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Sebastian Thrun and Udacity Launch New Self-Driving Nanodegree

[Corrected 5/21/19, 11:04 am. See below.] Sebastian Thrun first made his mark on autonomous vehicle development at the dawn of that industry, when he led a Stanford team whose robot car Stanley won the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 by racing driverless through the Mojave Desert for 132 miles.These days, Thrun seems just as excited by another imprint he’s made on the still-forming AV industry—not as a researcher, but as an entrepreneur in online education. Thrun (pictured) says many s...
Tags: Google, Deals, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla

Seraphim Space Camp launches its latest mission, with 7 SpaceTech startups

U.K. space accelerator Seraphim Space Camp appeared last year as the first ever UK SpaceTech accelerator and being, frankly, the only accelerator of its type, it has quickly shored-up a number of partnership links and hoovered up many of the startups in the… space. As is traditional with accelerators, it’s unveiled its latest cohort of startups. The “Mission 3” accelerator programme, consists of seven new startups and will be a nine-week programme, culminating in an Investor Day. The first two c...
Tags: TC, Europe, Germany, Tech, Mod, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Satellites, European Space Agency, Ibm, Gps, Catapult, Siemens, Rolls-royce, Inmarsat, Spacecraft

Microsoft makes a push for service mesh interoperability

Services meshes. They are the hot new thing in the cloud native computing world. At Kubecon, the bi-annual festival of all things cloud native, Microsoft today announced that it is teaming up with a number of companies in this space to create a generic service mesh interface. This will make it easier for developers to adopt the concept without locking them into a specific technology. In a world where the number of network endpoints continues to increase as developers launch new micro-services, c...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Lyft, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Encryption, Computing, Ibm, Docker, Alpha, HashiCorp, Vmware, Cto

Oh my Tosh, WD: Storage firms etch for a stretch – 15 more years of fab flash hookup

Plus: Fujitsu and Veeam hook up, cloudy IBM upgrade, Iguazio on Azure, and more Storage roundup It's a garage sale of storage info this morning, including faster IBM object storage, Rubrik hiring a Google veteran, Nakivo backup supporting Nutanix AHV systems and much, much more.…
Tags: Google, Software, Ibm, Fujitsu, Iguazio

'It's a cat-and-mouse game': The head of technology at $60 billion hedge fund Two Sigma explains why cybersecurity is a bigger challenge than AI

Alfred Spector, Two Sigma's chief technology officer for the past three years, said computer security is a harder problem to solve than artificial intelligence.  In an interview with Business Insider, he said that he thinks about the subject constantly, including "nation-state attacks" on US infrastructure. Despite ever present concerns about security, Spector is excited to find "the safe limits" of what machine-learning can do in the financial industry and how efficient the quant fund can bec...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, CIO, Ibm, Spector, David Siegel, Two Sigma, John Overdeck, Alfred Spector Two Sigma, Alfred Spector, Google Spector, Ulku Rowe, Steven Schonfeld, Glenn Dubin

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei says the company is 'fully prepared' for a conflict with the US

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei told Chinese media on Tuesday that the company is "fully prepared" for a clash with the US, which he considers inevitable as the company works towards becoming a global tech leader. Ren's statements come as the US ramps up action against Huawei – the world's largest telecommunications equipment producer – over concerns that its technology may be used as a backdoor for spying by the Chinese government. The US last week placed Huawei on a trade blacklist, though on Monda...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Intel, United States, Ibm, Huawei, Qualcomm, Trump, Ren, South China Morning Post, US Department of Commerce, Intel Qualcomm, Huawei Technologies, US Commerce Department, Ren Zhengfei

The History of PC Hardware, in Pictures

We all use personal computers, and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today. For example, did you know that the first “portable” computer weighed 25 kg (55 lb) and cost close to $20,000? Or that the first laser printer was big enough to fill up most of a room? Or even, that you basically had to build the first Apple computer yourself? T...
Tags: Apple, Photos, Technology, Hardware, Microsoft, Navy, Wikipedia, US, Blogging, Intel, History, Nasa, Pc, Computers, Engineering, Spock

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Buying Supercomputer Pioneer Cray for $1.3B

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will pay $1.3 billion to acquire Cray, a Seattle business that develops software used in supercomputers and other high-powered machines.High-performance computing technologies, such as those developed by Cray, are seen as central to sorting through “the explosion of data” resulting from innovations in areas like artificial intelligence and data analytics, HPE says.San Jose, CA-based HPE (NASDAQ: HPE) will pay $35 a share in cash to acquire Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY). That pr...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Big Data, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Hp, Analytics, It, Computers, Software, M&a, Machine Learning, Ibm, Supercomputers, Data Centers

