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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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Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside glasses, a ring and your ears

September 26, 2019 at 07:42AM Amazon is putting Alexa into glasses, people's ears and on their hands, with a whole host of new Echo devices. Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside glasses, a ring and your ears ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside… Continue reading Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside glasses, a ring and your ears

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

September 24, 2019 at 09:21PM Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, chat and remote video, as well as follow-up visits and… Continue reading Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

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Tipalti collects $76M from Twitter alums’ 01 Advisors and more for its AI-based accounts payable solution

September 24, 2019 at 11:20AM Accounting is one of the cornerstones to building a business, but for most companies, getting it right is more of a necessity than it is one of their core competencies. That has created a vacuum, and now, a company called Tipalti — which has developed a popular solution to automate accounting… Continue reading Tipalti collects $76M from Twitter alums’ 01 Advisors and more for its AI-based accounts payable solution

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Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

September 22, 2019 at 12:19AM As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to help customer… Continue reading Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

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Time: The Next Generation of Airbus Aircraft Will Track Your Bathroom Visits

September 12, 2019 at 01:43PM (Bloomberg) — Attention airline bathroom loiterers: The next generation of Airbus aircraft will track how long you’ve been in there. It’s all part of an effort to make commercial cabins a digitally aware domain. The program is Airbus’s bid to raise the Internet of Things — that buzz-phrase for connected… Continue reading Time: The Next Generation of Airbus Aircraft Will Track Your Bathroom Visits

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Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in its latest step into the financing fray

September 10, 2019 at 04:00PM Last week, when the popular payments startup Stripe made some waves with its first move into money lending through the launch of Stripe Capital, we reported that the company was also soon going to be launching a credit card. Now, that news is official. Today, the company is doubling down… Continue reading Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in its latest step into the financing fray

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Snyk grabs $70M more to detect security vulnerabilities in open source code and containers

September 10, 2019 at 02:11PM A growing number of IT breaches has led to security becoming a critical and central aspect of how computing systems are run and maintained. Today, a startup that focuses on one specific area — developing security tools aimed at developers and the work they do — has closed a major… Continue reading Snyk grabs $70M more to detect security vulnerabilities in open source code and containers

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Spendesk raises $38.4 million for its corporate card and expense service

September 09, 2019 at 07:01AM French startup Spendesk has raised another $38.4 million Series B round with existing investor Index Ventures leading the round. The company has raised $49.4 million (€45 million) over the years. Spendesk is an all-in-one corporate expense and spend management service. It lets you track expenses across your company, empower your… Continue reading Spendesk raises $38.4 million for its corporate card and expense service

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Tech assistance: the rush to design apps and devices for senior citizens

September 03, 2019 at 06:00AM Companies are creating new technology to mine baby boomers’ golden years and address the challenges of growing olderSilicon Valley has long sought to disrupt virtually every aspect of modern life. Now comes technology’s final frontier: old age. Tech that’s specifically designed for seniors is a growing market, fueled by inexorable… Continue reading Tech assistance: the rush to design apps and devices for senior citizens

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Why now is the time to get ready for quantum computing

August 26, 2019 at 05:02PM For the longest time, even while scientists were working to make it a reality, quantum computing seemed like science fiction. It’s hard enough to make any sense out of quantum physics to begin with, let alone the practical applications of this less than intuitive theory. But we’ve now arrived at… Continue reading Why now is the time to get ready for quantum computing

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VMware is bringing VMs and containers together, taking advantage of Heptio acquisition

August 26, 2019 at 01:26PM At VMworld today in San Francisco, VMware introduced a new set of services for managing virtual machines and containers in a single view called Tanzu. The product takes advantage of the knowledge the company gained when it acquired Heptio last year. As companies face an increasingly fragmented landscape of maintaining… Continue reading VMware is bringing VMs and containers together, taking advantage of Heptio acquisition

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Nvidia and VMware team up to make GPU virtualization easier

August 26, 2019 at 01:00PM Nvidia today announced that it has been working with VMware to bring its virtual GPU technology (vGPU) to VMware’s vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS. The company’s core vGPU technology isn’t new, but it now supports server virtualization to enable enterprises to run their hardware-accelerated AI and data science workloads… Continue reading Nvidia and VMware team up to make GPU virtualization easier

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The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media

August 23, 2019 at 06:00AM Social media was supposed to liberate us, but for many people it has proved addictive, punishing and toxic. What keeps us hooked? By Richard SeymourWe are swimming in writing. Our lives have become, in the words of the author and academic Shoshana Zuboff, an “electronic text”. Social media platforms have… Continue reading The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media

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Enterprise software is hot — who would have thought?

August 22, 2019 at 04:30PM Alex Williams Contributor Alex Williams is the founder and publisher of The New Stack, which publishes explanations and analysis of at-scale, distributed technologies for developers, DevOps and other IT professionals. More posts by this contributor Neo4j, A Graph Database For Building Recommendation Engines, Gets A Visual Overhaul Billionaire Jewelry King… Continue reading Enterprise software is hot — who would have thought?

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Microsoft acquires jClarity, an open source Java performance tuning tool

August 19, 2019 at 04:26PM Microsoft announced this morning that it was acquiring jClarity, an open source tool designed to tune the performance of Java applications. It will be doing that on Azure from now on. In addition, the company has been offering a flavor of Java called AdoptOpenJDK, which they bill as a free… Continue reading Microsoft acquires jClarity, an open source Java performance tuning tool

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Procore brings 3D construction models to iOS

August 14, 2019 at 02:00PM Today, Procore, a construction software company, announced Procore BIM (Building Information Modeling), a new tool that takes advantage of Apple hardware advances to bring the 3D construction model to iOS. Dave McCool, senior product manager at Procore, says that architects and engineers have been working with 3D models of complex… Continue reading Procore brings 3D construction models to iOS

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Time: ‘I Have Never Felt the Need to Enact Any Kind of Violence.’ Pro Gamers Say Guns, Not Games, Are to Blame for Shootings

August 09, 2019 at 08:10PM After Mike Rufail graduated from college in 2001, he turned to video games as a cheaper alternative to nights out, buying an Xbox 360 paired with popular first-person shooter Call of Duty 2. “I realized I was one of the better players pretty quickly,” says Rufail, 36. He was right.… Continue reading Time: ‘I Have Never Felt the Need to Enact Any Kind of Violence.’ Pro Gamers Say Guns, Not Games, Are to Blame for Shootings

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Google and Twitter are using AMD’s new EPYC Rome processors in their datacenters

August 08, 2019 at 05:41AM AMD announced that Google and Twitter are among the companies now using EPYC Rome processors during a launch event for the 7nm chips today. The release of EPYC Rome marks a major step in AMD’s processor war with Intel, which said last month that its own 7nm chips, Ice Lake,… Continue reading Google and Twitter are using AMD’s new EPYC Rome processors in their datacenters

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Alexa allows users to disable human review of voice recordings

August 05, 2019 at 03:57PM Company is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogetherAmazon has given Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings, and committed to greater clarity about its use of the strategy in future, but says it will not follow Google and Apple in halting the… Continue reading Alexa allows users to disable human review of voice recordings