Secret Double Octopus raises $15 million to authenticate employees without passwords

Secret Double Octopus, an Israeli startup that helps companies eliminate the need for passwords in the workplace, has raised $15 million in a series B round of funding. The investment comes as businesses...

How to value cloud-based open source software services

The public cloud and open source software are pretty much coupled these days. No matter if you’re running Kubernetes as a service, MySQL, Linux, or that open source text editor you’ve used since...

Codota raises $12 million for AI that suggests and autocompletes code

Codota, a startup developing a platform that suggests and autocompletes Python, C, HTML, Java, Scala, Kotlin, and JavaScript code, today announced that it raised $12 million. The bulk of the capital will be...

Facebook launches Messenger Rooms, group calls for up to 50 people with no time...

As a part of its effort to address the new social paradigms emerging from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Facebook today announced features heading to Messenger, Portal, Facebook Live, Instagram, and Facebook Dating that...

The future of serverless everything

Sometimes I think we’re overdoing it with serverless. Once it was a handy platform that saved you from having to size server resources correctly and that removed resources when no longer needed. Today...

Google’s hybrid cloud platform Anthos hits general availability for AWS, in preview for Azure

Anthos, Google’s platform for managing hybrid clouds that span Google Cloud and on-premise datacenters, has hit general availability for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is in preview for Microsoft Azure. Additionally, Google today...

Google computing platform will optimize renewable energy use in datacenters

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the environmental impact of cloud computing, Google announced that it has developed a platform that maximizes the use of alternative energy sources at its sprawling...

Google Cloud Anthos now available for AWS, with Azure to follow

Google Cloud has announced that Anthos — the company’s software for deploying and managing Kubernetes workloads across multiple on-prem and cloud environments — now supports running workloads on rival cloud platform Amazon Web...

Amazon launches its first African AWS datacenters as demand for cloud services surges

Amazon has officially opened its first datacenter infrastructure in Africa, with its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud division launching three new availability zones in Cape Town, South Africa. While Amazon first announced this new...

Google’s DynamicEmbedding framework extends TensorFlow to ‘colossal-scale’ applications

In a preliminary whitepaper published this week on Arxiv.org, Google researchers describe DynamicEmbedding, which extends Google’s TensorFlow machine learning framework to “colossal-scale” applications with arbitrary numbers of features (e.g., search queries). According to...

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