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How 5G is changing mobile data traffic

Presented by Ericsson North America A snapshot of the mobile industry shows a tremendous, rapidly growing appetite for data. Over the past year, there has been a 68% increase in mobile…

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Google launches AutoML Natural Language with improved text classification and model training

Earlier this year, Google took the wraps off of AutoML Natural Language, an extension of its Cloud AutoML machine learning platform to the natural language processing domain. After a months-long…

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Augury raises $8 million more to predict mechanical breakdowns with AI

Image Credit: Augury Can mechanical abnormalities in a combustion engine, a fan, or a pneumatic press be inferred from the sound they produce alone? As it turns out, yes —…

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Algorithmia: 50% of companies spend over 3 months deploying a single AI model

Image Credit: metamorworks / Shutterstock Incorporating AI and machine learning technologies into everyday workflows isn’t as easy as the testimonials would have you believe. That’s the top-level finding from a…

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Sproutt raises $12 million to find your best life insurance policy with AI

Image Credit: Sproutt Life insurance isn’t as popular as it once was, despite the fact that a majority of people consider it to be important. Over 80% of consumers agreed…

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AI Index 2019 assesses global AI research, investment, and impact

Image Credit: AI Index Leaders in the AI community came together to release the 2019 AI Index report today, an annual attempt to examine the biggest trends shaping the AI…

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Google paints its ambient computing vision for Flutter

Image Credit: Google At Flutter Interact today, Google laid out its ambient computing vision for Flutter, which lets developers build embedded, mobile, desktop, and web apps from the same codebase.…

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Ordr raises $27.5 million to protect against network-level cybersecurity threats in real time

Woe be the enterprise that pinches pennies and opts for a lax cybersecurity policy. Kaspersky Lab reported a threefold year-over-year increase in smart gadget hacks in the first half of 2018,…

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LeanDNA raises $15 million for AI factory inventory and delivery management software

Image Credit: LeanDNA Factories regularly face inventory shortages and missed deliveries, but they’re wounds of a self-inflicted nature. Just ask LeanDNA cofounder and CEO Richard Lebovitz, who previously founded Factory…

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RISC-V grows globally as an alternative to Arm and its license fees

Above: RISC-V co-creator Krste Asanovic at the RISC-V Summit.Image Credit: Dean Takahashi ARM is the most successful microprocessor architecture on the planet, with its licensees shipping billions of chips a…

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Tines raises $11 million to automate repetitive cybersecurity tasks

Tines, a cybersecurity startup that helps enterprise security teams automate repetitive workflows, has added a further $11 million to its series A funding round. The company had initially announced a…

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Glassdoor: HubSpot dethrones Zoom as the best tech company to work for in the U.S.

Career website Glassdoor today released its 12th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the 100 best companies to work for in the coming year. HubSpot was crowned not just…

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ELLIS launches $220 million initiative to keep AI talent in Europe

Above: 365Image Credit: Håkan Dahlström The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) today announced the selection of 17 cities in 10 European countries and Israel where it’s establishing…

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Apple’s pricey Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will ship before Christmas

Image Credit: Apple Apple’s intent to price the 2019 Mac Pro and new Pro Display XDR out of general consumer reach was obvious when the computer and monitor were announced…

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Chrome 79 arrives with password warnings, real-time phishing protection, and WebXR Device API

Google today launched Chrome 79 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The release includes built-in warnings about compromised passwords, real-time phishing protection, the WebXR Device API, and more. This…

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Microsoft Teams is the first Office app for Linux

Microsoft today launched Microsoft Teams for Linux in public preview. No, that’s not a typo — Microsoft Teams is indeed the first Office app that the company has ported to…

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The ROI of event technology has execs sitting up and paying attention (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Cvent Live events are your biggest marketing opportunity — but do you know the ROI of every customer interaction, and how to turn each…

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Iterable raises $60 million to optimize omnichannel campaigns with AI

Image Credit: Iterable Executing cross-channel marketing campaigns isn’t easy no matter what resources a brand has at its disposal. According to a recent survey, only 30% of marketers are highly…

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Observe.ai raises $26 million for AI that monitors and coaches call center agents

Above: Observe.ai Countless tech platforms are setting out to help call centers automate conversations with their customers. But U.S-Indian startup and Y Combinator alum Observe.ai is bucking that trend by…

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Eclipse Foundation forms working group for open source edge computing tech

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the formation of the Edge Native Working Group, which will drive the adoption of open source software for edge computing. Founding members include Adlink, Bosch,…