Our digital future 5: Artificial Intelligence

One key element that will impact all our futures is artificial intelligence. Now, I have written about AI on several previous occasions, and I also feature an entire chapter on its applications to learning and development in my new book, Digital Learning in Organisations. But here, on this more informal channel that I call my blog, I just wanted to share with you a few thoughts about the impact I think it will (and won't) have on our learning future. The term 'artificial intelligence' is often...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Future, Digital, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Alan Turing, Ibm, Watson, William Gibson, Ai, Agi, eLearning, Alexa, Turing Test

Tealium, a big data platform for structuring disparate customer information, raises $55M at $850M valuation

The average enterprise today uses about 90 different software packages, with between 30-40 of them touching customers directly or indirectly. The data that comes out of those systems can prove to be very useful — to help other systems and employees work more intelligently, to help companies make better business decisions — but only if it’s put in order: now, a startup called Tealium, which has built a system precisely to do just that and works with the likes of Facebook and IBM to help manage th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Enterprise, Big Data, Tech, European Union, Ibm, Jeff, Silver Lake Waterman, Presidio Ventures, Lunsford, Tealium, Jeff Lunsford Tealium, Shawn O'Neill, Facebook IBM Visa, Tealium Lunsford

Tealium, a big data platform for structuring disparate customer information, raises $55M at $600M+ valuation

The average enterprise today uses about 90 different software packages, with between 30-40 of them touching customers directly or indirectly. The data that comes out of those systems can prove to be very useful — to help other systems and employees work more intelligently, to help companies make better business decisions — but only if it’s put in order: now, a startup called Tealium, which has built a system precisely to do just that and works with the likes of Facebook and IBM to help manage th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Enterprise, Big Data, Tech, European Union, Ibm, Jeff, Silver Lake Waterman, Presidio Ventures, Lunsford, Tealium, Jeff Lunsford Tealium, Shawn O'Neill, Facebook IBM Visa, Tealium Lunsford

Last call: Sign up for the TC Hackathon at VivaTech 2019

This one’s dedicated to all the genius hackers, coders and creators who also happen to be inveterate procrastinators. Right here, right now — this is your final opportunity to participate in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 in Paris on 17-18 May. The application is free and the process couldn’t be easier, so drop whatever you’re doing and sign up today. If you snooze, you lose — lose the chance to flex your mighty coding skills and build something creative and amazing from scratch in 24...
Tags: TC, Events, Tech, Paris, Ibm, Techcrunch Hackathon, Eramet, Tc Hackathon, French Ministry of Higher Education, TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019, Sanofi Cegedim, EDHEC Eramet Sanofi, Galeries Lafayette Publicis Sapient, Sanofi Cegedim IBM, IBM Galeries Lafayette Publicis Sapient

Huawei launches AI-backed database to target enterprise customers

China’s Huawei is making a serious foray into the enterprise business market after it unveiled a new database management product on Wednesday, putting it in direct competition with entrenched vendors like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft. The Shenzhen-based company, best known for making smartphones and telecom equipment, claims its newly minted database uses artificial intelligence capabilities to improve tuning performance, a process that traditionally involves human administrators, by over 60 percen...
Tags: Cloud, Asia, Microsoft, China, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Ibm, Huawei, Oracle, Data Warehouse, Shenzhen, Oracle Corporation, Gauss

Huawei is about to unveil an AI-powered rival to Oracle databases that an analyst calls the ‘first salvo in US-Chinese database wars’ (ORCL, MSFT, IBM)

Huawei on Wednesday will introduce a new AI-powered database system powered by ARM chips. An analyst called the move "the first salvo in the US-Chinese database wars." Huawei is at the center of an international drama – the rollout comes two days after Huawei's embattled CFO sent a defiant letter thanking employees for their support as she fights extradition to the US.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Huawei finds itself at the center of an international drama, the Chi...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Microsoft, US, Trends, Cisco, Iran, Intel, Earth, Canada, Ibm, Thanos, Huawei, Idc, US China, Ray Wang

Respond Raises $20M to Advance Automated Response to Cyberattacks

In business sectors such as warehouse operations, automation may put a company’s current employees out of work in some cases. In the cybersecurity sector, automation can take up a multitude of tasks without displacing any staffers—because there aren’t enough qualified humans right now to fill all the jobs. That’s according to Bay Area cybersecurity company Respond Software, whose software is designed to trigger rapid, automated steps to thwart cyberattacks on businesses.Mountain View, CA-based ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Microsoft, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Cisco, It, Cybersecurity, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning

Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco

Of the many categories in the tech world, none is more ferociously competitive than enterprise. For decades, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce, to name a few of the giants, have battled to deliver the tools businesses want to become more productive and competitive. That market is closing in on $500 billion in sales per year, which explains why hundreds of new enterprise startups launch every year and dozens are acquired by the big incumbents trying to maintain their edge. Las...
Tags: TC, Business, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ibm, Salesforce, Github, Oracle, Sap, Red Hat, Startup Company, Marketo

Microsoft's cloud grew 73% last year. Leaders and employees from 10 tech companies weigh in on whether it can topple Amazon's cloud reign (MSFT, AMZN)

Right now, Amazon Web Services has the biggest share in the cloud market, but Microsoft's cloud is catching up as well. Microsoft has been promoting its hybrid cloud strategy, artificial intelligence abilities, and relationships with enterprise customers. Business Insider spoke with leaders and developers at 10 tech companies on the state of the cloud wars and whether Microsoft can beat AWS. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Microsoft reported its earnings last quarter,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Azure, Trends, Alibaba, Ibm, Pentagon, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Paychex, Joe Duffy, Security Solutions, Logz, Bill Richter

EC-exclusive interview with Tim Cook, Slacklash, and tech inclusion

An EC-exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino traveled to Florida this week to talk with Tim Cook about Apple’s developer education initiatives and also meet with high school developer Liam Rosenfeld of Lyman High School. Apple wants to attract the next set of app developers like Liam into the Xcode world, and the company is building a more ambitious strategy to do so going forward: But that conversation with Liam does bring up some questions...
Tags: Google, Uber, Microsoft, Groupon, San Francisco, Tech, Tim Cook, Ibm, Travis Kalanick, WeWork, True Ventures, Amazon Web Services, Deezer, Matthew Panzarino, Om Malik, App Developers

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks WWDC student program, coding initiatives and SAP

For the past few years, Apple has been inviting student developers to attend its WWDC conference, which centers on development topics and software. A few students from this year’s batch are getting some more personal attention from Apple as it tries to raise awareness of the program and coding literacy via its Swift Playgrounds and other resources for students and teachers. Most of those students, though, won’t get a surprise personal visit from CEO Tim Cook, which is what happened this we...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, TC, Florida, Technology, Cook, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Companies, Software, Itunes, Arkansas, Tim Cook

Storytelling in Marketing: The Importance of Brand Narrative

#sponsored The use of narrative and storytelling has been proven to help consumers make emotional and personal connections with brands. This sentiment is backed up through research, which has shown that  of consumers who love a brand’s story are willing to make a purchase. Therefore, it makes sense that many companies are adjusting their marketing strategies to focus on storytelling, delivering branded messages from the company to consumers.In recent times, companies are venturing into the stor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, New York, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Nike, Adidas, New York Times, Nba, Pizza Hut, Blue Apron, Ncaa, Ibm, North America, Coca Cola

Check out all the challenges at the TC Hackathon at VivaTech

Money, prizes, glory — it could all be yours, but only if you’re good enough. Do you have the stamina, focus and coding chops it takes to create something awesome out of nothing in less than 24 hours? Then sign up to compete in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 in Paris on 17-18 May. The hackathon is open to everyone — across Europe and beyond, so join hundreds of other hackers, UX/UI designers, coders and like-minded techies for a full-on coding free-for-all. And we do mean free — it wo...
Tags: TC, Europe, Berlin, Events, Tech, Paris, Ibm, Techcrunch Hackathon, Eramet, Vivatech, TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech, EDHEC, French Ministry of Higher Education, Sanofi Cegedim, Galeries Lafayette Publicis Sapient, Sanofi Cegedim IBM

See you earlier: Physicists sent a (simulated) particle back in time

An international team of physicists looking for loopholes in the laws of physics recently simulated a brute-force method for reversing the age of a particle by 1/1,000,000th of a second. In other words: time travel is possible (in a simulation). The experiment involved the use of IBM’s cloud-accessible 5-qubit quantum computer and a time-travel algorithm. To be clear: the team didn’t actually send a subatomic particle back in time. It simulated the progression and reversal (like aging and, um, d...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm

Apple and SAP have expanded their partnership and are now targeting Microsoft's sweet spot (AAPL, SAP)

SAP and Apple expanded their partnership on Tuesday, in news that should annoy Microsoft. SAP will be helping enterprises write new apps using augmented reality tech for the iPad, and will start bringing its software to the Mac.  All in all, its a move that could undermine the dominance of Microsoft Windows in the workplace — and that could take some of the sheen off of Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality goggles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday, Apple CEO Ti...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Microsoft, Mac, Trends, ERP, Tim Cook, Warren Buffett, Ibm, Sap, McDermott, Ariba, Microsoft SAP, Bill McDermott, Mac SAP, Mac It

