Billy Perrigo · TIME

Time: ‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried

October 08, 2019 at 08:34PM In March 2018, Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica, the Canadian data scientist revealed, had illegally obtained the Facebook information of 87 million people and used it to build psychological profiles of voters. Using cutting-edge research, Cambridge… Continue reading Time: ‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior

October 08, 2019 at 02:17PM Security breaches and other activity that causes network surges and outages are all on the rise in the enterprise, and today, a startup called Forward Networks, which has built a clever way to help businesses monitor their network traffic to identify when things are going wrong, has raised a round… Continue reading Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: We Asked Microsoft’s Devices Boss About the New Surface Lineup. Here’s What She Said

October 03, 2019 at 07:54PM Just after Microsoft unveiled a number of new Surface gadgets on Wednesday, TIME sat down with Microsoft devices boss Robin Seiler to talk about the company’s latest products and its hardware strategy moving forward. Among the highlights of Microsoft’s new offerings: the dual-screen Surface Neo and Surface Duo, set for… Continue reading Time: We Asked Microsoft’s Devices Boss About the New Surface Lineup. Here’s What She Said

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Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance

October 03, 2019 at 04:18PM Jyoti Bansal, CEO and co-founder at Harness, has always been frustrated by the lack of tools to measure software development team performance. Harness is a tool that provides Continuous Delivery as a Service, and its latest offering, Continuous Insights, lets managers know exactly how their teams are performing. Bansal says… Continue reading Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance

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Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure

October 02, 2019 at 09:48PM Render, a participant in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, has a big idea. It wants to take on the world’s biggest cloud vendors by offering developers a cheaper alternative that also removes a lot of the complexity around managing cloud infrastructure. Render’s goal is to help developers, especially those… Continue reading Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Microsoft Just Stunned the Tech World With a Foldable Phone and More

October 02, 2019 at 07:30PM Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a handful of new Surface devices, including a pair of unexpected show-stoppers that came in the form of the Surface Neo and Surface Duo, a pair of dual-display devices revealed by Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. “This is industry-pushing technology, and it’s technology pushing possibilities,” said… Continue reading Time: Microsoft Just Stunned the Tech World With a Foldable Phone and More

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Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform

October 02, 2019 at 06:43PM Cloud services and the adoption of apps that rely on them are continue to grow in popularity, but a persistent theme in enterprise technology has been that a lot of organizations still continue to use legacy software and architectures, for reasons of cost, migration headaches and simply because sometimes, if… Continue reading Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform

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A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

October 02, 2019 at 05:43PM Think Jack Dorsey’s jobs are tough? Well, Tom Chavez is running six startups. He thinks building businesses can be boiled down to science, so today he’s unveiling his laboratory for founding, funding and operating companies. He and his team have already proven they can do it themselves after selling their… Continue reading A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

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Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available

September 30, 2019 at 05:00PM Microsoft today announced that Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), its Azure-based system for virtualizing the Windows and Office user experience it announced last September, is now generally available. Using WVD, enterprises can give their employees access to virtualized applications and remote desktops, including the ability to provide multi-session Windows 10 experiences,… Continue reading Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available

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Confluent adds free tier to Kafka real-time streaming data cloud service

September 30, 2019 at 04:00PM When Confluent launched a cloud service in 2017, it was trying to reduce some of the complexity related to running a Kafka streaming data application. Today, it introduced a free tier to that cloud service. The company hopes to expand its market beyond large technology company customers, and the free… Continue reading Confluent adds free tier to Kafka real-time streaming data cloud service

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Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland

September 27, 2019 at 05:14PM Google today announced its plans to open a new cloud region in Warsaw, Poland to better serve its customers in Central and Eastern Europe. This move is part of Google’s overall investment in expanding the physical footprint of its data centers. Only a few days ago, after all, the company… Continue reading Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland

Rachel E. Greenspan · TIME

Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

September 26, 2019 at 11:02AM When Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were headed to Nevada’s Burning Man festival in August of 1998, they wanted users and employees to know they wouldn’t be at the search engine’s helm for a while. The Ph.D. students at Stanford University decided to replace the second ‘O’ in… Continue reading Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

