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Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot

November 12, 2018 at 01:01PM It seems that Sunday has become a popular day to announce large deals involving enterprise companies. IBM announced the $34 billion Red Hat deal two weeks ago. SAP announced its intent to buy Qualtrics for $8 billion last night, and Vista Equity Partners got into the act too, announcing a… Continue reading Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot

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Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

November 10, 2018 at 03:00PM Facebook, Google and Amazon are eager to get their new devices under your tree. But will they give away your privacy?If you’ve so far withstood the temptation to install a smart speaker in your home, worried about the potential privacy pitfalls and a bit embarrassed about the notion of chatting… Continue reading Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

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Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

November 10, 2018 at 01:59PM Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoDTechnologies that could unleash a generation of lethal weapons systems requiring little or no human interaction are being funded by the Ministry of Defence, according to a new report.The development of autonomous military systems –… Continue reading Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

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Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

November 08, 2018 at 07:36PM Company faced historic staff backlash following revelation it paid out $90m to an executive accused of sexual misconductGoogle CEO’s, Sundar Pichai, said the company would overhaul its sexual harassment policies, meeting some of the demands of employees who organized historic walkouts across the globe.In an email to staff on Thursday,… Continue reading Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

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Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

November 08, 2018 at 04:00PM Datacoral aims to make it easier for enterprises to build data products by abstracting away all of the complex infrastructure to organize and process data. The company today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from Social Capital,… Continue reading Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

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Google Cloud wants to make it easier for data scientists to share models

November 08, 2018 at 04:00PM Today, Google Cloud announced Kubeflow pipelines and AI Hub, two tools designed to help data scientists put to work across their organizations the models they create. Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Google Cloud’s AI and ML products, says that the company recognized that data scientists too often build… Continue reading Google Cloud wants to make it easier for data scientists to share models

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EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms

November 06, 2018 at 06:29PM Agreement to take action against companies such as Facebook and Google runs into oppositionA European Union plan to tax Google, Facebook and other internet firms risks failure after a handful of member states announced their opposition.EU countries are studying proposals to levy a 3% tax on big internet companies that… Continue reading EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms

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RapidSOS, an emergency response data provider, raises $30M as it grows from 10K users to 250M

November 06, 2018 at 02:34PM Every day, there are around 650,000 emergency service callouts via 911 for medical, police and fire assistance in the US; and by their nature these are some of the most urgent communications that we will ever make. But ironically in the age of smartphones, connected things and the internet, these… Continue reading RapidSOS, an emergency response data provider, raises $30M as it grows from 10K users to 250M

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Hello computer: introducing the Guardian Voice Lab

November 06, 2018 at 12:50PM Bringing the authentic voice of the Guardian to Google Assistant through experimentation and innovationEven before computers became a staple of our daily lives, we’ve dreamed of a more natural and intuitive way to interact with them.Smart speakers and voice assistants are fundamentally changing the way we engage with technology. Talking… Continue reading Hello computer: introducing the Guardian Voice Lab

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VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

November 06, 2018 at 10:09AM During its big customer event in Europe, VMware announced another acquisition to step up its game in helping enterprises build and run containerised, Kubernetes-based architectures: it has acquired Heptio, a startup out of Seattle that was co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who were two of the three people who… Continue reading VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

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Dynamic Yield, which builds Amazon-like personalisation for the rest of us, raises $38M

November 02, 2018 at 04:41PM Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, has transformed the face of commerce in part because it has managed to at once to be “The Everything Store” but still with a route into its sea of products that, for most users, surfaces what they might most want to see (and… Continue reading Dynamic Yield, which builds Amazon-like personalisation for the rest of us, raises $38M

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‘I wasn’t the only one’: engineer suing Google demands reform after protests

November 02, 2018 at 11:00AM Kelly Ellis, who years earlier alleged sexual harassment at Google, is behind a class-action suit targeting the firm’s gender pay gapKelly Ellis would like an apology.The former Google software engineer felt a mix of emotions as she watched the massive walkouts protesting sexual harassment at the corporation’s offices across the… Continue reading ‘I wasn’t the only one’: engineer suing Google demands reform after protests

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‘You can’t erase us’: in Silicon Valley protest, Google workers share assault stories

November 02, 2018 at 12:20AM Employees in Mountain View gathered to add their voices to the global protests, demanding a change to company policiesAfter a day of global protests, employees at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters added their voices to calls for major change to company policies on gender pay equity and sexual misconduct.Chants of “Stand… Continue reading ‘You can’t erase us’: in Silicon Valley protest, Google workers share assault stories

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DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

November 01, 2018 at 03:03PM As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding. DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James Wu… Continue reading DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

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When is Google Assistant coming to Sonos? Release date delayed until 2019 – but users can sign up for beta now

November 01, 2018 at 02:46PM Test will begin in a few hundred homes first, company says – but people will have to be approved first When is Google Assistant coming to Sonos? Release date delayed until 2019 – but users can sign up for beta now ...

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Who was Joseph Burr Tyrrell? Canadian Google Doodle celebrates the man who found dinosaurs hiding in ‘the Badlands’

November 01, 2018 at 10:45AM Joseph Burr Tyrrell, the dinosar hunter being celebrated by a Google Doodle in Canada, wasn't looking for ancient reptiles. But his discoveries helped find a vast trove of fossils lurking beneath Canada. Who was Joseph Burr Tyrrell? Canadian Google Doodle celebrates the man who found dinosaurs hiding in 'the Badlands'… Continue reading Who was Joseph Burr Tyrrell? Canadian Google Doodle celebrates the man who found dinosaurs hiding in ‘the Badlands’

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Spoke enhances AI engine to power help desk ticketing system

November 01, 2018 at 01:41PM Spoke, a startup that wants to simplify the way companies add and process help desk tickets using artificial intelligence underpinnings, announced it has enhanced its AI engine to allow for more complex queries. The company founders were working at Google after a previous startup had been sold to the search… Continue reading Spoke enhances AI engine to power help desk ticketing system

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Google walkout: Hundreds of staff members to stop work in protest at company’s treatment of sexual misconduct

November 01, 2018 at 09:01AM Hundreds of members of Google staff are going to leave the company and stop working in protest at the search giant's treatment of sexual misconduct. Google walkout: Hundreds of staff members to stop work in protest at company's treatment of sexual misconduct ...

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Google walkout: global protests over sexual harassment scandals

November 01, 2018 at 10:19AM Thousands of employees staging demonstrations against workplace cultureThousands of Google staff are staging a walkout in protest at the company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct.Demonstrations at the company’s offices around the world began at 11.10am in Tokyo and are due to take place at the same time… Continue reading Google walkout: global protests over sexual harassment scandals