Tag: cloud computing

Qualcomm’s Cloud AI 100 is purpose-built for AI inferencing at the edge

Qualcomm kicked off its annual AI Day conference in San Francisco with a bang. It took the wraps off of three new system-on-chips bound for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, and if that weren’t enough, it announced a product tailor-made for edge computing: the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100. “It’s a whole new signal processor […]

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The rise of on-device AI — and why it’s so important (VB Live)

The applications that on-device AI are enabling are capturing consumer attention, and the opportunities for always-on, intelligent devices are enormous. To learn more about this innovative emerging technology that’s already at the fingertips of developers, OEMs, and ISVs, register now for this VB Live event. Register here for free. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 80 […]

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Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

Deap Ubhi is a restless guy. At 26, he quit his job in private equity in Northern California, where he had grown up and gone to college, and then moved to India to found Burrp!, a local search site similar to Yelp. He sold the company in 2009 and along with other alums became what […]

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The Shift: A Better Way to Break Up Big Tech

AUSTIN, Tex. — Among the techies who attended the annual South by Southwest Interactive conference the past few days, the hottest topic of conversation — besides the swarms of drunken idiots careening around Austin on rented electric scooters — was Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ground-shaking proposal to break up large tech companies like Amazon, Google and […]

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Consistent infrastructure: The secret superpower of the hybrid cloud

Presented by VMware There is a good reason that experts cite the hybrid cloud as the preferred strategy for enterprise cloud adoption: Most organizations can benefit from the security and control of a dedicated private cloud combined with the scalability and reliability of the public cloud. But one common pitfall that many organizations fail to […]

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Behind Tech’s Shine, Some Warnings Signs Appear

SAN FRANCISCO — Don’t look now: Storm clouds are gathering over tech. Chinese consumers have pulled back their spending, blowing a $9 billion hole in Apple’s recent quarterly revenue. China was again a culprit when Nvidia warned last month that its revenue would come in 20 percent below expectations, though the graphics chip maker also […]

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Amazon’s Sales Growth Slows, Even as Cloud Business Stays Hot

SEATTLE — Amazon held off stiffer competition for online shoppers during the holiday season, once again increasing its sales. But the company said on Thursday that growth slowed from its usual breakneck pace — and it came at a cost, with the company spending far more on shipping to win customers. While strong, the latest […]

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Intel Capital invests in Fortanix and Pliops to beef up cloud infrastructure and security

Intel Capital today announced that it has participated in two investment rounds aimed at strengthening and securing infrastructure around cloud computing. Intel’s VC arm said it led a $23 million investment round for Fortanix that included money from Foundation Capital and Neotribe, bringing the startup’s total raised to $31 million. Fortanix is focused on protecting data by developing a […]

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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

SAN FRANCISCO — A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans. Now a growing number of those insiders are worried that proposed export restrictions could short-circuit the pre-eminence of American companies in the next big thing […]

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It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are?

In 2005, Yahoo acquired Flickr, the popular photo site. It already had a photo site, Yahoo! Photos, which was created in March 2000. But don’t worry, the company said: The two could happily coexist. In 2007, Yahoo announced it would discontinue that first photo service, and that users should move their photos to Flickr, which now […]

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Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?

Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world. It was big and still quite profitable, but the company had lost its luster, failing or trailing in the markets of the future like mobile, search, online advertising and cloud computing. Its stock price languished, inching up 3 percent […]

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Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down

SAN FRANCISCO — Diane Greene, whose pursuit of Pentagon contracts for artificial intelligence technology sparked a worker uprising at Google, is stepping down as chief executive of the company’s cloud computing business. Ms. Greene said she would stay on as chief executive until January. She will be replaced by Thomas Kurian, who oversaw product development […]

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Alibaba Feels the Pinch From China’s Slowing Growth

SHANGHAI — A slowing economy is taking a toll on China’s biggest e-commerce company. The Alibaba Group on Friday reported $12.4 billion in revenue for the latest quarter, a 54 percent increase from a year earlier but less than analysts’ estimates. The company also said it was lowering its estimate of revenue growth for the […]

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Microsoft Says it Will Sell Pentagon Artificial Intelligence and Other Advanced Technology

REDMOND, Washington — Microsoft said Friday that it would sell the military and intelligence agencies whatever advanced technologies they needed “to build a strong defense,” just months after Google told the Pentagon it would refuse to provide artificial intelligence products that could build more accurate drones or compete with China for next-generation weapons. The announcement, […]

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Silicon Valley Can’t Escape the Business of War

The sunny precincts of Silicon Valley have been wrestling for months with the question of whether technology companies should stay out of work related to the military. Google recently announced that it would no longer compete for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract. Microsoft employees have pressured its chief executive to do the same. […]

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A San Francisco Tech Mogul Buys a Fabled Slice of New York Media

As a result of his support for a variety of local school projects, Mr. Benioff has largely escaped the withering criticism that other tech billionaires, such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, have faced for their school initiatives. “Other billionaires tend to hop around different places, leaving half-completed reforms in their wake,” said Sarah Reckhow, […]

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Amazon, Following Apple, Reaches $1 Trillion in Value

SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple’s market value crossed a trillion dollars last month, the reason was simple: It makes devices that a lot of people are willing to spend a lot of money on. Now Amazon has become the second American company to cross that once-unimaginable line. Its founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, is […]

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Microsoft Azure now supports Nvidia GPU Cloud for deep learning

Microsoft Azure cloud customers can now use Nvidia’s GPU Cloud for the training and inference of deep learning models. The Nvidia GPU Cloud provides software containers to accelerate high-performance computing (HPC) and deep learning for researchers and developers. Powered by Nvidia Volta and its Tensor Core GPU architecture, the GPU Cloud launched in spring 2017. The […]

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