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Mapped raises $6.5M to build API for the ‘digital twin of data infrastructure’
Mapped simplifies access to physical building assets through a standard vocabulary, while supporting a secured API perimeter.
Apps/Devops
Datometry Launches Hyper-Q for Oracle, Accelerating Cloud-First Data Warehouse Re-platforming
Datometry Hyper-Q for Oracle will enable enterprises to run their business-critical applications, originally written for Oracle, on Microsoft Azure Synapse, Google BigQuery or Amazon Redshift without the hassle of a painful database migration.
Data & Analytics
Rigetti looks to scale up quantum computing with modular processor architecture
The company is one of a number of startups competing in the quantum computing business, alongside more traditional technology giants such as IBM Corp. and Google LLC.
Quantum Computing
IBM Open Sources Kestrel for Threat Hunting
Kestrel, jointly developed by IBM Research and IBM Security, uses automation to accelerate threat hunting and allows security analysts to express hunts in an open, composable language.
Privacy & Security
IoT startup makes battery-free sensors
Both thermal-gradient power and indoor solar are relatively well-understood technologies, but the ability to combine them with devices that have very low power consumption is what the company says allows it to offer completely self-powered IoT sensor networks.
IoT/Mobility
KPMG Automates, Accelerates and Enhances Artificial Intelligence Workflows With Red Hat Openshift
To help meet this need, KPMG offers the Ignite AI platform. Ignite is a U.S.-patented portfolio of AI capabilities that brings together machine learning, document ingestion and optical character recognition capabilities to help analyze and decipher both structured and unstructured data
Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise API security startup Noname Security raises $60M
Designed to “eliminate API blind spots,” the platform is aimed at protecting enterprises from data leakage, authorization issues, abuse, misuse and data corruption.
Privacy & Security
New Native Dremio Connector in Tableau Streamlines BI on Lakehouses
The native connector extends Tableau’s support of Dremio and enhances ease of use and accelerated time-to-insight by allowing customers to perform BI workloads directly on the data lake.
Data & Analytics
Checkly secures $10M for continuous API and web app testing
“With Checkly, users can test and monitor their APIs and web apps performance, correctness, and uptime. In consequence, Checkly makes sure that web apps are working all the time, everywhere, enabling a flawless user experience.”
Apps/DevOps
Zoom acquires an AI company building real-time translation
Zoom says the acquisition is a move to help it make communicating with people who speak different languages easier, and that it’s looking to add translation capabilities to its video conferencing app.
Automation & Productivity
Ably nabs $70M for synchronized messaging across apps, devices, clouds
The company provides a network with 15 geographically distributed core routing datacenters and 205 edge acceleration points-of-presence to deliver low-latency, real-time data for chat, data and analytics, internet of things deployments, and updates and notifications.
Automation & Productivity
CircleCI introduces new DevOps capabilities with server 3.1 
It’s a self-hosted solution that can scale multiple services at once within a DevOps team’s Kubernetes cluster and network within the CircleCI cloud.
Apps/DevOps
diwo Awarded 6 New Patents to Deliver Advanced Decision Intelligence to Enterprises
The six patents enable diwo’s solution to automatically sense business opportunities and risks from data and to use natural-language processing (NLP) to guide and make recommendations to front-line employees and managers, so they can make the best decisions faster.
Automation & Productivity
ThinkIQ Enhances SaaS Platform with Stronger Connectivity, Analytics and Visualization
“Our latest enhancements take the mystery out of industrial data collection, contextualization, processing and use,”
Data & Analytics
IBM and Nvidia developing ESS 3200-based DGX SuperPOD
A DGX POD is a reference architecture for AI processing and contains up to nine Nvidia DGX-1 servers, twelve storage servers (from Nvidia partners), and three networking switches to support single- and multi-node AI model training and inference using NVIDIA AI software
Data Storage
Tableau gets new AI-powered business intelligence features
Among the highlights are an input experience designed to guide users on how to ask questions of data and an updated tool, Explain Data, that shows key drivers behind a specific data point.
Data Analytics
Duolingo, EdTech startup and the world’s most popular language-learning platform, files to go public
 Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform with over 500 million registered users and 42 million are active once a month. Duolingo is also the most downloaded education app worldwide.
EDTech
Apixio Announces InfoStream™ – An Interoperability Platform That Provides Flexible Acquisition Options For Electronic Health Records, Patient Charts, And Other Digital Healthcare Data
With InfoStream™ now available in the Epic App Orchard and through direct EHR access to athenahealth, Allscripts, NextGen, Practice Fusion, and expansion into more EHRs on the horizon, customers can receive chart data faster, in real-time, and with greater transparency
Healthcare Tech
Dhiva Launches Advanced Analytical Business Intelligence Platform with “Why” Analytics
The platform features Dhiva Analyst and Dhiva Explorer to automate “Why Analytics” and identify drivers of performance with diagnostic Machine Learning and a symbolic AI engine leveraging hundreds of analytical rules and constructs.
Data & Analytics
Facebook announces Bulletin, its Substack newsletter competitor
Facebook is getting into the subscription newsletter game. It’s launching a new service today, called Bulletin, that allows writers to publish free and paid newsletters that can be posted to the web, sent to subscribers’ inboxes, and shared across Facebook.
Apps/DevOps
Secure Access Service Edge startup Versa Networks nets $84M in Series D funding round 
Versa Networks is an emerging player in the Secure Access Service Edge market. SASE, as it’s called, is an architecture model that merges networking with security-as-a-service functions, delivering them as a single cloud service.
Cloud Computing
HPE adds faster/bigger Plus-size model to Apollo storage server line
“The HPE Apollo 4000 is built to accommodate both ends of the data-centric workload spectrum: from deeper data lakes and archives to performance-demanding analytics and AI/ML, data-heavy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and cache-intensive workloads."
Data Storage
Machine learning startup DataRobot reportedly raises $250M on $6B valuation 
The company’s platform enables users to build custom AI models without writing code with the company’s algorithms looking at the data the user is looking to process, finds a neural network suitable for the task and then automatically fine-tunes it to boost performance.
Artificial Intelligence
Cobalt Strike Usage Explodes Among Cybercrooks
But threat actors have figured out how to turn it against networks to exfiltrate data, deliver malware and create fake command-and-control (C2) profiles that look legit and slip past detection.
Privacy & Security
Google and Ericsson team up to help enterprises apply 5G in their operations 
The companies say that they’ve already “completed functional onboarding of Ericsson 5G” on Anthos to enable telco edge and on-premises use cases.
5G
Microsoft brings AI to GitHub to create a smart programing Copilot tool
"If the technical preview is successful, our plan is to build a commercial version of GitHub Copilot in the future. We want to use the preview to learn how people use GitHub Copilot and what it takes to operate it at scale,"
Apps/DevOps
Somos, Inc. Acquires XConnect, A Global Provider Of Telephone Number Information Services
“The trust economy is in full swing, and organizations that cultivate greater levels of trust are better positioned to thrive in this new era,”
Privacy & Security
Data platform Fluree pursues validated data management across the web
"We have the apps containerized. Now we can move our data because our data is expressed with these common schemas. Any app that understands these schemas should be able to read and write to them and we shouldn’t have to move our data anywhere."
Data Management
DevOps platform JFrog bolsters security with $300M Vdoo acquisition
Vdoo’s existing SaaS product will remain as a standalone product in the near term, but JFrog said that it expects to integrate Vdoo’s technology into its platform to “provide a continuous, holistic security analysis platform
Apps/DevOps
Data for 700M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale in Cyber-Underground
Privacy Sharks examined the free sample and saw that the records include full names, gender, email addresses, phone numbers and industry information. It’s unclear what the origin of the data is – but the scraping of public profiles is a likely source.
Privacy & Security
Wonderflow platform applies analytics to customer feedback, raises $20M
“As an advanced feedback analytics solution, Wonderflow works by collecting customer feedback from hundreds of sources [including online reviews and support center records] and analyzes them in a single place with AI and natural language processing and predictive technologies."
Data Analytics
Microsoft Office is getting a new design and a native 64-bit Arm version for Windows 11
Microsoft is announcing that the next version of Office for Windows 11 will have a native 64-bit Arm version, for improved performance on large or picture-filled documents, and support for 64-bit add-ins
Automation & Productivity
Atlanta-based tech startup Katalon raises $27 million in Series A funding to grow its test automation platform
Katalon is a provider of a flexible platform for web, API, mobile, and desktop testing that fits teams, projects of any size, and any purpose, Katalon is used by a global community across over 160 countries.
Apps/DevOps
Virtana Migrate Delivers 3x Faster Cloud Migration to AWS
Virtana, the AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud, announces the momentum of Virtana Platform, with successful customer and partner use cases for its flagship module, Virtana Migrate.
Cloud Computing
MYCOM OSI Unveils Proof of Concept of Telco Lake Enabled AIOps for Intelligent Assurance of 5G Networks
The Proof of Concept integrates MYCOM OSI’s Assurance Cloud Service (ACS) with a Telco Lake capability, which is specifically designed and architected for networks that require smart data processing and intelligent automation for 5G network management using AIOps.
Telecom
DigitalOcean aligns with MongoDB for managed database service
In addition to managing the database, the service automatically updates MongoDB whenever a new release becomes available. DigitalOcean also promises backup and recovery, along with high availability and other security capabilities.
Data & Analytics
Cloud tax practice management startup Canopy raises $11M
The software is designed to streamline tax resolution for tax professionals with easy-to-use software that is said to cut out “tax practice busywork” and enable efficient client experience.
Automation & Productivity
Google launches new search tool to help combat food insecurity
The “Find Food Support” site includes a food locator tool powered by Google Maps which people can use to search for their nearest food bank, food pantry, or school lunch program pickup site in their community.
Apps/Devops
Dell debuts open-source Omnia software to automate deployment of converged AI, data and HPC workloads 
The Omnia software stack announced today is meant to automate the provisioning and management of HPC, AI and data analytics by creating a single pool of flexible data center infrastructure resources that can sustain diverse workloads.
Automation & Productivity
Forward Networks Expands Into Security With Zero-Trust Verification
The first new feature, called Blast Radius Identification and Isolation, uses data already collected by the Forward Enterprise platform to help security operations engineers identify the reach of a compromised host via one mouse click.
Privacy & Security
MongoDB Atlas for Government Achieves FedRAMP Ready Status Upon Launch
This new offering provides the simplest way to deploy, operate, and scale MongoDB for modern applications, all in a FedRAMP Ready environment that helps customers meet the most demanding data security and privacy standards.
Data Analytics
London-based fintech startup Smart lands $230M in funding to transform retirement, savings, and financial well-being around the world
The FinTech industry is heating up and venture capital firms are opening up their wallets to promising and innovative tech startups. The fintech space continues to grow with no sign of slowing down
FinTech
Ransomware: Now gangs are using virtual machines to disguise their attacks
During a recent investigation into an attempted ransomware attack, cybersecurity researchers at Symantec found the ransomware operations had been using VirtualBox – a legitimate form of open-source virtual machine software – to run instances of Windows 7 to aid the installation of ransomware.
Privacy & Security
Palo Alto Networks, AT&T, Dish Boost SASE 5G Security
Secure access service edge (SASE) and 5G are two of the biggest buzzwords in the network world, and according to Palo Alto Networks, the technologies represent an opportunity for managed service providers to drive revenues and combat a vastly expanded security perimeter.
Privacy & Security
Microsoft upgrades Xbox Cloud Gaming, expands platforms to PC and iOS devices
The Xbox Cloud Gaming service originally debuted in late 2019 under the working title “Project xCloud,” as an additional invitation-only option for Ultimate-level Xbox Game Pass subscribers
Gaming
IBM Watson Advertising Announces New Research to Explore the Role of AI in Detecting and Mitigating Bias in Advertising
The aim of the IBM Watson Advertising research is to drive a deeper understanding of the factors leading to unwanted bias in advertising and how AI can help, spanning audience segmentation, creative messaging, performance optimization and campaign impact
Artificial Intelligence
Quantum Launches ActiveScale 6.0 Software and New Object Storage Platform
The unique, two-layer software architecture optimizes flash and disk resources, employing real-time heuristics to dynamically place data across all system resources in parallel for maximum efficiency and balanced long-term performance.
Data Storage
Firebolt Ignites Growth with $127 Million Series B Funding
“Firebolt takes out the grueling pain from the entire process, making it possible for engineers to develop interactive data applications that deliver fast performance over extremely large data sets. Developers can finally develop data-related features at unheard-of speeds.”
Data Analytics
AtomicJar wants to bring open source integration testing to the enterprise
But to make Testcontainers easier and more appealing for more companies, it’s clear that some sort of “as-a-service” element will be needed here.
Apps/DevOps
Microsoft says new breach discovered in probe of suspected SolarWinds hackers
“A sophisticated Nation-State associated actor that Microsoft identifies as NOBELLIUM accessed Microsoft customer support tools to review information regarding your Microsoft Services subscriptions,”
Privacy & Security
UROS eSIM Connectivity Enables Always Connected Experience For OnLogic Industrial And Rugged Computers
The UROS eSIM technology provides visibility into international data usage through their intuitive dashboard and really cuts down on the complexity in enabling global cellular connectivity.
Automation & Productivity
Nvidia integrates Arm processors with its 5G edge infrastructure platform
Aerial A100 AI-on-5G is a single, converged platform that’s designed to provide both artificial intelligence computing at the edge and 5G connectivity.
Telecom
Tonkean Secures $50 Million Series B Round From Accel to Further Its Mission to Reinvent Enterprise Business Operations
These components are pre-approved and controlled by IT, enabling key capabilities like interacting with existing systems, coordinating with people, or leveraging advanced technologies like NLP & OCR
Automation & Productivity
Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 888 Plus, 5G accelerator card, new small cell platform
The follow-up to the Snapdragon 888 improves on the artificial intelligence engine for gaming and entertainment and boosts Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU Prime clock speed up to 3.0 GHz.
Telecom
Mozilla launches Rally, a Firefox plugin to let users provide browsing data for research 
That means Rally gives users the tools to understand what data is being seen, provides the rules under which it is being collected, encrypts it end-to-end, anonymizes it so that it cannot be tracked back to them personally, and finally allows them to control when it’s collected.
Privacy & Security
PagerDuty expands enterprise incident management with remediation tools
PagerDuty Runbook Actions makes it simpler to delegate prescriptive diagnostic and remedial workflows based on, for example, scripts and system commands that will automatically execute.
Automation & Productivity
AWS acquires encrypted messaging app Wickr
Wickr's end-to-end messaging service was one of the early pioneers of ephemeral communication, offering encrypted and disappearing messaging long before Signal took off and WhatsApp rolled out encryption of its own.
Apps/DevOps
Rakuten Links Cisco’s Acacia Pluggable Optics to 5G SA Core
By consolidating coherent pluggable optics into a router, Rakuten claims it can introduce more automation and deploy services in 40 days, compared to 100 days today, and reduce power consumption by almost 30%.
Telecom
Norwegian tech startup Sanity raises $39M to grow its unified content platform for building data-driven content solutions
Sanity is a software platform designed for delivering structured content to products and devices. It lets people create completely custom interfaces and content workflows while Sanity’s real-time API lets you deliver content from a single source to any channel, device, or product.
Automation & Productivity
Yugabyte and Hasura Integration Provides Cloud Elasticity, Frictionless Application Development
YugabyteDB is the only distributed SQL database to integrate with Hasura’s open-source GraphQL engine and instantly provide developers with a production-ready GraphQL API.
Data Analytics
Intermedia Combats Rise of Advanced Cyberattacks With Launch of AI Guardian Email Defense
Acting like a security expert sitting beside users, AI Guardian goes to work by using artificial intelligence to analyze and automatically flag suspicious email from different advanced attack types and, through real-time actions, enables an organization to automatically quarantine and/or delete threats – threats that are designed to evade traditional detection.
Privacy & Security
Blockchain analytics startup Chainalysis raises $100M on $4.2B valuation 
Using the platform, companies can detect suspicious activity and emerging threats from the dark web and investigate the illegal sale of customer data and ransomware cases in-house.
Blockchain
eqtble, a platform that uses data analytics to create healthier workplaces, raises $2.7M seed
Ifiegbu’s startup, called eqtble, wants to give HR teams the same kind of detailed analytics that product, sales and marketing departments have had for a long time, with the goal of creating more engaged and inclusive workplaces.
HR Tech
Eftpos sends connectID digital identity solution live
ConnectID acts as a broker between identity service providers and merchants or government agencies that require identity verification, such as proof of age, address details, or bank account information.
Privacy & Security
New AppNeta Dashboards Expand Work-From-Anywhere Network Visibility
Users, applications, locations, or custom business context can be filtered and saved as new dashboards and then published for any level of user to get immediate visibility with a single click.
Network Management
Musk-Themed ‘$SpaceX’ Cryptoscam Invades YouTube Advertising
YouTube fans have been swindled out of almost $1 million (and counting) thanks to an extremely convincing fake SpaceX crypto-coin campaign that uses a popular decentralized finance protocol called Uniswap.
Privacy & Security
Quantum Solves Exabyte-Scale Data Management Challenges With ActiveScale 6.0 Software And New Object Storage Platform
Provides Unlimited Scalability Without Sacrificing Performance Or Availability, Allowing Enterprises To Extract More Value From Growing Data Stores
Data Storage
Cheat Sheet: Google extends cookie execution deadline until late 2023, will pause FLoC testing in July 
Google will only do so after testing of cookieless ad methods in development as part of its Privacy Sandbox initiative are fully tested and deployed via APIs in its browser.
Privacy & Security
Amazon launches AWS BugBust to make finding software bugs more fun 
AWS BugBust provides a kind of framework for bug bashes, with automated code analysis tools, built-in leaderboards, custom challenges and rewards.
Apps/DevOps
Crackonosh malware abuses Windows Safe mode to quietly mine for cryptocurrency
The infection chain begins with the drop of an installer and a script that modifies the Windows registry to allow the main malware executable to run in Safe mode.
Privacy & Security
“I’m totally screwed.” WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted
On its website, Western Digital advised customers to disconnect their My Book Live devices to prevent further attacks while the company investigates the mass wiping.
Privacy & Security
Graylog nabs $18M to manage and analyze log data
Traditional log management solutions can introduce a host of challenges, perhaps most commonly the inability to distinguish good from potentially bad activity. Without analysis capabilities, they can’t correlate or evaluate data in a way that might save  IT teams time and effort.
Data Analytics
Atlassian Bugs Could Have Led to 1-Click Takeover
The flaws could have also enabled an attacker to take over accounts and to control some of Atlassian’s applications, including Jira and Confluence, a web-based corporate wiki that comes with a built-in Tomcat web server and hsql database, and which also supports other databases
Privacy & Security
Fivetran Introduces Breakthrough for Database Replication
Fivetran Teleport Sync avoids these challenges completely by moving only the changed data, without requiring access to secure binary log files.
Data Analytics
Cloud-based interface design startup Figma raises $200M round at $10B valuation 
When creating the initial mockup of an interface, users have access to a technology called vector networks, which Figma touts as an improved version of the digital pen found in most graphic design programs.
Automation & Productivity
Google rolls out a unified security vulnerability schema for open-source software
Now the OSV and the schema has been expanded to several new key open-source ecosystems: Go, Rust, Python, and DWF. This expansion unites and aggregates their vulnerability databases. This gives developers a better way to track and remediate their security issues.
Apps/DevOps
ArchiveSocial Acquires NextRequest, Adding FOIA Software
The merger expands ArchiveSocial’s business into adjacent territory; one of the main purposes it began offering social media archiving with its launch in 2011 was because of the need to keep the statements of public officials available under freedom of information laws.
Privacy & Security
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint finally gets this important feature
With the new capability, Defender for Endpoint will be able to sniff out unmanaged workstations, servers, and mobile endpoints (Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android) that haven’t yet been onboarded and then secure them.
Privacy & Security
Roll integrates Fireblocks to secure and grow ‘social money’ token ecosystem 
Roll, a platform that allows creators to mint and distribute their own blockchain-based “social money,” announced today that it’s integrating asset security platform Fireblocks Inc. to secure the new token ecosystem launching on its system.
Blockchain
Google announces unified schema to make sharing vulnerabilities easier 
The new unified schema for describing vulnerabilities has been designed by the Google Open Source Security Team, Go Team and the broader open-source community and has been designed from the beginning for open-source ecosystems
Privacy & Security
Workflow management for cloud deployments startup env0 raises $17M 
Founded in 2018, env0, as it’s commonly called, offers a self-service cloud management platform for infrastructure-as-code or IaC architecture. The company’s service is designed to help businesses master cloud infrastructure and includes environment provision, cloud governance and workflow tools
Cloud Computing
SingleStore Announces World’s Only Hybrid Multi-Cloud, Unified Analytical and Transactional Database
“SingleStore provides the world’s only highly performant, hybrid multi-cloud database that unifies analytical and transactional workloads. In introducing this, we’ve created a new category that will define the future of databases and data platforms.”
Data Analytics
Acryl Data Re-Imagines Metadata Management with $9 Million in Seed Funding
Acryl Data’s platform is an extension of DataHub and is enterprise-ready and cloud-native. Acryl Data’s first product built on top of the platform is a developer-friendly data catalog that applies design learnings from Dataportal.
Data Analytics
Natural language processing tech startup Primer raises $110M
While natural language processing is commonly used for transcription services, Primer CEO and founder Sean Gourley said the platform can also analyze text and write a summary.
NLP
Feature store platform Rasgo raises $20M
It enables users to explore feature details including histograms, statistics, missing values, outliers, and data quality, as well as transform raw features into new, derivative features with out-of-the-box feature transforms.
Machine Learning
Arm Aims to Democratize Confidential Computing
Arm’s CCA is a hardware-level secure environment that shields portions of code and data from access while in use. The CCA enables memory encryption and works by dynamically allocating what Arm calls “realms” to applications.
Apps/DevOps
Varjo announces Reality Cloud platform for VR that feels like you’re really there 
Varjo’s headsets represent some of the best-in-class virtual and mixed-reality capable devices with ultralow-latency video and human-eye resolution displays. That means they can render scenes that look like one is actually there.
VR
BIOSConnect code execution bugs impact millions of Dell devices
Altogether, the security flaws could be exploited to impersonate Dell.com and attack the BIOS/UEFI level in a total of 128 Dell laptops, tablets, and desktop models, including those with Secure Boot enabled and Secured-core PCs, owned by millions of consumers and business users.
Privacy & Security
Enterprise enclaves startup Anjuna raises $30M funding round
By creating a software perimeter around applications that provides hardware-grade security, Anjuna said, its solution removes the need to secure or patch the host, VM or container.
Privacy & Security
QOMPLX Announces Broad Availability Of Robust Data Analysis Tool In Cloud-Native QOMPLX:OS Platform
Scratchpads empowers analysts to discover new patterns and correlations in their data at both a macro and micro level. With a diverse array of features, Scratchpads offers the ability to pull on a variety of data analysis levers and dive deeply down an infinite number of paths. Data Analytics
Drata nabs $25M to automate security compliance processes
With it, users gain visibility into their security programs and can kick off compliance processes including personnel onboarding, policy creation, vendor management, risk assessment, and more.
Privacy & Security
Fusion Risk Management Launches Fusion Analytics
Fusion Analytics processes large volumes of data and presents findings with advanced and comprehensive visualizations, charts and dashboards, empowering businesses to utilize the system’s data insights, create continuity plans and avoid risks and disruptions
Data Analytics
Data platform startup Incorta secures $120M late-stage funding round 
One of Incorta’s flagship features is a homegrown technology it calls Direct Data Mapping. Normally, before companies can analyze business records, they have to make modifications to the way the data is organized or perform some of the calculations involved in the analysis ahead of time. 
Data Analytics
Unpatched Linux Marketplace Bugs Allow Wormable Attacks, Drive-By RCE
An unpatched stored cross-site-scripting (XSS) security vulnerability affecting Linux marketplaces could allow unchecked, wormable supply-chain attacks, researchers have found.
Privacy & Security
Dell’s PowerFlex software-defined storage offering adds support for Nvidia GPUs to power new AI workloads
Dell EMC PowerFlex is a software offering that transforms a company’s existing servers’ local drives and local area networks into block storage by creating a virtual storage area network
Data Storage
Former Pivotal Software colleagues raise $4.7M for Seattle code remediation startup Moderne
Companies use Moderne when they upgrade third-party dependencies, libraries, and frameworks; when scanning code to eliminate CVEs, or Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures; and for maintaining internal APIs.
Apps/DevOps
Illumio joins security Unicorn club with $225M late-stage investment 
The company’s “adaptive segmentation” technology maps application dependencies within a company’s computing fabric and recommends ways to lock down critical components into secured segments that can’t be easily penetrated from elsewhere in the network.
Privacy & Security
Accedian And VMware To Enable Quality Of Experience Assurance For The Radio Access Network
This solution will create an opportunity for CSPs to build out a reliable and high-performing RAN and edge infrastructure to support new, high-bandwidth oriented application workloads that require low latency and assured communications.
Network Management
QC Ware Announces Quantum Linear Algebra APIs on Forge
Linear algebra calculations are at the heart of complex quantum optimization and quantum machine learning algorithms and critical for the realization of quantum computing advantage.
Quantum Computing
Fivetran acquires Teleport Data to address database replication challenges
Teleport Data’s technology will launch as Fivetran Teleport Sync later this year, which will move only changed data without requiring access to secure binary log files.
Data Management
NetApp spots a wave of interest in Apache Spark, and buys a Data Mechanic
NetApp has bought Data Mechanics, a neat niche startup with an easy-to-use API on-ramp to running Apache Spark analytics jobs in the three main public clouds.
Cloud Computing
Cloud call center software startup Aircall pick up $120M in late-stage round 
With Aircall, customers get access to virtual phone numbers in each country they do business in. The system takes care of configuring greeting messages, setting up business hours and handling call queues.
