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

The Drop Sense75 is not the keyboard you’ve been waiting for

In August, Drop announced its first new in-house mechanical keyboard in quite a while: the 75% Drop Sense75. On paper, the $349 gasket-mount keyboard looked like a winner, with an understated but clas

Vercel makes it easier to collaborate on preview deployments

Vercel, the popular front-end development platform, now allows you to comment directly on preview deployments, using a highly visual commenting system that is similar to Figma’s. The company had

Gift Guide: A few ideas for the mechanical keyboard fans

The world of mechanical keyboards is a very deep rabbit hole and it’s no secret that more and more people have fallen into it in recent years. So if you have somebody in your life who keeps talk

Heartex’s Label Studio makes labeling audio for ML easier

Heartex, the well-funded machine learning data labeling startup, is launching a major update to its platform today that will open up new use cases for its tools by making annotating audio files in the

GitHub brings free secret scanning to all public repos

Every developer knows that it’s a bad idea to hardcode security credentials into source code. Yet it happens and when it does, the consequences can be dire. Until now, GitHub only made its secre

Chrome gets memory and energy saver modes

Google today announced two new performance settings in its Chrome browser: Memory Saver and Energy Saver. Modern browsers eat up a lot of memory, and while that’s not a problem if you have 32GB

ClickHouse launches ClickHouse Cloud, extends its Series B

Since its launch as an open-source project by Yandex in 2016, ClickHouse has become one of the leading databases for online analytical processing (OLAP), allowing businesses to quickly generate ad hoc

Axiom launches its automated identity and access management platform

Axiom, a Tel Aviv-based startup that focuses on automating identity and access management (IAM) for developer platforms, is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $7 million seed round led by S

Rezonate raises $8.7M and launches its cloud identity protection platform out of stealth

Rezonate, a Boston- and Tel Aviv-based startup that offers an agent-less cloud identity protection platform that aims to help DevOps teams minimize attackers’ opportunities to breach cloud identity

AWS launches Application Composer, a low-code tool for building serverless apps

At its re:Invent conference today, AWS announced the launch of AWS Application Composer, a new low-code tool for visually designing and building serverless applications. The service provides developer

Stability AI doubles down on AWS

Microsoft may have long had OpenAI as its trusty partner (after its sizable investment), but AWS today announced that Stability AI, one of the hottest new upstarts in the generative AI space and the c

Here’s everything AWS announced in its re:Invent data keynote

AWS today announced a lot of feature updates — and little else — during its re:Invent data and machine learning-focused keynote (though there wasn’t a lot of machine learning there).

AWS gets data clean rooms for analytics data

AWS today launched a new service that will help users inside an advertising or marketing organization share data with other employees inside their company or with outside partners, all without running

Amazon Security Lake is a standards-based data lake for security data

AWS today announced Amazon Security Lake, a new purpose-built data lake for security-related data. It can aggregate data from cloud and on-premises infrastructure, firewalls and endpoint security solu

AWS launches DataZone, a new ML-based data management service

At its re:Invent conference, AWS today announced Amazon DataZone, a new data management service that can help enterprises catalog, discover, share and — most importantly — govern their dat

AWS makes Lambda cold start latency a thing of the past with SnapStart

At its re:Invent kickoff keynote tonight, AWS announced a small but important update to Lambda, its serverless platform, that tackles one of the most common issues with the service. Typically, when a

AWS launches Graviton3E, its new Arm-based chip for HPC workloads

At its traditional evening keynote at re:Invent, AWS tonight announced quite a bit of new hardware in its cloud, starting with a new version of its Nitro hypervisor, new instance types and a new versi

AWS announces Digital Sovereignty Pledge

Right on time for its annual post-Thanksgiving re:Invent festivities in Las Vegas, AWS last night announced its “AWS Digital Sovereignty Pledge” — and before you click away, let me j

With $8.6M in seed funding, Nx wants to take monorepos mainstream

Narwhal, the company behind the popular monorepo-focused open source Nx build system for JavaScript code, today announced that it has raised an $8.6 million seed funding round co-led by Nexus Venture

Mozilla looks to its next chapter

Mozilla today released its annual “State of Mozilla” report and for the most part, the news here is positive. Mozilla Corporation, the for-profit side of the overall Mozilla organization,
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