Tag: Cloud

5 things to expect from the event formerly known as Mobile World Congress

The annual telecom industry gathering once known as Mobile World Congress but now officially called MWC Barcelona begins next week. And while the annual gathering of telecom industry players and pretenders can feel like a punitive plague of locusts descending upon this otherwise lovely Spanish seaside city, it also can […]

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Xbox Game Pass on Switch sounds great, but don’t forget about Nvidia

Microsoft is prepping its Xbox Game Pass and xCloud streaming service for the Nintendo Switch, according to a Direct Feed Games report. Direct Feed Games has a reputation for getting Nintendo rumors right, which is why so many people are taking this seriously. But while this deal may be in […]

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Google Cloud Text-to-Speech adds 31 WaveNet voices, 7 languages and dialects

If you’re a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customer who’s currently tapping the suite’s artificially intelligent (AI) text-to-speech or speech-to-text services, good news: New features are heading your way. As of today, the Cloud Text-to-Speech API can recognize additional languages — seven languages and dialects, to be exact — and speak with […]

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Q&A with leaders of Intel’s MESO chip: ‘This will happen faster than you think’

Intel is working on a new transistor called MESO that could be 10 to 30 times more efficient than existing transistors, a potential game-changer for the industry (see our main article here). It could help solve many of the world’s biggest problems, spurring AI efforts that could help everything from […]

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Linux Foundation launches ELISA, an open source project for building safety-critical systems

Machines have a trust problem — particularly autonomous machines deployed in safety-critical scenarios, like industrial robots and driverless cars. In a pair of surveys published by the American Automobile Association last January and by Gallup in May, 63 percent of people reported feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle and […]

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Splice Machine raises $16 million for unified machine learning platform

Splice Machine, a self-described data platform for “operational” artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that it’s raised $16 million in series B financing led by GreatPoint Ventures (GPV), with minority equity participation from Accenture Ventures and individual investor and SunBridge Group CEO Allen Miner. The influx of fresh capital — which follows […]

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Mojio raises $40 million to monetize connected car data

There will be an estimated 200 million connected cars on the world’s roads by 2020, a number that could rise to nearly 500 million in the U.S., Europe, and China alone by 2025. One of the big by-products of all these connected automobiles is data — location data, diagnostic data, […]

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ThousandEyes raises $50 million to monitor network performance

ThousandEyes, a San Francisco cloud analytics startup founded in 2010 by UCLA Internet Research Lab grad students Mohit Lad and Ricardo Oliveira, today announced that it has raised $50 million in a series D financing round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with contributions from new investor Thomvest Ventures and […]

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Armorblox raises $16.5 million for NLP that secures human communication

Natural language processing (NLP) — the branch of AI that helps computers understand and manipulate human language — might not seem naturally applicable to cybersecurity, but as it turns out, the benefits can be enormous. Just ask Dhananjay Sampath. He’s the cofounder of Armorblox, a cybersecurity startup that emerged from stealth […]

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Google schedules GDC event, reportedly for cloud gaming service

Google has scheduled an event for March 19 at 10 a.m. Pacific time at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. That is reportedly where it will unveil more details of Project Stream. Code-named Yeti, the project will reportedly enable gamers to stream high-quality games to any device, fulfilling the promise […]

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AI predicts smartphone transportation modality from Wi-Fi signals

You can learn a lot about people from the gadgets on their person, history has taught us, and that includes their movements. In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org (“A Semi-Supervised Deep Residual Network for Mode Detection in Wi-Fi Signals“), researchers at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada describe […]

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Kairos raises $4 million for facial recognition technology

Miami, Florida-based facial recognition startup Kairos today announced that it has raised $4 million from individual investor E. Jay Saunders, chair and CEO of regulation technology company Domus Semo Sancus, bringing Kairos’ total raised to $17 million. The fresh capital will be used to “help [Kairos] continue innovating at the vanguard […]

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Redis Labs raises $60 million for its NoSQL database

Redis Labs made headlines last year when it controversially changed licensing on its previously free-to-use add-on modules to the Common Clause, requiring service providers to pay for them. Today the Mountain View, California-based startup announced it has raised $60 million in series E funding. The round was led by Francisco Partners, with […]

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Cisco: Mobile internet traffic will approach a zettabyte by 2022

By 2022, mobile internet traffic will reach an annual run rate close to a zettabyte (270 bytes) and represent nearly 20 percent of global IP traffic, equating to 930 exabytes (1018 bytes) annually — roughly 113 times more than all traffic generated in 2012. Meanwhile, the number of mobile users worldwide will […]

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SendBird raises $52 million so developers can add messaging and chat features to their apps

SendBird, a company that’s setting out to make it easy for any developer to integrate chat and messaging features into their apps, has raised $52 million in a series B round of funding led by Iconiq Capital, a wealth management firm with big-name backers that include Mark Zuckerberg. Existing investors including Shasta […]

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M12-backed NsKnox raises $15 million for real-time payment fraud detection

Payments fraud is on the rise, and not even corporate giants are immune. In April 2017, a U.S. Justice Department investigation revealed that Facebook and Google were the victims of a $100 million payment scam by an Asian supplier. And two years ago, transactions fraud hit a record high of 78 […]

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Huawei mounts PR offensive amid growing security concerns

In a pair of interviews, Huawei executives insisted there is no truth to accusations that China’s central government meddles in the company’s business. Speaking to the BBC, founder Ren Zhengfei said the arrest of his daughter, Meng Wanzhou, was motivated by politics. Meng’s name was included in a long list of […]

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Twitter expands political ad policy to EU, India, and Australia

Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, Twitter today announced it’s expanding its political campaign policy and Ads Transparency Center to all European Union member states, India, and Australia. Launched in the U.S. last year, the Ads Transparency Center allows anyone — whether a Twitter user or not — to […]

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Documents show how Google used shell companies to keep datacenter negotiations quiet

The negotiations between tech companies and cities to open new offices and/or data centers have long been held behind the scenes. But that secrecy is proving to be an increasing point of contention, as evidenced this week by Amazon’s decision to abandon plans for a big New York City campus, […]

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Telecom industry calls for Europe-wide network testing to avoid banning vendors such as Huawei

(Reuters) — The telecoms industry has called on European governments to join mobile operators in establishing a testing regime to protect network security without having to resort to the disruptive step of excluding vendors from the market. The initiative by the GSMA, which represents 800 operators worldwide, comes as the […]

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Rapyd raises $40 million to expand its payments network worldwide

Rapyd, a U.K.-based firm that helps companies and merchants of all sizes integrate a range of payment services into their platforms, has raised $40 million in series B funding to further expand its operations worldwide. The round was led by General Catalyst and Stripe and included participation from Target Global, […]

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Joor raises $16 million to expand its online fashion marketplace

Joor, an online marketplace that connects fashion brands and retailers, has closed $16 million in series C funding as it looks to add more tools to its platform and expand operations in Asia. The round was led by Japanese conglomerate Itochu and included participation from existing investors Canaan Partners and Battery […]

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