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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OurCrowd announces its new $200M Global Health Equity Fund

OurCrowd, the global crowdfunding venture firm, today announced its newest fund. As the organization announced at today’s Clinton Global Initiative event in New York, it is partnering with the WHO F

Google and Solo.io bring Ambient Mesh to Istio

Google and Solo.io today announced the next evolution of the Istio service mesh. Dubbed the “Ambient Mesh,” this new framework does away with Istio’s sidecar-centric architecture and rep

The YoloBox Pro is a one-stop shop for your live video productions

Somehow, we all became livestreamers during the pandemic, even if it just meant rearranging our office shelves for a better Zoom background. But the pandemic was also a boon for those catering to clie

Mode Designs’ Sonnet 65 feels almost too luxurious to type on

I have yet to type on a keyboard that feels as good as Mode Designs’ Sonnet. There have definitely been a few days in the last few weeks since the company sent me a prototype unit to test where

Firewalla launches the Gold Plus, its new 2.5 gigabit firewall

Firewalla, maybe the only company that can say that its hardware firewalls have something of a cult following, today announced the latest addition to its portfolio: the $569 Firewalla Gold Plus. The G

Drop launches the Sense75, its first new in-house keyboard since 2020

As the mechanical keyboard hobby exploded during the early days of the pandemic, a lot of companies raced to launch new products. Drop, however, which maybe did more than anybody to popularize custom

Drop’s DCX keycaps give your old keyboard a new lease on life

Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the keycaps on their keyboards. Chances are, they are white with black text or black with white text and that’s about it. Like with all

BalkanID brings AI to identity governance and administration to take on SailPoint

Identity governance and administration (IGA) -- that's probably not something you think of every waking hour of your day, but somebody on your IT team probably is.

EeroQ bets on helium for its quantum chip design

It’s still early days for quantum computing, but we’re currently seeing rapid improvements in the underlying hardware and software foundations for this new computing paradigm. Just like du

Rookout raises $16M Series B to scale its developer-first observability platform

Rookout, the Tel Aviv-based startup that describes itself as a “developer-first observability platform,” today announced that it has raised a $16 million Series B funding round led by Fort

Five years later, Google is still all-in on Kotlin

It’s been just over five years since Google first announced that it would make Kotlin, the statically typed language for the Java Virtual Machine first developed by JetBrains, a first-class lang

Aero raises $65M for its semi-private airline

Aero Technologies, which describes itself as a “next-generation air travel company” which currently operates on a limited number of routes in the U.S. and Europe, today announced that it h

Cloudera launches its all-in-one SaaS data lakehouse

Cloudera, the Hadoop-centric big data company that IPO’d in 2017 and then went private again in a $5.3 billion deal in 2021, is now putting its emphasis on becoming the unified data fabric for h

8 uncommon keyboards to spice up your typing

With the shift to working from home becoming permanent for many, it’s important to upgrade more than just your desk chair. A good keyboard is not only more pleasant to work on but can help you a

The next step in Google’s merger of Duo and Meet starts today

In June, Google told us that it would start merging its Duo video chat service for consumers with Meet, its Zoom competitor for business users. The next phase of this merger starts today. Merging two

Microsoft puts its RiskIQ acquisition to work

Microsoft today added two new features to its Microsoft Defender security platform: Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence and Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management. These features are

With $40M in new funding, Frontegg looks to expand its B2B user management service

Frontegg, the popular user management service for developers who build B2B SaaS apps, today announced that it has raised a $40 million Series B round led by Stripes and Insight Partners. This new roun

Codefresh launches its hosted GitOps solution

Codefresh today announced the launch of its hosted GitOps service based on the Kubernetes-centric Argo open source project. The new hosted service, which will be available for free to community projec

Keychron’s first Alice-style mechanical keyboard was worth the wait

About a year ago, Keychron launched its Q-series of custom mechanical keyboards that now spans the gamut from small 60% boards to full-size options, with everything in between. Whatever your preferenc

Google Photos gets a new movie editor, but only on Chromebooks for now

Google today announced that it is adding a new movie editor and a few new video editing features to Google Photos, but for now these new features will only be available in the Android app running on C
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