Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of November 15th…
MariaDB coming to Azure as Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation
On the first day of its Connect developer conference, Microsoft announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation, the group that oversees the development of the MariaDB database. MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL database that's developed and maintained by many of the original MySQL contributors.
Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada
Amazon launched its Alexa virtual assistant and smart device platform in Canada today. In tandem with Alexa, Amazon is now shipping three devices there: the Echo Dot, the Echo, and the Echo Plus.
Kickstarter Launches Drip
Today, the company is launching its first new funding product since launch, Drip. Instead of supporting a specific project, subscribers can now make a recurring payment to a creator. A Drip can offer rewards to subscribers based on when they pledged, or how much they give.