Automation & Productivity
Seagate FireCuda gaming SSD — denser NAND can radically boost SSD speed
Seagate has updated its PCIe 4 FireCuda gumstick SSD with denser NAND and doubled capacity, giving random read IOPS a 33 per cent uplift and a 57 per cent increase in sequential write speed compared to the previous FireCuda 520 model.
Data Storage
Amperity CDP And Braze Partner To Deliver Unparalleled Customer Data And Engagement Solution
The partnership will empower Braze users to deliver more effective, personalized, and memorable experiences to customers by leveraging Amperity’s comprehensive Customer 360 profiles, customer insights, and predictive attributes in real-time.
Data Analytics
ChaChi: a new GoLang Trojan used in attacks against US schools
ChaChi is written in GoLang (Go), a programming language that is now being widely adopted by threat actors in a shift away from C and C++ due to its versatility and the ease of cross-platform code compilation.
Privacy & Security
PlanetScale simplifies distributed database complexity, nabs $30M to
The core is still MySQL, running the standard engines and responding to the standard queries, but the wrapper handles all of the challenges of sharding and replication, making it possible to create what PlanetScale says is a database that can be started in seconds and scaled “indefinitely.”
Data Analytics
Vercel, creator of the Next.js React framework, raises $102M in fresh funding 
Vercel’s platform is based on Next.js, an open-source React front-end development web framework that enables functionality such as server-side rendering and generating static websites for React-based web applications
Apps/DevOps
ABBYY’s NeoML Open-Source Library Adds Python Support, 10x Speed Improvements
The considerable speed improvements have made NeoML one of the fastest machine learning frameworks on the market. Now it offers up to 10 times faster performance for classical algorithms and up to 30% faster neural network training and inference than the previous version
Machine Learning
Oracle wants to help you catalog your employees' skills
The new Dynamic Skills is part of the Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM (human capital management) platform. It uses AIto catalog skills and suggest ways that both businesses and workers can leverage those skills.
HR Tech
Cato Pushes MDR Into SASE Play
MDR 2.0 is unique in that it doesn’t require any additional hardware or endpoints agents to collect data and operates on the network level
Network Management
Brave's new privacy-focused search engine takes aim at Google
Brave said its search is built on top of a completely independent index, and doesn't track users, their searches, or their clicks. "Brave has its own search index for answering common queries privately without reliance on other providers,"
Privacy & Security
Samsung Boasts Early 5G Wins Best 4G
"We’re the only major vendor to have commercialized a wide scale virtualized RAN with a tier-one operator in the U.S."
Telecom
Eagle Eye Networks Delivers 4G, Direct-to-Cloud Body Camera Designed for the Commercial Market
Global research organization Omdia has identified body cameras in non-law enforcement applications as a top trend in 2021, saying the potential addressable market for commercial body-worn cameras dwarfs that of law enforcement.
Privacy & Security
Oracle announces new Support Rewards program for customers that adopt its cloud services 
That means, the company said, that unlimited-license customers with a support bill of $500,000 could eliminate the bill entirely by migrating $1.5 million of workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Cloud Computing
Breakroom teams up with High Fidelity to bring 3D audio to online meetings
Most online events get engagement times of 20 or 30 minutes. But Breakroom’s average events, ranging from 600 to 1,000 attendees, have engagement times of an hour and 40 minute.
Automation & Productivity
Microsoft will let you edit your photos as part of a new OneDrive update
The new features bring the photo storing experience in OneDrive closer to what Google offers in Google Photos.
Automation & Productivity
Ontario-based tech startup Quarter4 scores $1.6M seed funding to provide predictive sports data and analytics for sports, media and betting companies
Quarter4 is an Ontario, Canada-based tech startup and the developer of the world’s first AI-powered sports predictions and stats search engine. Quarter4 provides an artificial intelligence platform that generates thousands of daily predictions for sports, media, and betting companies.
Data Analytics
Sighthound Acquires Boulder AI to Move Computer Vision to the Edge for Real-time Video Intelligence
Sighthound to provide the first Programmable Video Management System (VMS) powered by AI to push the industry towards flexible, cost-effective solutions that give customers actionable video analytics data.
Data Analytics
MDR firm Pondurance acquires cybersecurity assessment provider Bearing Cybersecurity 
MyCyberScorecard analyzes and visualizes an organization’s cybersecurity exposure to identify and prioritize the most significant gaps while developing a plan for cyber resilience.
Privacy & Security
Exasol, Protegrity Partner to Help Organizations Run Analytics Against Private Data Securely
The new joint solution leverages the native Protegrity connector and the in-memoryMPP engine from Exasol, providing customers with advanced tokenization technology to identify, protect and analyze sensitive data faster than ever before.
Data Analytics
Linux Foundation initiative advocates open standards for voice assistants
To support the evolution, the Linux Foundation today launched the Open Voice Network (OVN), an alliance advocating for the adoption of open standards across voice assistant apps in automobiles, smartphones, smart home devices, and more.
Automation & Productivity
Mobileum Inc. Acquires Developing Solutions
“The acquisition of Developing Solutions is a natural step in Mobileum’s evolution, as we continue to consolidate the market and build an actionable analytics platform together with an end-to-end testing infrastructure to support telecom operators along their transformation journey.
Telecom
Google updates its online learning tools so teachers can start planning early 
One of the most useful new features in Classroom is sure to be the new add-ons that will arrive in beta test mode later this year for school districts with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade or Education Plus editions of Google for Education
EDTech
Boomi launches data preparation and integration service
The new Data Catalog and Preparation (DCP) AtomSphere Service is now part of the Boomi AtomSphere Platform and provides a way to share metadata across an organization.
Data Analytics
ThinkWhy applies AI to better determine compensation
The compensation feature is based on a proprietary machine learning algorithm that synthesizes research in every metropolitan area in the U.S. by tracking 18 trillion data points collected from more than 8.6 million paystubs,
Data Analytics
Splunk Security Cloud Adds Threat Intel, Automates Response
"Also, you might be buying intelligence feeds from companies like Intel471 or Recorded Future. We’re going to de-dupe noise, and apply that data immediately with deep integration into every SIEM alert, whether it’s complex or simple, and into every response playbook.”
Privacy & Security
Biometric authentication platform Transmit Security raises $543M
Transmit Security recently launched BindID, which is pitched as an “app-less mobile authenticator” that website or app creators can integrate to authenticate consumers through their on-device biometrics such as face or fingerprint scanning — enabled by a simple QR code.
Privacy & Security
CloudCasa adds features in sprint for cloud-native app backup
Newbie containerised app backup supplier Catalogic is adding a slew of new features, including virtual air-gapped ransomware protection in AWS and Azure to its CloudCasa BaaS offering.
Data Storage
Accu-Time System, Inc Develops Cloud-Based Time Tracking System
AccuCloud delivers a unified and complete platform that includes durable ATS time collection devices, a cloud-based middleware instance, and a web-based management portal.
Automation & Productivity
Bugs in NVIDIA’s Jetson Chipset Opens Door to DoS Attacks, Data Theft
The patches fix a wide swath of NVIDIA’s chipsets typically used for embedded computing systems, machine-learning applications and autonomous devices such as robots and drones.
Privacy & Security
Business software marketplace G2 raises $157M
However, on the business side, G2 enables paying companies to manage their online product profile and glean insights such as buyer intent, which helps them identify potential customers and target them with tailored reachout campaigns at the right time.
Marketing Tech
Database maker Couchbase files for IPO as it targets cloud opportunities 
Couchbase Server is capable of functioning as a high-speed cache that holds an organization’s most frequently used records and loads them in a hurry when they’re requested by applications. It doubles a NoSQL store, meaning it can be used as a repository for text and other unstructured data
Data Analytics
HPE Fuels GreenLake Expansion with Cloud Services Support for Azure Stack HCI, SQL Server
"The solution means customers can determine their own right mix of hybrid cloud and workload placement, with flexibility but also control."
Cloud Computing
Intel launches more silicon and software for 5G wireless networks
The company is adding a new FPGA with integrated cryptography acceleration that can support MACSec in 5G applications. This adds another layer of security to vRAN at the fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul levels.
Telecom
InterSystems adds data fabric capability to multi-modal platform
In addition, InterSystems has added SQL extensions for analytics applications to its core database to enable queries and self-service analytics against a virtual online analytics platform (OLAP) cube.
Data Analytics
HPE acquires Determined AI to boost its supercomputer and AI server businesses 
Determined AI sets up the environment with a fault-tolerant configuration that allows AI algorithms to continue their training even if one of the servers goes offline.
Artificial Intelligence
Domino 4.4 Boosts Data Scientists’ Ability to Work the Way they Want, Maximize Productivity
“Domino 4.4 brings the power of Git to our team in a way that’s seamless, and provides intuitive workspaces so data scientists with different approaches all feel at home.”
Data Analytics
Facebook’s Audio Rooms and podcasts are now live 
There will be a maximum of 50 speakers but no limit to how many people can listen in – unlike Clubhouse, which does impose limits. T
Apps/DevOps
Hacker allegedly tried to poison San Francisco Bay Area water supply 
The attack took place on Jan. 15 and involved the person gaining access to the water treatment plant network by using a former employee’s TeamViewer account credentials. Having gained access to the plant, the person then deleted programs that the water plant uses to treat drinking water.
Privacy & Security
Vapor IO to Enable 5G Services on Shared Infrastructure via Google Anthos and the Kinetic Grid
As a participant in Google Cloud’s edge and iSV ecosystem, Vapor IO is bringing the benefits of Google Cloud to the telco edge via its software-driven, intelligent and automated infrastructure solution specifically designed to lower the cost and complexity of edge-to-edge applications
Telecom
Microsoft has big plans for healthcare, and it's taking a different path to the rest of big tech
"You've got a lot of companies that are producing a lot of devices and hospitals want that data – think about an Apple Watch and its competitors, blood pressure cuffs, weigh scales, pulse oximeters and glucometers for diabetic patients."
Healthcare Tech
Bitvore Announces Integration With Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics
Bitvore Cellenus is an AI-powered platform that delivers leading indicators of business performance for companies, industries, markets, and municipal obligors.
Data Analytics
Faux ‘DarkSide’ Gang Takes Aim at Global Energy, Food Sectors
The emails warn targets that the group has successfully hacked the recipient’s enterprise network and lifted sensitive information, which will be disclosed publicly if a ransom of 100 Bitcoin (BTC) is not paid.
Privacy & Security
Lookout expands Google Cloud partnership with new BeyondCorp integrations 
The integration with Lookout Continuous Conditional Access allows users to continuously assess the security posture of Android, Chrome OS and iOS endpoints.
Privacy & Security
Druid-Backer Imply Lands $70M to Drive Analytics in Motion
The goal with Druid, which was created in 2011, was to serve OLAP-style analytic queries on high-dimensional data at low latencies, something that the Hadoop-based distributed processing projects (Hive, Impala, and later Presto) of the day struggled to do
Data Analytics
Amazon offers developers AWS credits, reduces its cut of their apps revenue
"When the program launches, all qualifying small developers will receive an 80/20 revenue share by default. Additionally, we will provide AWS promotional credits in an amount equivalent to 10 percent of revenue, so that developers can take advantage of the benefits of building on the cloud,"
Apps/DevOps
Transform exits stealth mode with $24.5M in funding to simplify metrics-driven analytics projects 
Transform’s platform provides features that enable analysts to extract metrics from raw business records. Transform users create a metric by coding a metric definition that defines what data they wish to extract, from what systems and how. 
Data Analytics
TRM Labs raises $14M to enhance blockchain compliance and tracking 
TRM Labs uses digital forensics and integrates dozens of blockchain distributed ledgers to track and trace transactions across them to analyze virtual assets. The goal is to detect real-time signs of fraud and financial crimes such as money laundering.
Blockchain
Insight Partners and Amazon back $32M round for explainable AI startup Fiddler Labs 
Fiddler Labs has developed a software platform that promises to give organizations visibility into their AI software. The platform uses complex mathematical methods to untangle the complexity of machine learning models and reveal why they made a given decision.
Artificial Intelligence
Researchers Uncover 'Process Ghosting' — A New Malware Evasion Technique
"With this technique, an attacker can write a piece of malware to disk in such a way that it's difficult to scan or delete it — and where it then executes the deleted malware as though it were a regular file on disk,"
Privacy & Security
Social impact app ImpactWayv aims to connect people for good causes and CSR
The platform -- and app launched this week for iOS -- wants to focus on topics such as climate change, corporate social responsibility, and renewable energy.
Apsp/DevOps
‘Oddball’ Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software
The malware (which SophosLabs principal researcher Andrew Brandt called “one of the strangest cases I’ve seen in a while”) works by modifying the HOSTS file on the infected system, in a “a crude but effective method to prevent a computer from being able to reach a web address,”
Privacy & Security
St. Louis-based tech startup Curate lands $1.25M in funding to help florists and creative small businesses better manage sales and operations
Curate makes it easy for small businesses to instantly create beautiful proposals, process payments, manage complicated supply chains, and optimize communication with customers and suppliers, saving time and maximizing profitability.
Automation & Productivity
Khosla Ventures leads $11M investment in Artificial intelligence startup Lexion for its AI-powered solution for contract management
Lexion’s platform can ingest all of a company’s contracts, automatically extract dozens of key terms, and deliver an organized repository of agreements that can be filtered, sorted, and searched across — all in a matter of hours
Automation & Productivity
Neo4j’s $325M funding round lifts fortunes of graph database industry 
The technology behind the demonstration, called Neo4j Fabric, enables data sets to be broken up and scaled horizontally without limits, the company said.
Data Analytics
Kalray launches NVMe storage access acceleration SmartNIC
Kalray says the K200-LP card runs all the critical functions of a disaggregated storage appliance, including NVMe and NVMe‐over‐Fabric protocols using NVMe SSDs.
Data Storage
Latest Release of InterSystems IRIS Data Platform Provides Next Step in Data Fabric Adoption
Adaptive Analytics extend these capabilities further, making the fabrics ‘smarter’ to enable business user self-service and making data usable for a large number of applications to meet a wide range of critical business requirements, including risk management, business management reporting, decision support, and regulatory compliance.
Data Analytics
Spotify acquires podcast discovery specialists Podz
Unlike other services podcasters can use to manually create clips, TechCrunch says Podz automates the process of finding key moments from episodes using machine learning trained on over 100,000 hours of audio.
Automation & Productivity
Grafana Labs acquires load-testing startup K6
These days, compute is available on demand and microservices are ephemeral, so it is far less costly to run test simulations. Because K6 is open source and also has a cloud offering, developers can realize the benefits much more rapidly.”
Apps/DevOps
Geek Squad Vishing Attack Bypasses Email Security to Hit 25K Mailboxes
According to researchers at Armorblox, the emails bypassed native Microsoft email security controls along with email security engines like Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Proofpoint, landing in tens of thousands of corporate inboxe
Privacy & Security
Bitrise Releases New Mobile DevOps Platform to Get App Updates To Market Up To 50% Faster
These processes include everything from building an app and running regular tests to understanding how new pieces of code affect apps and testing new updates before shipping to the app store.
Apps/DevOps
Komprise Simplifies Global Data Management With Multisite Controls
The new release enables global enterprise IT organizations and service providers to deliver storage-as-a-service with a consolidated view across all data centers and cloud locations while giving storage managers the ability to manage each site per local requirements and policies.
Data Storage
Demandbase Expands Predictive Analytics Capabilities for ABX Cloud
Included in the Engagement Platform, this feature enables customers to create customized Pipeline Predict and Qualification Score models for any product, business unit or industry on their own, without the need for professional services.
Data Analytics
InterDigital Debuts 5G Edge Pilot For Industry 4.0 Applications In The UK
“By moving computing, storage and management to the edge of the network, we’re unlocking new possibilities for our users. Business applications will be able to respond in real-time, making once-impossible outcomes to reality.”
Automation & Productivity
London-based tech startup Beamery raises $138 million to help companies identify, attract, and retain top talent
 Beamery describes its platform as “Talent Operating System” that leverages industry-first AI-powered Talent Graph which then aggregates and enriches billions of relevant data points and signals from across the web and an enterprises’ existing technology.
HR Tech
Foundries.io, a UK-based IoT tech startup, snags $8M Series A funding to secure the Internet of Things
Foundries.io delivers secure, over-the-air updatable software platforms for embedded product development. The startup also provides software platforms with lifetime support for building and maintaining connected devices.
IoT/Mobility
Enova Decisions Partners With RIBBIT.ai To Empower Lenders With Smarter, Faster Financial Decisioning
Enova Decisions’ modern decision engine, Enova Decisions Cloud™, enables lenders to optimize key fraud and risk decisions throughout the financing process through machine learning (ML). RIBBIT.ai combines the unprecedented 99% coverage of bank accounts with innovative artificial intelligence (AI) decisioning to produce smarter financial outcome
Artificial Intelligence
Google Stiffs Intel, Taps AMD for Value VMs
“The AMD EPYC processor-based VMs also preserve x86 compatibility so that customers don’t need to waste precious technical resources and time redesigning applications and instead can immediately take full advantage of x86 processing speed and ecosystem depth,”
Automation & Productivity
Productivity API and automation platform Nylas raises $120 million
Nylas offers APIs spanning email, calendar, contacts, and scheduling, and includes integrations with all the major services from the likes of Microsoft, Google, AOL, Yahoo, and IMAP.
Automation & Productivity
Microsoft debuts Azure private MEC to enable 5G at the edge
Microsoft Corp. today debuted Azure private MEC, a suite of so-called multi-access edge computing hardware, software and cloud services that enterprises can use to set up private 5G networks at locations such as factories.
Cloud Computing
Salesforce expands Work.com to move more formally into HR services
The new Employee Service features also include a new Service Catalog, so employees can find products and services they can request, like a new laptop or a request to fix their mobile device. The Service Catalog lets organizations automate requests for common products and services.
Automation & Productivity
1B+ CVS Health customer records exposed on unsecured cloud database 
The nonpassword-protected database had no form of authentication and was exposed to all and sundry. The database included visitor ID, session ID, device information, email addresses and other details.
Privacy & Security
Tractable uses computer vision to accelerate insurance claims
Using Tractable’s computer vision technology, consumers can take photos of damages via their smartphones. The company’s AI then performs a real-time analysis that helps insurance companies quickly decide whether a car can be fixed and what repairs are required.
Automation & Productivity
DISH and Dell launching cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network
The companies explained that DISH's cloud-native, open 5G network will be supported by Dell Technologies' RAN and edge compute infrastructure. They will be "creating private 5G wireless network solutions, software-defined wide area networks and multi-access edge cloud platforms."
Cloud Computing
Vertica Announces Early Access of Vertica Eon Accelerator
“There’s a clear market need for advanced analytics and machine learning delivered as a service. However, current cloud data warehouses force organizations to sacrifice on performance and scale and offer an inflexible ‘black box’ approach,”
Data Analytics
CPS Brings Cloud Pricing Index to eCloud’s Managed Service Practice
Inframeter, an IT financial management SaaS metering platform, facilitates visibility into IT workloads and provides leadership with essential intelligence.
Automation & Productivity
Canon put AI cameras in its Chinese offices that only let smiling workers inside
This depressing tale was highlighted in a report from The Financial Times on how Chinese companies are surveilling employees to an unsettling degree with the help of AI and algorithms.
Artificial Intelligence
Ksana Health closes $2M seed round to launch advanced mental health monitoring platform and improve patient outcomes
“In mental health, the elephant in the room is measurement. Our tools for measuring mental health are stuck in the Stone Age, with patients filling out subjective mood surveys while already sitting in the therapist’s office.
Healthcare Tech
Versa Networks Scores Comcast SASE Win
“Managed service providers such as Comcast Business are standardizing on Versa SASE as it is the only solution to deliver fully integrated networking and security in a feature-complete single software image delivered via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both"
Network Management
Coinme, a Seattle startup that is ‘crypto-enabling’ legacy financial services, raises $10M
Coinme allows customers to buy and sell bitcoin with cash at more than 15,000 physical locations through partnerships with Moneygram and Coinstar.
FinTech
Data analytics startup Imply nabs $70M to grow cloud service
It’s built on Apache Druid, a column-oriented, open source distributed data store written in Java that’s designed to quickly ingest massive quantities of event data and provide low-latency queries on top of that data.
Data Analytics
AI-powered customer relationship startup Introhive raises $100M round 
Under the hood, the company’s platform leverages algorithms and AI to provide automatic updates to companies’ sales and client data, communications and behavior.
Artificial Intelligence
GRAX Announces History Stream, Unleashing SaaS App Data for Easy Downstream Consumption
With History Stream, customers effortlessly stream native SaaS app data stored in their own AWS or Azure cloud data lake into industry-standard tools, seamlessly integrating with the rest of their data ecosystem.
Data Analytics
Podcasts start coming to Facebook next week
Directly publishing to the platform might make it easier for them to accomplish those goals while also giving people a reason to never leave the Facebook app.
Apps/DevOps
Red Hat Migration Toolkit for Virtualization Makes Cloud-Native Migration an Achievable Reality
Migrations are performed in a few simple steps, first by providing source and destination credentials, then mapping the source and destination infrastructure and creating a choreographed plan, and finally, executing the migration effort.
Cloud Computing
Gloat, which uses AI to connect employees with internal work, raises $57M
Gloat serves companies such as such as PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, HSBC, and Novartis with a so-called “talent marketplace” that surfaces organically-generated data to help businesses fill roles from their internal workforce, while also connecting them with new opportunities such as mentorships.
Automation & Productivity
BrowserStack, a cross-browser web testing platform for DevOps, raises $200M
Founded in 2011, BrowserStack helps developer and quality assurance (QA) teams test their software on thousands of device, browser, and operating system combinations to identify any bugs — both manually or automatically
Apps/DevOps
Precisely Delivers Unified SaaS Platform for Customer Engagement
EngageOne Communicate enables companies to create personalized, meaningful and interactive digital engagements with their customers via video, chatbots, email, SMS and PDF in a single, user-friendly environment.
Automation & Productivity
SoftBank leads a $170M investment in group messaging social network IRL; achieves unicorn status with over $1.1 billion valuation
The IRL app is a social planning application that keeps users connected with each other. It is an app that makes it easy and fun to send and receive invites to hang out with friends in real life.
Apps/DevOps
Peloton Bike+ Bug Gives Hackers Complete Control
The popular Peloton Bike+ and Peloton Tread exercise equipment contain a security vulnerability that could expose gym users to a wide variety of cyberattacks, from credential theft to surreptitious video recordings.
Privacy & Security
Millions of Connected Cameras Open to Eavesdropping
Millions of connected security and home cameras contain a critical software vulnerability that can allow remote attackers to tap into video feeds, according to a warning from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Privacy & Security
Dell’s CloudIQ storage health and performance checker adds security status monitoring
The latest iteration adds CloudIQ cybersecurity using machine learning, and assesses security status as well as an array’s performance, capacity and general health.
Data Storage
Security Firm COO Charged in Attack on Medical Center
Prosecutors in court documents allege that on Sept. 27, 2018, Singla conducted a cyberattack on Gwinnett Medical Center that involved disrupting its Ascom phone service, obtaining information from a Hologic R2 digitizing device, and disrupting a Lexmark network printer services, "
Privacy & Security
Panoply Gives Customers More Storage, Performance with Move to Google Cloud BigQuery for Data Warehousing
All Panoply users still have access to the same, easy-to-use data sources, only now they have more data warehouse space and improved ingestion performance with greater cost efficiency.
Data Storage
Akamai Battles Bots, Fraudsters at the Edge
Account Protector analyzes requests and generates a user-session risk score during authentication based on user behavior and population profiles, observes malicious activity across the network and IP, and Akamai’s own databases.
Privacy & Security
Cisco bolts together enterprise and industrial edge with new routers
Cisco extends Catalyst industrial networking gear with new routers to enable a united architecture across edge-computing sites, including branch offices, substations, remote operating locations and fleets.
Network Management
Workforce Logiq And LinkUp Partner To Offer Market’s First 360-Degree Predictive View Of Talent Supply And Demand
LinkUp’s predictive labor demand insights will integrate into Workforce Logiq’s proprietary algorithms powering its Total Talent Intelligence® platform, the industry’s most complete, modular, and integrated workforce management technology solution.
Data Analytics
DataRobot adds automated AI reports, Snowflake integration
Arriving in DataRobot 7.1 are MLOps management agents, which provide lifecycle management for remote AI and machine learning models.
Artificial Intelligence
Y-Combinator-backed tech startup Moonshot Brands emerges from stealth with $160M to build a founder-first, multi-brand e-commerce platform
Moonshot then helps these brands achieve their potential through growth capital, data, deep expertise in operations, supply chain management, marketing, omnichannel distribution, and international expansion.
Automation & Productivity
Home management platform provider Thumbtack raises $275M on $3.2B valuation 
At its core, it’s a marketplace for services ranging from traditional home services such as painters, carpenters, plumbers and even piano and dance teachers.
Apps/DevOps
Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more
Visually, the biggest changes you’ll notice can be found along the taskbar. Microsoft has centered the app icons here, cleaned up the tray area, and included a new Start button and menu.
Automation & Productivity
Iterable raises $200M at $2B valuation for its AI-powered marketing platform 
At the core of Iterable’s AI feature set is a tool it calls Catalog. Using the tool, a marketing team can create promotional emails such as a message containing a list of restaurant recommendations.
Marketing Tech
A startup makes IoT sensors, no batteries necessary
In addition to attacking the power problem from the supply side, the company addresses the demand side by minimizing the amount of power the sensors need through the use of sub-microwatt wakeup receivers for their radios and ultra-low-power integrated circuits.
IoT/Mobility
Veritas brings ransomware protection to Kubernetes container environments 
Veritas is updating NetBackup to provide native protection across multiple Kubernetes distributions and layers, including clusters, namespaces, custom resources and persistent volumes, providing full protection and a range of recovery options
Privacy & Security
Zero trust networking startup Elisity raises $26M
It combines the paradigm of zero trust access, meaning no user is trusted by default from inside or outside the network, and a software-defined perimeter to authorize users, devices, and apps based on policies before they can communicate with critical resources.
