we sought to give founders more options to just get started.

The Stripe Atlas LLC

Founders can now use Stripe Atlas to


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Stripe expands its Atlas startup kit to let founders form LLCs

Payments company Stripe is today taking another step to expand its operations into a wider set of business services, targeting the startups that form its core base of customers.
Today, the company is announcing that Atlas, the all-in-one service Stripe started two years ago to help founders incorporate in Delaware, can now be used to set up Delaware-based limited liability companies.
As with the C-Corp set-up, Atlas for LLCs costs $500, which includes forming new entity, getting a tax ID, getting a U.S. business bank account and Stripe account, access to expert tax and legal advice, tools for handling taxes, and credits with a number of services; as well as access to the Stripe Atlas Community for networking and extra resources.
Stripe is running a waiting list now for the beta, which should start in the next couple of weeks.
Alongside C-Corps, LLCs are another primary business format that technology founders use when building their companies. They are


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Stripe Atlas Extends Company Formation to LLCs

Payments company Stripe is today taking another step to expand its operations into a wider set of business services, targeting the startups that form its core base of customers.
Today, the company is announcing that Atlas, the all-in-one service Stripe started two years ago to help founders incorporate in Delaware, can now be used to set up Delaware-based limited liability companies.
As with the C-Corp set-up, Atlas for LLCs costs $500, which includes forming new entity, getting a tax ID, getting a U.S. business bank account and Stripe account, access to expert tax and legal advice, tools for handling taxes, and credits with a number of services; as well as access to the Stripe Atlas Community for networking and extra resources.
Stripe is running a waiting list now for the beta, which should start in the next couple of weeks.
Alongside C-Corps, LLCs are another primary business format that technology founders use when building their companies. They are


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How to delay the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The latest feature update for Windows 10 is about to start rolling out, although it may be months before it comes to your device. While you might be keen to update your installation, the truth is it’s often best to wait. Big updates like this usually introduce bugs and problems alongside new features, and unless you’re desperate to screw up your copy of Windows 10, I’d recommend holding off for a while. If you’re not in a hurry to get the April 2018 Update you can delay it. SEE ALSO: Microsoft officially announces the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, available… [Continue Reading]


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