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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GitLab expands its DevOps platform with new observability and security tools

GitLab, the popular open source DevOps service, today announced version 15 of its platform. As usual, GitLab is basically announcing its roadmap for the entirety of the GitLab 15 release cycle here, w

New Relic enters the security market with its new vulnerability management service

New Relic, which has long been known for its observability platform, is entering the security market today with the launch of a new vulnerability management service. Aptly named New Relic Vulnerabilit

Orbit acquires Hoopy to expand its DevRel offerings

Developer relations has become an increasingly important discipline in recent years as developers are now often seen as the decision makers in many enterprises and as service providers aim to offer th

Apollo GraphQL launches its Supergraph

The name kind of gives it away, but Apollo GraphQL has long focused on helping developers use the GraphQL query language for APIs to integrate data from a variety of services. Over the course of the l

Masterschool raises $100M seed round for its network of coding schools

Masterschool, which describes itself as a “network of tech career-training schools,” today announced that it has raised a $100 million seed funding round (yes, that’s correct —

CNCF launches a new program to help telcos adopt Kubernetes

At its KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference this week, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced a new program that aims to help communication service providers and telcos adopt Kubernetes

Google Cloud launches new software supply chain and zero trust security services

Google Cloud is holding its annual Security Summit this week and unsurprisingly, the company used the event to launch a few new security features. This year, the announcements focus on software supply

Red Hat open sources StackRox, the Kubernetes security platform it acquired last year

Last January, Red Hat announced that it was acquiring Kubernetes security startup StackRox, a company that had raised more than $65 million since it was founded in 2014. With StackRox, the company acq

Cloud Foundry Foundation launches Korifi to simplify the Kubernetes developer experience

The Cloud Foundry Foundation today announced the launch of Korifi, a new developer experience that will offer a Cloud Foundry-compatible application platform on top of Kubernetes. Since its initial re

Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools

Tel Aviv-based Classiq, a startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build quantum algorithms and applications, today announced that it has raised additional funding for its service by add

The Envoy Gateway project wants to bring Envoy to the masses

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is hosting its semi-annual KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference this week, so it’s maybe no surprise that we’ll hear quite a bit of news around

Google updates its Firebase back-end-as-a-service to make app development faster

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced a number of updates to Firebase, Google’s popular back-end-as-a-service platform. The focus here is mostly on deeper integrations with the

Google’s Flutter 3 adds support for macOS and Linux desktop apps

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the launch of Flutter 3, the latest version of its open source, multiplatform UI development framework for building natively compiled applicatio

Google and Samsung team up to make sharing data between health and fitness apps easier

At its Google I/O developer conference, Google and Samsung today announced Health Connect, a new initiative that will simplify the connectivity between health and fitness apps to allow users to share

Google’s Android Studio IDE gets live edits to speed up development cycles

It’s Google I/O today and as is tradition, the company is using the event to introduce the latest releases of its Android Studio development environment. Launching today are a new beta of Androi

Google Cloud launches AlloyDB, a new fully managed PostgreSQL database service

Google today announced the launch of AlloyDB, a new fully managed PostgreSQL-compatible database service that the company claims to be twice as fast for transactional workloads as AWS’s comparab

Google launches Google Wallet to help you store your credit cards, tickets and more

At its I/O developer conference, Google today launched Google Wallet, a new Android and Wear OS app that will allow users to store things like credit cards, loyalty cards, digital IDs, transit passes,

Google Chrome adds virtual credit card numbers to keep your real ones safe

Google today announced that its Chrome browser will now offer users the ability to use a virtual credit card number in online payment forms on the web. These virtual card numbers allow you to keep you

Google launches a 9 exaflop cluster of Cloud TPU v4 pods into public preview

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the public preview of a full cluster of Google Cloud’s new Cloud TPU v4 Pods. Google’s fourth iteration of its Tensor Processing Uni

Google makes it easier to chat with its Assistant

Google today announced three new features for its voice-activated Assistant that will make it easier and more natural to interact with it. The first is about making it easier to initiate a conversatio
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