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  • IBM’s new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning

    IBM’s new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning

    In a world that requires increasing amounts of compute power to handle the resource-intensive demands of workloads like artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM enters the fray with its latest generation Power chip, the Power9. The company intends to sell the chips to third-party manufacturers and to cloud vendors including Google. Meanwhile, it’s releasing a new computer powered… Read More

  • How Slack uses a raccoon to keep distractions on Slack at bay

    How Slack uses a raccoon to keep distractions on Slack at bay

    Slack has undoubtedly changed how employees at many companies communicate. But more and more, it feels like Slack’s focus on immediate responses is far more distracting than the asynchronous emails it often replaces. As Slack CTO and co-founder Cal Henderson noted at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin today, we still have to figure out how Slack can fit into many a company’s culture and how… Read More

  • 20 critical startup truths no one will tell you

    Some knowledge is so important, everyone assumes everyone already knows it. But they don’t, especially in the tech world where things move so fast that most people are faking. But Stripe’s Patrick McKenzie spends his time helping the payment platform’s startup customers survive, and now he’s laid out 20 crucial learnings everyone should read. Click or scroll through… Read More

  • Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

    Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

    Got too much internet traffic? Get servers on demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims to become the next critical logistics service by making atoms as easy to store and ship as bits. Read More

  • Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

    Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

    There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of Google Cloud in November 2015. Greene appeared to be excited about the prospect of her joining the team. “I can’t think of a person with more relevant experience and talents. She is… Read More

  • WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business

    WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business

    Amazon is soon to announce Alexa for Business, and WeWork is one of the first partners to have hopped on the platform. WeWork’s vision is to use technology to help businesses make the most out of their physical space, all while customizing that space to each individual’s personal needs. The co-working giant has been on the Alexa for Business platform for about a month now, as part… Read More

  • Uptake nabs $117M at $2.3B valuation for industrial predictive analytics

    Uptake nabs $117M at $2.3B valuation for industrial predictive analytics

    A company that is seizing the opportunity to provide predictive analytics to the industrial world — regardless of whether a business has made the (often costly) transition to internet-of-things “smart” systems — is today announcing that it has raised a significant round of growth funding to double down on the opportunity. Uptake, a SaaS startup that uses machine learning… Read More

  • Amazon is putting Alexa in the office

    Amazon is putting Alexa in the office

    The interface is evolving. What has long been dominated by screens of all shapes and sizes is now being encroached upon by the voice. And while many companies are building voice interfaces — Apple with Siri, Google with Assistant, and Microsoft with Cortana — none are quite as dominant as Amazon has been with Alexa. At the AWS reinvent conference, Amazon announced Alexa for… Read More

  • Amazon FreeRTOS is a new operating system for microcontroller-based IoT devices

    Amazon FreeRTOS is a new operating system for microcontroller-based IoT devices

    Amazon FreeRTOS is, as the name implies, essentially an extension of the FreeRTOS operating system that adds libraries for local and cloud connectivity. Over time, Amazon will also add support for over-the-air updates. Read More

  • AWS Fargate lets you run containers without managing infrastructure

    AWS Fargate lets you run containers without managing infrastructure

    At the AWS re:Invent conference today in Las Vegas, the company introduced AWS Fargate, a new service that lets you run containers without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. This is a fairly remarkable idea. You can launch your containers, let Kubernetes or other orchestration engine act as the manager and AWS will handle all of the underlying hardware requirements for… Read More

  • AWS announces two new EC2 instance types

    AWS announces two new EC2 instance types

    At the re:Invent customer conference in Las Vegas today, AWS announced two new instance types designed for specific kinds of applications. The first is a generalized EC2 instance designed for developers who are trying to get a feel for the kinds of resources their application might require. These new M5 EC2 instances offer a set of typical resource allocations with optimized compute, memory… Read More

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