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Amazon lawsuit accuses Donald Trump of bias over loss of Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract

Above: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, September 18, 2019.Image Credit: Reuters / Pascal Rossignol (Reuters) — Amazon.com on Monday accused U.S.…

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Cosmose AI raises $12 million to track brick-and-mortar purchasing habits

Image Credit: Cosmose AI Keeping abreast of shopping trends online is straightforward enough — whole categories of startups achieve this with predictive modeling. But what about when that shopping takes…

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Brookings: U.S. urgently needs federal investment to lessen the digital divide

Image Credit: Brookings Although the high-tech innovation sector can be seen as a crown jewel of the U.S., spurring astonishing innovation and creating new wealth and jobs, a new Brookings…

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Cosmose AI raises $12 million to track brick-and-mortar purchasing habits

Image Credit: Cosmose AI Keeping abreast of shopping trends online is straightforward enough — whole categories of startups achieve this with predictive modeling. But what about when that shopping takes…

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Brookings: U.S. urgently needs federal investment to lessen the digital divide

Image Credit: Brookings Although the high-tech innovation sector can be seen as a crown jewel of the U.S., spurring astonishing innovation and creating new wealth and jobs, a new Brookings…

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Oculus Quest hand tracking out now for users, next week for developers

Facebook is delivering an early Christmas gift for Oculus Quest users and developers: Initial support for hand tracking is launching ahead of schedule, the company said today, with users getting…

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Microsoft adds ‘campaign views’ phishing intel to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Above: Phishing campaign example from Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Microsoft is rolling out a new email security feature designed to give businesses greater insights into phishing campaigns targeted…

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Google’s ARCore Depth API enables AR depth maps and occlusion with one camera

Image Credit: Google Android augmented reality is about to take some nice steps forward today, as Google is adding a major new feature to its ARCore toolkit for developers: a…

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Optane essentials, Part 2: Memory modes and optimal workloads

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible by funding from Intel. ________________________________________________________________________________________ In Part 1, we covered the media foundations of Intel Optane technology and the…

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WalkMe raises $90 million to help people navigate user interfaces with on-screen prompts

Above: WalkMeImage Credit: WalkMe WalkMe, a “digital adoption platform” (DAP) that helps companies integrate on-screen product walkthroughs into their software, has raised $90 million in a round of funding led…

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Global watchdogs urge ‘vigilant monitoring’ as big tech companies shift into financial services

Above: Google’s London HQ at 6 Pancras Square, October 11, 2018.Image Credit: Paul Sawers / VentureBeat (Reuters) — Google, Alibaba and other “Big Tech” companies could be forced to share…

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Event marketing tech reveals what attendees actually care about (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Cvent What’s the ROI of your live events? With event marketing technology, you’ll know, and be able to boost those numbers too. Learn how…

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AI Weekly: Amazon plays the long game in health care AI

Above: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, September 18, 2019.Image Credit: Reuters / Pascal Rossignol Today concludes Amazon’s re:Invent 2019 conference in…

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Event marketing tech reveals what attendees actually care about (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Cvent What’s the ROI of your live events? With event marketing technology, you’ll know, and be able to boost those numbers too. Learn how…

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AI Weekly: Amazon plays the long game in health care AI

Above: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Boves, France, September 18, 2019. Image Credit: Reuters / Pascal Rossignol Today concludes Amazon’s re:Invent 2019 conference…

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TLC vs. QLC NAND: Pick the best memory technology for your storage application

Image Credit: Intel This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. ________________________________________________________________________________________   In case you hadn’t noticed, solid-state drives keep getting bigger…

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ProBeat: We already know what to expect from Sundar Pichai’s Alphabet

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Alphabet-Google (my colleague Kyle Wiggers prefers “Googlebet”) news this week. Why has it been so difficult to come up with a whole lot…

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit underlined the risks of relying on partners

Above: At 2019’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm demonstrated that its chips can power amazing experiences — but real products delivering those experiences will depend substantially on the execution of its…

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Qualcomm interview: Snapdragon XR’s future, from wired to 5G, VR to AR

Above: The chip case for the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 5G.Image Credit: Qualcomm Day three of Qualcomm’s 2019 Snapdragon Tech Summit is a big one for mixed reality — VR, AR,…

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Uber Eats’ new group ordering tool could boost its appeal for business lunches