Fuel Capital, co-led by TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque, just closed a $75 million fund

Almost three years ago, as the gig-economy company TaskRabbit was nearing its eventual sale to Ikea, its founder, Leah Busque, headed into the venture world. More specifically, she joined Fuel Capital, a firm founded in 2013 by Chris Howard, a VC who’d spent nearly six years as a principal with Ignition Parters before deciding to break out and do his own thing. Things have seemed to go well since the two teamed up. The early-stage firm, which looks for startups building developer tools, business...
Tags: TC, Boston, San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Venture Capital, Ikea, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Taskrabbit, Convoy, Flexport, Howard, Busque, Leah Busque

Facebook and Google Are Among the Urban Computing Foundation’s Founding Members

Facebook is one of the founding members of the Urban Computing Foundation, which was created by the Linux Foundation. Other founding members are: Google, Here, IBM, Interline, the MIT Senseable City Laboratory, StreetCred, Uber and the University of California-San Diego. UCF's mission is to provide a forum for developers to collaborate on and build a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Advertising, Ibm, Social Pro Daily, MIT Senseable City Laboratory, Google Are Among the Urban Computing Foundation, Urban Computing Foundation, University of California San Diego UCF

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said Red Hat will remain independent because 'I don't have a death wish for $34 billion' (IBM, RHAT)

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty reaffirmed that Red Hat will remain an independent company after IBM completes its $34 billion acquisition. Rometty joked that she had "no death wish" buying Red Hat: "I'm not buying them to destroy them." IBM's plan to gobble up Red Hat has been met with some skepticism, even though some analysts call it a smart move that would boost the company's position in cloud computing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty kicked ...
Tags: Google, Boston, Trends, Tesla, Ibm, Sundar Pichai, Big Blue, Jim Whitehurst, Ginni Rometty, Rometty, Ginni, Amazon Microsoft Salesforce, Analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies Inc, Google Dell Amazon Lenovo

World's Fastest Supercomputer Coming To US in 2021 From Cray, AMD

The "exascale" computing race is getting a new entrant called Frontier, a $600 million machine with Cray and AMD technology that could become the world's fastest when it arrives at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2021. From a report: Frontier should be able to perform 1.5 quintillion calculations per second, a level called 1.5 exaflops and enough to claim the performance crown, the Energy Department announced Tuesday. Its speed will be about 10 times faster than that of the current record holde...
Tags: France, US, Tech, Ibm, Amd, Frontier, Aurora, China Japan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cray, Energy Department, Argonne National Laboratory, Cray AMD, Cray Intel

Exabeam Raises $75M To Compete With Splunk, Other Security Leaders

Landing its second shot of new capital in less than a year, cybersecurity startup Exabeam announced today it secured $75 million in a Series E funding round co-led by new investor Sapphire Ventures and returning investor Lightspeed Venture Partners.San Mateo, CA-based Exabeam says the cash boost will fund its competitive push in a cybersecurity specialty called SIEM, or security information and event management. SIEM companies make software that captures data streaming from machines, such as ne...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Storage, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Vc

Announcing the Corvid by Wix Challenge at the TC Hackathon at VivaTech

Hey there hackers, il n’y a pas de temps à perdre! You heard it here first, there’s no time to lose. Today’s the last day you can sign up to compete in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 on 17-18 May — days two and three of the conference — in Paris. Come and join hundreds of the best hackers, coders and programmers in the world to design, hack and create something fantastic in less than two very short, intense days. Who knows? You might even help humanity in the process. We have multiple...
Tags: TC, Berlin, Events, Tech, Paris, Ibm, Techcrunch Hackathon, TC Hackathon at VivaTech 2019, EDHEC Eramet Sanofi, Galeries Lafayette Publicis Sapient

IBM scored a key cloud deal that gives it more credibility in a market that CEO Ginni Rometty believes will be worth $1 trillion (IBM, VOD)

IBM says it has signed a five-year, multi-million cloud, AI deal with Vodafone Idea, one of India's biggest telecom operators. The agreement gives Big Blue a chance to highlight its AI and cloud capabilities, which is important because it's widely seen to be lagging far behind the market-leading Amazon Web Services.  The deal also helps IBM stake its claim in hybrid cloud computing, a market that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty believes will be worth $1 trillion — and that she believes IBM is poised to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, India, Trends, Vodafone, Telco, Ibm, Watson, Salesforce, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Idc, Big Blue, Steve Canepa, Michael Brook

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