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.

The Latest from Frederic Lardinois

Prophecy raises $25M for its low-code data engineering platform

Prophecy, a low-code platform for data engineering, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. Existing investors SignalFire and Berkeley Skydeck, as well

Terra Quantum raises $60M for its quantum-as-a-service platform

Terra Quantum, a Zurich, Switzerland-based startup that aims to build a quantum-as-a-service platform (including, eventually, its own proprietary quantum hardware), today announced that it has raised

Databricks launches its first industry-specific lakehouse

As cloud infrastructure projects grow increasingly complex, there’s been a trend in the industry to launch prepackaged solutions for specific verticals. Today, the well-funded data analytics fir

Jitterbit acquires low-code service PrimeApps

API transformation company Jitterbit today announced that it has acquired PrimeApps, a Turkey-based low-code application development service. Jitterbit plans to combine its API platform with PrimeApps

Eureka raises $8M for its data cloud security platform

Eureka, a Tel Aviv-based startup that provides enterprises with tools to manage security risks across their various data stores, today announced that it has raised an $8 million seed round led by YL V

Pendulum raises $5.9M to help organizations track harmful narratives

Pendulum helps companies, governments and other organizations track harmful narratives on social media platforms and elsewhere on the web. The company today announced that it has raised a $5.9 million

Amazon expands its Sidewalk IoT network with an enterprise-grade bridge

Back in 2019, Amazon first announced its Sidewalk network, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol and network for connecting smart devices — and keeping them online when your own W

BMW wants to turn your car into a rolling cinema

After fitting some of its cars with comfy lounge chairs at CES 2020, BMW today unveiled the next step in its in-car entertainment story: a 31-inch 8K smart TV with support for Amazon’s Fire TV s

BMW shows off a color-changing car

After first teasing it a few weeks ago, BMW today officially unwrapped its color-changing car at CES. The BMW iX Flow, as the German automaker has dubbed this experimental vehicle, is wrapped in what

Google brings Android and (some) Windows PCs closer together

Google is working with the likes of Intel, Acer and HP to make easier connecting your phone to your Windows PC through Fast Pair, share files between Android devices and Windows PCs with Nearby Share,

BMW unveils the iX M60

BMW’s M division has always been about taking the German luxury car manufacturer’s production vehicles a few steps further. And like its competitors, the company has long thought about wha

Nvidia expands its Omniverse

Omniverse is Nvidia’s platform for allowing creators, designers and engineers to collaboratively build virtual worlds. It’s the company’s platform that brings together design tools a

Nvidia launches the $249 GeForce RTX 3050

You can now add another set of Nvidia-based graphics cards to the graphics cards you probably won’t be able to buy anytime soon, as the company today launched the GeForce RTX 3050 for desktops.

Nvidia expands its GeForce Now game streaming ecosystem

At CES, Nvidia today put a strong emphasis on its GeForce Now game streaming service, its competitor to the likes of Google’s Stadia (that’s still around, right?), Amazon’s Luna and

What’s next for Cloud Foundry

Earlier this month, Craig McLuckie, the co-founder of the Kubernetes project during his time at Google and now the VP of R&D at VMware (after selling his startup Heptio to the company), was named

Despite scrapped IPO, Babbel sees fast growth for its language learning service

Berlin-based language learning service Babbel was supposed to IPO on the Frankfurt stock exchange in late September. But only a few days before the initial listing the company pulled the plug with an

AWS just can’t catch a break

For the third time this month, AWS today suffered an outage in one of its data centers. This morning, a power outage in its US-EAST-1 region affected services like Slack, Asana, Epic Games and others.

Airtable acqui-hires Walrus.ai’s founding team

Airtable today announced that it quietly acquired Walrus.ai, a no-code software testing platform, earlier this year. “Acquired” may be overstating things a bit, though. Best I can tell, Wa

Continual raises $4M for its AI-powered data platform

Continual, a startup that aims to bring operational AI to the modern data warehouse-centric data stack, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed round led by Amplify Partners, with Illumin

SQream acquires no-code data platform Panoply

SQream, a well-funded Israel-based data analytics platform, today announced that it has acquired no-code data platform Panoply┬áin an effort to expand its cloud services. At the core of SQream’s
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