Tag: Enterprise

Amazon signs Climate Pledge to advance Paris Climate Accords goals by 10 years

During a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos alongside former United Nations climate leaders unveiled the Climate Pledge, where businesses commit to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years ahead of schedule. Amazon will become the first signatory, pledging to reduce and offset […]

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WordPress.com parent Automattic raises $300 million from Salesforce at a $3 billion valuation

Automattic, the company best known for WordPress.com and its contributions to the open source, non-hosted WordPress alternative, has raised $300 million in a series D round of funding from Salesforce’s venture capital (VC) arm Salesforce Ventures. This is Automattic’s first outside investment since its $160 million series C round back in 2014, which valued the […]

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Built Robotics raises $33 million for automated construction equipment

Autonomous construction equipment company Built Robotics today closed a $33 million funding round to expand its operations to more use cases. The Built Robotics autonomous system is able to operate on bulldozers, excavators, and skid steers and is currently being used in a number of clean energy projects in remote areas devoid of human construction […]

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Google launches AI lab in Bangalore, India

Google today launched Google Research India, its first AI lab in India. The news comes today as Google also pledged to expand its AI-powered flood prediction system in India to warn nearby residents through smartphones or human volunteers. The lab will be led by IIIT Bangalore Infosys foundation chair professor Manish Gupta, who has a […]

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GitHub acquires Semmle to help developers spot code exploits

Microsoft-owned GitHub today announced that it’s acquired Semmle, a San Francisco startup developing an engineering analytics solution for software development process management. The terms of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but GitHub says it’ll make Semmle’s code analysis engine available across public and enterprise repositories through its GitHub Actions tool. GitHub also revealed this morning that it’s […]

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Pixvana’s VR training prepares offices for active shooter nightmares

“Sad and horrifying” only begins to describe the state of affairs when businesses need to train their employees for so-called active shooter scenarios — situations where a disgruntled individual turns a workplace into a shooting gallery. But that’s how Pixvana is pitching its new Active Shooter Response training experience, which uses virtual reality to better […]

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Why unified programming is the future of application development

Presented by Intel Moving an application to a new processor type or chip vendor means creating an entirely new code base. That extra cost and delay is never welcome – especially today, when organizations face intense pressure to quickly maximize the value of data and commercial offerings, and new workloads and processor options to handle […]

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Salesforce’s Einstein Search uses AI to personalize CRM search results

The world performs 3.5 billion Google searches every day, which translates to 40,000 queries every second on average and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Despite what the volume might imply, people generally find the information they’re seeking after only a few clicks, if not always from the first page. Case in point: Searcher satisfaction […]

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Tableau’s Explain Data feature uses AI to analyze any data point in a corpus

Salesforce-owned Seattle, Washington analytics company Tableau wants to make deriving insights from large data sets as easy as clicking a button. To this end, it today announced the general availability of Explain Data, in Tableau’s latest release — 2019.3 — that analyzes corpora and highlights the most relevant factors driving any given data point. Separately, […]

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Indus.ai raises $8 million for construction site management AI

Indus.ai today closed an $8 million series A funding round for its construction project computer vision solution designed to deliver real-time insights to project managers. Indus.ai uses images and video footage from nearly 100 million square feet of construction sites to train its AI system that helps builders monitor the pace of progress on construction […]

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Acronis raises $147 million for tools that back up, protect, and restore data

Data recovery juggernaut Acronis today announced it’s nabbed $147 million in an investment round led by Goldman Sachs at a valuation of over $1 billion, following on the heels of angel, debt, and later-stage raises from March 2014 to May 2016. The capital infusion brings Singapore- and Switzerland-based Acronis’ total raised to well over $150 […]

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Glassdoor: 10 of the 25 highest-paying U.S. jobs for 2019 are in tech

Career website Glassdoor today released its 2019 report on the “Highest Paying Jobs in America.” Out of the top 25 U.S. jobs listed, 10 were in tech — three fewer than last year, but as always, more than in any other industry (health care was next in line, with six jobs). Glassdoor’s list is ordered […]

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Evolving Moore’s Law with chiplets and 3D packaging

Presented by Intel For more than 50 years, Moore’s Law has paced the advance of electronics, from semiconductor chips to laptops and cell phones. Now, the golden rule of technology price and performance from Intel co-founder Gordon Moore is evolving once again. Demanding modern workloads like AI often need specialized, high-powered processors with unique requirements. […]

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Google Fi gets $70 unlimited mobile plan plus free Google One membership

Google has announced a new unlimited Google Fi plan that gives subscribers near-unfettered access to SMS, calls, and data for a set monthly fee. Google Fi Unlimited, as the plan is called, offers completely unlimited calls and texts, while data is effectively unlimited, though with one notable caveat — speeds will be throttled after 22GB […]

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Microsoft Teams now supports Oracle digital assistant

Oracle’s digital assistant is now available in Microsoft Teams, the cloud hosting and services provider announced today. Oracle’s AI assistant got several other updates today, including the ability to interact via voice commands, enterprise-grade security for voice recordings, and the ability to respond to more complex voice commands. The news was announced today at Oracle’s […]

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The competitive advantage of intelligent digital workspaces (VB Live)

Presented by Nutanix Xi Frame The cloud is making IT more agile, but at the same time, more and more complex. Learn how intelligent digital workspaces and tools like desktop-as-a-service can simplify user work syles without adding complexity, lower costs and make your users more productive when you join this VB Live event! Register here […]

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GitLab raises $268 million at a $2.7 billion valuation

DevOps powerhouse GitLab has raised $268 million in a series E round of funding led by Goldman Sachs and Iconiq Capital, with participation from both new and existing investors including Y Combinator Continuity Fund, in what is likely to be the company’s final fundraising effort before going public next year. Additionally, GitLab said it is […]

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LinkedIn launches Skill Assessments for coding, design software, and business tools

In May alongside a veritable slew of other features, LinkedIn previewed Skill Assessments, a library of 10-15 minute tests users can take to validate the skills they’ve listed on their LinkedIn profiles. This week marks the broad launch of Skill Assessments in select categories, with more to roll out in the months ahead. “At LinkedIn, […]

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Pico and ZeroLight demo Boundless XR, untethered VR streaming from PCs

In the very near future, virtual reality headsets will increasingly ditch their cables in favor of next-generation wireless alternatives that stream low-latency, high-bandwidth visuals to their screens. Today, Pico Interactive and ZeroLight are publicly demonstrating Qualcomm’s wireless enabling technology Boundless XR, which will soon “untether” PCs using either Wi-Fi or 5G. Similar to Intel’s WiGig […]

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