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Minio scores $20 million Series A to build a neutral object storage layer

Minio has a plan to become the neutral object storage layer, while still maintaining Amazon S3 object storage compatibility. That may seem like an odd strategy, but as CEO Anand Babu Periasamy, co-founder and CEO of Minio points out,...Show More Summary

Salesforce Einstein celebrates its first birthday with a couple of new features

Salesforce launched Einstein, its artificial intelligence platform just one year ago this week. As it celebrates its first birthday, it’s worth taking a look back at the first year and looking at a couple of enhancements they’re adding as a birthday surprise. Show More Summary

Equifax was reportedly hacked almost five months before its first disclosed date

Equifax learned about a major breach in its systems in March, well before it disclosed a massive breach earlier this month that included sensitive information for 143 million consumers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Bloomberg...Show More Summary

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements from AWS into its own data centers.Show More Summary

AWS now offers a virtual machine with over 4TB of memory

Earlier this year, Amazon’s AWS group said that it was working on bringing instance types with between 4 to 16TB of memory to its users. It’s now starting to fulfill this promise as the company today launched its largest EC2 machine (in terms of memory size) yet: the x1e.32xlarge instance with a whopping 4.19TB of RAM. Show More Summary

Looker’s latest looks to simplify data integrations

Looker is holding its Join user conference this week, and these affairs often involve a new release to show off to customers. Today, the company released Looker 5, which they say will make it easier for employees to make use of data in their work lives. Show More Summary

Yext looks to help businesses make their information more searchable by machines

Yext has been known for helping businesses get all their information (like location, business hours, and such) lined up correctly on the right apps and websites — and now it’s looking to make sure the rest of the pitch is right across the Internet. Show More Summary

Apttus scores $55M as it closes in on an IPO

Apttus, the unicorn quote-to-cash vendor built on the Salesforce platform, announced a $55 million round, which is likely its final private investment on the way to an IPO. While CEO Kirk Krappe wouldn’t definitively confirm the company was going public, he did say that today’s round was about gaining the confidence of future investors. Show More Summary

The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

Adam Coates, director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, has left the company, according to a recent LinkedIn update from Coates. Coates joined the Chinese search giant back in May of 2014 to lead a California-based team of 50 machine learning developers. Show More Summary

New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in ten seconds

Security company Armis has found a collection of eight exploits, collectively called Blueborne, that can allow an attacker access to your phone without touching it. The attack can allow access to both computers and phones as well as IoT devices. Show More Summary

Pingpad update brings organizational layer to Slack

One of the primary benefits of using Slack is the ability to communicate and share information across a company, but as usage scales it can sometimes lead to information overload and an inability to keep work organized. Pingpad released...Show More Summary

Alteryx Promote puts data science to work across the company

When Alteryx acquired Yhat in June, it was only a matter of time before the startup’s data-science management software began showing up in Alteryx. Just today, the company announced Alteryx Promote, a new tool based on Yhat’s product...Show More Summary

Rackspace acquires Datapipe as it looks to expand its managed services business

Rackspace today announced its intention to acquire Datapipe, one of its largest competitors in the managed public and private cloud services business. Rackspace expects the acquisition, which is its largest one yet, to close in the next quarter. Read More

A perfect storm of corporate idiocy

At this point in the game there should be a single page on every corporate website, preferably accessible from its front page, that includes the name and all contact details for the Chief Security Officer, including the last four digits of her social security number. Show More Summary

Cloudera acquires AI research firm Fast Forward Labs

Cloudera said today as part of its second-quarter earnings report that it is acquiring Fast Forward Labs, a startup that gives companies the latest information on how to apply machine learning and AI to their businesses as well as consulting. Show More Summary

Okta has a great earnings day on the back of strong international growth

Okta kept its beat-streak alive today with a healthy earnings report. On the back of international growth and a healthy services business, Okta beat revenue expectations by nine percent and managed to handedly top EPS expectations. Analysts had been expecting about $55.9 million in revenue with a loss of $0.26 per share. Show More Summary

Canvas’ robot cart could change how factories work

We stopped by Andy Rubin’s Playground in Palo Alto to check out a new autonomous cart from Canvas Technologies. The startup aims to replace existing fixed and expensive factory infrastructure, like conveyor belts, with its lightweight and adaptable computer-vision-powered cart. Read More

Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users

Google today announced the launch of new desktop application for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream, which is now available to G Suite customers. The app will serve as a replacement for the Google Drive desktop app that will be shut down for good next year – a far enough date to give enterprise customers plenty of time to make the switch. Show More Summary

Microsoft and Adobe announce an expanded partnership around Adobe Sign and Microsoft Teams

Almost exactly a year ago, Microsoft and Adobe announced a strategic partnership around Microsoft’s Azure cloud and Adobe’s Marketing Cloud. That, however, was only a first step for the two companies. Today, they are announcing a major expansion of this partnership that sees them collaborating around e-signatures and team communications. Read More

IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership

IBM and MIT came together today to sign a 10-year, $240 million partnership agreement that establishes the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at the prestigious Cambridge, MA academic institution. The lab will be co-chaired by Dario Gil, IBM Research VP of AI and Anantha P. Show More Summary

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