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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Google Cloud opens a new region in Texas

Google Cloud today announced the launch of its new cloud region in Dallas, Texas, as it continues to expand its data center footprint around the world. The new region marks the company’s 11th re

MongoDB puts a spotlight on its developer data platform

At its annual MongoDB World conference, MongoDB today announced a series of updates to its eponymous database, including the addition of querying encrypted data without having to decrypt it first, col

The OpenInfra Foundation launches ‘directed funding’ as a new way to support open source projects

  The OpenInfra Foundation, the open source foundation that used to be the OpenStack Foundation until it expanded its scope beyond its flagship project a few years ago, today announced an interes

Apple’s Xcode Cloud CI/CD service comes out of beta

At its last WWDC, Apple announced Xcode Cloud, its continuous integration and delivery service (CI/CD) for building apps for all of its platforms into beta. While the company opened up the service to

Apple announces the M2

Apple today announced the M2, the first of its next-gen Apple Silicon Chips. Back in late 2020, Apple announced its first M1 system on a chip (SoC), which integrates the company’s customized ARM

Chainguard raises $50M to guard supply chains

Chainguard, a startup that focuses on securing software supply chains, announced today that it has raised a $50 million Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Amplify, the Chainsmokers’

Google Duo and Meet will soon become one

Google Duo, the company’s video chat service for consumers, will soon merge with Google Meet, the company’s video chat service for business users. The Duo app will soon get all of Meet&#82

Application security testing platform Code Intelligence raises $12M Series A

Code Intelligence, an automated application security testing platform based in Bonn, Germany, that focuses on fuzzing, announced today that it has raised a $12 million Series A funding round led by To

Iterative launches MLEM, an open source tool to simplify ML model deployment

MLOps platform Iterative, which announced a $20 million Series A round almost exactly a year ago, today launched MLEM, an open source Git-based machine learning model management and deployment tool. T

Data-sharing platform Vendia raises $30M Series B

Vendia, a blockchain-based platform that makes it easier for businesses to share their code and data with partners across applications, platforms and clouds, today announced that it has raised a $30 m

Strong Compute raises $7.8M seed round to speed up ML training pipelines

Strong Compute, a Sydney, Australia-based startup that helps developers remove the bottlenecks in their machine learning training pipelines, today announced that it has raised a $7.8 million seed roun

PlanetScale expands its database service with built-in performance monitoring and more

PlanetScale, the highly scalable MySQL database service founded by the co-creators of the increasingly popular Vitess open source project, today announced a series of updates that push the platform be

Microsoft launches deeper integrations between its data products

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced what it calls its “Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform.” That’s not so much a new platform but an effort to bring the com

Microsoft’s new Dev Box is a developer workstation in the cloud

At its virtual Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced the private preview launch of the Microsoft Dev Box, a new virtual developer workstation in the cloud. It’s no secret that it

Zeitworks wants to help businesses measure and improve their productivity

Seattle-based Zeitworks, which is launching its private beta today after raising a $4.5 million seed round in 2020, wants to give enterprises data-driven tools for improving the productivity of their

Vultr will now let you rent a share of Nvidia’s A100 GPUs in its cloud

Vultr, the cloud platform that specializes in providing access to basic infrastructure services at a relatively low cost, today announced the launch of Vultr Talon, a new service that will offer devel

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
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