Privacy & Security
Congruent Labs, The Next-Generation Of Cybersecurity, Is Disrupting The Cryptocurrency Industry With Their Identity And Access Solution
In an effort to revolutionize a critical service that helps millions of businesses in the face of breaches, hacks, and information theft, Congruent Labs is leveraging the decentralized application technology on blockchains to make affordability a reality.
Privacy & Security
DataStax launches beta of Astra Streaming service
Being added to the Astra portfolio, Astra Streaming will have multi-cloud support and, while offered for free (with upper limits) during the public beta, will eventually be priced on a pay as you go basis once the service enters general release.
Cloud Computing
Seattle-area county say it's first US county to pass facial recognition ban 
King County, Washington — home to 2.3 million people in and around Seattle — will not allow government acquisition and use of facial recognition software, including by the Sheriff's office
Privacy & Security
Cloud-native Altair SmartWorks Empowers Enterprises to Make Data-driven Decisions
This allows organizations to more effectively collaborate, generate and share data-driven insights, develop AI-augmented analytics, and create scalable, secure IoT/analytics applications faster and with smaller teams.
Data Analytics
Toshiba disks get 2-gen leg-up from flux control
Toshiba found that fully reversing the direction of a spin torque oscillator, intended for use with MAMR technology, actually made conventional recording more efficient — providing a 20 per cent areal density gain.
Data Storage
Dataiku Announces Fully Managed Online Analytics Offering
Dataiku Online provides everything a company needs to build powerful analytics projects, with data preparation, data visualization, AutoML, reporting, and dashboards all in one place
Data Analytics
Microsoft disrupted this large cloud-based business email scam operation
"Armed with intelligence on phishing emails, malicious behavior on endpoints, activities in the cloud, and compromised identities, Microsoft researchers connected the dots, gained a view of the end-to-end attack chain, and traced activities back to the infrastructure,"
Privacy & Security
Crate.io raises $10M to grow its database platform
CrateDB runs ad hoc queries in real time on-premises, at the edge, or in the cloud, indexing information including internet of things, time series, geospatial tracking, and software log data.
Data Analytics
Digital health startup Lyra Health raises $200M in funding to transform mental health care
A peer-reviewed study found Lyra’s Blended Care Therapy helped 83% of participants improve or recover from anxiety or depression. Comparatively, just 24% of people who receive care through traditional health plans demonstrate reliable clinical improvement.
Healthcare Tech
WebApp and API protection startup ThreatX raises $10M to expand US operations
Purpose-built for the hybrid cloud, ThreatX said, its offering delivers complete visibility and the most precise threat detection and neutralization capabilities available by combining progressive behavior profiling, collective threat intelligence and deep analytics with a managed service.
Privacy & Security
Hackers stole nearly 26 million user login credentials and passwords from sites including Facebook, Google, Amazon, Netflix, and others
After analyzing data collected from 3.25 million computers, the company found that 26 million stolen login credentials were across twelve different website types, including social media, online gaming, and email services.
Privacy & Security
Trend Micro Touts Zero Trust Risk Insights, Teases SASE
"Because with any of the solutions that you might buy from any vendor, you have to make a zero-trust decision on the basis of assessing the risk of the device, the risk of the identity, the risk of the application.”
Privacy & Security
This data and password-stealing malware is spreading in an unusual way
Attackers behind the malware known as SolarMarker are using PDF documents filled with search engine optimization (SEO) keywords to boost their visibility on search engines in order to lead potential victims to malware on a malicious site that poses as Google Drive.
Privacy & Security
AI unicorn Dataiku takes its machine learning platform to the cloud 
Dataiku’s platform offers users a choice in how they carry out the task: They can create their own custom algorithm or have the platform choose one automatically using a feature dubbed AutoML.
Machine Learning
accessiBe to release accessFind, the world’s first search engine designed for those with disabilities
“Our intention in building accessFind is to be the new gateway to an inclusive web, displaying only accessible websites, and empowering and connecting the community with businesses, services, and knowledge sources with a goal of an accessible internet by 2025.”
Automation & Productivity
Baby Clothes Giant Carter’s Leaks 410K Customer Records
The Linc system was delivering customers shortened URLs with Carter’s purchase and shipping details without basic security protections.
Privacy & Security
Microsoft to end Windows 10 support on October 14th, 2025
Microsoft has been dropping lots of hints that it’s ready to launch Windows 11. The software maker is holding a special Windows event to reveal the “next generation” of the OS next week.
Automation & Productivity
Anaplan PlanIQ Brings Advanced Intelligence and Data Analysis to Everyday Business Users
And, since the solution is pre-integrated with Amazon Forecast, users can automatically test their models against cutting edge predictive algorithms to uncover new opportunities and predict future outcomes, driving more confident decision making.
Data Analytics
Google Analytics Announces New Customer Insight Tools Aiming to Increase Privacy
Data-driven attribution models will soon be available in all Google Analytics 4 properties, so you can use Google’s machine learning to understand the contribution of each touchpoint in your marketing funnel, alongside your other customer journey insights
Privacy & Security
NetApp makes big hybrid-cloud push
The latest version, 9.9, adds automatic backup and tiering of on-premises data to NetApp’s StorageGRID object storage as well as to public clouds.
Data Storage
Google Workspace is now available to everyone, with yet more collaboration feature enhancements 
The new Google Workspace Individual subscription, meanwhile, is aimed at individual business owners, providing access to the premium capabilities within the suite. Those include things such as smart booking services, more professional video meeting experiences and personalized email marketing.
Automation & Productivity
Blockchain App Factory’s Futuristic Innovation by Collaborating DeFi & NFT With Physically-Redeemable NFT Marketplace Development
The integration of NFTs has made eCommerce platforms transform to a whole new level. We support modernizing eCommerce platforms that facilitate an ecosystem to create and trade NFTs.
Blockchain
Fujifilm refuses to pay ransomware demand, restores network from backups
“Fujifilm does have backups in place as a part of its normal operation procedure aligned with its policy.”
Privacy & Security
Quantum gives ActiveScale a sizable upgrade
It claims the X200 has 78 per cent more capacity, 7x performance, and a 6x object count increase per rack – a total of 270 billion – compared to the X100.
Data Storage
FinTech startup Stripe launches Stripe Tax to simplify global tax compliance for businesses
Tax compliance has become increasingly complex, with digital and physical goods now taxed in over 130 countries, and over 11,000 different tax jurisdictions in the US alone.
FinTech
DotData extracts key data features to make machine learning useful
The company has launched DotData Py Lite, a containerized version of their machine learning toolkit that allows users to quickly build proofs of concept (POCs)
Machine Learning
VMware Expands SASE Scope, Cinches Security Gap
By combining SASE functionality with MEC, VMware claims it will be able to secure and optimize the performance of communications with low latency and error-sensitive applications like industrial IoT, robotics, or drones.
Automation & Productivity
Google has updated its search algorithm to prevent slander and extortion 
Google has now created a “known victims” list, which will consist of people that have been targets of this kind of extortion. Once their names are on the list, the offending search results will not rank high anymore
Privacy & Security
Prefect Announces $32M Series B Funding for its Dataflow Automation Platform
By providing an easy-to-deploy orchestration layer for today’s modern data stack, Prefect reduces negative engineering and enables data professionals to effectively double their productivity
Data Analytics
iOS 15 and macOS 12 take a small but significant step towards a password-less future
Apple’s upcoming iOS 15 and macOS Monterey will preview a new feature called “Passkeys in iCloud Keychain,” which is an attempt to help replace passwords with a more secure login process.
Privacy & Security
OpenAI claims to have mitigated bias and toxicity in GPT-3
“What surprises me the most about this method is how simple it is and how small the dataset is, yet it achieves pretty significant results according to human evaluations, if used with the large GPT-3 models."
Artificial Intelligence
Contrast Security Extends DevSecOps Platform With Revolutionary Technology to Find Vulnerabilities That Matter 10x Faster
Contrast Security announced the release of Contrast Scan that revolutionizes static application security testing (SAST) with pipeline-native static analysis to analyze code and detect vulnerabilities early on in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
Apps/DevOps
Cisco DNA Center update brings more AI to improve network operations 
The service has become the linchpin of Cisco’s evolving software-defined networking strategy, extending to manage networking equipment from non-Cisco sources too.
Network Management
HPE, Nutanix Get Closer, Add Database Bundle to Partnership
The latest chapter in the two companies’ partnership bundles Era with HPE ProLiant servers. It’s a fully managed cloud service, and customers can deploy applications and database on demand in a pay-per-use model.
Automation & Productivity
Sunlight aims at more efficient virtualization
"Effectively, [it’s] the full performance of the underlying hardware rather than only being able to get 10% or 20% of the performance of the underlying hardware,”
Automation & Productivity
Startup’s AI Intersects with US Traffic Lights for Better Flow, Safety
These new AI capabilities will be integrated into Cubic’s GRIDSMART Solution, a single-camera intersection detection and actuation technology solution used across the United States.
Smart Cities
Red Date Technology, Architect Behind The Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), Closes Landmark ‘Series A’ Funding
The BSN is a global network enabling connectivity between public and private blockchains. It reduces the cost and improves flexibility, interoperability and efficiency, making blockchain services accessible to SMEs and individual developers worldwide.
Blockchain
Remitly files initial IPO paperwork as Seattle fintech company prepares to go public
The service eliminates forms, codes, agents, and other fees typically associated with the international money transfer process dominated by Western Union, MoneyGram, and other longstanding providers.
FinTech
Report: Intel has offered $2B+ to acquire chip startup SiFive 
SiFive also has a presence in the AI chip market but focuses on other areas as well. It provides chip blueprints that customers can use to build processors for devices ranging from “internet of things” gadgets to data center servers.
Automation & Productivity
‘Fancy Lazarus’ Cyberattackers Ramp up Ransom DDoS Efforts
“The emails are typically sent to well researched recipients, such as individuals listed as contacts in Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) or Whois information for company networks."
Privacy & Security
Lightbend’s Akka Serverless enables stateful app development without a database 
Serverless is a model that enables developers to build and run their apps without having to manage the underlying infrastructure. It has numerous benefits, the most important being that it allows developers to spend more of their time writing code.
Data Analytics
Open source product analytics platform PostHog raises $15M
In a nutshell, PostHog serves companies with data and analytics on how people are using their products, giving insights on any notable trends and user retention, helping to remove bottlenecks and reduce churn
Automation & Productivity
Pathwire Announces Acquisition Of Email Optimization Platform Email On Acid
Mailgun and Mailjet users will also get access to instant email testing, content checks, and analytics for additional insight into what happens to messages in the inbox to make email better for everyone.
Automation & Productivity
With iCloud Plus, Apple’s privacy promise is paired with an upsell
With the new Private Relay and Hide My Mail features, however, iCloud Plus is expanding its remit from a storage-based service into a storage and privacy service.
Privacy & Security
Komodor automates Kubernetes troubleshooting for faster code updates
Alerts would go off and teams would be scrambling to decrypt the issues and work through the growing complexity, often spending hours trying to reconstruct what updates had been pushed out across various parts of the network and infrastructure.
Automation & Productivity
IBM’s Uncertainty Quantification 360 Toolkit Boosts Trust in AI
Building on the socially responsible tradition of other open source efforts released by IBM Research in the field of trustworthy AI — AI Fairness 360, AI Explainability 360, Adversarial Robustness 360, AI FactSheets 360 — it is the first comprehensive toolkit of its kind.
Artificial Intelligence
VMware, Vapor IO Reveal First Open Grid System
“To unleash truly transformative innovations at the edge, what we need is a fungible edge. One that stitches together the right level of compute resources, in the right place, at the right time, driven by application intent,”
Edge Computing
EleutherAI claims new NLP model approaches GPT-3-level performance
A grassroots collection of AI researchers, EleutherAI this week released GPT-J-6B (GPT-J), a model the group claims performs nearly on par with an equivalent-sized GPT-3 model on various tasks.
Artificial Intelligence
Mythical Games raises $75M to launch ‘playable NFTs’ and blockchain gaming tech 
Los Angeles-based gaming company Mythical Games today announced that it raised $75 million in a new funding round to launch its Blankos Block Party open-world multiplayer game as well as a blockchain platform with nonfungible tokens.
Blockchain
InsurTech startup Embroker lands $100M investment to disrupt the $800 billion property and casualty (P&C) insurance market
The startup uses predictive modeling powered by proprietary technology to fully automate underwriting and make the buying process simple, fast, and more affordable.
Automation & Productivity
Organizational management platform startup ChartHop raises $35M for platform expansion 
ChartHop’s service allows customers to streamline organization management across people, finance, recruiting and team managers by providing a single platform for sharing people data and collaboratively building headcount plans.
Automation & Productivity
How the new Colorado Privacy Act will impact your business
The CPA is also the first law that can be enforced by both the district attorney and the attorney general’s office, which is “a reason to really take compliance obligations seriously,”
Privacy & Security
Sinch to Acquire MessageMedia, Accelerating Growth With Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
MessageMedia offers a web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) suite that makes it easy to leverage two-way messaging without any need for coding or familiarity with APIs
Automation & Productivity
Asana brings video messaging to teams and finally arrives on desktop
Video messaging, specifically, enables teams spread across multiple time zones and locations to communicate nuanced messages without having to be online at the same time.
Automation & Productivity
Mysterious Custom Malware Collects Billions of Stolen Data Points
The heisted info includes 6.6 million files and 26 million credentials, and 2 billion web login cookies – with 400 million of the latter still valid at the time of the database’s discovery.
Privacy & Security
Protegrity Announces Latest Version of Platform with New Dynamic Data Masking Capabilities
For a higher level of control over sensitive data, businesses can utilize Protegrity’s dynamic data masking, which enforces data-visibility rules at the point of user access to hide or “mask” sensitive data for unauthorized users – without changing the data at rest.
Data Analytics
New NVMe spec brings new support for hard drives
The new NVM Express 2.0 has been released and with it a surprise: The non-volatile memory express protocol—best known for handling SSD speeds—is now offering full-blown support for traditional hard-disk drives.
Data Storage
Government platform provider iConstituent struck by ransomware attack 
The ransomware attack has left almost 60 house offices unable to access constituent data. States such as New York, Georgia, and cities including Los Angeles were also said to be affected.
Privacy & Security
StarTree Cloud launches to power analytics systems with millions of users 
StarTree Cloud is designed to power analytics applications that have thousands to millions of users. One example of such an application is the analytics tool Uber Technologies Inc. provides as part of its UberEats service to help restaurant operators measure sales.
Data Analytics
Ex-Microsoft leaders land $5.1M from GitHub co-founder, ex-Snowflake CEO for new startup Aserto
Aserto says its software provides 80% of the heavy lifting required to build enterprise-ready permissions and RBAC, or role-based access control.
Privacy & Security
Enterprise CMS Contentstack raises $57.5M
Contentstack is offered via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, meaning that there are no downloads, no manual upgrades, and no requirements to learn any particular programming language or framework
Automation & Productivity
Stoke nabs $15.5M to boost its AI-driven freelance management system
In March, Stoke launched its Worker Classification Engine, an AI-powered system that analyzes companies’ relationships with contractors and freelancers and alerts them to potentially costly compliance risks.
Automation & Prductivity
Dell is rapidly building a cloud-native telecom ecosystem for 5G 
The other aspect of Dell’s 5G cloud-native ecosystem is the reference architectures it has created that span edge, core and Open RAN environments
Telecom
Lewd Phishing Lures Aimed at Business Explode
Instead, these emails popping up on people’s screens at work are intended to shock the user, opening the door for them to make a reckless decision to click. It’s a tactic GreatHorn called “dynamite phishing.”
Privacy & Security
Domo Introduces New Domo Everywhere Offering
With Domo Everywhere, we’re giving customers an easy way to create, deliver and monetize high value data solutions in a fraction of the time it would normally take and with a fraction of the resources required of any other approach.
Data Analytics
Polymath Grows Node Operator Base On Polymesh Blockchain With BLOXXON AG
Bloxxon offers product solutions and API-services for digital assets across three core business areas: custody, tokenization, and asset servicing
Blockchain
NetFoundry, Oracle Cloud Tease App-Side Zero Trust
The integration is built around NetFoundry’s zero-trust and SDN products, and it allows software-as-a-service (SaaS) developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to utilize the vendor’s zero-trust network access (ZTNA) functionality rather than have to develop it on their own.
Cloud Computing
Salesforce launches AI-powered research agent to help sales teams increase leads
Salesforce is introducing a new AI-powered research tool called Einstein Relationship Insights (ERI) that it said autonomously mines the web and disparate data sources to uncover account and contact information about customers, prospects, and companies
Automation & Productivity
RockYou2021: largest password compilation of all time leaked online with 8.4 billion entries
A forum user posted a massive 100GB TXT file that contains 8.4 billion entries of passwords, which have presumably been combined from previous data leaks and breaches.
Privacy & Security
Blockchain Innovations To Reduce Vehicle Ownership Costs, Improve Customer Experiences
In addition to blockchain, related digital technologies like smart contracts and verifiable credentials will play key roles in the future of vehicle financing by tracking collateral and payments, thereby reducing risk, lowering borrowing costs, and improving customer privacy.
Blockchain
AI-powered transcription startup Verbit raises $157M
Verbit customers first upload audio or video files to a dashboard for AI-guided processing. Then a team of more than 33,000 human freelancers in over 120 countries edits and reviews the material, taking into account customer-supplied notes and guidelines
Automation & Productivity
Blockdaemon raises $28M in to scale up enterprise blockchain infrastructure 
Blockdaemon provides blockchain node management infrastructure to scale and deploy nodes with security and monitoring both in the cloud and on-premises
Blockchain
ZoomInfo acquires Insent to help sales teams convert website visitors
Insent integrates with companies’ existing marketing and CRM tools to derive additional context for website visitors, such as deanonymizing specific visitors to establish what company they work for
Privacy & Security
Grafana Labs eases IT monitoring with Tempo tracing tool and new Grafana release 
Tracing allows developers to collect troubleshooting data as the order travels from the e-commerce storefront to the back-end payment processing system and the company’s sales database.
Apps/DevOps
iOS15: Apple continues privacy war with app tracker reports
audio processing moving to be on-device only - so voice commands to Apple's smart assistant Siri will not be uploaded to central servers, unlike competitors such as the Amazon Echo
Privacy & Security
Weka Sets 6 Records on STAC-M3 With WekaFS Parallel File System on Amazon EC2
With this capability, Quants and FSI professionals can more frequently run more complex models, perform back testing, and do algorithmic trading to derive actionable insight and match machine trading requirements.
Data Analytics
Microsoft begins rolling out its Scheduler meeting service, plus more Outlook voice features on iOS
Scheduler uses Cortana to negotiate a meeting time. The service allows users to use natural-language queries, such as "Find a time for me and Paul to meet for breakfast next week," to schedule their meetings.
Automation & Productivity
Kofax Acquires PSIGEN
“PSIGEN’s customers will benefit from Kofax’s much larger resources and global reach, and together we’ll be able to offer customers the broadest range of software and solutions in the marketplace to accelerate their digital workflow transformation journeys.”
Document Management
Snowflake brings programmability and governance to its Data Cloud 
The Snowflake SQL API makes it possible for custom-built and third-party applications to call Snowflake’s Data Cloud through a REST application programming interface without the need for client-side drivers
Cloud Computing
Whatfix secures $90M to power contextual guidance in enterprise apps
“A typical enterprise has more than 900 apps, and a typical enterprise employee is exposed to more than 15 apps. Whatfix provides the personalized experiences and contextual guidance that enterprises need to effectively use all of their software.”
Automation & Productivity
Windows Container Malware Targets Kubernetes Clusters
“Siloscape”, the first malware to target Windows containers, breaks out of Kubernetes clusters to plant backdoors and raid nodes for credentials.
Privacy & Security
Qlik Launches Data Literacy 2.0 to Drive Data Fluency in the Enterprise
It is designed to take individuals from data novice to data fluent; where they can confidently interpret and work with data and help drive best practices in data-driven decision-making across their organization.
Data Analytics
Cyber risk platform Brinqa nabs $110M amid surge in breaches
Brinqa also provides tools for creating, managing, and operating new knowledge graphs, enabling customers to design and develop low-code cybersecurity apps for a range of use cases
Privacy & Security
Apple is building video and music sharing into FaceTime
Using SharePlay, people will be able to watch or listen to content in sync with everyone else on the call, either by casting the content to an Apple TV device while staying on the call or by watching both on the same screen using Picture in Picture.
Apps/DevOps
Delphix pushes out ransomware protection product Data Vault
Its Data Platform software automates data collection from databases and ERP sources running on X86 servers, mainframes, or in the public cloud, and provides the data on demand for test and dev, and other uses.
Data Analytics
NetApp simplifies hybrid cloud data management with ONTAP updates 
The new ONTAP release is all about removing the complexity of deploying storage for hybrid cloud, and that the most positive change is the enhanced user experience it offers
Data Storage
Qualcomm launches new platforms for IoT across industries
Qualcomm is launching platforms designed for edge computing and running artificial intelligence workloads closest to the data.
IoT/Mobility
Automated penetration testing startup Horizon3.ai raises $8.5M 
“Our thesis is to help enterprises look at their environment through the eyes of the attacker to identify ineffective security controls and fix security issues that are most likely to be exploited by attackers.”
Privacy & Security
Dell announces new AMD-based Integrated Systems for Azure Stack HCI 
The Dell EMC Integrated System for Azure Stack HCI is a system that companies can use to run Microsoft Corp.’s Azure Stack offering on a hyperconverged infrastructure platform that combines compute, networking and storage.
Data Storage
Deloitte expands cloud cybersecurity footprint with CloudQuest acquisition
CloudQuest’s technology also integrates with a range of enterprise ticketing and security analytics tools, automatically creating tickets and assigning to resource owners with priorities based on rules-defined criteria.
Cloud Computing
Blockchain Startup Candela Coin Develops Solar Powered Eco-Friendly Cryptocurrency Mining Protocol
"Miners would be incentivized to to produce more solar energy so they could generate more computing power and mine more crypto.”
Blockchain
Lightspeed buys Ecwid and NuOrder for $925M to ‘unify commerce ecosystem’
Lightspeed’s software enables multi-channel retailers to synchronize their inventory across all locations, accept appointments for in-store services, manage Google shopping ads, and handle online and in-store payments.
Automation & Productivity
Sentry updates capabilities with custom dashboards and ticket automation 
Sentry’s dashboards are fully customizable and built on the backbone of Discover, a query engine designed to provide observability across error metadata generated between multiple projects throughout an entire organization’s projects and applications.
Apps/DevOps
AT&T Wins $725M Veterans Affairs Contract
The 12-year contract calls for AT&T to provide the VA, and the 18 million veterans and families it serves, with an IP-based data network, including support for WAN, virtual private networking, and managed network service
Network Management
Seattle cybersecurity startup ExtraHop to be acquired by private equity firms in $900M deal
ExtraHop uses machine learning to help companies prevent, detect, and eliminate threats on their networks, operating in a fast-growing sector of cybersecurity called “network detection and response
Privacy & Security
Oracle Cloud adds more services, Ampere instances to Always Free tier
Oracle said it is adding 13 more free services including Ampere instances to its Oracle Cloud Free Tier as it aims to woo more developers to the platform.
Cloud Computing
Digital Health startup Truepill launches virtual pharmacy platform to reimagine a consumer-centric shopping experience
Truepill provides a pharmacy API and fulfillment of medications to 50 states from their own facilities. Truepill allows healthcare brands to deliver everyday prescription medications directly to their patients nationwide.
Healthcare Tech
Identity verification company Trulioo lands $394M
“We help enterprises verify and authenticate users online to enable swift and secure digital onboarding, and in accordance with compliance requirements."
Privacy & Security
Avnio Launches New Solution Enabling Businesses To Supercharge Salesforce Data
Avnio, the leading provider of RFP response and automation software, has announced Tables, a new cloud-based tool enabling users to see and manage their RFP data more effectively through Salesforce
Automation & Productivity
Fujifilm forced to shut down servers following a ransomware attack 
“Enterprises need to remain vigilant in their security, not only using phishing detection and training employees to recognize phishing, but also making sure they have defense-in-depth for all of their applications, data, and assets that are internet-facing.”
Privacy & Security
This hard drive breakthrough could see HDDs holding 10 times more data
Cambridge reports that graphene enables a two-fold reduction in friction and provides better corrosion and wear resistance than state-of-the-art COCs.
Data Storage
Autodesk discloses digital-twin platform for AEC industry
“We believe an increased demand for digital twins by owners and operators of buildings and infrastructure will create new market opportunities for digital technologies and digitization of the AEC industry,
Automation & Productivity
Automata Network Debuts a Miner Extractable Value (MEV) Solution for Crypto, Conveyor Service
The Conveyor protects users by acting as a neutral party in the ordering of pending transactions. This strips miners of their autonomy in ordering transactions from the mempool into a new block.
Blockchain
Amesite Launches Remote Upskilling Courses on Microsoft Azure, in Partnership with Wayne State University
Running on Azure and in partnership with universities, Amesite is well-positioned to drive digital transformation and upskill professionals across markets.
Training/Cert
SAP Packages Enterprise Services, Asserts No Cloud ‘Drama’
The boldly named SAP Business Network ties together SAP’s Ariba Network, Logistics Business Network, and Asset Intelligence Network
Cloud Computing
Facebook open-sources Flores-101 dataset to enable more accurate AI translations 
Flores-101 is a test dataset for evaluating translation models that contains sentences translated across 101 languages.
Artificial Intelligence
New Cisco servers embrace hybrid cloud
Cisco UCS X-Series servers have a new architecture that supports blade- and rack-server features to simplify data centers and come loaded with management software to unify hybrid cloud environments
Cloud Computing
TikTok Quietly Updated Its Privacy Policy to Collect Users' Biometric Data
"We may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information as defined under U.S. laws, such as faceprints and voiceprints, from your User Content."
