Enterprise

How cloud computing, big data and new devices are changing work

  • Print and ebook revenue down as Amazon slashes prices

    Print and ebook revenue down as Amazon slashes prices

    It’s good news and bad news for the publishing industry. The good news is that print revenue was up 3.4 percent in April, primarily in trade paperbacks, with some solid grown in young adult print and religious titles. The bad news is that revenue is down 4.3 percent year-to-date with a 7 percent loss in April compared to 2015. Further, ebook sales were down 22.7% compared to last year. Read More

  • Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

    Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

    If Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest had a big data eating contest brother, IBM would be a serious contender for first place. Today the tech stalwart announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire Promontory Financial Group.  To make sense of this deal, you have to avoid relegating Promontory into the small box of financial services. Instead, it’s most practical to think… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Machine Learning service is now in public beta

    Google’s Cloud Machine Learning service is now in public beta

    Google announced a number of updates to its cloud computing services at a small event in San Francisco this morning. These updates touch Google’s machine learning services, as well as its database and analytics services, and include an update to how it supports its users. The company’s focus today, though, was clearly on machine learning. Google launched the private alpha of… Read More

  • Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive

    Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive

    Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it “G Suite.” Sounds more hip, right? Alongside the news, Google also noted a handful of upgrades and improvements in G Suite’s existing product lineup, which includes apps like Drive… Read More

  • Google combines all of its cloud services under the ‘Google Cloud’ brand

    Google combines all of its cloud services under the ‘Google Cloud’ brand

    Google for Work, Google’s Cloud Platform and the rest of the company’s cloud-based services are getting a new name. They have now been combined under the “Google Cloud” moniker. Google’s Diane Greene made the announcement at a small invite-only event in San Francisco. If you’ve been following along, today’s news doesn’t come as a total surprise. Read More

  • Rocketspace and Alchemist accelerator partner up to go international

    Rocketspace and Alchemist accelerator partner up to go international

    The accelerator and seed-stage fund for business to business startups, Alchemist Accelerator, and the curated co-working community called Rocketspace, have partnered up in a way that should help both expand their influence beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. According to Alchemist managing partner Ravi Belani, startups admitted to the next cohort of the accelerator will work together in… Read More

  • Front launches a mobile app for its inbox for teams

    Front launches a mobile app for its inbox for teams

    Front has been around for three years, but the startup is only releasing a proper mobile app now. If you’re a Front user, it brings all the features from the desktop version to your phone so that you can manage emails and other communication protocols in multiplayer mode. Front’s basic premise is quite simple. With Front, you can collaborate, comment, assign and reply to those… Read More

  • Facebook at Work will launch on October 10 in London

    Facebook at Work will launch on October 10 in London

    Some more details are coming through on Facebook at Work, the social network’s big effort to move into enterprise communication services with a business version of its popular platform. Facebook has now sent out invites for a Facebook at Work launch event to take place in London on Monday, October 10. The invite confirms our report earlier this week that it would launch next month… Read More

  • Skymind raises $3M to bring its Java deep-learning library to the masses

    Skymind raises $3M to bring its Java deep-learning library to the masses

    Skymind, a company developing an open-source deep-learning library for Java, along with tools for implementation, today closed $3 million in financing from Tencent, SV Angel, GreatPoint Ventures, Mandra Capital and Y Combinator. Skymind was previously part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch and has taken money from Joe Montana’s Liquid 2 Ventures and a number of other… Read More

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