Above: LISBON, PORTUGAL – NOVEMBER 21: Uber Eats drivers ride a scooter and a bicycle near Praça Marques de Pombal on November 21, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.Image Credit: Horacio Villalobos…

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Android’s Focus mode could be a game-changer for anyone struggling with constant distractions

Above: Android’s new Focus Mode: How it worksImage Credit: Paul Sawers / VentureBeat Following an extended beta period, Google officially launched a new well-being feature for Android users yesterday, and…

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Package tracking is coming to Google Search

Above: Track a package in Google Search Google Search already displays weather forecasts, health information, word definitions, sports scores, song lyrics, translations, and much more — all without your having…

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Cyberhaven raises $13 million to thwart trade secret theft

Image Credit: Cyberhaven For obvious reasons, trade secrets are highly valuable — they’re the innovations that confer competitive advantage. The damages sought and obtained in trade secret cases are predictably…

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Qualcomm details Snapdragon 865 and 765, promises devices in Q1 2020

Above: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor.Image Credit: Qualcomm After yesterday’s announcement of names and bare concept outlines for its upcoming Snapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platforms, Qualcomm today detailed how the…

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Fight back against firmware attacks

Presented by Intel Malicious attackers are increasingly burrowing lower in the computing stack, below the operating system. A growing wave of threats seeks to modify or inject malware into the…

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Augtera raises $4 million for AI-driven network management

Augtera Networks today announced that it raised $4 million for its operation that takes data from datacenter networks to create AI systems for management and optimization. The money will be…

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GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks

Data breaches that could cause millions of dollars in potential damages have been the bane of the life of many a company. What’s required is a great deal of real-time…

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How Segment survived its brush with death to become a customer data management unicorn

Above: CEO Peter Reinhardt of Segment speaking at Slush 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.Image Credit: Slush / Julius Konttinen These days, Segment CEO Peter Reinhardt can boast that his customer management…

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Kustomer raises $60 million to automate repetitive customer service processes

Image Credit: Kustomer For most brands, guiding and tracking customers through every step of their journeys is of critical operational importance. According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report, the number of…

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Duolingo raises $30 million from Alphabet’s CapitalG at $1.5 billion valuation

Above: Duolingo sign in London. November 24, 2019.Image Credit: Paul Sawers / VentureBeat Popular language learning app Duolingo has raised $30 million in a series F round of funding from…

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GitGuardian raises $12 million to find sensitive data hidden in online code

Above: GitGuardian founders Jérémy Thomas and Eric FourrierImage Credit: GitGuardian GitGuardian, a cybersecurity platform that helps companies detect sensitive data hidden in public and private code repositories, has raised $12…

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Panorays raises $15 million to automate cybersecurity lifecycle management

Image Credit: Panorays Lifecycle management might not be the most exciting software segment on the block, but it’s poised to grow from $50.7 billion in 2019 to $73.7 billion by…

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AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform

AWS today quietly brought spot capacity to Fargate, its serverless compute engine for containers that supports both the company’s Elastic Container Service and, now, its Elastic Kubernetes service. Like spot…

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Amazon introduces Fraud Detector and CodeGuru

Above: AWS CTO Werner Vogels onstage November 29, 2018 at re:Invent.Image Credit: AWS Amazon’s leveraging machine learning to fight fraud, audit code, transcribe calls, and index enterprise data. Today during…

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AWS launches major SageMaker upgrades for machine learning model training and testing

Amazon today announced half a dozen new features and tools for AWS SageMaker, a toolkit for training and deploying machine learning models to help developers better manage projects, experiments, and…

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Google: 80% of Android apps now encrypt network traffic by default

Above: Android PieImage Credit: Google Google has announced that 80% of Android apps now encrypt all traffic by default, thanks to the increased uptake of transport layer security (TLS). TLS…

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Amazon launches S3 Access Points to assign AWS access policies for apps

Above: AWS CTO Werner Vogels onstage November 29, 2018 at re:Invent.Image Credit: AWS During the first of several keynote addresses at re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services (AWS)…

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AWS speeds up Redshift queries 10x with AQUA

At its re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy today announced the launch of AQUA (the Advanced Query Accelerator) for Amazon Redshift, the company’s data warehousing service. As Jassy noted in…

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Amazon debuts AWS Inf1, an AI inference instance

Above: AWS CEO Andy Jassy onstage at re:Invent in Las Vegas Amazon Web Services today debuted Inf1, an instance that powers AI inference in the cloud that CEO Andy Jassy…

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SoftBank leads $30 million investment in Accel Robotics for AI-enabled cashierless stores