Privacy & Security
GoodData delivers headless BI service for the enterprise
The GoodData.CN Production platform builds on a previously released community edition to provide organizations with a platform for analyzing data that makes use of cloud-native technologies such as the open source Kubernetes container orchestration engine to enable it to scale
Data Analytics
University of Texas at San Antonio Researchers Collaborate to Improve Computer Vision for AI
Exploiting the connection between dynamical systems and show that neural SDEs lead to less noisy, visually sharper, and quantitatively robust attributions than those computed using neural ODEs.
Artificial Intelligence
Sigma Computing Puts Business Teams in the Analytics Driver’s Seat with New Workbooks
Sigma Workbooks accelerates data-driven decisions by putting the power of analytics across billions of rows of live data directly into the hands of marketers, analysts, product managers, and other cross-functional business team members.
Data Analytics
ChaosSearch aims to disrupt data lake log analytics at scale for ‘indexing in place’ 
The way ChaosSearch gets there is by never moving the data out of S3. A traditionally created, out-of-S3 schema doesn’t have to be generated. “The big bang theory of ‘do data lake and put everything in it’ has been proven not to work,”
Data Analytics
Nasuni attacks on-premises Windows file servers with Google Cloud edge caching
“With migration included in the Nasuni Files for Google Cloud monthly subscription price, we’re making it as painless and risk-free as we can to move files to the Google Cloud platform and leave expensive, cumbersome on-premises file servers behind.”
Cloud Computing
Dremio’s Dart Initiative Accelerates the Obsolescence of Cloud Data Warehouses
"Delivering warehouse-grade performance directly on data lakes is a key element in enabling companies to adopt an open data architecture,”
Data Analytics
Lightspin Research Team Discovers Cross-Account Attack Path Leveraging Dangerous S3 Bucket Permissions on AWS
If leveraged, this attack can cause a real and measurable impact to a business’ bottom line, by opening up certain AWS buckets to unauthorized writes from any AWS account.
Privacy & Security
AWS launches Global Clusters to fast-track outage recovery
This version of Amazon DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL document database service that supports MongoDB workloads and makes it easy to store, query, and index JSON data
Data Analytics
Apromore simplifies pulling data into open source process mining platform
The graphical no-code extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools that are now part of the platform automate the loading of data into the platform without requiring any intervention on the part of an internal IT team,
Data Analytics
Biden administration makes $1 billion in grants available for broadband on tribal lands
According to the Commerce Department, census figures show only half of households on tribal lands subscribe to home internet service, and some areas lack even the most basic cellphone reception
Telecom
Seattle-based sales tech startup Outreach lands $200 million in funding, pushing its valuation to $4.4 billion
Outreach’s sales engagement and intelligence platform leverages the world’s largest B2B buyer-and-seller engagement dataset, capturing billions of sales interactions, to enable sales leaders and their teams to more effectively engage customers, forecast with confidence, and close deals faster.
Automation & Productivity
Google PPC Ads Used to Deliver Infostealers
Researchers have tracked down the origins of several increasingly prevalent info-stealers – including Redline, Taurus, Tesla and Amadey – that threat actors are delivering via pay-per-click (PPC) ads in Google’s search results.
Privacy & Security
Sumo Logic Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sensu to Extend Open Source Strategy
The Sensu solution helps them automate monitoring workflows thereby increasing velocity while improving repeatability, reliability, and maintainability,”
Automation & Productivity
Revenue intelligence startup Gong raises $250M in late-stage funding 
Gong’s platform also provides revenue forecasting capabilities. It analyzes the data it collects from customer interactions and works out how likely each deal that’s still in process is likely to close in the seller’s favor.
Data Analytics
EdTech startup Guild Education raises new $150M in funding, tripling its valuation to $3.75 billion
Guild offers these adults support from start to finish, with their technology platform for discovery, learning, and organizing the experience, and extra support with their tech-enabled student advising model.
EDTech
RDA Completes Seed Fund Round to Commercialise Tech that Dramatically Improves Data Center Sustainability
The network of twins serves two purposes to synthesize a large volume of self-labeled operational data for AI model training and validate control policies derived from well-trained AI models, in a dual cycle loop manner. 
Data Analytics
EnGenius Cloud Launches Facebook Wi-Fi Integration for SMBs
EnGenius is integrating Facebook Wi-Fi on its license-free Cloud networking solution. SMBs can use the EnGenius Cloud To-Go app to install the easy plug-and-play access point and enable the Facebook Wi-Fi feature in minutes.
Cloud Computing
Microsoft buys ReFirm Labs to boost IoT security with firmware analysis
The company has pledged to invest $5 billion in IoT by 2022. The acquisition of ReFirm Labs, with its expertise in firmware security and the Centrifuge firmware platform to analyze and detect security issues, is “a culmination of that [IoT] strategy,
IoT/Mobility
Cyber-Insurance Fuels Ransomware Payment Surge
In the first half of 2020, ransomware attacks accounted for 41 percent of the total number of filed cyber-insurance claims, according to a Cyber Claims Insurance Report released last year by Coalition.
Privacy & Security
Into the zone: Samsung launches its first zoned SSD at enterprises, hyperscalers
Samsung has announced its first zoned namespace SSD, the PM1731a, claiming up to four times greater endurance but supplying no performance information at all.
Data Storage
Salesforce boosts customer data platform strategy as rivals circle
There’s also now a Progressive Web Application (PWA) Kit and Managed Runtime. Enabled by headless services provided by Salesforce, they allow developers to more easily decouple front-end and backend technologies to customize application experience
Automation & Productivity
Stack Overflow to be acquired by tech investment group Prosus for $1.8B 
Stack Overflow is a question-and-answer site where developers can request peers’ input about programming topics. It generates revenue through an advertising service that enables companies to post job listings and promote their products. 
Apps/DevOps
Chicago-based tech startup Oak9 launches its Infrastructure-as-code security platform with $5.9M in seed funding
It seamlessly integrates into the development pipeline, analyzes infrastructure as code, and builds security into cloud-native applications so they are secure and compliant by design.
Privacy & Security
Dell eyes up HCI rivals, adds compute, disaggregated storage, tools to VxRail hyperconverged systems
It has also added compute-only nodes and enhanced storage capacity with disaggregated shared storage, and there is better tool software for installation and lifecycle management.
Data Storage
Weownomy: The New Social Network That’s Better Than Facebook
Weownomy promises to be better than Facebook in every way possible. There will be a user-owned digital bank to monetize every individual’s online activity as opposed to only generating advertising revenue.
Apps/DevOps
WhatsApp says accounts will soon be usable across up to four devices
As well as multi-device support, Zuckerberg also confirmed that WhatsApp is adding a new “view once” feature, which will allow users to send content that disappears after it’s been viewed
Apps/DevOps
LocoMobi World Announces ‘WorldSecure’ the First Truly ‘Smart’ Data Security Network to Mitigate Cyber Risk
The product is a plug-in middleware. It is a simple drop-in app, just like a VPN, but one that mitigates the fear and risk of loss, damage, discontinuity of operations and irritative intermittent communications failures
Privacy & Security
IT asset management company Lansweeper nabs $158M
This gives IT personnel and managers a “single source of truth” on all the hardware, software, and users across the company, giving visibility into blind spots to ensure software and licensing is up-to-date, for example, and improving security by surfacing all endpoints wherever they reside.
Automation & Productivity
Cross-browser app testing platform LambdaTest raises $16M
The LambdaTest platform enables its users to run automated or manual tests for their web apps across thousands of different browser and operating system configurations, spanning desktop and mobile
Apps/DevOps
Sunlight and Altos Computing to Deliver Edge-to-Core Hyperconverged Appliances
By combining the power of Sunlight’s NexVisor HCI stack and Altos BrainSphere servers, organizations can run resource-intensive workloads like AI and analytics with high density, ultra-high performance and simple scalability, from the edge to the core datacenter.
Automation & Productivity
AI Chipmaker Hailo Partners with Lanner to Launch Next-Gen AI Inference Solutions at the Edge
“Our expertise in creating effective purpose-built hardware platforms, combined with Hailo’s unparalleled AI module performance, will provide industries with a reliable vision-based solution that is low power, low latency and cost-effective,”
Artificial Intelligence
Loom’s new SDK lets any company add video messaging to their apps
Freshly minted enterprise video unicorn Loom has launched a public beta of an all-new software developer kit (SDK), allowing any business to add a Loom-powered video record button to their own applications.
Apps/DevOps
Ransomware attack on meat processor JBS strikes operations in US, Canada and Australia 
JBS added that its backup servers were not affected and that it’s not aware of any evidence that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised
Privacy & Security
Lisk Unveils Roadmap to Ecosystem Interoperability
Lisk, the platform for building blockchain applications using JavaScript, has unveiled its roadmap to full ecosystem interoperability, with each phase represented by a different gemstone.
Blockchain
Egress acquires anti-phishing provider Aquilai to strengthen its email security platform 
Combined, the technologies from both companies will offer machine learning and natural language processing to detect all phishing attacks as well as content and context analysis for inbound email traffic
Privacy & Security
Travel Blockchain Startup Adds Industry Fire Power
The use of the Smart Profile coupled with Blockchain Smart Contracts, AI & ML Technologies bring new services to both B2C and B2B travelers.”
Blockchain
Sumo Logic Announces Availability of Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Threat Protection Powered by AWS
The solution will reduce the time to detect and respond to threats, and will be available in two packages depending on the organization’s security operations maturity
Privacy & Security
Marvell launches first PCIe 5 SSD controller
Marvell has launched a flash controller using the PCIe gen 5.0 bus, four times faster than today’s mainstream PCIe gen 3 bus.
Automation & Productivity
Yooz new Automated Accounts Payable Solution, Yooz Rising, Launches in Ireland
Yooz provides a powerful, zero-capex, zero setup, zero training cloud-based solution to organizations of all sizes, with the ambition to remove all barriers to Accounts Payable (AP) & P2P automation adoption.
Automation & Productivity
Nokia Rolls Out XDR With AT&T, Dish, T-Mobile as Customers
In addition to the existing NASO capabilities, Nokia added new analytics, machine learning, and automation functions to NetGuard XDR. “And we now look into any cloud” to detect and stop threats,
Privacy & Security
Oracle Unlocks Power of Arm-based Processors at One Cent per Core Hour, Expanding Ecosystem, and Speeding App Development
Oracle is the only major cloud provider offering Arm-based compute instances at only one cent per core hour, the industry’s lowest cost per core, with flexible VM sizing from 1 to 80 OCPUs and 1 to 64 GB of memory per core or as a bare-metal service with 160 cores and 1 TB of memory.
Apps/DevOps
CipherTrace Adds Analytics Support for Binance Smart Chain to Track Illicit Transactions, Legitimizes Chain for More Partnership Opportunities
With this integration, CipherTrace is now able to offer compliance support for any project built on the Binance Smart Chain, a blockchain known for its low transaction fees, fast settlement times, and balance in excess of $88B USD.
Blockchain
Anti-ransomware biz ExaGrid ‘paid $2.6m ransomware demand’
According to a ComputerWeekly.de report, the crooks broke into ExaGrid’s internal systems and grabbed copies of sensitive documents.
Privacy & Security
Automated sales commission platform Spiff secures $46M
While its pre-built integrations include the likes of Salesforce, Looker, Snowflake, Quickbooks, and Stripe, the company also follows an API-first philosophy which opens things to just about any data conduit.
Automation & Productivity
Databricks Unites Data and Machine Learning Teams with Launch of Databricks Machine Learning
Many ML platforms fall short because they ignore a key challenge in machine learning: they assume that data are available at high quality and ready for training. That requires data teams to stitch together solutions that are good at data but not AI, with others that are good at AI but not data
Machine Learning
Clumio unveils Discover AWS backup monitor, gives it away free to its customers
Startup Clumio offers its Protect backup-as-a-service (BaaS) product to protect AWS workloads, and it provides a virtual air-gap to immutable backups to thwart ransomware attacks.
Data Storage
Nvidia lifts curtain on AI software dev platform, new AI servers at Computex
Nvidia touted Base Command as a way for enterprise developers to “quickly move their AI projects from prototypes to production” with software designed “for large-scale, multi-user and multi-team AI development workflows hosted either on-premises or in the cloud,"
Artificial Intelligence
Amazon devices to share WiFi automatically unless users opt out 
Sidewalk creates a low-bandwidth mesh network with the help of Sidewalk Bridge devices, including select Echo and Ring devices. These Bridge devices are said to share a small portion of users’ internet bandwidth, which is pooled together to provide these services to other users and their neighbors.
Apps/DevOps
Intel’s latest 11th Gen processor brings 5.0GHz speeds to thin and light laptops
Along with the new processors, Intel has also announced its latest 5G modem solution for laptops — a new M.2 card that device makers will be able to incorporate into their designs, called the Intel 5G Solution 5000.
Automation & Productivity
Xiaomi’s new fast-charging technology can charge a 4000mAh battery in 8 minutes
Called “HyperCharge,” the technology was demonstrated using a custom Mi 11 Pro with a 200W charger. In a video demonstration, the device managed to get to 50% charge in three minutes, which is also quite impressive.
Apps/DevOps
Cloudera to be acquired, turned private by CD&R, KKR in $5.3 billion deal
On the same day, Cloudera announced the purchase of Datacoral and Cazena in two separate deals. Cloudera says that purchasing the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies will improve its public cloud and data management offerings.
Cloud Computing
This Android trojan malware is using fake apps to infect smartphones, steal bank details
TeaBot – also known as Anatsa – is able to take full remote control of Android devices, allowing cyber criminals to steal bank details and other sensitive information with the aid of keylogging and stealing authentication codes.
Privacy & Security
Relativity Acquires Text IQ to Drive Leadership in AI for e-Discovery, Compliance and Privacy
In addition to accelerating the pace of innovation in RelativityOne and Relativity Trace, Text IQ’s unique approach to AI and ML and its product offerings will expand the legal and compliance challenges that Relativity can solve for its customers, like privilege reviews
Artificial Intelligence
Microsoft Build touts Power Apps, Cosmos DB enhancements to develop code faster
The fact that Power FX is a formula-based tool built on Microsoft Excel means people can write custom code without having to learn traditional programming languages.
Apps/DevOps
WhatsApp reverses course, now won’t limit functionality if you don’t accept its new privacy policy
The rollout of the policy has been a confusing mess, and raised concerns that WhatsApp would begin sharing more of users’ personal data with Facebook.
Privacy & Security
FBI warns APT actors are targeting vulnerabilities in Fortinet appliances
According to the FBI, an APT group — APT groups are typically state-sponsored — has exploited a Fortinet appliance to access a web server hosting the domain of a U.S. municipal government.
Privacy & Security
Databricks unifies data science and engineering with a federated data mesh
Delta Sharing will in effect establish a common standard for sharing all data types using an open protocol that can be invoked using SQL, visual analytics tools, and programming languages such as Python and R
Data Analytics
Reach Raises $12 Million to Simplify Blockchain Development and Unlock the Next Generation of Decentralized Applications
The platform empowers software developers to safely and easily build blockchain applications in a fraction of the time, regardless of skills and experience
Blockchain
Redshift ML brings machine learning to Amazon’s cloud data warehouse
Amazon Redshift ML makes it possible to create, train and deploy machine learning models using basic Structured Query Language commands. It works in tandem with Amazon SageMaker, the company’s fully managed machine learning service, so users don’t need to move their data first.
Machine Learning
Crossbeam Launches Partner Cloud
“We don’t just power the secure exchange of data between partners — we create value from that data by routing it to the systems where work gets done.”
Data Analytics
Aera Technology to Integrate Microsoft Azure Digital Twins With Aera’s Cognitive Operating System
Via this collaboration, customers’ internal, external, and physical data can be combined into a digital twin by Azure Digital Twins service to enable Cognitive Automation—the digitization, augmentation, and automation of decision making
Data Analytics
Stacklet Launches Cloud Custodian-Based Platform
Stacklet this week launched its platform, based on the open source Cloud Custodian project, that lets cloud engineering and security teams codify and automate cloud governance.
Cloud Computing
ThoughtSpot adds support for Databricks ‘lakehouse’ to analytics platform
For nearly a decade, ThoughtSpot has been making the case for an alternative approach to analytics that eliminates the need to rely on a data analyst or IT professional to construct a dashboard
Data
Analytics
TIBCO’s New Hyperconverged Analytics Approach Delivers Rapid, Actionable Insights for Customers
These new capabilities include a framework for extending the visual analytics palette with TIBCO Spotfire Mods, invoking no-code data science functionality, advanced streaming analytics, and a modern, platform-agnostic approach to ModelOps.
Data Analytics
New Varada Feature Reduces Complexity, Cost of Text Analytics for SQL Data Consumers
Varada’s solution for interactive text analytics—integrated with the popular open source search engine Apache Lucene—works directly on the customer’s data lake and serves SQL data consumers out-of-the-box.
Data Analytics
Payments startup SpotOn raises $125M on a unicorn valuation of $1.875B 
SpotOn offers cloud-based software that provides payment solutions for merchants with additional marketing, loyalty, website design, appointment, payroll and review services
Automation & Productivity
Open Source Data Integration Company Airbyte Closes $26M Series A
By commoditizing data integration, Airbyte is establishing a new standard of moving and consolidating data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT
Data Analytics
Western Digital flashes fresh Black gamer SSDs, faster flash cards
WD unveiled a SanDisk Professional brand, new BLACK SSDs, an alliance with Percona for Zoned Name Space (ZNS) storage to support MySQL Server, and a new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.1 platform
Data Storage
Docker launches Verified Publisher program to boost container security for devs
The company reports that more than 200 independent software vendors are using Docker Hub to distribute software. A Verified Publisher badge will allow developers to see that software came directly from a publisher.
Privacy & Security
This phishing attack is using a call centre to trick people into installing malware on their Windows PC
BazaLoader phishing emails tell people to dial a phone number to cancel a phoney subscription - and that's when cyber criminals posing as 'customer support' guide victims towards downloading a malicious payload commonly used in ransomware attacks.
Privacy & Security
BlueOcean unveils sentiment analytics API for tracking brands
The Brand Genome at the core of the platform is based on a data collection method that is enabled by machine learning algorithms and other forms of AI using various psychological models
Data Analytics
NAND what: ScaleFlux pushes out higher capacity and speed QLC computational storage drive
ScaleFlux has announced a CSD 2000 computational storage drive using Micron quad level cell (QLC) flash with integrated compression. It claims it can achieve costs under $0.01/GB/year over a 5-year period.
Data Storage
New MissionKeeper and MissionCaster Video and Data Streaming Tools Help Remote Experts Solve Problems Faster
KSI’s live streaming software and user-interface for professionals, shares video and telemetry from drones, ROV’s, submersibles, robots, and other IoT devices with multiple users in near real-time.
IoT/Mobility
Hyperlink InfoSystem Titled As The Leading IT & Software Company for Blockchain Solutions Worldwide
The blockchain market is projected to hit USD 39.7 billion by 2025 from USD 3 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 67.3%
Blockchain
IBM, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Launching New Discovery Accelerator Institute
Specifically, the planned collaboration will focus on the rapidly growing areas of hybrid cloud and AI, quantum information science and technology, accelerated materials discovery, and sustainability to accelerate the discovery of solutions to complex global challenges.
Training/Cert
Orbit launches with $15M to fix ‘community data chaos’
“Folks on leadership teams, like directors of community or VPs of marketing, use Orbit’s reports and data to power decision-making across the company.”
Automation & Productivity
Extreme Networks launches CoPilot AIOps platform to deliver the always-on network 
Another interesting aspect of CoPilot is that Extreme is the only network vendor to offer unlimited data retention, allowing customers to look as far back as they need to
Network Management
Big changes to 1Password in the browser as it adds biometric unlocking
Popular password manager 1Password has updated its browser extension to enable support for Apple's Touch ID and Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric authentication.
Privacy & Security
Contentsquare, the global leader in digital experience analytics, today announces it has completed a $500 Million Series E funding round
The Contentsquare platform analyzes customer behavior through trillions of anonymous web, mobile and app interactions, and transforms this knowledge into intelligent recommendations that increase user conversion, revenue, engagement and growth
Data Analytics
Udacity, AWS Collaborate to Offer More Free Courses in Machine Learning
Enrollment in the free AWS Machine Learning Foundations course begins today. 425 top students from the course will be selected to receive a full scholarship for the entire AWS Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program based on the results of a test open to all who complete the free course.
Training/Cert
Calendar assistant startup Reclaim.ai raises $4.8M, reports 4K companies using its platform
Reclaim helps people identify and prioritize essential tasks, account for their time, and coordinate schedules between workers. The product is being used by employees at more than 4,000 companies internationally.
Automation & Productivity
Twilio backs Terazo to power the API economy and ‘third wave of cloud’
While Terazo sometimes serves as a simple outsourced software development team, it also works with internal development teams in what Terazo CEO Mark Wensell calls a “blended team model,” with Terazo bringing its experience in API management to the mix.
Apps/DevOps
Copado Collaborates with IBM to Accelerate Digital Transformation Projects on the Salesforce Platform
“This collaboration brings together Copado with our IBM Garage methodology for Salesforce, allowing start-up like ways of working and the ability to scale it for the enterprise so we can help deliver fast releases, in complex environments, with high quality.”
Automation & Productivity
Databricks releases data-sharing protocol to open source 
The company also announced reliability, governance and scalability enhancements to its “lakehouse,” the term it uses for an architecture that combines both data warehouse and data lake workloads without the need for extract databases
Data Analytics
New Relic brings instant Kubernetes observability into New Relic One
The integration of Auto-Telemetry with Pixie will let engineers monitor Kubernetes clusters and workloads without having to install language agents.
Automation & Productivity
Microsoft’s ‘biggest change’ to Outlook for Windows improves shared calendars
Improvements include much faster sync times for new meetings and updated meetings, meaning changes should instantly be reflected in everyone’s version of a shared calendar.
Automation & Productivity
OpenAI’s $100M startup fund will make ‘big early bets’ with Microsoft as partner
Altman did say that they will be looking for companies that are taking on serious issues, like healthcare, climate change, and education, where AI-powered applications or approaches could “benefit all of humanity,” in keeping with OpenAI’s mission statement
Artificial Intelligence
Google Cloud intros trio of new services aimed at helping enterprises unify data
The key products include Datastream, a new serverless change data capture and replication service; DataPlex, an integrated fabric for analytics data management and governance; and Analytics Hub, an ecosystem for sharing data sets and models at scale.
Data Analytics
DataDome raises $35M to defend ecommerce from bot attacks
New York-based DataDome, which was cofounded by Benjamin Fabre and Fabien Grenier, provides an AI-powered software-as-a-service solution that secures marketplaces against web scraping, account takeover, and payment fraud.
Privacy & Security
ServiceNow backs $50M round for cybersecurity startup Uptycs 
Uptycs’ provides what it describes as the first product in the cloud-native security analytics category that detects hacking attempts across both cloud workloads and endpoints such as employee devices.
Privacy & Security
USB-C is about to go from 100W to 240W, enough to power beefier laptops
But with 240W of power — something that the USB-IF is calling “Extended Power Range” or EPR for short — you could theoretically charge an full-fat Alienware m17 gaming laptop over USB-C.
Automation & Productivity
App observability and debugging platform Lightrun sees $23M
Lightrun inserts logs and metrics in real time, even while services are running, letting developers choose insertion points directly from integrated development environments or command-line interfaces
Apps/DevOps
Incorta Announces Tableau Connector to Extend Faster Data Analytics to All Customers
The new connector will allow thousands of customers to use Tableau as their preferred analytics platform while speeding up complex data workflows with Incorta as their data source system
Data Analytics
Application programming interface security startup Salt Security raises $70M 
Salt Security’s API Protection Platform requires no agents, software changes or inline code, meaning that it can be deployed quickly with no impact on application performance.
Privacy & Security
Startup emerges from stealth, reveals all-singing, all-dancing ‘transcendent’ storage
The firm says Valence enables users to access, move, manage, and protect all data assets transparently. It claims users can utilize any available file or object storage resource, regardless of the hardware manufacture, physical, virtual or cloud location, protocol, or platform.
Data Storage
Wolters Kluwer Partners With Picmonic Visual Mnemonics to Serve Visually-Minded Students
“Picmonic’s scientifically proven visual learning resources are seamlessly integrated in Lippincott CoursePoint+ to support students who are more visual learners and improve their knowledge and retention of concepts through engaging picture-focused lesson formats.” 
EDTEch
Microsoft unveils developer-focused Teams, Outlook, and Search updates
As for the Media APIs and resource-specific consent, they’ll offer real-time access to audio and video streams for transcription, translation, note-taking, insight-gathering, and more when they roll out in the weeks ahead.
Automation & Productivity
Tymeshift Showcases Automatic Scheduling & Customizable Dashboards
No scheduling experience is required, and no spreadsheets are needed. Instead, a task that generally takes hours to complete is taken care of in minutes without common errors such as double scheduling that often plague human-generated schedules.
Automation & Productivity
Oracle, Ampere Launch Penny-Per-Core Arm VPCs
Oracle, in collaboration with chipmaker Ampere Computing, became the latest public cloud provider to launch Arm-based compute instances, joining rivals Amazon and Microsoft.
Cloud Computing
Sales automation platform RightBound nabs $12M
RightBound combines data and AI to optimize sales development processes end-to-end. RightBound does data collection and outreach on behalf of sales reps, involving them only when relevant leads are engaged.
Automation & Productivity
Sumo Logic Completes Acquisition of DFLabs to Further Expand Cloud SIEM, Automation
With the combined expertise and technology of Sumo Logic and DFLabs, we are well-positioned to continue to drive our momentum and leadership as the cloud-native SIEM of choice, which will now include a leading SOAR for customers and managed service providers of all sizes and maturities.”
