General Electric

  • ChargePoint takes over GE charging stations

    ChargePoint takes over GE charging stations

    ChargePoint announced that it will become the exclusive operator of all of GE‘s electric charging stations, which means nearly 10,000 places to plug in will be transferred to the new company’s management. That total adds 1,800 commercial charging stations and 8,000 residential chargers to ChargePoint’s already huge network. Not that existing users will notice much difference… Read More

  • GE acquires Wise.io to deepen its machine learning stack

    GE acquires Wise.io to deepen its machine learning stack

    GE Digital today announced that it has acquired Wise.io, a machine-learning powered service that helps businesses find patterns and trends in their vast data stores. At first glance, that may seem like an odd acquisition for a company like GE. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that with Predix, GE already offers its customers a service that focuses on helping them monitor their… Read More

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise to spin off software assets in $8.8B transaction

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise to spin off software assets in $8.8B transaction

    In an $8.8 billion transaction, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, also known as HPE, will be spinning off its non-core software assets, according to a statement from company CEO Meg Whitman. The assets will be merged with Micro Focus, a British software company, to form a new combined corporation. After separating from Hewlett-Packard last year, HPE forged a business model centered around providing… Read More

  • A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses Crunch Network

    A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses

    As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being crushed by demands from users who require applications and data to be always available and always connected. IT can no longer meet the demand by simply running faster on the hamster wheel. The new operating model requires IT to build reusable, self-service assets and infrastructure to avoid reinventing the wheel every time a… Read More

  • That time when we ate super-powered hot sauce live on Facebook

    That time when we ate super-powered hot sauce live on Facebook

    I’ve officially been at TechCrunch for a week and a half now, which I’ve been informed is the hot sauce anniversary. You know, the one where Thrillist sends you a bottle of scientifically-engineered hot sauce made from peppers with names like the Trinidad moruga scorpion, Carolina reaper and the only slightly less ominously named ghost pepper. And I’ve been assured that the… Read More

  • FirstBuild launches Pique, a faster cold-brew coffee maker for the home

    GE’s gadget-invention partner FirstBuild is launching Pique, a cold-brew coffee maker for the home. Coffee has turned from a daily routine into somewhat of an art form in the last few years, with drip makers, the French press, single-serve cups, pour-over and an endless supply of the latest hi-tech machines that will whip up any bean-flavored concoction to your liking. Note most… Read More

  • Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

    Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

    Blippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54 million Series D funding round. The round was led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment arm of the Government of Malaysia, and existing investors also participated in the round. Blippar launched back in 2012 with the mission of… Read More