Frederic Lardinois

Frederic Lardinois

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Before he joined TechCrunch in 2012, he founded SiliconFilter and wrote for ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite). Frederic covers enterprise, cloud, developer tools, Google, Microsoft, gadgets, transportation and anything else he finds interesting. He owns just over a 50th of a bitcoin.

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Triple Whale raises $25M for its smart Shopify data platform

Shopify powers a massive number of e-commerce sites, so it’s also no surprise that there is a vast ecosystem of tools around it that help these merchants manage all aspects of running their stor

Netlify acquires front-end platform Gatsby

Web development platform Netlify today announced that it has acquired its competitor Gatsby, the company behind the opensource GatsbyJS framework. Gatsby, which had raised a total of $46.8 million, in

Digs is a Figma-like collaboration tool for home builders and suppliers

Digs, a Vancouver, Washington-based startup that is developing a collaboration tool for homebuilders and their vendors, is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $7 million seed funding round fr

Gem Security wants to secure your cloud infrastructure, raises $11M

Gem Security, a New York- and Tel Aviv-based startup that is building a cloud threat detection, investigation and response (TDIR) platform, is coming out of stealth today and announced an $11 million

Cleary raises $4.5M to reinvent the intranet

When you hear the word “intranet,” chances are your mind is conjuring up images of badly designed internal communications platforms from the early aughts: a place for your internal communi

Mirantis acquires Shipa

Container management platform Mirantis, which you may remember from its OpenStack days and from acquiring Docker Enterprise in 2019, today announced that it has acquired Shipa, a startup that builds t

Angry Miao’s AM 65 Less is both more and less keyboard than you’ll ever need

Nobody is going to accuse Angry Miao of making boring keyboards (or earbuds). The company’s previous releases, the CYBERBOARD, Am Hatsu and Am AFA, are as overengineered as they are unique. When

Google’s Flutter showcases new graphics capabilities, WebAssembly and RISC-V support

Flutter, Google’s open-source framework for building multi-platform apps for mobile, web and desktop, is hosting its Flutter Forward event in Nairobi, Kenya today. As the name implies, the team

Pasqal raises €100M to build a neutral atom-based quantum computer

Pasqal, a Paris-based quantum computing startup, today announced that it has raised a €100 million Series B funding round let by Singapore’s Temasek. In addition to Temasek, existing investors

Trunk extends its developer toolkit with CI analytics

Trunk, a startup that aims to build a toolkit that helps developers build and ship their code faster, today announced the launch of its latest product: CI Analytics. The new service helps developers u

Decodable wants to take real-time stream processing mainstream

Decodable, the well-funded real-time data engineering and stream processing platform based, in part, on the Apache Flink open source project, is launching a major update today that aims to make the se

Wyze goes back to its roots with the Wyze Cam OG and OG Telephoto

Back in 2017, Wyze made a name for itself with the launch of its original $20 security camera. Over the years, it released its fair share of iterations of the Wyze Cam, with version 3 launching in 202

Keychron gets it right with its Q10 Alice-style keyboard

Are you thinking about getting a mechanical keyboard and asked a friend which one to get? Chances are, they said: get a Keychron. It’s basically a meme at this point. After making its name with

Wyze launches its new $34 pan and tilt security camera

It’s only been a few days since CES closed its doors, but there are still plenty of new gadgets to be had. Some companies, after all, would rather not launch their products into the noise that i

Observability platform Chronosphere raises another $115M at a $1.6B valuation

The market for cloud native observability tools remains hot. As with so many new technologies, containerization solved a fair number of problems but also introduced its share of new ones, including a

IonQ acquires quantum networking specialist Entangled Networks

IonQ, the trapped ion quantum computing company that went public via a SPAC in late 2021, today announced that it has acquired Entangled Networks, a Toronto-based startup that helps industrial and aca

XetHub raises $7.5M for its Git-based data collaboration platform

Seattle-based XetHub, a startup that makes it easy for businesses to use Git for data management, today announced that it has raised a $7.5 million seed financing round led by Madrona. The basic idea

Delta launches free Wi-Fi

At CES, Delta Air Lines today announced that it will launch free Wi-Fi for all members of its SkyMiles frequent flier program starting February 1. This free service, which the company is launching in

Amazon Sidewalk adds new partners, plans to open to developers soon

At CES today, Amazon announced that a number of new devices from four manufacturers will soon join its Sidewalk network. Sidewalk, Amazon’s long-range, low-bandwidth IoT mesh network that is pow

BMW reimagines the head-up display

At CES today, BMW unveiled its new i Vision Dee concept car, an E Ink-clad four-door sedan that can shift colors on demand. Why “Dee?” you surely ask. It stands for Digital Emotional Exper
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