Privacy & Security
BurstIQ and The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) At The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Collaborate to Apply Blockchain to Intellectual Property Management
The collaboration focuses on development of artificial intelligence/machine learning models for modulating investigators’ data access within collaborative research environments. The segmentation, encryption, and secure storage of chemical information happens seamlessly and data access is enforced with minimal manual intervention and management.
Blockchain
Bluetooth bugs open the door for attackers to impersonate devices
Bluetooth Core and Mesh are separate specifications suitable for low-energy and Internet of Things (IoT) devices or and many-to-many (m:m) device communication for large-scale networks.
Privacy & Security
Collaborative Data Visualization Company Observable Launches Templates
"By expanding data exploration beyond dataviz experts, Observable enables business users to work with data and gain insights leading to improved business outcomes and decision-making,”
Data Analytics
Microsoft expands Azure Communication Services with call recording, UI library
“Even better, with Azure Communication Services on the back-end connecting to Microsoft Teams, developers enjoy free VoIP and chat usage for Teams app users.”
Automation & Productivity
Qumulo bundles up with AWS and Teradici to lure Adobe video editors to Amazon’s cloud
Scale-out file system supplier Qumulo is helping Adobe Premiere Pro users migrate to the AWS cloud with its Studio Q Quick Start.
Cloud Computing
Juniper Networks upgrades its Apstra intent-based networking software
Apstra’s intent-based analytics performs regular network checks to safeguard configurations and is hardware agnostic so it can be integrated to work with products from Cisco, Arista, Dell, Microsoft, and Nvidia/Cumulus
Network Management
Oracle debuts its first Arm-based cloud instances 
The new offering, called OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is designed to power both general-purpose and cloud-native workloads that demand high performance at more manageable costs,
Cloud Computing
Microsoft teases a ‘next generation of Windows’ announcement ‘very soon’
“Soon we will share one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators."
Apps/DevOps
Blockchain-as-a-Service provider Domineum Announces Partnership with nChain & BSV Blockchain
BSV is an enterprise-grade public blockchain, functioning as both a peer-to-peer electronic cash system and a global data ledger for government and enterprise applications.
Blockchain
Security startup Tessian, which uses AI to fight social engineering, trousers $65M
The startup applies machine learning to build individual behavior models for enterprise email use that aims to combat human error by flagging problematic patterns which could signify risky stuff is happening — such as phishing or data exfiltration.
Privacy & Securty
Catalogic sells flagship business to IBM to focus on Kubernetes backup
The software is primarily used on-premises, which has made for a more challenging sales environment as action has moved to the cloud. The company has also seen growing competition from storage makers who offer copy data management as a free add-on.
Data Storage
Franz and Smartlogic Help Enterprises Deploy Highly Scalable, Distributed Semantic Graphs
The Franz Inc. and Smartlogic combination provides organizations with end-to-end technology along with the expertise to quickly create enterprise-scale Semantic Knowledge Graphs, which serve as the underpinning for Artificial Intelligence applications.
Data Analytics
AI-powered logistics software startup FarEye lands $100M investment 
FarEye also helps with the task of implementing logistics procedures after they’re defined. The startup’s platform can automatically assign individual shipments to the delivery companies on which a company relies to transport goods. 
Automation & Productivity
Calamu Technologies raises $2.4M to advance data fragmentation platform
All three locations where Calamu Protect stores data would have to be compromised before a cybercriminal could bring those pieces back together. That same data, however, is still always immediately accessible by its rightful owner.
Data Storage
Commvault expands Metallic to Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Cloud 
Metallic works on external cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as on-premises servers. Additionally, customers can choose to backup their data in multiple locations.
Data Storage
Microsoft and Qualcomm team up to create a Windows on ARM developer PC
The miniature PC will be sold at the Microsoft Store this summer, and is designed to be more affordable to encourage developers to create ARM64 apps for Snapdragon-based PCs.
Apps/DevOps
Data collaboration platform Atlan nabs $16.5M
Atlan’s platform performs automatic data profiling to identify outliers, missing values, sensitive data, and anomalies. It also correlates business terms with data objects to generate a common understanding of the data and how to use it.
Data Analytics
WANdisco Deepens Integration with Databricks to Accelerate Time to Value for Cloud-Scale Analytics
For the first time, enterprises that want to migrate on-premises Hadoop and Spark content from Hive to Databricks can do so at scale and with high efficiency, while mitigating the many risks associated with large-scale cloud migrations.
Data Analytics
Exabeam Moves Into XDR. Will Other SIEMs Follow Suit?
Fusion XDR combines Exabeam’s behavior analytics; threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) analytics; and “hundreds” of pre-built, third-party security integrations, along with its newer TDIR use-case packages.
Privacy & Security
Aruba rolls out enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 6E devices
The devices offer tri-band coverage spanning 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz, with with 3.9 Gbps maximum aggregate throughput for reduced signal interference
Telecom
Invoca acquires DialogTech for $100M to expand its conversational intelligence tools
“Together as Invoca, our combined company will deliver an unrivaled solution for conversation intelligence, with the most innovative technology, expertise, experience, and resources in our industry.”
Data Analytics
StorMagic and Zerto Collaborate to Deliver a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Complete Validated Design for Edge-To-Edge Workload Protection
“The increased utilization of IoT, ML and AI has made edge computing a critical part of modern business operations, and emphasizes the importance of data protection for edge computing sites."
Cloud Computing
Phaidra raises more cash from Mark Cuban and others to build the ‘future of industrial automation’
Phaidra analyzes massive amounts of sensor data and creates intelligent AI agents that automatically control and optimize complex industrial facilities
Automation & Productivity
Ampere updates server chip roadmap with focus on cloud computing
When it introduces the next generation Ampere built on a 5nm process next year, it will be with a homegrown core optimized around cloud workloads.
Cloud Computing
IDrive Cloud Backup Introduces IDrive Mirror: Cloud-based Disk Image Backup for Protection against Ransomware and Data Loss
IDrive Mirror gives individuals and small businesses the ability to backup unlimited computers and server systems into a single account, allowing for direct data backup and retrieval from the IDrive cloud without any intermediary storage device.
Data Storage
Fireflies.ai puts $14M into its AI videoconferencing assistant
Once invited to a meeting, the company’s virtual agent begins transcribing in real time, with a search feature that lets users filter for action items and other key moments.
Automation & Productivity
Foursquare Acquires Geospatial Analytics and Visualizations Platform Unfolded
Unfolded offers open source geospatial libraries and a flexible suite of advanced tooling — including its signature product, Unfolded Studio, a self-serve platform that allows you to transform your geospatial data into insightful maps within minutes
Data Analytics
Don’t Want Your Picture Used? FotoWare Launches Image Consent Management App to Meet Growing Data Privacy Requirements
As the first company to offer consent management integrated into an enterprise-level DAM solution, FotoWare ensures that digital assets are only used with the full consent of the subject. 
Privacy & Security
IBM’s Project CodeNet will test how far you can push AI to write software
While there’s a scant chance that machine learning models built on the CodeNet dataset will make human programmers redundant, there’s reason to be hopeful that they will make developers more productive.
Automation & Productivity
Esper raises $30M to ease the management of Android-powered IoT fleets 
For device maintenance, companies have access to cloud-based services that allow them to monitor Android-powered systems for errors, secure them and perform configuration changes like updating the onboard software
IoT/Mobility
This massive phishing campaign delivers password-stealing malware disguised as ransomware
As part of the infection process, the malware adds a .crimson file name extension to files in an attempt to make the attack look like ransomware – although no files are actually encrypted.
Privacy & Security
NAND inventor’s company invents Dynamic Flash Memory – a theoretical DRAM replacement
The Unisantis paper says DFM takes a revolutionary approach to overcome these DRAM limitations short, regular and power-hungry refresh cycles, as well as destructive read processes.
Data Storage
WP Statistics Bug Allows Attackers to Lift Data from WordPress Sites
WP Statistics, a plugin installed on more than 600,000 WordPress websites, has an SQL-injection security vulnerability that could let site visitors make off with all kinds of sensitive information from web databases, including emails, credit-card data, passwords and more.
Privacy & Security
Numenta Demonstrates 100x Performance Acceleration in Deep Learning Networks Using Sparse Techniques
Numenta demonstrates that it is possible to construct sparse networks that deliver equivalent accuracy to their dense counterparts, and can be fully leveraged by today’s hardware, delivering over two orders of magnitude performance improvement.
Automation & Productivity
CrowdStrike, EY Take On Ransomware, Zero Trust
The three new services — ransomware readiness; incident response, recovery, and remediation; and zero trust capabilities — combine CrowdStrike’s Falcon security platform and incident response with EY’s consulting and risk management service
Privacy & Security
Icertis Again Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management
Icertis brings a new level of intelligence and transparency to CLM through its AI and Blockchain innovations, which empower businesses worldwide to ensure accuracy and compliance across the entire contract lifecycle.
Automation & Productivity
Startup releases ‘self-defending’ SSD that protects data from ransomware attacks
Cyber-security startup Cigent Technology has built a “self-defending” Secure SSD which constantly checks the credentials of any access to data on the drive. The firm claims it can make data “invisible” if an attack is detected.
Data Storage
Walnut Launches World’s First Sales Experience Platform
Among other notable features, the new platform enables sales and marketing teams to embed a self-guided product experience on their website, allowing their prospects to discover the product at early stages.
Automation & Productivity
DataStax and NetApp to Deliver Full Lifecycle Management for Cloud Native Data
As part of this partnership, the two companies have worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.
Data Management
Podcastle Brings AI-powered Podcast Creation Platform for Masses
With more than 100,000 active users and growing quickly, the company’s platform can help bloggers, podcasters, journalists, newsletter creators, educators, marketers, or anyone else who wants to easily create, edit and publish production-ready sound.
Artificial Intelligence
100M Android Users Hit By Rampant Cloud Leaks
More than 100 million Android users are at risk after 23 different mobile apps were found to leak personal data in the wake of rampant cloud misconfigurations.
Privacy & Security
Analytics shop Sisu’s new tool automates search results visualizations
The Sisu platform scans schemas, data types, cardinality, and other related attributes of data sets regardless of the physical location. It then automatically transforms the information into an index that can be queried using natural language
Data Analytics
Adapdix adds adaptive AI tool EdgeOps DataMesh for process optimization
Adapdix on Thursday unveiled EdgeOps DataMesh, adaptive AI software that ingests, preprocesses, and performs AI-driven analysis of data at the network edge to make automated, real-time manufacturing process improvements.
Artificial Intelligence
Apple’s new privacy ad imagines Thanos-snapping your stalkers out of existence
Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature in iOS 14.5 doesn’t seem to be a difficult concept to grasp; initial estimates suggest as many as 96 percent of US users are leaping at the chance to tell their apps, “No, you can’t track me across the internet
Privacy & Security
Work-focused video messaging platform startup Loom raises $130M on $1.5B valuation 
The company’s tools help users capture, record and narrate a video that can be instantly shared with a link without switching applications or uploading content.
Automation & Productivity
IBM will add container-native Spectrum Fusion to its storage line starting next quarter 
“So, no more data silos and no more 12 copies of the data, which, of course, drive up CapEx and OpEx.”
Data Storage
Facebook system can train AI models to recognize speech without transcribed audio data 
It’s for speakers of these languages that “wav2vec Unsupervised” was created. Wav2vec-U, as Facebook’s researchers call it, is a method that can be used to create high-quality speech recognition models without any labeled training data.
Artificial Intelligence
 U.S. has almost 500,000 job openings in cybersecurity
The need for more web watchmen spans from private businesses to government agencies, experts say, and most of the job openings are in California, Florida, Texas and Virginia.
Tech Jobs
No-code cybersecurity platform SpecTrust emerges from stealth with $4.3M
SpecTrust’s no-code platform allows security teams to deploy, optimize, and enforce layered cybercrime defenses without engineering.
Privacy & Security
Fraudsters employ Amazon ‘vishing’ attacks in fake order scams
The first example vishing attempt, tracked to roughly 9,000 email inboxes, was sent from a Gmail account and contained the subject line: "Invoice:ID," followed by an invoice number and content containing color markers used by Amazon.  
Privacy & Security
Superconductive scores $21M Series A funding to sustain growth of its Great Expectations open source framework for data quality
The way to fix this, Gong and Campbell suggest, is to introduce tests for data (instead of code), deployed at batch time (instead of compile or deploy time). The name they propose for this is pipeline tests, and this is what Great Expectations does
Apps/DevOps
Vertiv Introduces New Plug-and-Play Micro Data Center System for Edge Computing in EMEA
“Choosing and deploying a micro data center has never been faster or easier, and it can even be experienced virtually with our new augmented reality app”
Automation & Productivity
Cloud governance and compliance startup Immuta raises $90M
The platform delivers self-service access to analytics and enables access control management while ensuring compliance with federal, industry, employment, and contractual regulations, minimizing the need for copying, moving, or manually anonymizing data.
Data Management
Presentation platform Pitch eyes the enterprise with $85M raise
Pitch is all about extensibility, with integrations spanning third-party apps and data streams such as Google Analytics, enabling marketing teams to easily funnel live web performance data into charts and graphs.
Automation & Productivity
Seattle startup Esper raises $30M to grow DevOps platform for IoT device fleets
The 100-person startup helps companies with development, deployment, and maintenance of devices such as point-of-sale tablets, connected-fitness devices, and ticketing kiosks. The idea is to beef up traditional mobile device management (MDM) software with modern DevOps capabilities. 
Apps/DevOps
ServiceNow doubles down on cybersecurity with expanded Microsoft alliance
Today’s Microsoft-related product updates will extend ServiceNow’s cybersecurity capabilities, mainly by automating a number of common chores to save time for administrators
Privacy & Security
Insurtech startup Super raises $50M funding led by Wells Fargo to offer a subscription service that provides care and repair for your home
Using a data platform that captures more data on the home, on service providers, and on homeowners, Super has made impactful improvements in coverage, fraud prevention, and automation—from upfront scheduling through claim approval and service delivery
Apps/DevOps
Wasabi raises $25M more for ‘hot’ cloud data storage
Boston-based Wasabi offers what it calls “hot cloud storage,” a cloud object storage technology that provides an interface to use with storage apps, gateways, and other platforms.
Data Storage
Industrial SaaS startup Cognite raises $150M on a unicorn valuation of $1.6B 
The company says CDF is digitizing asset-intensive industries globally by making industrial data more accessible and meaningful to humans and machines, enabling clients to create value through artificial intelligence-based applications and solutions.
Artificial Intelligence
MuleSoft Unveils Next Major Release of Anypoint Platform with DataGraph, Empowering Developers to Create Composable Business Capabilities Faster
Developers can now instantly discover, access, and serve data from multiple existing APIs with a single query, without writing any additional code.

Apps/DevOps
Thales Announces New Solutions to Help Organizations Discover, Protect and Control Sensitive Data
Thales’ latest cloud data security solutions permit customers to maintain control of and manage their encryption keys, as well as manage access and authentication across hybrid and multicloud environments.
Privacy & Security
Cloud file streaming startup LucidLink grabs $12m in latest fund raising
LucidLink, whose FileSpaces software presents public cloud object storage as a local filer, has impressed venture capitalists enough to get a $12m A-round of funding.
Data Storage
Salto spices up its SaaS app tracking for enterprises with $42M raise
“With Salto, users can maintain separate development and testing environments, each with its own configuration setup, while keeping configuration elements that should remain aligned between environments in a shared folder."
Apps/DevOps
Alteryx announces new AutoML product and Intelligence Suite
Alteryx's Intelligence Suite brings Machine Learning and Text Mining tabs into Designer, adding Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text mining; computer vision capabilities for image-based data and optical character recognition (OCR);
Automation & Productivity
AI call center automation company Asapp raises $120M
Machine learning identifies opportunities for automation before, during, and after agent engagement, as well as flexibly setting agent capacity based on intent, complexity of conversations, customer responsiveness, agent experience, and more.
Automation & Productivity
Fortinet EDR Gains MDR, Mitre Threat Tags
According to Fortinet, today’s update will better prepare businesses of any size to secure worker’s computers on and off the network, prevent attacks pre- and post-execution, and allow security teams to detect and mitigate suspicious activity remotely using the platform’s MDR capabilities.
Privacy & Security
Streaming object cloud storage startup LucidLink nabs $12M
LucidLink’s shared namespace acts like network-attached storage despite the fact that it’s cloud-hosted, streaming data directly from and to an underlying object store without gateways.
Data Storage
Running containers on Amazon just got easier with AWS App Runner 
AWS App Runner is generally available now and makes life easier for developers by taking care of tasks such as managing the underlying infrastructure, servers and even the container orchestrator.
Apps/DevOps
HPE Launches Gaia-X Solutions to Accelerate Data Value Creation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced solutions to help organizations advance data monetization by tapping into Gaia-X, an emerging federated data infrastructure supported by more than 300 organizations in Europe and globally.
Data Analytics
Google launches Vertex AI, a fully managed cloud AI service
Vertex lets customers build, train, and deploy machine learning models in a single environment, moving models from experimentation to production while discovering patterns and anomalies and making predictions.
Artificial Intelligence
AT&T Cybersecurity Releases TDR for Government
The offering is built on AT&T’s Unified Security Management (USM) platform that combines threat detection, incident response, and compliance management, but takes things further to meet FedRAMP requirements
Privacy & Security
Product warranty tech startup Extend bags $260M in funding led by SoftBank at over $1 billion valuation
Extend, a San Francisco tech startup that makes it easier for businesses to offer product warranties as a service to merchants and innovates the broken customer experience associated with them.
Automation & Productivity
Automation Anywhere releases cloud-native RPA to boost industrial bots
He suggested the future of “anywhere” will increasingly include cloud-native RPA via cloud-first application programming interfaces (API).
Automation & Productivity
After 75M downloads, cloud-native authorization startup Styra raises $40M 
Styra’s open-source Open Policy Agent tool is downloaded more than a million times per week by developers for a total of 75 million downloads to date. The tool, which the startup commercializes with a paid version for enterprises, helps developers manage application authorization.
Privacy & Security
Algolia Collaborates with Firebase to Offer Database Search
Algolia, the leading provider of API Platforms for Dynamic Experiences, announced it has partnered with Firebase to provide more than 3 million Firebase and Google developers access and seamless integration to Algolia’s search and discovery platform.
Data Analytics
Google Maps unveils slate of new features including AR ‘Live View’, building navigation and area busyness
The company plans to roll out more than 100 AI-driven improvements to the app this year in order to give people "richer and more contextual information about the world around them.
Apps/DevOps
SAS Launches Free Data Literacy Resources to Build Essential Life Skills
The new SAS data literacy course, Data Literacy Essentials, introduces data basics, as well as what it means to be data-literate. It teaches strategies for seeing the usefulness in data, interrogating data, discovering meaning, making decisions and communicating data
Data Analytics
8×8 Announces Experience Communications as a Service (XCaaS) to Help Organizations Meet New Work Requirements
8×8 XCaaS uniquely delivers a single platform for both employee and customer experience, which includes fully integrated, cloud native contact center, voice, team chat, meetings and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) capabilities.
Automation & Productivity
ThreatLocker raises $20M to secure enterprise endpoints
ThreatLocker can control how applications interact with each other and protect network resources, registries, and data from misbehaving software.
Privacy & Security
1Password releases full-featured Linux desktop application
While 1Password can be utilized by anyone, business or individual, we have seen a real need for robust Linux support - outside of just the browser - in DevOps and IT teams in larger organizations.
Privacy & Security
Conflux Drives DeFi Forward with Multi-Chain Connectivity and Risk Mitigation
This focus on multi-chain interoperability, combined with the team’s unique international perspective and approach to risk management, positions Conflux to transform the DeFi space.
Blockchain
Arctic Wolf announces new security and awareness training product at RSA Conference 
It also offers automated phishing simulation and immediate education to measure and reinforce employee awareness with automated assessments and phishing simulations based on real-life attacks
Training/Cert
Artificial lands Microsoft-led $21.5M round for its lab automation software 
The tool, Artificial says, makes it possible to schedule experiments across multiple robotic lab systems, and several different labs if needed, via a single interface.
Automation & Productivity
MIT Researchers Create System that Cleans Messy Data Tables Automatically
MIT researchers have created a new system that automatically cleans “dirty data” —  the typos, duplicates, missing values, misspellings, and inconsistencies dreaded by data analysts, data engineers, and data scientists.
Data Analytics
Data sync automation startup Syncari raises $17.3M
Syncari offers data cleansing, merging, and augmentation services, unifying and scoring in addition to cleaning data from systems before sending the data to departments’ sources of truth.
Data Analytics
Rubrik takes on ransomware with AppFlows and bulk application recovery 
The new feature, Rubrik says, allows companies to map out all the applications that were compromised, find the most recent uncompromised copies of the applications’ respective datasets and start restoring them within a few minutes.
Privacy & Security
Castle Shield Holdings Announces Secure, Enterprise Data-at-Rest Solution
Hypnos secures unstructured data meant to be stored for both short and long-term use, including files on servers, hard drives, backup tapes, and other files in folders intended for general use.
Data Analytics
Data and AI operations startup Coiled nabs $21M
Coiled offers a web interface and Python environment that runs from other web services and automated jobs, managing GPUs and CPUs to allow mixing and matching with architectures and libraries such as Facebook’s PyTorch.
Apps/DevOps
McAfee Unites XDR, SASE at RSA Conference
McAfee connected its extended detection and response (XDR) and secure access service edge (SASE) platforms in a move the vendor says provides better threat protection and simplifies the security operations center (SOC)
Privacy & Security
External data provider Explorium raises $75M in new funding
The company provides external data from relevant sources to enhance enterprises’ internal datasets, so they can create more accurate AI models and predictions.
Data Analytics
Subscription and content personalization platform Piano raises $88M
“Although we’ve historically worked largely with publishers, many of the same concepts apply to non-media businesses — any company creating a digital experience that they hope to monetize could benefit from Piano’s platform,”
Digital Transformation
Conflux Drives DeFi Forward with Multi-Chain Connectivity and Risk Mitigation
Conflux can help projects mitigate these risks by ensuring a secure network design and maintaining close and constructive relationships with relevant regulatory bodies.
Blockchain
Barracuda adds AI-powered automation to its web application security platform 
Cloud Application Protection 2.0 brings a so-called auto-configuration engine for managing the platform’s cybersecurity settings. Those settings determine, among others, when web traffic is considered malicious and under what circumstances requests should be blocked.
Privacy & Security
Kontrol BioCloud Completes Successful Pilots, Adds New Distribution Partner And Provides Technology Update
“We continue to progress the BioCloud technology as a global solution for real-time viral detection and safer spaces,”
Smart Cities
I like to move it: Hitachi Vantara embraces Buurst’s Fuusion data mover
Hitachi Vantara has a “strategic partnership” with Buurst, the rebranded SoftNAS. It has adopted its Fusion data mover product for its Hitachi Virtual Storage-as-a-Service(VSaaS) and Hitachi Kubernetes Service offerings.
Data Storage
Back Market, a Paris-based online marketplace for refurbished electronics, raises $335 million at $3.2 billion valuation
“We basically take all the feedback from the clients. We make a quality score. And then thanks to that quality score, we only push the best sellers to the end-user,”
Apps/DevOps
Alianza Launches Business Cloud Communications for Service Providers
The solution addresses a clear market need in the service provider product portfolio to expand cloud PBX services by offering business mobility, messaging, and video conferencing.
Telecom
Splunk, Carahsoft Work with Microsoft on Cloud-Based Analytics for Government
This scalable solution supports the collection of hundreds of terabytes of data per day from workloads residing on-premises, in the cloud or across hybrid environments.
Data Analytics
Revuto Raises $1.7M From Blockchain VCs Ahead of Public Sale
The future of the service economy is shaping up to be one where the user regains control of their subscriptions instead of their subscriptions taking control of their wallets.
Blockchain
No-code app development platform Adalo nabs $8M
According to one estimate, only 0.3% of the general population has the skillset to create apps. This means that the majority of people — including small business owners and nonprofits — have had to outsource app development, which is costly and time-consuming.
Apps/DevOps
Twilio buys business SMS text startup Zipwhip for $850M 
Seattle-based Zipwhip enables U.S. companies to send free SMS text messages to their customers from landline phones, VoIP services and toll-free numbers.
Automation & Productivity
MuleSoft adds DataGraph to Anypoint Platform to streamline API requests
DataGraph allows developers to use a single GraphQL query to discover, access, and serve data from multiple existing APIs. This saves developers the work of having to write multiple API requests.
Apps/DevOps
Hayden AI closes $4.5 million funding for its artificial intelligence-powered data platform for smart city solutions
Using edge computing and AI to process real-time data from mobile cameras, the platform is able to create vast and detailed situational awareness for cities at a fraction of their current fixed camera cost.
Smart Cities
IBM’s updated Accessibility Checker makes it easier to scan whole websites or apps for problems 
The new multiscan capability is being launched today to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and the company said it will make it easier for developers to discover and fix any issues in their software.
Apps/DevOps
Researchers develop new way to help machine-generated language systems reduce toxic language
While numerous businesses are currently developing products that utilize GPT-3, the potential for inaccurate or inappropriate output still makes it challenging to rely on these for dependable results, especially in certain commercial settings.
Artificial Intelligence
Klas Government Launches Market’s First Tactical GPU That Extends AI/ML To Network Edge
VoyagerGPU is a core component of Klas’ Voyager Tactical Cloud Platform (TCP), which brings the immense analytical power of the cloud to the forward edge and battlefield vehicles operating in tactical edge environments – and at a small form factor.
Cloud Computing
Microsoft Teams launches for friends and family with free all-day video calling
The service itself is almost identical to the Microsoft Teams that businesses use, and it will allow people to chat, video call, and share calendars, locations, and files easily.
Automation & Productivity
Swimlane and Elastic Partner to Deliver an Extensible Framework for Security Operations Teams
Key integrations will enable even highly distributed security operations teams to significantly reduce friction associated with context-gathering tasks and threat containment — providing critical time savings that help analysts triage alerts quickly while minimizing damage from threats.