Above: Accel Robotics automated grocery storeImage Credit: Accel Robotics Accel Robotics, one of a growing number of AI startups that’s setting out to enable automated cashierless stores, has raised $30…

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Firefox 71 arrives with better Lockwise and tracker blocking, Picture-in-Picture on Windows

Mozilla today launched Firefox 71 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Firefox 71 includes Lockwise password manager improvements, Enhanced Tracking Protection tweaks, and Picture-in-Picture video on Windows. There isn’t…

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Gain measurable wins with desktop-as-a-service (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Nutanix  How do you harness the power of a hybrid system with any cloud provider? Learn how the virtualized interface of desktop-as-a-service lets you…

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Twitter will make global privacy changes to comply with CCPA in 2020

Image Credit: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) — Twitter is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to…

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AWS Braket lets customers experiment with a range of quantum computing hardware

Above: AWS CEO Andy Jassy speaks at the company’s re:Invent customer conference in Las Vegas on November 29, 2017.Image Credit: Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat Announcements from Amazon’s re:Invent 2019…

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How event marketing tech can land you in the C-suite (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Cvent Event marketing technology is the key to making events your opportunity to reach, engage, and convert new customers. To learn how to make…

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Amazon unveils DeepComposer, an AI-enabled piano keyboard

Above: AWS CTO Werner Vogels onstage November 29, 2018 at re:Invent.Image Credit: AWS Amazon’s re:Invent 2019 conference kicked off with a bang — or rather, with product announcements made during…

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Kone monetizes connected elevators with Alexa, Spotify, and digital displays

Above: Kone’s DX Class elevators will be super connected.Image Credit: Kone Elevators of the future will have “virtual windows,” voice-activated controls, music-streaming, and more — that’s if Kone has its…

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ProBeat: Alexa, what is the worst shopping website? ‘I’m a big fan of Amazon.’

Above: Hey Alexa, what is the worst shopping website? Amazon.Image Credit: Screenshot Five years ago, Amazon debuted the Echo with Alexa in the hopes of getting its customers to shop…

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ProBeat: Alexa, what is the worst shopping website? ‘I’m a big fan of Amazon.’

Above: Hey Alexa, what is the worst shopping website? Amazon.Image Credit: Screenshot Five years ago, Amazon debuted the Echo with Alexa in the hopes of getting its customers to shop…

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HSBC to shift $20 billion worth of assets to blockchain-based Digital Vault

Above: FILE PHOTO: HSBC logo is seen on a branch bank in the financial district in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. Image Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) — HSBC…

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NordVPN launches NordPass as password protection market heats up

Popular virtual private network (VPN) company NordVPN officially launched its NordPass password management app in general availability this week, five months after introducing the service under an early access program.…

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Amazon’s cloud unit has designed a more powerful datacenter chip

Above: The AWS logo hangs in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 30, 2017.Image Credit: Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat (Reuters) — Amazon.com’s cloud computing unit…

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How Rossum is using deep learning to extract data from any document

The equivalent of over 100 human lifetimes is spent globally each day on data entry from invoices alone, according to Rossum. And so the Czech AI startup is using deep…

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Regaining ROI by reducing cloud complexity

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Deloitte Consulting LLP Cloud computing took off in 2007, and the migration was a gold rush, with companies racing to launch silver bullet solutions…

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Feuding South Korean firms risk disrupting electric car battery supplies

Image Credit: REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel (Reuters) — In 2018, South Korea’s SK Innovation beat its larger, local rival LG Chem to a multibillion dollar deal to supply German carmaker Volkswagen with…

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The actionable insights AI can unlock from consumer conversation (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by TrustPilot AI offers a fast, efficient, and cost-effective way to unlock valuable insights and highlight pain points from customer conversations. Join this VB Live…

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Amazon simplifies incorporating AI predictions into apps and services

Above: AWS CTO Werner Vogels onstage November 29, 2018 at re:Invent.Image Credit: AWS Amazon’s re:Invent 2019 conference is nearly two weeks out, but try telling that to Amazon Web Services…

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3 more emerging memory technologies tackling big-data bottlenecks

Above: Carbon nanotubes used to create NRAM are said to be 50 times stronger than steel and 1/50,000th the diameter of human hair. Image Credit: Nantero This article is part…

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Tray.io raises $50 million to automate repetitive business processes

Image Credit: Tray.io Automating monotonous records management, customer relationship management, IT, and human resources processes is the dream of every enterprise pursuing efficiency. A study conducted by Software Testing and…

