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Eco-pioneers in the 1970s: how aerospace workers tried to save their jobs – and the planet

October 14, 2018 at 06:59AM A new documentary recalls the extraordinary but largely forgotten Lucas Plan, which saw British workers attempt to make wind turbines instead of weaponsIt was 1974. A new Labour government had come to power on the promise of defence cuts. Swingeing job losses were soon to follow. Desperate workers at one… Continue reading Eco-pioneers in the 1970s: how aerospace workers tried to save their jobs – and the planet

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Rise of robots ‘could see workers enjoy four-day weeks’

October 13, 2018 at 03:59PM Benefits of automation must be passed on to staff, says thinktankA four-day working week could become commonplace in Britain as automation and artificial intelligence increase workplace efficiency, a new study has concluded.If the benefits of rolling out such new technologies were passed on to staff, then they would be able… Continue reading Rise of robots ‘could see workers enjoy four-day weeks’

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Twitter and Salesforce CEOs spat over who is helping the homeless more

October 12, 2018 at 10:00PM ‘How much have you given’ Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streetsThe CEOs of two of the world’s most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness.Salesforce CEO… Continue reading Twitter and Salesforce CEOs spat over who is helping the homeless more

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Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark

October 12, 2018 at 06:50PM Billionaire tweets ‘visual approximation’ of bottle as company applies to use the name for tequila branded after the electric carsElon Musk is hitting the bottle – well, probably. Tesla has trademarked “Teslaquila” – a tequila branded after his electric car company.The product started as an April Fool’s joke when Musk… Continue reading Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark

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IBM files formal JEDI protest a day before bidding process closes

October 12, 2018 at 03:57PM IBM announced yesterday that it has filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office over the structure of the Pentagon’s winner-take-all $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract. The protest came just a day before the bidding process is scheduled to close. As IBM put it in a blog… Continue reading IBM files formal JEDI protest a day before bidding process closes

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Parkour robot jumps obstacles as Boston Dynamics reveals its terrifying robot has become even more powerful

October 12, 2018 at 11:41AM The latest video of the humanoid machine shows it jumping over logs and climbing boxes Parkour robot jumps obstacles as Boston Dynamics reveals its terrifying robot has become even more powerful ...

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‘It’s raining facts!’ Metahaven, the YouTube addicts fighting post-truth bots

October 11, 2018 at 02:34PM They’ve explored pollution in the Urals, freight trains in China, and daily life in the world capital of fake news. Now the Dutch art crusaders have imagined Europe’s future – and it’s very medievalOn the way to meet the Dutch film-makers Metahaven, I have a very Metahaven experience. The Eurostar… Continue reading ‘It’s raining facts!’ Metahaven, the YouTube addicts fighting post-truth bots

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Zuora partners with Amazon Pay to expand subscription billing options

October 11, 2018 at 02:02PM Zuora, the SaaS company helping organizations manage payments for subscription businesses, announced today that it had been selected as a Premier Partner in the Amazon Pay Global Partner Program.  The “Premier Partner” distinction means businesses using Zuora’s billing platform can now easily integrate Amazon’s digital payment system as an option… Continue reading Zuora partners with Amazon Pay to expand subscription billing options

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Snowflake scoops up another blizzard of cash with $450 million round

October 11, 2018 at 12:00PM When Snowflake, the cloud data warehouse, landed a $263 million investment earlier this year, CEO Bob Muglia speculated that it would be the last money his company would need before an eventual IPO. But just 9 months after that statement, the company announced a second even larger round. This time… Continue reading Snowflake scoops up another blizzard of cash with $450 million round

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Cloud or blockchain: which consumes the most energy?

October 11, 2018 at 11:41AM Martin is interested in using a decentralised web alternative to Google Docs, but worries about the energy use associated with blockchainI recently read a piece about decentralisation. As I am looking for an alternative to Google, Microsoft and the other big names, Graphite stood out. However, it uses blockchain, and… Continue reading Cloud or blockchain: which consumes the most energy?

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Google expands its identity management portfolio for businesses and developers

October 11, 2018 at 08:01AM Over the course of the last year, Google has launched a number of services that bring to other companies the same BeyondCorp model for managing access to a company’s apps and data without a VPN that it uses internally. Google’s flagship product for this is Cloud Identity, which is essentially… Continue reading Google expands its identity management portfolio for businesses and developers

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Google Cloud expands its networking feature with Cloud NAT

October 11, 2018 at 08:01AM It’s a busy week for news from Google Cloud, which is hosting its Next event in London. Today, the company used the event to launch a number of new networking features. The marquee launch today is Cloud NAT, a new service that makes it easier for developers to build cloud-based services… Continue reading Google Cloud expands its networking feature with Cloud NAT

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Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs

October 11, 2018 at 12:42AM Specialists had been building computer programs since 2014 to review résumés in an effort to automate the search processAmazon’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ résumés, with the aim of… Continue reading Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs

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Shasta Ventures is doubling down on security startups with 3 new hires

October 10, 2018 at 07:49PM Early-stage venture capital firm Shasta Ventures has brought on three new faces to beef up its enterprise software and security portfolio amid a big push to “go deeper” into cybersecurity, per Shasta’s managing director Doug Pepper. Balaji Yelamanchili (above left), the former general manager and executive vice president of Symantec’s enterprise… Continue reading Shasta Ventures is doubling down on security startups with 3 new hires

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Shared inbox startup Front launches a complete redesign

October 10, 2018 at 02:01PM Front is launching a major revamp today. And it starts with a brand new design. Front is now powered by React for the web and desktop app, which should make it easier to add new features down the road. Front hasn’t pivoted to become something else. At heart, it remains… Continue reading Shared inbox startup Front launches a complete redesign

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Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics

October 10, 2018 at 11:00AM Nvidia, together with partners like IBM, HPE, Oracle, Databricks and others, is launching a new open-source platform for data science and machine learning today. Rapids, as the company is calling it, is all about making it easier for large businesses to use the power of GPUs to quickly analyze massive… Continue reading Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics

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After its acquisition, Magento starts integrating Adobe’s personalization and analytics tools

October 09, 2018 at 11:00AM It’s been less than six months since Adobe acquired commerce platform Magento for $1.68 billion and today, at Magento’s annual conference, the company announced the first set of integrations that bring the analytics and personalization features of Adobe’s Experience Cloud to Magento’s Commerce Cloud. In many ways, the acquisition of… Continue reading After its acquisition, Magento starts integrating Adobe’s personalization and analytics tools

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America’s first robot farm replaces humans with ‘incredibly intelligent’ machines

October 09, 2018 at 06:00AM Iron Ox, based in California, aims to improve labor shortages and pressure to produce crops by using AI and heavy machineryAmerica’s first autonomous robot farm launched last week, in the hopes that artificial intelligence (AI) can remake an industry facing a serious labor shortage and pressure to produce more crops.Claiming… Continue reading America’s first robot farm replaces humans with ‘incredibly intelligent’ machines