Privacy & Security
Marlin bets big on Abbyy’s digital intelligence initiatives
This Marlin partnership is a major milestone in Abbyy’s pivot from a document-oriented, product-centric vendor to a major player in the larger market around IPA tools.
Automation & Productivity
Pure1 Digital Experience Transforms the Purchasing, Management and Optimization of Infrastructure
It also uses predictive analytics and alerting to ensure IT organizations meet SLAs and keep workloads operating in a healthy state, and is monitored by the Pure team to support pre-emptive service calls.
Automation & Productivity
Argo Blockchain and DMG Blockchain Solutions Sign Crypto Climate Accord
There is a crucial opportunity to decarbonize that growing power usage. In April of this year, founding members of the Crypto Climate Accord, a private sector-led initiative, committed to powering the cryptocurrency industry with 100% renewable energy.
Blockchain
SolarWinds breach exposes hybrid multicloud security weaknesses
Clearly, enterprise leaders must see beyond the much-hyped baseline levels of identity and access management (IAM) and privileged access management (PAM) now offered by cloud providers.
Privacy & Security
In latest acquisition, Cisco buys vulnerability analytics startup Kenna Security 
Kenna’s software uses machine learning to rank security issues. Its algorithms draw on a database of more than 12 billion vulnerabilities, as well as information that the startup aggregates on hacker activity from threat intelligence feeds.
Privacy & Security
Ransomware’s New Swindle: Triple Extortion
Now experts are warning against a new threat — triple extortion — which means that attackers are expanding out to demand payments from customers, partners and other third parties related to the initial breach to grab even more cash for their crimes.
Privacy & Security
AI tech startup DeepScribe lands $5.2M seed funding to develop the holy grail for physicians with its life-changing AI assistant
DeepScribe is the first AI solution to deliver the best of both worlds: the affordability and convenience of an automated scribe with out-of-the-box accuracy that equals or surpasses that of human assistants.
Artificial Intelligence
IT vendors push on-prem, pay-per-use hardware
These pay-per-use products are designed to shorten procurement cycles, allow customers to scale up or down with demand, and more economically link hardware spending with usage.
Tech Trends
Quix Secures $3.2 Million Seed Financing to Launch Its Streaming Analytics Platform
Today, the Quix Portal is available to the public, providing developers with a free subscription to a data platform that removes all barriers to building real time applications on streaming data.
Data Analytics
Core Scientific Announces Expansion of AI & Blockchain Facility in Dalton, GA
Core Scientific more than doubles their Dalton, GA footprint, from 283,000 sq. ft. to over 588,000 sq. ft., adding hosting capacity for over 500 petahash of computational power when complete,
Blockchain
LinkedIn open-sources Greykite, a library for time series forecasting
“The Greykite library provides a fast, accurate, and highly customizable algorithm — Silverkite — for forecasting. Greykite also provides intuitive tuning options and diagnostics for model interpretation."
Data Analytics
Sosivio nabs $4M for container monitoring and observability
Sosivio can perform app profiling and observability without the need for agents or data-offloading. And the company’s AI engine correlates data, detecting malfunction sequences as they evolve.
Cloud Computing
Esri’s ArcGIS Insights Introduces New Cloud-Native Database Accessibility Features
In most cases, data will remain in the native data store, and Insights will push queries and operations down to the database level, which means high performance and support for bigger data.
Data Analytics
Google Cloud and SpaceX will provide satellite connectivity for enterprises 
SpaceX will work with Google to set up ground stations, or antennas, for connecting to Starlink satellites next to Google Cloud data centers. The ground stations will enable network traffic to flow directly from the Starlink constellation to the search giant’s infrastructure
Telecom
AI life sciences software startup Axtria raises $150M 
He explained that pharmaceutical companies have struggled to work out how to leverage the vast amounts of data they have and use it intelligently to drive thoughtful decision-making
Data Analytics
Toshiba unit struck by DarkSide ransomware group
After discovering the attack, Toshiba Tec shut down networks between Japan, Europe, and its subsidiaries to "prevent the spread of damage" while recovery protocols and data backups were implemented.
Privacy & Security
Microsoft's new security feature locks hackers out with GPS
The software giant is introducing a GPS-based named locations and filters to its Azure AD "Conditional Access" feature, which looks at a range of signals for authorized user access.
Privacy & Security
Biden cybersecurity order mandates new rules for govt software
The software rules - which are due to be drawn up by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology - were among the most important parts of the order
Privacy & Security
Genba, the latest spinout from PSL-Fortive studio, raises cash for industrial work voice app
“Because these workers don’t have access to computers, and often can’t/won’t type on small phones (for example, because they wear gloves), Genba is designing a voice-first UI that can be used accurately in industrial settings where technical jargon and noise limit most voice systems,"
Automation & Productivity
Twitter will make it easier to search your DMs, finally adds DM search to Android
Can you imagine being able to actually search Twitter to find a conversation, instead of just scrolling through endlessly to hopefully find what you’re looking for?
Automation & Productivity
Facebook aims to help AI models forget with Expire-Span
By forgetting, AI will be able to retain more information at scale because it will be able to memorize the most critical items.
Artificial Intelligence
Soniox taps unsupervised learning to build speech recognition systems
In practice, Soniox says that its system correctly transcribes 24% more words compared with other speech-to-text systems, achieving “super-human” recognition on “most domains of human knowledge.”
Automation & Productivity
ChaosSearch adds SQL support to deliver multicloud business intelligence 
ChaosSearch Inc. is making its log analytics data platform more useful, creating what it says is the industry’s first true multimodel, multicloud data lake that enables fast, cost-effective log analytics and business intelligence at large scale.
Data Analytics
Pure Storage updates Portworx Enterprise with new integrations
When users provision container-native volumes through Portworx, it automatically creates storage volumes or file systems. Pure says this amounts to "true storage-as-code."
Data Storage
Moogsoft rolls out new AIOps features
Moogsoft upgraded its Create Your Own Integration service, which lets customers generate custom API endpoints they can send event and metric data to from observability and monitoring tools.
Apps/DevOps
Confluent Launches Confluent for Kubernetes
Confluent, Inc., a platform to set data in motion, today announced Confluent for Kubernetes, the first platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures
Data Analytics
Pliant Raises $10 Million in Series-A Funding
"the combination of their low-code approach, flexible API integration, and unique ability to orchestrate various workflows were unmatched. "
Automation & Productivity
Airbyte’s New Connector Development Kit Commoditizes Data Integration
Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, announced the release of the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK), which enables users to easily build connectors to data sources in less than two hours, as compared with at least two days for most REST application programming interfaces (APIs).
Apps/DevOps
Amplitude Acquires Iteratively
"We built Iteratively to remove the hurdles to data quality and rebuild trust in data. We can’t think of a better home than Amplitude to help ensure the success of our customer’s analytics and personalization initiatives."
Data Analytics
Apple’s ‘Find My’ Network Exploited via Bluetooth
Apple’s “Find My device” function for helping people track their iOS and macOS devices can be exploited to transfer data to and from random passing devices without using the internet
Privacy  & Security
Auto parts data platform PDM Automotive raises $4M after doubling revenue in 2020
"Our platform overarches several segments from data generation, data maintenance, data integration, and business connections."
Data Analytics
Jifflenow Closes $11.9 Million Funding to Supercharge How Enterprises Book B2B Customer Meetings
Jifflenow is changing how marketing and sales teams build revenue pipelines by providing an efficient, SaaS-based mechanism to integrate prospect and customer engagements into any marketing and sales activity.
Automation & Productivity
Cisco Green-Lights Sedona Systems Buy
“With Sedona NetFusion joining the Cisco Crosswork portfolio, we will deliver the most advanced automation platform for Cisco’s routed optical networking solution,”
Network Management
A security researcher found Wi-Fi vulnerabilities that have existed since the beginning
There are twelve different attack vectors that fall under the classification, which all work in different ways. One exploits routers accepting plaintext during handshakes, one exploits routers caching data in certain types of networks, etc
Privacy & Security
Revolut Adopts Elliptic’s Crypto Compliance Software And Broadens Its Cryptocurrency Offering
This partnership lets Revolut broaden its cryptocurrency offering. Revolut Metal customers in the UK are now able to withdraw cryptocurrency and their transactions are recorded on the blockchain, for the first time
Blockchain
Artificial intelligence chip tech startup Mythic raises $70M in funding led by BlackRock and Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Unlike digital chips which store and process data in 1s and 0s, Mythic uses analog chips that process waveforms such as speech or video and are used to digitize speech and video into 1s and 0s.
Artificial Intelligence
Snyk bolsters open source software security with FossID acquisition
Though the two companies operate in the same space, bringing FossID under its wing will give Snyk greater coverage for open source license compliance issues and more extensive support for software written in C and C++.
Apps/DevOps
Silicon Valley Travel Blockchain Startup Files CO2 & Flight Safety Patents
travelbloc.ai is reinventing travel solutions for today’s tech savvy traveler, leveraging AI & Blockchain based innovation that will disrupt status quo and improve the traveler experience.
Blockchain
Jamf acquires zero-trust cloud security startup Wandera for $400M 
In short, it offers zero-trust network access to software-as-a-service and internal applications to protect against discoverability and reachability of data and apps.
Privacy & Security
Salt Security Shifts API Security Posture Left
The Salt platform now also performs OAS analysis, comparing OAS documentation and the actual APIs and sensitive data that the platform discovers
Privacy & Security
Percona takes first steps toward hybrid cloud
Percona, which has made a business of smoothing off the rough edges of open source with a business that provides support for open source databases, is now going the next mile in dipping its toes into database-as-a-service (DBaaS)
Data Analytics
CircleCI Acquires Vamp to Refine CI/CD Engineering using AI ML
CircleCI’s robust CI/CD platform will sync with Vamp’s industry-leading release orchestration capabilities. This will prove to be a transformative experience for DevOps and IT engineering teams amid a growing need for increased change validation in the industry.
Artificial Intelligence
OtterTune sets out to auto tune all the databases
OtterTune connects to a database and retrieves the current configuration of the system via standard SQL commands.
Data Analytics
SecurityScorecard taps HackerOne to bring bug bounty data to security ratings
Enterprises will be able to see recent security issues involving companies in their supply chain and take appropriate action — with the ability to download a CSV file containing all of HackerOne’s findings.
Privacy & Security
DrFirst raises $50M to enhance its telehealth and recordkeeping capabilities 
One example of DrFirst’s solutions includes Backline, which is a secure one-on-one and group chat app that integrates text and clinical data.
Healthcare Tech
FCC approves $7 billion to get better equipment to remote learners
Qualifying schools and libraries will be able to purchase hotspots, routers, tablets, and computers, among other devices necessary for remote learning (though smartphones don’t qualify)
EDTech
Cybersecurity analytics startup VisibleRisk secures $25M in fresh funding 
The platform collects a mix of business and technical data points about a company, then analyzes that information to rate how well the company is prepared against breach attempts.
Privacy & Security
Pavilion Partners with Cyber Bytes Foundation to Provide High Speed Data Transfer and Storage
Pavilion’s HyperParallel Data Platform forms the foundation of the Research Innovation Labs data infrastructure and allows the ACL to do high speed data transfer and storage supporting projects including the CRADA.
Data Storage
DataRobot Delivers New Platform Enhancements to Further Democratize AI
“We’re opening up our platform to enable advanced data scientists to explore their own custom-built code, while simultaneously delivering no-code solutions to empower non-technical business users with AI at their fingertips."
Artificial Intelligence
Verbit acquires transcription service provider VITAC
Verbit says the deal will position it as one of the top firms in the professional transcription and captioning market across legal, media, education, government, and corporate sectors.
Automation & Productivity
Ionir tries to appeal to those worried about ransomware with Kubernetes app ‘1-second RPO’ protection
It’s part of a package of added data services which include multi-cloud instant copy of persistent volumes between private, AWS and GCP clouds, hot rebalancing across storage media, and faster recovery, rebuilds and upgrades.
Privacy & Security
MemVerge sees petabyte-size memory pools ahead with CXL bus
MemVerge provides Memory Machine software, an abstraction layer that pooks DRAM and Storage-Class Memory such as Optane to enable applications to run completely in memory and avoid most storage IO.
Data Storage
Hackers Leverage Adobe Zero-Day Bug Impacting Acrobat Reader
Windows users of Adobe Reader may be the only ones currently targeted. However, the bug affects eight versions of the software, including those running on Windows and macOS systems.
Privacy & Security
Contract automation platform Contractbook raises $30M to challenge DocuSign
It’s an all-in-one platform that replaces any number of existing services such as Word, Adobe Acrobat, Box, Excel, and DocuSign.
Automation & Productivity
Octopai Introduces Data Lineage XD to Provide Multidimensional Views of Data Lineage
With the three dimensions, it’s not just about the horizontal and vertical movement of data but a complete understanding of the data origin, what happened to it, and where it is distributed within the ever-growing data landscape
Data Analytics
IBM just solved this quantum computing problem 120 times faster than previously possible
Using a combination of tweaked algorithms, improved control systems and a new quantum service called Qiskit Runtime, IBM researchers have managed to resolve a quantum problem 120 times faster than the previous time they gave it a go
Automation & Productivity
TIBCO Redefines the iPaaS Landscape with Advanced Automation Capabilities
TIBCO is redefining the iPaaS landscape—traditionally used to connect back-office applications and data—allowing users on the business front lines to quickly and easily streamline manual processes or develop entirely new automated processes without writing code.
Automation & Productivity
IBM Announces Breakthrough Hybrid Cloud and AI Capabilities to Accelerate Digital Transformation at 2021 Think Conference
"In the same way that we electrified factories and machines in the past century, we will use hybrid cloud to infuse AI into software and systems in the 21st century."
Cloud Computing
The future is analog: startup InfinityQ pushes novel quantum computer
"You have a ground state and one excited state, so this is a qubit, but instead of using real atoms, we have something that behaves exactly like real atoms."  
Automation & Productivity
High Danger of Defect: Machine learning model predicts potential disk failures in Google’s DCs
It worked with its main HDD provider, Seagate, and consultants from Accenture to build a disk failure prediction machine learning model.
Data Storage
Cycode, an Israeli enterprise DevOps security startup, raises $20M 
Cycode offers a source code control, detection and response solution designed for visibility and protection across code repositories.
Apps/DevOps
Redwood Software raises $379M for enterprise process automation
Redwood offers a catalog of tasks that piece together different dependent jobs in a workflow. To mimic existing workflows, the platform analyzes table structures in enterprise resource planning systems, other internal data, and metadata.
Automation & Productivity
MEDIUM Announces Distribution of Its Blockchain Platform for Free
MEDIUM, one of Korea’s leading blockchain companies, has launched distribution of an enterprise-level blockchain platform for free for the global companies who would utilize blockchain for their business purposes.
Blockchain
SensiML Launches Open Source Initiative to Drive TinyML Implementations for Smart IoT Applications
SensiML’s Open Source Initiative is the next logical step in the company’s ongoing commitment to provide its embedded developers and partners with the confidence to build AI code into supportable, commercial IoT products.
Apps/DevOps
City of Tulsa forced to shut down systems following a ransomware attack 
Although it didn’t provide details on the form of ransomware attack, the city claims that no customer information had been compromised. Emergency services through 911 were not affected and the city has implemented various manual processes as an interim measure.
Privacy & Security
Google is planning a big — and mandatory — overhaul of app privacy and security on the Play Store
However, in a few very significant ways, Google is also one-upping Apple, like security. This new safety section will also explain if an app follows specific security practices, like data encryption.
Privacy & Security
AT&T Snags $175M DOT Network Deal
The deal calls for AT&T to provide the Department of Transportation with virtual private networking, IP-based voice services, and access to cloud computing and services. 
Network Management
Toshiba upgrades shingled surveillance disk drive
The world’s third largest disk drive supplier, Toshiba, has upgraded its S300 surveillance disk drive with shingled 4TB and 6TB products, increasing maximum capacity by 50 per cent.
Data Storage
ServiceNow expands into manufacturing, healthcare verticals with new Now Platform tools
As part of its investment in manufacturing, ServiceNow is announcing a new Operational Technology Management service that's meant to help manufacturing companies connect IT and operational technology (OT) on a single platform.
Automation & Productivity
ServiceNow acquires Lightstep, aims to leverage observability across enterprises
ServiceNow is buying application monitoring and observability company Lightstep in a move to combine workflow automation for IT and AIOps with software development.
Automation & Productivity
Cogniflare unveils data management and catalog platform for Google Cloud
The Kyrah for Google Cloud data management platform provides IT teams with a workflow engine that enables them to manage data residing in, for example, the Google BigQuery data warehouse
Data Management
castLabs Announces Support for AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative
castLabs, a global pioneer in premium digital video technology announced support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help customers reach their broadcasting and OTT streaming content security needs.
Privacy & Security
HECO Announces Mainnet Node Election to Promote Blockchain Infrastructure Globally
“HECO as an open platform, we want to leverage our technical resources and global reach to make blockchain services more accessible, more efficient for developers and general public,”
Blockchain
Nvidia competitor Graphcore preps US initiative
Graphcore makes what it calls Intelligence Processing Units (IPUs) and shipped its first product—the Colossus GC2 “massively parallel, mixed-precision floating point processor”—in 2018
Automation & Productivity
Major US fuel pipeline system shut down after ransomware attack 
Pipeline SCADA, or supervisory control and data acquisition, networks are typically separated from the company’s business networks with firewalls, he added, but those firewalls pass some data between the networks.
Privacy & Security
IBM embraces zero trust with upgraded Cloud Pak service
IBM has added a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of Cloud Pak for Security that now includes security blueprints that offer a roadmap of security capabilities along with guidance on how to integrate them as part of a zero-trust architecture
Privacy & Security
RingCentral, Verizon Business form partnership for UCaaS
RingCentral will be a part of Verizon Business' network-as-a-service effort that covers everything from 5G to edge computing and services.
Telecom
Trend Micro brings open source vulnerability data to security teams
Designed in partnership with Snyk, Trend Micro Cloud One — Open Source Security by Snyk is the first service on the Cloud One platform to be powered by a third-party company.
Privacy & Security
Toshiba upgrades shingled surveillance disk drive
Shingled disk drives take advantage of write tracks being wider than read tracks by having zones of partially overlapping write tracks. This means they can cram more read tracks on a platter, and thereby increase the drive’s capacity
Data Storage
Ethernity Networks Releases ENET Wireless Backhaul Solution with Integrated Wireless Bonding
The solution combines up to 60Gbps of networking capacity with newly patented bonding technology for optimizing 4G and 5G network deployments.
Telecom
Expert.ai Adds Human-like Understanding Capabilities to its Natural Language API
The new extension addresses one of the biggest challenges artificial intelligence developers face in the NL ecosystem – extracting emotions in large-scale texts and identifying stylometric data driving a complete fingerprint of content.
Artificial Intelligence
Data integrity vendor Precisely to acquire data management player Infogix
Precisely aims to transition this suite to a SaaS-based platform over the next couple of years, assisting its customers on their journey to the cloud.
Data Analytics
Google to enroll users automatically into two-factor authentication 
Along with the 2FA announcement, Google also said that it has introduced a new feature in the Password Manager in Chrome called Password Import. Privacy & Security
Merkle Technologies Set to Launch Revolutionary Blockchain Technology that will Enhance Ledger Communication
This revolutionary technology is also likely to experience a mass adoption. It has been designed in such a way that it can process 10,000 TPS which is far more than any other existing blockchain
Blockchain
Sendbird API enables group voice and video calls for any app
Sendbird, a platform that companies such as ServiceNow, Reddit, and Korea Telecom use to embed voice, video, and messaging features into their apps, has updated its application programming interface (API) to support group calls
Apps/DevOps
RAMP eCDN Launches Enhanced Microsoft Teams Integration
Ramp eCDN is one of the only Microsoft partners to offer all three types of eCDN technologies (multicast, video caching, and peer-to-peer) as a unified solution for unparallel flexibility.
Automation & Productivity
IBM moves toward consumption-based mainframe pricing
IBM Z ecosystem partners also announced support for IBM Z Tailored Fit Pricing for Hardware Consumption Solution, including BMC, Broadcom, and Precisely.
Cloud Computing
T-Mobile Twists Edge Cloud Spigot Amid 5G Push
Enterprises don’t want to be buying and deploying assets, they want to have networking as a service, they want to have computing as a service, and that does raise very interesting prospects for our business as it relates to being able to ultimately serve enterprise customers with networking as a service,” 
Cloud Computing
HealthTech startup Zenovate raises $1 million seed funding for its employee mental health and wellbeing platform
The seed funding will give Zenovate clients even more options to reduce their stress through increased personalization and more comprehensive wellbeing tools.
Health Tech
Cloudera Announces New Storage Certification for Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud
Customers leveraging Dell EMC PowerScale with Cloudera Data Hub or Hortonworks Data Platform will now benefit from expanded support in migrating to Cloudera Data Platform, the industry’s first enterprise data cloud.
Data Storage
Upshot Raises $7.5 Million in Series A Led by Framework Ventures, CoinFund and Blockchain Capital
“Upshot’s mission is to capture the value of truth and to give people novel ways to get paid for their unique insights,”
Blockchain
Syniti-DMR merger designed to pack punch in a data-driven world
Syniti brings in about 70% of its revenue via services but has also invested some $75 million in its software platform featuring data solutions such as advanced data migration, quality assurance, replication, advanced management, archiving, analytics, and more.
Data Analytics
Sumo Logic Unveils Sumo Organizations for Managing Security Intelligence at Scale
Sumo Organizations is the first DevOps and security multi-tenant solution that enables MSPs and customers to monitor and manage operational and security intelligence, at scale, across multiple customer accounts.
Apps/Devops

IBM Research says it has created the world’s first two-nanometer chip
The company said its new two-nanometer chip blueprint will serve as the foundation of its future technology offerings, including its IBM Power Systems and IBM Z platforms.
Automation & Productivity
Sophos Makes the EDR to XDR Leap
But Sophos XDR brings some differentiated features to the market including on-device and data lake forensics
Privacy & Security
Google launches Agent Assist for Chat in preview
Google today launched Agent Assist for Chat in public preview, an extension of its Contact Center AI platform that provides call center agents with support via text, in addition to calls
Automation & Productivity
New Crypto-Stealer ‘Panda’ Spread via Discord
The spam emails are masquerading as business-quote requests to lure victims into clicking on booby-trapped Excel files. 
Privacy & Security
Indian EdTech startup Teachmint raises $16.5M in Series A funding for its online teaching platform
The company’s product is a mobile-first video-first app that enables tutors to seamlessly digitize their tutoring business with a simple and familiar mobile experience.
EDTech
Ecommerce subscriptions platform ReCharge raises $277M
ReCharge offers a range of billing and payment management tools, with support for payment providers such as Stripe, Braintree, Google Pay, Apple Pay, PayPal, and mor
Automation & Productivity
LogDNA adds browser logging for DevOps teams for web app debugging 
LogDNA’s new Browser Logger resolves this need by capturing errors and logs on the client and synchronizes them alongside server-side logs, thus allowing developers to understand log data from the browser to effectively debug client-side errors.
Apps/DevOps
Google announces custom video transcoding chip
The search giant has developed a new chip and deployed it in its data centers to compress video content. The chips, called Video (Trans)Coding Units, or VCUs, do that faster and more efficiently than traditional CPUs.
Automation & Productivity
Endpoint security platform Huntress raises $40M
“We help IT resellers protect their customers from persistent footholds, ransomware, and other attacks — and with a laser focus on a specific set of attack surfaces, vulnerabilities, and exploits,”
Privacy & Security
AI chip startup NeuReality introduces its NR1-P object-oriented hardware architecture
NeuReality targets deep learning inference workloads on the edge, aiming to reduce CAPEX and OPEX for infrastructure owners
Artificial Intelligence
Crowdsec leverages crowdsourcing to reinvent cybersecurity economics
The company is building what it calls a “massively multiplayer firewall,” and it believes this collaborative approach represents a critical strategic shift for protecting digital assets.
Privacy & Security
Cisco integrates with Box to reduce friction in Webex collaborations
Rather than forcing individual enterprise IT organizations to incur the expense of integrating their platforms to enable collaboration, the companies have decided to make that bi-directional capability available to all customers,
Automation & Productivity
Juniper Roots SASE Push in Policy Management
Dubbed the Juniper Security Director Cloud, the product is designed to provide customers with a single console for managing security policies, regardless of whether they’re for services running on premises or in the cloud.
Privacy & Security
Ariox Releases Lumino-A One-Stop Scalable Integration Solution
Create custom rules and prioritize your integrations, configure data origin and destination, eliminate time-consuming manual entry, and streamline your workflow all from a convenient cloud-based portal right on your own desktop or tablet.
Automation & Productivity
Privitar Launches Modern Data Provisioning Platform for Self-Service Data Access
The Privitar Data Provisioning Platform optimizes data utility via Privitar’s industry-leading data privacy capabilities and provides a new data exchange, compliance accelerators and dynamic patterns to enable safe data sharing.
Data Analytics
Accuris Terrascan now integrates with the Argo Project to enhance cloud security 
The integration of Terrascan with the Argo Project, along with a new Terrascan admission controller feature to enforce Cloud Native Computing Foundation Open Policy Agent policies is said to significantly enhance cloud security as developers adopt a GitOps approach.
Cloud Computing
StarTree raises $24 million in funding to usher in a new era of user-facing analytics
"Real-time analytics is moving beyond the enterprise, as digital pioneers increasingly see value in exposing insights to their customers, partners, and franchisees."
Data Analytics
Another storage-as-a-service competitor enters the ring: Dell launches APEX
Project APEX is Dell’s effort to supply managed file and block storage as services and was revealed in October last year. It now also includes hyper-converged products, which are missing from HPE’s offer
Data Storage
Appfire Acquires Atlassian Cloud Apps and Trello Power-Ups from Lizard Brain
“Atlassian makes it possible for developers to build a profitable and successful company by letting them focus on what they do best — coding — while the Atlassian Marketplace helps customers discover your apps.
