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Introducing QR Codes for eBay Shipping LabelsNew Blog Post

With our new QR codes feature, sellers will no longer need a printer to use eBay shipping labels. ...


Sunseting our Places feature

We have important news to share about Algolia Places. After careful consideration, we have come to the decision to sunset our Places feature. Our customers will be able to continue to use Places without disruption for the next 18 months, as we want to make sure there is adequate time to find an alternative. However, we will no longer actively invest in the feature. Or...


Data Quality at Airbnb

Part 2 — A New Gold StandardAuthors: Vaughn Quoss, Jonathan Parks, Paul EllwoodIntroductionAt Airbnb, we’ve always had a data-driven culture. We’ve assembled top-notch data science and engineering teams, built industry-leading data infrastructure, and launched numerous successful open source projects, including Apache Airflow and Apache Superset. Meanwhile, Airbnb has...


Horovod v0.21: Optimizing Network Utilization with Local Gradient Aggregation and Grouped Allreduce

We originally open-sourced Horovod in 2017, and since then it has grown to become the standard solution in industry for scaling deep learning training to hundreds of GPUs.  With Horovod, you can reduce training times from days or weeks to … The post Horovod v0.21: Optimizing Network Utilization with Local Gradient Aggregation and Grouped Allreduce appeared first...


Using Dgraph For Entity Resolution

Introduction In this blog, we will introduce the concept of “Entity Resolution” and its relevance. We will discuss three aspects of Entity Resolution: Data Standardization, Duplicate Detection, and Data Merging....


What is natural-language understanding?

People and machines routinely exchange information via voice or text interface. But will machines ever be able to understand — and respond appropriately to — a person’s emotional state, nuanced tone, or understated intentions? More and more, the answer is yes. The science supporting this breakthrough capability is called natural-language understanding (NLU).   NLU is ...


Simple streaming telemetry

Introducing gnmi-gateway: a modular, distributed, and highly available service for modern network telemetry via OpenConfig and gNMIBy: Colin McIntosh, Michael CostelloNetflix runs its own content delivery network, Open Connect, which delivers all streaming traffic to our members. A backbone network underlies a large portion of the CDN, and we also run the high capacit...


Traffic, Turkey and No-Knead Bread

When more people stared cooking at home, the NYT Cooking engineering team rushed to make software improvements.By Tiffany PeónIllustration by David HuangMost years, the writers and editors of the New York Times Food section begin preparing Thanksgiving stories in the summer, sometimes cooking entire turkeys in their sweltering homes to test recipes. The engineering te...


Expanding the eBay Stores Experience to Our Mobile App

The eBay Stores experience is now available on our mobile app for Android and iOS....


Democratizing Fare Storage at scale using Event Sourcing

From humble beginnings, Grab has expanded across different markets in the last couple of years. We’ve added a wide range of features to the Grab platform to continue to delight our customers and driver-partners. We had to incessantly find ways to improve our existing solutions to better support new features. In this blog, we discuss how we built Fare Storage, Grab’s ...