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How viritual desktop infrastructure is disrupting getting work done (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Nutanix Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is disrupting end user computing and virtual desktop infrastructure. Join this VB Live event for a look at the latest developments…

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Coralogix raises $10 million to apply AI to software logs

Image Credit: Coralogix Canvasing software logs is tricky business when you’re juggling multiple dev environments. About 50% of logging statements don’t include any information about critical things like variable state…

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Buguroo raises $11 million to detect banking fraud with deep learning and behavioral biometrics

Buguroo, a Spanish cybersecurity startup that leverages deep learning and behavioral biometrics to help banks spot fraudulent activity, has raised $11 million in a series A round of funding led…

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Cymulate raises $15 million to expand its cloud-based security platform

Cymulate today announced that it has raised $15 million in venture capital as the cybersecurity company continues international expansion of its cloud-based platform. Founded in 2016, Cymulate is based in…

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Appier raises $80 million for AI that improves marketing decisions

Above: Flat design concept digital marketing retargeting or remarketing.Image Credit: Emojoez / Getty Getting a customer onto a company’s website to check out its products is challenging enough in itself,…

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Eden Immersive’s new enterprise headset is for ‘snackable’ VR content

Eden Immersive unveiled a new VR headset kit for enterprise applications called the Snacker. The Snacker is a 3DOF headset without straps or head mount. Instead, the headset uses a grip…

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AI is data Pac-Man. Winning requires a flashy new storage strategy.

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Intel When it comes to data, AI is like Pac-Man. Hard disk drives, NAS, conventional data center and cloud-based storage schemes can’t sate AI’s…

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ProBeat: It’s a shame neither Google nor Microsoft have an answer to Apple AirPods in 2019

Last month, Google and Microsoft held their respective annual hardware events and unveiled their latest answers to Apple’s Airpods. Google showed off its second-generation Pixel Buds and Microsoft unveiled its…

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McKinsey survey: AI boosts revenue, but companies struggle to scale use

The latest McKinsey Global Survey released today found that artificial intelligence is having a positive impact on business outcomes, with 63% of respondents reporting an increase in revenue after adoption…

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Linear takes $4.2M led by Sequoia to build a better bug tracker and more

Software will eat the world, as the saying goes, but in doing so, some developers are likely to get a little indigestion. That is to say, building products requires working…

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Optane 101: Memory or storage? Yes.

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. By now, you’ve seen the word “Optane” bandied about on VentureBeat (such as here and…

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Microsoft Teams’ giddy growth looks impressive, but it doesn’t tell the full story

Above: Microsoft TeamsImage Credit: Microsoft Microsoft announced some pretty notable growth stats for its Teams collaboration software this week, revealing that it now claims 20 million daily users — an…

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Automation Anywhere raises $290 million at a $6.8 billion valuation

Image Credit: Automation Anywhere Robotic process automation (RPA), or bots that can be programmed to perform tedious and mundane tasks, is undergoing a period of explosive growth. Deloitte reports that…

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Buttigieg and Yang say AI is essential to U.S. national security

Above: South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speak during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten Democratic…

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Celonis raises $290 million for AI-powered process mining at $2.5 billion valuation

Celonis today closed a $290 million series C round for its solution that uses AI-driven data and process mining to make companies more efficient. This round raised the company’s valuation…

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Kubernetes: The key ingredient IT needs to accelerate today’s data science

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Domino Data Lab At organizations everywhere, there has never been a greater need to draw meaningful insights from data. This phenomenon has catapulted data…

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Google integrates Assistant deeper into Calendar, brings smarter grammar suggestions to Docs

Above: G Suite — neural grammer suggestions in Docs Google is rolling out a handful of new AI-powered features for G Suite users around the world, spanning Docs, Google Assistant,…

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Google Docs is getting Smart Compose to help G Suite users write faster

Above: Smart Compose for Google Docs Google has announced plans to bring its AI-powered Smart Compose feature to Google Docs users as part of G Suite. The company announced its…

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How Google, Facebook, and Microsoft save millions with the right product experiments (VB Live)

Image Credit: Getty Images Presented by Optimizely Time for product developers to ditch the guesswork. Experimentation is an incredibly powerful technique that optimizes your products in real time and transforms…

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Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution

Google Cloud today announced the launch of a new bare metal service, dubbed the Bare Metal Solution. We aren’t talking about bare metal servers offered directly by Google Cloud here,…

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