Apps/DevOps
Open source time-series database operator Timescale raises $40M
A time-series database (TSDB) refers to a system that stores and retrieves data points with associated timestamps, helping relate and align each of the data points with each other
Data Analytics
Announcing Cord Tools, DevOps for Adobe Experience Manager
Cord Tools is an automated DevOps solution for users of Experience Manager, whether they are self-hosted on Adobe Managed Services or using Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
Apps/DevOps
Splunk launches Observability Cloud for multicloud application environments 
With the Splunk Observability Cloud, DevOps and IT teams get the benefit of a unified interface that helps to keep track of all their application monitoring data that comes from sources such as app metrics, traces and logs.
Data Analytics
Twitter buys Scroll, and news aggregator Nuzzel is on its way out 
Scroll charged users a $5-a-month subscription fee for delivering content that came without ads and any other distractions. Publishers in turn received cash from Scroll in an effort to get more eyes on their content.
Apps/DevOps
Wix acquires Rise.ai to bolster its customer re-engagement offerings
With its AI-based software, Rise.ai enables merchants to send customized gift cards, rewards, and store credit refund programs to customers. Artificial Intelligence
Feds Shut Down Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Phishing Website
Instead, the site was collecting personal information from people who visited it “in order to use the information for nefarious purposes, including fraud, phishing attacks, and/or deployment of malware.”
Privacy & Security
Global Payments acquired residential Kansas City-based real estate tech startup Zego for nearly $1 billion
This acquisition aligns perfectly with Global Payments’ strategy by enhancing our position at the convergence of software and payments in one of the largest and most attractive vertical markets worldwide, where digital commerce and omnichannel trends are rapidly accelerating.”
Automation & Productivity
Narrative Data Streaming Platform First to Offer Access to Webbula’s Audience Data Solution for Hashed Email Campaigns
“Hashed emails are the future of multichannel marketing. More effective than anonymous identifiers, like cookies, hashed emails provide a more accurate identity linkage."Automation & Productivity
Ookla and Mapbox Announce Geospatial Network Connectivity Partnership
Combining elements of these platforms will produce geospatial intelligence with precise location accuracy that showcases the availability and capabilities of network connectivity around the world.
Data Analytics
OneTrust acquires Shared Assessments to standardize third-party risk management
Shared Assessments has developed the standardized information gathering (SIG) questionnaire to help companies assess third-party risk in their supply chain, with notable members including Iron Mountain, Ellie Mae, SAP, and OneTrust itself
Privacy & Security
Umbrella Network Moves to Binance Smart Chain
Umbrella Network, a community-owned and decentralized oracle solution, announced that they are formally shifting their computations and consensus mechanics from Ethereum to Binance Smart Chain (BSC), a new technology platform that is quickly gaining huge traction in the DeFi space.
Blockchain
AWS launches FinSpace, a data analytics service for financial industry
FinSpace is priced on a per-usage basis, including the amount of data stored, the number of users, and the computing resources consumed to process the data.
Data Analytics
WorkBoard raises $75M to help companies track OKRs
The software can run virtual or in-person meetings with metrics automatically generated. It can also capture decisions and actions, presenting the list of actions from the last meeting to follow up in the next meeting.
Automation & Productivity
Microsoft's new open-source tool could stop your AI from getting hacked
Microsoft has released an open-source tool called Counterfit that helps developers test the security of artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
Artificial Intelligence
New SAS Viya Offerings Help Better Manage and Navigate Big Data for AI and Analytics
SAS Studio Analyst allows users to visually represent, prebuilt or custom, data quality and data preparation steps as part of the flow, which can be easily reused and managed.
Data Analytics
Market intelligence startup Crayon raises $22M to accelerate growth plans 
Crayon finds data points that can potentially be used to win over clients from competing firms. The startup says its service analyzes information from online reviews of competitors’ products, public documentation for those products and other sources to reveal feature gaps in their offerings.
Data Analytics
Calendly’s automated meeting scheduler gets new enterprise features
Calendly has thrown an additional enterprise plan into the mix, which includes support for identity and access management systems and standards such as single sign-on (SSO) for Okta, Ping Identity, Azure, OneLogin, and Auth0, as well as System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM)
Automation & Productivity
Digital avatar startup Genies raises $65M from Bond, Dapper Laps and Coinbase 
Genies is already rolling out its new marketplace and platform to beta users who can test using Giphy’s distribution network via a custom integration
Apps/DevOps
Google Cloud and Vodafone partner on data analytics
About 1,000 workers in Britain, Spain and the United States will be to asked by both companies to create “Nucleus”, a new cloud-based storage and analytics portal which will host Vodafone’s data.
Data Analytics
Cyber asset management and governance startup JupiterOne raises $30M 
The platform does so through the creation of a contextual knowledge base using graphs and relationships as the single source of truth for an organization’s cyber asset operations.
Privacy & Security
Unison Unveils Innovations to Improve GovCon Contract Management
Unison’s Data Migration (DM) dramatically reduces the time and effort needed to move headers, clauses, line items, and supporting documents into CLM. DM delivers these benefits in three ways.
Automation & Productivity
CentOS alternative AlmaLinux gets commercial support
Like CentOS, before Red Hat transformed it, AlmaLinux will still be available for free, but if you need Linux support, its parent company CloudLinux will be there for you.
Apps/DevOps
Geico says stolen data used to file fake unemployment claims
Geico filed a required notice in April informing customers that driver’s license numbers and other data were stolen from an online sales system on the company’s website from January to March. The company believes that information is being used to file claims for unemployment.
Privacy & Security
Blockchain Platform Fantom Crosses 3 Million Transactions
Its EVM compatibility allows users to utilize the same address they would on Ethereum and have access to the same tools, even while processing transactions at much faster speeds with lower costs.
Blockchain
Aryaka Gets SASE-er With Secucloud Buy
The combined offering — which includes Secucloud’s secure web gateway and cloud-delivered firewall with Aryaka’s own zero trust network access and SD-WAN functionality — targets small to midsize business
Cloud Computing
Twitter will now let anyone with 600 or more followers host its audio Spaces on mobile
Twitter also revealed a feature that Clubhouse doesn’t have: Twitter plans to offer a way for users to monetize Spaces through ticketing.
Apps/DevOps
4D Partners With DeepSee to Protect Advertisers From New Fraud Tactics in a Post-Cookie World
DeepSee is at the forefront of identifying and protecting precious brand dollars against today’s site fraud, not yesterday’s; providing quality scores for domains, so marketers can determine whether they should trust a site enough to run advertising.
Automation & Productivity
Sentinel and StrongBlock join forces for greater decentralized VPN (dVPN) Node Availability
StrongBlock launches and operates full blockchain nodes for non-technical users to increase blockchain strength, rewarding them with STRONG or native protocol tokens. With this integration, the stage is set for Sentinel’s dVPN to expand in scope and utility, while creating new use cases for the network.
Blockchain
Sinch Extends Strategic Collaboration With Adobe to Enable Engagement Through Conversational Messaging Channels
Adobe Journey Optimizer customers can seamlessly create marketing engagements across a multitude of messaging apps via a single provider, Sinch, and a single API, Conversation API
Automation & Productivity
Appen Combats Biased AI with Diverse Training Data Sets for NLP Initiatives
Appen has developed diverse training data sets for AI models, particularly natural language processing (NLP) initiatives to ensure end users receive the same experience, no matter their language variety, dialect, ethnolect, accent, race or gender.
Artificial Intelligence
Facebook and Instagram notices in iOS apps tell users tracking helps keep them ‘free of charge’
Facebook is continuing its campaign against Apple’s iOS 14 privacy updates, adding a notice within its iOS app telling users the information it collects from other apps and websites can “help keep Facebook free of charge.”
Privacy & Security
Near Expands US Footprint with Acquisition of Data Insights Platform UM
The company’s innovative technology platform, Vista, specializes in aggregating, cleansing and contextualizing large data sets to inform more timely, accurate and strategic business decisions.
Data Anaytics
New Spectre vulnerabilities discovered on Intel and AMD processors 
The new Spectre vulnerabilities allow an attacker to subvert the speculative execution process via the micro-op cache giving access to sensitive data while instructions are being executed.
Privacy & Security
Cybersecurity firm started by ex-spies surges on London market debut
Darktrace uses AI to understand IT networks and then detect attacks by identifying unusual behaviour from within
Privacy & Security
IBM updates its storage-systems portfolio
It will initially come in the form of a container-native hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) system that integrates compute, storage, and networking.
Data Storage
Australia-based tech startup SafetyCulture joins the unicorn club at a $1.7 billion valuation after raising $76.5M in funding to help companies achieve safer workplaces
SafetyCulture powers over 600 million checks per year, approximately 50,000 lessons per day, and millions of corrective actions giving leaders visibility and workers a voice, in driving safety, quality, and efficiency improvements.
Automation & Productivity
Clarabridge Launches AI-Augmented Quality Management Solution
The Clarabridge QM solution is people-focused and outcome oriented, with agent evaluation based on known drivers of desired business results derived through Clarabridge’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU).
Artifical Intelligence
Seattle startup Modica turns shipping containers into software-driven microfactories
The range is huge for Modica’s services because it depends on what’s going inside the container. A very basic container modification, with a single 3D printer sitting in it, for example, might be about $8,000
Automation & Productivity
Microsoft Warns of 25 Critical Vulnerabilities in IoT, Industrial Devices
“Our research shows that memory allocation implementations written throughout the years as part of IoT devices and embedded software have not incorporated proper input validations,”
Privacy & Security
Facebook’s DINO enables self-supervised learning for computer vision AI 
The researchers said that by combining these with DINO’s “self-attention layers,” the model is capable of building a “high-level understanding” of each scene it is shown.
Artificial Intelligence
Box Releases Powerful Set of Security Features to Advance the Content Cloud
These include enhanced auto-classification functionality that extends to existing content and new exception handling capabilities for Smart Access controls within Box Shield.
Privacy & Security
Wipro, Citrix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner to Accelerate Remote Working Solutions
The solution offers a seamless framework to enable a unified experience for organizations. This will be delivered through a pay-per-use model that is subscription-based, agile, elastic, and offers a consistent cloud experience.
Cloud Computing
ZEDEDA Unveils Industry-First Secure Zero Touch Kubernetes Orchestration Solution for the Distributed Edge
ZEDEDA’s cloud-based orchestration solution has a simple and intuitive UI along with comprehensive APIs that abstract all the complexities of provisioning Kubernetes clusters at the distributed edge, automating cluster bring-up on target edge nodes within minutes.
Cloud Computing
TerraTrue, which brings privacy-by-design to product teams, nabs $15M
“To do privacy right and to ship features on time, privacy must be a seamless part of product development, not an afterthought done in isolation."
Privacy & Security
Microsoft buys Linux distribution maker Kinvolk to boost Azure cloud services
Kinvolk’s Linux distribution is called Flatcar Linux and packs multiple optimizations for running containerized applications, which can be run unchanged in across multiple computing environments
Cloud Computing
Artificial intelligence startup Actuate raises $8M funding for gun-detection AI security tech to keep society safer from gun threats
Actuate is adding a critical layer of automation and intelligence to support data-driven security decisions and enhanced vigilance.
Artificial Intelligence
New AI Tool Calculates Materials’ Stress and Strain Based on Photos
The approach could one day eliminate the need for arduous physics-based calculations, instead relying on computer vision and machine learning to generate estimates in real time.
Artificial Intelligence
HYCU joins the Kubernetes container backup bunch
HYCU has said it will provide data protection for Kubernetes workloads in its cloud-native Protégé service, which is now able to protect, manage and recover data across physical, virtual and container environments.
Data Storage
IBM to acquire cloud optimization provider Turbonomic for reported $1.5B+ 
Turbonomic can, for example, detect if an e-commerce website’s database needs to be given more network bandwidth during weekend traffic spikes. The AI models then provide administrators with recommendations on how to fix the identified issues.
Cloud Computing
Extreme Networks Ramps on Cloud, Targets 5G
From the Aerohive Hive Manager, Extreme built ExtremeCloud IQ, a subscription-based cloud management and hardware controller, which replaces traditional on-premises offerings.
Cloud Computing
New York-based tech startup Firstbase bags $13M Series A funding to let companies track and manage physical equipment assets
From laptops and monitors to mics and headsets, and ergonomic chairs and adjustable desks, Firstbase handles deployment of assets, IT installation and upgrades, ongoing repairs, culture and perks, and asset collection when a worker leaves.
Automation & Productivity
Opera Adds Unstoppable Domains Support to iOS and Desktop Browsers, Providing Millions of Internet Users With Seamless Access to the Decentralized Web
Without downloading a browser extension, users can now access decentralized websites hosted via IPFS using Unstoppable Domains’ popular .crypto NFT addresses from the Opera browser on any platform, including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac or Linux.  
Blockchain
Blue Tech Inc. Develops CYF4 Blockchain for the Office
CYF4 has created an easy-to-use Blockchain program that can be used by companies to store their documents securely in the cloud.
Blockchain
Excelero Launches NVMesh on Azure, Addressing Gaps in Public Cloud Storage
“Excelero’s NVMesh on Azure’s InfiniBand-enabled H- and N-series virtual machines provides an exciting new scalable, protected storage option for several high growth segments of the market, including HPC and AI workloads.”
Data Storage
Space tech startup OneWeb raises $550 million in new funding to bring Internet connectivity to everyone, everywhere
The company has only two more launches left in its ‘Five to 50′ program that will cement the company’s ability to start connectivity services to the United Kingdom, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the Arctic Seas, and Canada, with global service available next year.
Telecom
Anaconda and HP Announce Collaboration on Products for Data Scientists
“Z by HP makes it easier to do my work by having go-to packages and configurations readily available in a secure and managed environment, combined with the ability to explore multi-billion record datasets.”
Data Analytics
Palo Alto Networks Automates Cloud VM Workload Protection
The first, and perhaps most significant, Prisma Cloud update automatically detects unprotected VMs running in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Cloud Computing
Opsera Raises $15 Million Series a Funding to Lead Continuous Orchestration of Devops and Software Delivery
Opsera simplifies the set-up, use, and management of commercial and open-source tools across the DevOps ecosystem, and correlates and unifies data to provide contextualized diagnostics, metrics and actionable insights
Apps/DevOps
Chase Bank Phish Swims Past Exchange Email Protections
Both attacks managed to bypass two Microsoft Exchange security protections–Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (MSDO)–on their way to customer inboxes,
Privacy & Security
Open source AI stack is ready for its moment
“They don’t understand fully that in the future, there are two kinds of jobs: one done by AI, and one assisted by AI.”
Artificial Intelligence
Deepfake satellite imagery poses a not-so-distant threat, warn geographers
They could be used to create hoaxes about wildfires or floods, or to discredit stories based on real satellite imagery.
Privacy & Security
env0 Extends Infrastructure as Code Automation Platform with Custom Flows
“env0 is focused on increasing DevOps efficiency and control with the addition of Custom Flows, enabling their customers to work with the widest array of tools including Python, G Cloud, Ansible, CloudFormation and more.”
Apps/DevOps
GoodTrust Launches AI Service to Reimagine the Future of Digital Afterlife Together With D-ID, Supported by Microsoft for Startups
The technology is powered by D-ID, an industry-leading company that specializes in patented video-reenactment technology using computer vision, AI and deep learning.
Artificial Intelligence
New Version of Lens IDE for Kubernetes Improves Teamwork; Helps Accelerate Adoption Of Cloud-Native Technologies
Lens 5 unlocks teamwork and collaboration, eliminating the pain of accessing Kubernetes clusters while providing a unique way for accessing clusters, services, tools, pipelines, automations, and any other related resources in one click, regardless of where or how they are running.
Cloud Computing
Red Hat announces Red Hat Edge initiative
This will involve everything from telecommunications and transportation to smart automobiles and enterprise devices
Network Management
ScyllaDB Announces SOC 2 Certification for NoSQL Database-as-a-Service
API-compatible with Apache Cassandra and Amazon DynamoDB, Scylla embraces a shared-nothing approach that increases throughput and storage capacity as much as 10X.
Data Analytics
Threat detection startup Vectra AI raises $130M on unicorn valuation of $1.2B 
Covering cloud and data center workloads to user and “internet of things” devices, the company’s Cognito platform detects, hunts and investigates unknown threats through four applications.
Privacy & Security
Tanium partners with Oracle to offer cloud-based endpoint management, security
Endpoint management and security will become more important to small and mid-market enterprises as more embrace dispersed workforce strategies.
Privacy & Security
Crypto startup Paxos joins the unicorn club at a $2.4 billion valuation after raising $300M in funding to grow its blockchain infrastructure platform
Paxos’s flagship service is Bankchain(TM), a next-generation blockchain settlement platform that is transforming post-trade across capital markets.
Blockchain
Fivetran Expands ‘Powered by’ Managed Service to Fuel New Data Products
Composed of an easy-to-use REST API, automated data connectors for more than 150 different data sources, and a simple embeddable setup form for users, Powered by Fivetran helps companies reduce the time required to build and deliver analytics applications and portals to their customers.
Data Analytics
Vivaldi is updating its browsers to block annoying cookie pop-ups
Vivaldi’s built-in Ad Blocker can theoretically already handle hiding users from the various tracking methods deployed by sites, so Cookie Crumbler is about removing the annoying hangers-on — the pop-up notifications that direct users to customize how they’re tracked, if at all.
Privacy & Security
Scality and Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveil ARTESCA: lightweight, true enterprise-grade object storage software for Kubernetes
With ARTESCA, application owners and DevOps staff can easily manage persistent data storage infrastructures from anywhere, without being forced into becoming storage experts
Data Storage
Financial services firm First Horizon suffers data breach with customer funds stolen 
“Whatever the mechanism of compromise used here, it’s another reminder that all organizations, but especially financial services organizations, need to consider the totality of their attack surface area, from the email security of the most senior company officer down to the smallest software library used in their applications,”
Privacy & Security
Secrets management and authentication platform Akeyless raises $14M
The platform supports ephemeral, “just-in-time” access permissions and is built on an architecture that can be deployed on any internal environment, with containerized packages and virtual machines.
Privacy & Security
With new Kasten K10 release, Veeam takes on Kubernetes ransomware 
Kasten K10 adds on extra capabilities that enable administrators to back up data in Kubernetes clusters, enforce regulatory compliance rules on the information and move it to a different environment if needed. 
Privacy & Security
Microsoft Teams usage jumps to 145 million daily active users
As always, it’s difficult to compare to rival services. Google and Zoom don’t reveal daily active users and opt for a more vague daily active participants. This means a single user could be counted multiple times if they participate in different meetings during a day.
Automation & Productivity
Salesforce integrates personalized learning into daily workflows
Learning Paths can also serve up learning content from external resources. All of it is meant to deliver lessons in small, manageable portions that can be consumed throughout the day.
Training/Cert
Sysdig Secures $189M Investment for 'Giant Emerging Market'

Sysdig has focused on addressing the challenges of cloud-native computing, namely security and performance monitoring in an environment where resources can spin up and down in a matter of minutes and traditional monitoring philosophies simply don’t work.

Cloud Computing
Fathom Holdings Completes Acquisition of Technology Platform LiveBy
We believe LiveBy’s coverage will provide consumers with access to the largest proprietary library of neighborhood boundaries, cities, subdivisions, school districts, zip codes, and more.
Data Analytics
IBM builds containerised version of Spectrum Scale
This will be equipped with Red Hat Open Shift to support virtual machine and containerised workloads for cloud, edge and containerised data centres.
Data Management
ScaleOut Software Announces Geospatial Mapping for Digital Twin Streaming Service
This innovative streaming analytics approach enables organizations to separately process and analyze incoming streaming data from thousands of data sources and to gain immediate insights that previously required offline batch processing to uncover.
Data Analytics
EdTech startup Adventus closes $8.5M Series A round to connect universities with international students and accelerate global expansion
There are around 5 million international students worldwide, typically contributing to about
30-40% of a university’s revenue. Adventus.io taps into a hugely valuable space, as universities
don’t have the resources or data to efficiently access this highly fragmented student market.
EDTech
Push Technology Launches Diffusion Quick Start Pack
The Diffusion Intelligent Event-Data Platform is used to build innovative new applications as well as extend legacy systems. 
Data Analytics
BitTitan acquires Perspectium to bolster IT service management software
“This acquisition is a major step toward achieving our vision of serving as the world’s IT gateway, enabling the next generation of IT operations management, and offering the full continuum of market-leading IT solution"
IT Management
Wine Craft Releases First Cryptocurrency Blockchain for Wine
Customers can access the service using the Uniswap app after connecting to an Ethereum wallet such as MetaMask. They can then convert the token they prefer.
Blockchain
PNNL Researchers Sidestepping the Thin Data Problem in National Security
Instead of providing more and more data to learn from every possible scenario, he teaches the network to learn how to identify and discount unwanted patterns from its decision-making process.
Data Analytics
Pricefx launches AI-powered market simulation tool
It’s estimated that 55% of marketing decision-makers plan to increase their spending on marketing technology, including AI and machine learning, with one-fifth of the respondents expecting to increase by 10% or more.
Artificial Intelligence
Venerable Linux distro Slackware comes back to life
Slackware 15 supports 32-bit and 64-bit x86 plus ARM architectures. It supports GNOME, KDE, and Xfce as desktop options and has Linux Kernel 5.10.x stable (LTS) and is available with Kernel 5.11 option as testing package.
Apps/DevOps
Oregon-based tech startup Vector raises $12.5M in Series A funding to accelerate the adoption of digital health and remote care in cardiology
Vector helps monitor and manage the entire cardiac remote monitoring lifecycle—from patient set up and connectivity to data transmission, to analysis and EHR integrations—using purpose-built technology designed to automate administrative tasks and drive patient engagement.
Healthcare Tech
Smishing: Why Text-Based Phishing Should Be on Every CISO’s Radar
Even before the era of COVID-19 forced organizations to shift to remote work almost overnight, approximately 81 percent of organizations said their employees had experienced a smishing attack on their mobile devices.
Privacy & Security
BigID Launches First Freemium Privacy-on-Demand Platform with BigID.me
BigID.me enables organizations of all sizes to automate and intuitively manage the customer privacy experience, preferences and consent management, and privacy requests.
Privacy & Security
Cigent scores $7.6M for its file-level security technology 
The company’s technology applies zero-trust access controls at the file level and uses multifactor authentication and encryption to secure files in any location including cloud data stores and transmitted as email attachments.
Privacy & Security
IoT development platform Prescient Devices nabs $2M
Prescient offers a low-code programmable platform that allows system integrators, IT engineers, and data scientists to build IoT and edge computing solutions
IoT/Mobility
Red Hat extends its focus to the network edge 
Processing data at the edge eliminates both the latency and bandwidth problems and enables faster access to insights and lower costs, but doing so demands entirely new capabilities that Red Hat is hoping to provide with its RHEL 8.4 release.
Automation & Productivity
SAIC Strengthens AI and Analytics Capabilities with Acquisition of Koverse
Koverse solves one of the most difficult and time-consuming challenges in developing AI tools: organizing structured and unstructured data from multiple sources based on a user’s individual attributes and permissions.
Data Analytics
Dell Taps Secureworks XDR for Managed Detection, Response
The new subscription-based, managed detection and response service targets organizations with 50 or more endpoints, and it combines Secureworks’ Taegis XDR platform and Dell Technologies security analysts.
Privacy & Security
GigaIO adds composability pods and clusters update for resource-chomping HPC and AI folks
“With our revolutionary technology, a true rack-scale system can be created with only PCIe as the network."
Data Storage
Siemens and Google Cloud team to deliver AI-based manufacturing solutions
Google Cloud's AI/ML capabilities will be combined with Siemens Digital Industries' factory automation portfolio, allowing manufacturers to harmonize their factory data, run cloud-based AI/ML models on top of that data, and deploy algorithms at the network edge.
Automation & Productivity
HPE Scores Scality Artesca Cloud-Native Storage Exclusive
“We are betting on object storage, and what that means in practical terms is that we will not do what we did with Ring, which was to also support a file interface. Artesca will not [support files].
Data Storage
Netskope Expands Industry-Leading Coverage Across Asia-Pacific
This latest NewEdge expansion will further help the growing number of enterprises worldwide that embrace a SASE vision of converged security and networking to stay ahead of ever-evolving web- and cloud-based security threats and protect data wherever it is.
Privacy & Security
Databook raises $16M to automate key sales processes
Teams using Databook get notifications about account events and news including buyer names and responsibilities. They’re also afforded access to Databook’s automated content creation tools, which can generate documents like executive one-pagers, emails, and benchmarking books.
Automation & Productivity
Now Windows 10 can spot cryptojacking malware using up your CPU power
Microsoft has teamed up with Intel in a bid to block CPU-draining cryptomining malware by putting Intel Threat Detection Technology (TDT) inside Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, the cloud-based enterprise security service formerly known as Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.
Privacy & Security
With latest Enterprise Manager release, Oracle moves into hybrid cloud monitoring 
While the product started out as a simple Oracle database manager, he explained that it has since evolved to cover the company’s entire product portfolio. “Customers use it to manage their Oracle stack from OS to virtualization to database, to mid-tier and applications,” he said.
Cloud Computing
ISACA Offers New Certification for Upskilling and Cross-Skilling In Emerging Technologies
Established IT professionals, students and recent grads alike can set themselves apart with employers and gain foundational knowledge about the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud without having prior experience
Training/Cert
Spotify launches podcast subscriptions, but you can’t subscribe in-app
For the first time, Spotify is letting podcasters on its platform offer subscriptions to their shows. The company announced its paid podcast subscription product for the US today, which will initially allow select partners who host their shows on Anchor to charge for content
Apps/DevOps
Musical instrument marketplace Reverb exposes 5.6M customer records via Elasticsearch 
The database includes full name, email address, phone number, mailing address, PayPal email and the listing and order information of its users.
