CoreOS’s Tectonic container platform gets full support for Microsoft Azure

CoreOS’s Tectonic container platform gets full support for Microsoft Azure

 CoreOS today announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure support for its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container management platform. It previously only fully supported container deployments on bare metal servers and AWS. Beta support for Azure launched in March and with this new release, Tectonic now offers hybrid support for multi-cloud deployments across its three supported… Read More

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

 Microsoft announced a new product in its Azure line-up in preview today that will make it easier for developers to build event-based applications. The Azure Event Grid makes events (like uploading a picture or video, clicking a button, updating a database, etc.) first-class Azure objects. Event Grid complements Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft’s existing serverless offerings. Read More

Database provider MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO

Database provider MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO

 MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, sources tell TechCrunch. The company has submitted an S-1 filing in the past few weeks and is aiming to go public before the end of the year.
New York-based MongoDB helps companies including Adobe, eBay and Citigroup manage databases. Some of its offerings include its name-bearing MongoDB open source database and the Atlas database-as-a-service… Read More

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

 Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data workloads and other “big computing” jobs in the cloud. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. While Microsoft plans to use the company’s expertise to improve its… Read More

Amazon Macie helps businesses protect their sensitive data in the cloud

Amazon Macie helps businesses protect their sensitive data in the cloud

 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service hosted its annual NY Summit today and it used the event to launch a new service: Amazon Macie. The idea behind Macie is to use machine learning to help businesses protect their sensitive data in the cloud. For now, you can use Macie to protect personally identifiable information and intellectual property in the Amazon S3 storage service, with support… Read More

Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

 Google’s Cloud Speech API, which has allowed developers to use Google’s services to transcribe spoken words into text since its launch in 2016, is getting a major update today. The most interesting of these is probably the addition of support for 30 new languages on top of the 89 languages the service already understood (though, to be fair, Google includes multiple regional variants… Read More

AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

 It’s clear that voice is becoming a major interface, as we witness the rise of the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri, Cortana and their ilk. We’re also seeing an increasing use of chat bots and other voice-driven tools, which often require speech recognition with a very specific vocabulary. That’s where AssemblyAI, a member of the Summer ’17 Y Combinator class comes in.… Read More

PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs

PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs

 There are lots of reasons scammers send a phishing email. They may want to get access to the company network or perhaps a quick payout with ransomware. Maybe it’s just a good old fashioned con to trick someone into sending money or personally identifiable information, but whatever the reason, everyday countless phishing emails are sent into the world, and some percentage of them are… Read More

BlueJeans Network names industry vet Quentin Gallivan as CEO

BlueJeans Network names industry vet Quentin Gallivan as CEO

 BlueJeans Network, the cloud video and collaboration company, announced today that Quentin Gallivan, an industry veteran who has helped run several tech companies, will be taking over as CEO. Former CEO and company founder Krish Ramakrishnan will remain with the company and take on the role of executive chairman. He will also continue to lead strategy and innovation. Ramakrishnan doesn’t… Read More

Salesforce AI helps brands track images on social media

Salesforce AI helps brands track images on social media

 Brands have long been able to search for company mentions on social media, but they’ve lacked the ability to search for pictures of their logos or products in an easy way. That’s where Salesforce’s latest Einstein artificial intelligence feature comes into play.
Today the company introduced Einstein Vision for Social Studio, which provides a way for marketers to search for… Read More




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