Netflix will cancel your account if you haven’t used it in a while

Sometimes when you look at your credit card bill, you suddenly realize that you are subscribed to an app that you haven’t used in years. Netflix is taking some steps to help you save some money by canceling your account, if you haven’t used it in a long time.

Yesterday, the company said it’s sending emails to anyone who’s not watched anything in a year since joining or has stopped watching for more than two years:

So we’re asking everyone who has not watched anything on Netflix for a year since they joined to confirm they want to keep their

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The state of microservices and cloud computing

According to a recent O’Reilly radar survey on the growth of cloud computing, one of the more interesting metrics stated that 52 percent of the 1,283 responses say they use microservices concepts, tools, or methods for software development. Of these, a large minority (more than 28 percent) have used microservices for more than three years.

This was the second-largest cluster among users of microservices. The largest group, at more than 55 percent, has been using microservices between one and three years. Moreover, just 17 percent of users are new to microservices, with less than one year of adoption and use.

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Here’s a realistic guide to building an Instagram following almost overnight

TLDR: With the Instagram Marketing 2020: Step-by-Step to 10,000+ Followers course, students learn all the techniques to bring thousands of followers to a brand in just weeks.

If you want to know if Instagram is really worth your time and energy as a business owner or brand manager, just look at the numbers. 200 million Instagram users visit at least one business profile every day. 130 million check out shopping posts every month. U.S. marketers spend 69 percent of their influencer budgets on Instagram. And 73 percent of U.S. teens say it’s the best way for brands to reach them

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Cloud cost optimization during and after COVID-19

Managing financial uncertainty is a significant challenge, even during the best of times. Today, two major factors drive the need for continuous cloud cost optimization — the evolving global financial conditions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the accelerating adoption of cloud usage.

As identified in the Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report, organizations expect cloud spend to increase 47% in the coming year. This rapidly growing spend leads to challenges in forecasting, with respondents reporting they exceeded their cloud budget by an average of 23%.

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As cloud spend is growing, respondents are finding it difficult

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survey reveals what the public wants from a contact-tracing app

The UK government is currently trialling a contact tracing app among residents of the Isle of Wight ahead of a plan to roll it out across England. The app is designed to alert users if they have been in contact with someone who has reported COVID-19 symptoms and encourage them to self-isolate. But success will depend on the number of people who are willing to actually use it.

We conducted a non-representative survey of 730 people on May 11 – six days into the trial – which has thrown up some findings that could help work out what would convince

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During COVID-19, wasting 30 percent of cloud spend is not OK

Even before COVID-19, public cloud adoption was accelerating. The Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report highlights that cloud usage is accelerating, with respondents anticipating that cloud spend will increase by an average 47% next year. However, organizations are still struggling to accurately plan for cloud spend, exceeding their cloud budget by an average of 23% last year.

These challenges are likely to be exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, as 59% of enterprises expect cloud usage to exceed prior plans. With respondents estimating that they waste 30% of their cloud spend, more cloud spend also means more waste. As cloud

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