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QC Ware Forge will give developers access to quantum hardware and simulators across vendors

September 25, 2019 at 03:00PM Quantum computing is almost ready for prime time, and, according to most experts, now is the time to start learning how to best develop for this new and less than intuitive technology. With multiple vendors like D-Wave, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Rigetti offering commercial and open-source hardware solutions, simulators and… Continue reading QC Ware Forge will give developers access to quantum hardware and simulators across vendors

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Fivetran hauls in $44M Series B as data pipeline business booms

September 24, 2019 at 01:55PM Fivetran, a startup that helps companies move data from disparate repositories to data warehouses, announced $44 million Series B financing today, less than a year after collecting a $15 million Series A round. Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) led the round with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners and CEAS Investments. As… Continue reading Fivetran hauls in $44M Series B as data pipeline business booms

Technology | The Guardian

The Guardian view on machine learning: a computer cleverer than you? | Editorial

September 22, 2019 at 06:56PM There are dangers of teaching computers to learn the things humans do best – not least because makers of such machines cannot explain the knowledge their creations have acquiredBrad Smith, Microsoft’s president, last week told the Guardian that tech companies should stop behaving as though everything that is not illegal… Continue reading The Guardian view on machine learning: a computer cleverer than you? | Editorial

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Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests

September 20, 2019 at 11:27PM Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/ICE. Eventually it led to an influential open source developer removing a couple of key pieces of software from the project, bringing down some parts of… Continue reading Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests

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New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps

September 19, 2019 at 02:00PM When Salesforce launched Force.com in 2007 as a place for developers to build applications on top of Salesforce, it was a pivotal moment for the concept of SaaS platforms. Since then, it’s been said that every enterprise SaaS company wants to be a platform play. Today, New Relic achieved that… Continue reading New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps

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Killer robots: why do so many people think they are a good idea? | Stuart Heritage

September 19, 2019 at 07:00AM According to a recent survey, 39% of us aren’t against machines capable of destroying humanity. Surely there are some things we can all agree onLaura Nolan is a modern hero. A former Google software engineer, Nolan resigned from her job last year after being asked to dramatically enhance the artificial… Continue reading Killer robots: why do so many people think they are a good idea? | Stuart Heritage

Matthew Gault · TIME

Time: Gears of War Fans Who Love Multiplayer Are Going to Love Gears 5

September 18, 2019 at 09:18PM I’m looking for answers in the frozen landscape near Mount Kadar when the ice storm hits. It’s cold this far north, and sometimes the sky drops hail the size of a van. As I make my way through the snowy wastes, running and dodging the giant blocks of ice, the… Continue reading Time: Gears of War Fans Who Love Multiplayer Are Going to Love Gears 5

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Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to ‘democratize’ quantum computing with developer tools

September 18, 2019 at 02:35PM It’s still early days for quantum computing, but we’re nonetheless seeing an interesting group of startups emerging that are helping the world take advantage of the new technology now. Aliro Technologies, a Harvard startup that has built a platform for developers to code more easily for quantum environments — “write… Continue reading Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to ‘democratize’ quantum computing with developer tools

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LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting

September 17, 2019 at 02:00PM LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called… Continue reading LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting

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Sir Terry Harrison obituary

September 16, 2019 at 01:11PM My friend Sir Terry Harrison, who has died aged 86, was a man of the north-east and proud to be so. He joined the engineering firm Clarke Chapman in 1957 and became managing director in 1969. Clarke Chapman merged with Reyrolle Parsons to form Northern Engineering Industries (NEI) in 1977,… Continue reading Sir Terry Harrison obituary

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Ex-Google worker fears ‘killer robots’ could cause mass atrocities

September 15, 2019 at 03:35PM Engineer who quit over military drone project warns AI might also accidentally start a warA new generation of autonomous weapons or “killer robots” could accidentally start a war or cause mass atrocities, a former top Google software engineer has warned.Laura Nolan, who resigned from Google last year in protest at… Continue reading Ex-Google worker fears ‘killer robots’ could cause mass atrocities