Privacy & Security
ThetaRay launches anti-money laundering AI and analytics for the cloud
ThetaRay’s AML platform uses unsupervised machine learning to monitor financial transactions, integrating data and triaging alerts in real time.
Machine Learning
Apple announces new $1 billion North Carolina campus and $80 billion additional US spending
Apple has announced new spending plans for the US, including the establishment of a 3,000-employee “campus and engineering hub” in North Carolina and the commitment of an additional $80 billion in investment across the country.
Automation & Productivity
Security issue in Apple Airdrop allow attackers to steal personal information 
To do so, all they require is a Wi-Fi capable device and to be in physical proximity to a target. They can initiate the discovery process by opening the sharing panel on an iOS or macOS device.
Privacy & Security
BrainChip Simplifies Deep Learning with Launch of MetaTF Framework
The MetaTF development environment is an easy-to-use, complete machine learning framework for the creation, training and testing of neural networks, supporting the development of systems for Edge AI on BrainChip’s Akida event domain neural processor.
Machine Learning
This password-stealing Android malware is spreading quickly: Here's watch to watch out for
FluBot is designed to steal personal information including bank details - and infected users are being exploited to spread the malware to their contacts.
Privacy & Security
Thistle tackles IoT security by helping vendors update devices
Thistle will build a framework for securing printers, ATMs, consumer electronics, and automobiles. The goal is to give embedded device manufacturers the ability to integrate updated mechanisms into their products.
IoT/Mobility
Florida House advances broad privacy bill as states weigh data protections
The bill, despite heavy lobbying from the tech industry, would require any company that conducts business in Florida and takes in at least $50 million in annual revenue to disclose to its customers what personal information it collects and how that data is used
Privacy & Security
GitLab 13.11 Announced to Scale DevOps with Kubernetes Agent and Pipeline Compliance
GitLab Kubernetes Agent is the foundation block of GitLab’s Kubernetes integrations. It will integrate your pull-based deployments with GitLab’s server-side components.
Apps/DevOps
Klaytn Partners with ConsenSys on Blockchain Solutions to Advance Korea’s Digital Currency Project
“We are delighted to partner with Klaytn, a key player in the public blockchain ecosystem, to enhance the efficiency, security, and scalability and speed of its operations on the Ethereum network."
Blockchain
Prometei Botnet Could Fire Up APT-Style Attacks
The malware is exploiting two of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities collectively known as ProxyLogon, in order to drop a Monero cryptominer on its targets.
Privacy & Security
Global Edtech Major UpGrad Raises USD 120 Million
"We welcome Temasek in our mission to power career success for each and every member of the global workforce as their trusted LifeLongLearning partner and drive meaningful career outcomes"
Training/Cert
IBM Launches New Watson Capabilities to Help Businesses Build Trustworthy AI
By integrating with Watson Knowledge Catalog, IBM OpenPages can now provide businesses with a holistic, near real-time view of how private data is being used throughout the organization, from applications to AI models
Artificial Intelligence
GoodData unveils analytics as a set of microservices in data-as-a-service platform
GoodData this week unfurled a data-as-a-service platform that employs Docker containers and microservices running on Kubernetes clusters to dynamically scale analytics up and down on demand.
Data Analytics
Atlassian Acquires ThinkTilt, Maker of ProForma, To Further Augment Jira
The acquisition builds on investments Atlassian is making to address the service management challenges faced by all companies embracing agile and digital workplace practices.
Automation & Productivity
Twitter may let you tip people for their great tweets right from their profiles
Twitter is working on a “Tip Jar” feature for Twitter Spaces, the company’s Clubhouse-like social audio rooms (Clubhouse just introduced its own direct payments feature on April 5th).
Apps/DevOps
Panasonic inks $7.1B deal to acquire supply chain software firm Blue Yonder 
 The platform’s broad feature set has helped Blue Yonder position itself as one of the largest suppliers of supply chain software behind market leaders Oracle Corp. and SAP SE
Automation & Productivity
Voice tech startup Volley acquires Voxion to expand its lead in immersive visual and entertainment experiences on voice platforms
The Voxion team of five, led by teenage developers, will bring deep expertise in designing and creating multiplayer products across voice, web, visual and mobile devices to Volley
Apps/DevOps
Enterprises need to change passwords following ClickStudios, Passwordstate attack
Only customers that performed In-Place Upgrades between the times stated above are believed to be affected. Manual Upgrades of Passwordstate are not compromised. Affected customers password records may have been harvested.
Privacy & Security
Unsupervised, a startup that uses AI to automate data analytics, raises $35M
Unsupervised sells an analytics platform that relies on artificial intelligence to unlock value from its customer’s data by automating otherwise demanding tasks such as data preparation, aggregation, feature engineering and insight discovery.
Data Analytics
Nhost is an open source Firebase rival backed by GitHub’s founders
Swedish startup Nhost is setting out to expedite the development process with an open source backend-as-a-service (BaaS) platform that lets developers forget about the infrastructure and focus purely on the customer-facing frontend.
Apps/DevOps
Microsoft Teams: This new look for your video meetings has now arrived
"Dynamic View ensures that important items like audio/video thumbnails, content, pins/spotlights are shown as large as possible on your screen by smartly moving and resizing them based on the scenario,"
Automation & Productivity
Productboard raises $72M Series C to help every product organization get the right products to market, faster 
“Now with Productboard, we have a single source of truth for product management. We managed to turn a black box into an open box.”
Automation & Productivity
Kyligence Raises $70 Million Series D Funding Round
The Kyligence platform simplifies the deployment of massive interactive analytics in the cloud by providing unified data semantics and automated data processing and aggregation across a wide range of use cases with its patented AI-Augmented operations.
Data Analytics
Real estate data management and analytics startup Cherre raises $50M 
Designed to connect decision makers with accurate property and marketing information, Cherre’s platform is aimed at enabling better investment and underwriting decisions.
Data Analytics
Google is developing a price tracking feature for Chrome on Android
It could be a useful bit of functionality for the Android app, which isn’t compatible with price tracking extensions like Keepa that are available for Chrome’s desktop client. But the requirement that you keep a tab open in order to track its prices seems clunky.
Apps/DevOps
The U.S. government needs access to commercial technologies to drive innovation
But with the time-consuming and costly nature of entering the federal market and with rules requiring consideration of existing off-the-shelf products being routinely ignored; our own government acquisition system is a barrier to progress and innovation.
GovTech
Lob’s personalized direct mail service lands on Salesforce.com’s App Exchange 
Lob provides application programming interfaces for direct mail and address verification that businesses can use to send personalized postal mail programmatically, track their status, identify returns and weed out bad addresses.
Automation & Productivity
Telegram Platform Abused in ‘ToxicEye’ Malware Campaigns
The ToxicEye malware can take over file systems, install ransomware and leak data from victim’s PCs, according to researchers at Check Point Software Technologies.
Privacy & Security
Healthcare startup pulseData raises $16.5M funding to enable early kidney failure intervention using machine learning and predictive algorithms
Founded in 2016 by Hai Po Sun and Teddy Cha, pulseData is a NYC-based startup building a suite of artificial intelligence solutions which predict the progression of chronic kidney disease and cardiorenal comorbidities
Artificial Intelligence
Nokia and NewCore Wireless bring 5G broadband to tribal nations in U.S.
More than 400 Native American tribes will have access to this spectrum across tens of thousands of square miles, often in remote rural areas, putting broadband within reach of millions more people.
Telecom
DOJ Forms Ransomware Task Force as REvil Demands $50M
The joint effort will dedicate more resources to fight ransomware, seek to improve intelligence sharing, and work to identify “links between criminal actors and nation-states,” according to the memorandum.
Privacy & Security
Tray.io Announces New Capabilities for Automation of Real-Time Event Streams
Gartner predicts that “by 2022, support of event notifications in low-code application platforms and API management tools will make EDA common in new application design.”
Apps/DevOps
Ubuntu 21.04 makes a play for the enterprise desktop
There are also third-party programs such as Centrify Authentication Service that get Linux and AD on the same page. But Ubuntu 21.04 is the first major desktop Linux to come with AD support baked in.
Network Management
CluedIn Announces Series A Investment to Bring Modern Master Data Management to the Masses
CluedIn’s ‘data fabric’ sits between data source systems and applications to solve common pain points in data integration, governance, and management.
Data Analytics
Amazon-backed home automation tech startup SmartRent to go public in over $2 billion SPAC deal
Its platform gives property managers full control of locks, lights, and thermostats in vacant units and common areas while providing a quality smart home experience for residents.
Automation & Productivity
Rubrik gains NetApp as a reseller
NetApp is to resell Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software for data protection, security, compliance and governance.
Cloud Computing
Canonical debuts new Ubuntu with Active Directory integration, support for SQL Server and Flutter 
The Ubuntu distro is one of the most popular Linux operating systems. It has a big presence in the enterprise, used to run virtual machines, servers and cloud computing services, as well as personal devices and robots.
Cloud Computing
Rapid7 acquires open-source cybersecurity monitoring platform Velociraptor 
Focused on providing the “last step” in the process of digital forensic investigations, security monitoring and threat hunting, Velociraptor is aimed at empowering both experts and novices to leverage industry knowledge to collect and analyze evidence of malicious activities.
Privacy & Security
Google launches AI-powered document processing services in general availability
DocAI platform, Lending DocAI, and Procurement DocAI, which have been piloted by thousands of businesses to date, are now open to all customers and include new features and resources.
Automation & Productivity
Filebase raises $2m to raise decentralised storage game
Filebase supplies the object storage software technology and maintains a cluster of application servers connected to various third-party decentralised networks, such as the Sia, Skynet and Storj networks, to provide the geo-replicated capacity.
Data Storage
SaaS security management startup AppOmni raises $40M round 
AppOmni data shows that 95% of enterprises have overprovisioned permissions for external users, giving them access to sensitive internal data.
Privacy & Security
Torum Closes Million Dollars Private Round to Create The First Social Media Platform with NFT & DeFi Innovations
Launched on the 1st of July 2020, Torum emphasizes gamification elements and token utility to bring the best crypto social experience to the crypto space
Blockchain
Apple targeted in $50 million ransomware attack resulting in unprecedented schematic leaks
Apple has been targeted in a $50 million ransomware attack following the theft of a trove of engineering and manufacturing schematics of current and future products from Quanta, a Taiwan-based company that manufactures MacBooks and other products for Apple.
Privacy & Security
GridGain gets big speed boost from app-direct Optane
GridGain provides an in-memory facility for running transactions, streaming and analytics applications using clustered x86 server nodes in a grid defined by a distributed, massively parallel architecture
Automation & Productivity
TigerGraph Unveils TigerGraph Cloud on Google Cloud Platform and Expanded Global Developer Community
“Businesses have struggled to capitalize on AI because it requires contextual awareness and an understanding of the data across multiple entities. Graph technologies can answer these critical business questions in minutes, where it takes weeks with other data management systems."
Data Management
China-Linked Hackers Target Pulse Secure Flaws, Infiltrate US Agencies
CISA also issued a warning about the Pulse Secure vulnerabilities, and urged organizations to run the Integrity Tool, update their software, and report any malicious activity
Privacy & Security
Dish uses Amazon’s cloud infrastructure to build its 5G Open Radio Access Network 
Dish, which is best known for its satellite TV services, said it will use Amazon’s fully-managed AWS Outposts service together with AWS Local Zones to support 5G network workloads at the edge.
Telecom
Xovis Launches Cloud-Based Offers to Rethink People Flow: More Than Simply Counting People
FLOW gathers visitor data from Xovis’ high-precision 3D sensors in the cloud with options to expand analytics, thus improving quality of life and business, while respecting data privacy.
Data Analytics
ActiveCampaign scores $240M at $3 billion valuation to develop next-gen customer experience automation and disrupt traditional marketing campaigns with AI
ActiveCampaign leads the category with unparalleled automation, orchestration, personalization, and segmentation across channels, making customer connections scalable so that businesses can treat every customer like they are their most important customer
Automation & Productivity
IPwe and IBM Seek to Transform Corporate Patents With Next Generation NFTs Using IBM Blockchain
IPwe announced plans to begin representing patents as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or digital assets by working with IBM to create the infrastructure for representing patents as NFTs and storing the records on a blockchain network
Blockchain
Cape Privacy Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding For Encrypted Learning Platform
Cape is the only platform that through encrypted learning allows companies to collaborate on machine learning models without compromising proprietary or confidential data, according to the company.
Training/Cert
Cerebras launches new AI supercomputing processor with 2.6 trillion transistors
It’s built for supercomputing tasks, and it’s the second time since 2019 that Los Altos, California-based Cerebras has unveiled a chip that is basically an entire wafer.
Automation & Productivity
Oracle makes GoldenGate a cloud-native, fully-managed service
As a general purpose, real-time data fabric, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) GoldenGate service goes further than other cloud providers' options for real-time data replication,
Data Analytics
Topl Unveils Blockchain-as-a-Service to Make ESG Easier Than Ever
Topl, the blockchain ecosystem built to prove a company’s ethical and sustainable practices, announced its Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering, the easiest way to subscribe to the only blockchain purpose-built for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).
Blockchain
Mastercard to buy a 2-year-old digital ID verification startup Ekata for nearly $1 billion
Ekata provides businesses worldwide the ability to link any digital transaction to the human behind it. The Ekata product suite is powered by the Ekata Identity Engine, comprised of two proprietary data sets ­— the Ekata Identity Graph and the Ekata Identity Network.
Privacy & Security
Zoom Announces New Feature Updates to Streamline Mass Communications with Expanded Capabilities
Zoom has released a new annotation tool called ‘Vanishing Pen’ for its Windows, macOS, Linux users. The tool allows a user to mark pointers on the shared screen and highlight important information.
Automation & Productivity
Hive’s cloud-hosted machine learning models draw $85M
At this point, our clients basically view that our models are pretty much at or even above human accuracy, which is why they can trust [them] 100% and use [them] in real-time in production.”
Machine Learning
Redis Labs Ushers the Real-Time Era with Redis as a Data Platform
When choosing to build with Redis, companies can now focus on creating functionality that brings value to their customers in addition to having a better understanding of transactions and operations to make better business decisions.
Data Analytics
Email and collaboration security startup Perception Point raises $28M 
Founded in 2015, Perception Point describes itself as a prevention-as-a-service company that offers interception of any content-based attacks across email, cloud storage, customer relationship management app and messaging platforms
Privacy & Security
Government agencies breached in hacking campaign targeting Pulse Secure VPN appliances 
The threat actor is said to be using the access provided by the vulnerabilities to place web shells on the Pulse Connect Secure appliance for further access and persistence.
Privacy & Security
Chargebee joins the unicorn club at a $1.4 billion valuation after raising $125M in funding to grow its subscription management platform
Its SaaS platform helps businesses manage and grow their revenue by automating subscriptions, billing, invoicing, payments, and revenue recognition processes and it provides key reports, metrics, and insights into their subscription business.
Automation & Productivity
Blockchain startup Digital Asset nabs $120M to knock down data silos
The company asserts that the blockchain can transform disparate data silos into synchronized networks, minimizing latency and errors by ensuring that data remains consistent.
Blockchain
RapidAPI capitalizes on booming API economy with $60M in funding
Founded out of San Francisco in 2014, RapidAPI helps developers discover and connect to thousands of public APIs, covering everything from file storage and currency conversion to flight search and COVID-19 statistics.
Apps/DevOps
Zero-day vulnerabilities in SonicWall email security are being actively exploited
In a security alert on Tuesday, the US company said fixes have been published to resolve three critical issues impacting "hosted and on-premises email security products."
Privacy & Security
Zerto’s triple zinger for SaaS, Kubernetes and the AWS cloud
Zerto Backup for SaaS (ZBaaS) runs on a secure private infrastructure, that delivers – the company says – data immutability, compliance, and guaranteed data availability.
Data Storage
New bottleneck emerges in DOD’s contractor cybersecurity program, concerning assessors
The CMMC program requires every contractor in the defense industrial base to hire a licensed assessor to inspect its networks, something that cannot be done if there are no fully licensed assessors to hire.
Privacy & Security
Ericsson’s Cradlepoint Expects Carrier-Backed Private Networks to Wane
Cradlepoint is also receiving more inbound requests from enterprises that are exploring the use of private networks as a replacement for in-building WiFi, but Johnson said she’s still skeptical about the economics of that, at least insofar as things stand today. 
Telecom
Liquid Mortgage Raises Seed Round Funding to Further Develop Its Blockchain Technology for the Future of the Mortgage Industry
“The mortgage market, in many ways, is a “holy grail” for blockchain technology, but the complexities and nuances of the mortgage business have made it a very difficult nut to crack."
Blockchain
Pulumi updates its infrastructure-as-code cloud engineering platform 
The company said it offers a way for developers to build, deploy and launch their applications faster and more easily using any language on any major cloud platform.  
Cloud Computing
GoodData Launches Cloud-Native Platform as First Step in New Data as a Service Category
DaaS, as a new model, ushers in a modern era of open, API-first, cloud-based, and real-time analytics.
Data Analytics
Cisco tool opens telemetry for advanced network, security analytics 
Telemetry metrics are generated from enterprise resources, such as switches, routers, wireless infrastructure and IoT systems, and used by business and technology applications to monitor trends and help IT respond to threats or react to changing network conditions.
Data Analytics
Netreo acquires Stackify to strengthen IT monitoring and AIOps offering 
Stackify’s Retrace includes centralized logging, application performance management, error tracking, full transaction tracing, monitoring and user monitoring.
Apps/DevOps
Hypr raises $35M to grow its passwordless authentication platform
Hypr offers a platform that’s powered by “open standards,” the company claims, with a “mobile-first” and public-key cryptography-based login experience for workstations.
Privacy & Security
VMware rolls out "Anywhere Workspace" suite of tools
VMware Anywhere Workspace features unique integration points between the solutions, such as a Carbon Black Cloud and Workspace One integration to bring physical and virtual endpoint management and security capabilities together.
Privacy & Security
DevOps automation platform Octopus Deploy nabs $172.5M
Octopus Deploy is designed to integrate with existing source control systems and build servers, orchestrating the DevOps automation that happens after a software build completes
Apps/DevOps
Codecov hackers gained access to hundreds of restricted customer networks
Codecov makes software auditing tools that allow developers to see how thoroughly their own code is being tested, a process that can give the tool access to stored credentials for various internal software accounts.
Privacy & Security
Nebulon expands from storage focus to overall HCI infrastructure
The company has expanded this remotely-managed storage remits to become a – wait for it – server-embedded, infrastructure software delivered as-a-service.
Data Storage
Tencent Cloud Makes Metrics and Data Monitoring More Efficient Through Integration with Easy-to-Use Grafana
Customers can also choose to embed Tencent Cloud monitoring graphs into their Grafana dashboards for multi-cloud management, in both the open source Grafana and commercial Grafana Enterprise deployments.
Data Analytics
BazarLoader Malware Abuses Slack, BaseCamp Clouds
The BazarLoader malware is leveraging worker trust in collaboration tools like Slack and BaseCamp, in email messages with links to malware payloads, researchers said.
Privacy & Security
Mantl raises $40M to help legacy banks transition to digital
The system automates application decisioning for over 90% of cases while ostensibly reducing fraud, leading to deposit growth while eliminating the need to build new branches.
Fintech
Customer Adoption Accelerates as Avaya Cloud Office Adds New Features Enabling Businesses to Leverage Cloud Communications Empowering Their Workforce
Now available in 13 countries, Avaya Cloud Office is a UCaaS solution that reduces cost and complexity while empowering workforces to call and connect across any device and work environment.
Telecom
Rockset Enables Real-Time Analytics for MySQL and PostgreSQL
With Rockset’s new MySQL and PostgreSQL integrations, developers can rely on their favorite relational databases for online transaction processing (OLTP), while using Rockset to power real-time analytics at cloud scale.
Data Analytics
Open Grid Alliance aims to support cloud computing at the edge
VMware and Vapor IO this week kicked off an ambitious effort to rearchitect the internet via a vendor-neutral Open Grid Alliance (OGA) that aims to make network services easier for app developers to consume.
Cloud Computing
Druva raises $147M at $2B+ valuation as cloud backup market keeps growing 
The startup provides a software-as-a-service platform hosted on Amazon Web Services that companies can use to back up their business records. 
Document Management
Chain.io Secures $5M Funding Round for Cloud-Based Supply Chain Integration
Chain.io’s integration network processes over 100 million data transformations a month, including data from 10 out of the top 15 largest freight forwarders in the world and has doubled in size over the last year.
Cloud Computing
Google Cloud, Siemens Ink Industrial AI Deal
Combining the two companies’ technology will help joint customers harmonize their factory data, run cloud-based AI/ML models on top of that data, and deploy algorithms at the network edge, the partners say.
Artificial Intelligence
TCP/IP stack vulnerabilities threaten IoT devices
Printers are highly accessible, given that they’re more or less ubiquitous and tend not to draw a lot of security attention, according to Kime, and, once compromised, they could offer a vector through which other vulnerable devices on a network could be accessed.
Privacy & Security
Phrasee Enters $8.5 Billion CX Market With First Technology to Optimize Brand Language in Real-Time
It builds on Phrasee’s natural language generation and deep learning capabilities to enhance its AI-powered SaaS platform. It is a ‘game-changer’ and allows brands to generate, optimize, automate and analyze language in their own brand voice.
Artificial Intelligence
Unity launches synthetic datasets for computer vision AI 
But its software, which relies on AI itself to render its virtual worlds, can also be used to create full-scale models of objects that can aid design in industries such as architecture, engineering and construction.
Artificial Intelligence
Salesforce launches toolkits and guides to help businesses embrace digitization
With prebuilt templates, industry-specific developer toolkits, and customer guides, Salesforce says that Digital 360 is designed to enable businesses to overcome challenges involving data capture, systems integration, and compliance requirements.
Automation & Productivity
Google Project Zero will give a 30-day grace period before disclosing security issues
If a flaw is being actively exploited in the wild, a company will have seven days to issue a patch, and a three-day grace period if requested. But Google Project Zero will wait 30 days before it discloses technical details.
Privacy & Security
CherryRoad Announces Partnership With DocuSign
This partnership provides new opportunities for our clients to digitize paper-based processes, improve data quality, and automate data interaction, allowing them to focus on business-critical initiatives rather than moving paperwork.”
Automation & Productivity
Google introducing a feature in Chrome 90 to create links to highlighted text on a webpage
Visit a web page, highlight the text you want to create a link to, right click, and select “copy link to highlight.” A URL ending in a pound sign (#) is generated, which you can then share with others.
Apps/DevOps
Harness Empowers Developers with Cloud Agnostic End-to-End Software Delivery Platform
Harness was initially developed to deploy pipelines and provide cost management for applications hosted in Kubernetes environments; they are now expanding on that vision with the first CI/CD and cloud cost management platform fully available across the three major public cloud platforms.
Cloud Computing
AWS Launches Free Course on Machine Learning For Business Leaders
These courses are intended to empower business leaders and technical decision makers with the foundational knowledge needed to begin shaping a machine learning (ML) strategy for their organization, even if they have no prior ML experience.
Machine Learning
Google Cloud partners with OSIsoft to simplify industry cloud migration
OSIsoft provides core infrastructure for two-thirds of industrial Fortune 500 companies and supports over 2 billion data streams in industries as varied as energy, mining, oil and gas, utilities, pharmaceutical, facilities, and manufacturing
Data Analytics
F5 Labs Take Down Collusion Fraudsters
They call it “collusion fraud” because it involves two or more parties working together to defraud a third using a single transaction that cuts across different organizations.
Privacy & Security
Mozilla to start disabling FTP next week with removal set for Firefox 90
"To help offset this removal, ftp  has been added to the list of supported protocol_handlers for browser extensions. This means that extensions will be able to prompt users to launch a FTP application to handle certain links."
Apps/DevOps
E-Commerce startup Signifyd raises $205M in funding to provide e-commerce protection and eliminate fraud
Signifyd created a market for guaranteed fraud protection against all chargebacks, including those resulting from consumer abuse.
Privacy & Security
Kryon throws down the gauntlet for better RPA governance
He believes ISO 27701 could become the first widely adopted data privacy standard for RPA vendors. The ISO certification applies to real-time process discovery, as well as bot design, deployment, and management.
Automation & Productivity
OWC partners with Acronis protect your backups from ransomware attacks
Today, OWC announced that it would make Acronis True Image OEM software available on OWC storage solutions that include SoftRAID
Data storage
Harness gets more cloud integrations for its continuous software delivery platform 
Harness is the creator of a continuous delivery-as-a-service platform that relies on machine learning algorithms to monitor new software releases in case they create problems.
Machine Learning
Security Bug Allows Attackers to Brick Kubernetes Clusters
“Through this vulnerability, malicious actors could jeopardize any containerized infrastructure that relies on these vulnerable container engines, including Kubernetes and OpenShift,”
Privacy & Security
Europe to ban the use of A.I. for mass surveillance and social credit scores as the EU plans to regulate and impose strict rules for artificial intelligence
In addition, the proposed rule also wants to prohibit AI systems that cause harm to people by manipulating their behavior, opinions, or decisions; exploit or target people’s vulnerabilities, and for mass surveillance.
Privacy & Security
Informatica Unveils Industry’s First Intelligent Data Management Cloud
“Data proliferation, fragmentation and decentralization across multiple clouds and hybrid environments is the new normal. Those who can connect the right data to the right consumers, with ease and trust will move from digital modernization to true digital transformation."
Data Analytics
IBM acquires myInvenio to add business process automation tools, analytics
According to IBM, myInvenio can use its platform to find the best business processes to automate with AI. Those processes span sales, procurement, production and accounting.
Automation & Productivity
Kyocera launches KYOCERA Capture Manager to redefine digital workflows and agile collaboration
Be it an invoice waiting at the MFP, a delivery note shared via mobile, or an application form received via email, KYOCERA Capture Manager is the blueprint to get teams and departments working as one.
By addressing each part of the process, this solution helps create a robust information ecosystem
Document Management
Alluxio adds Posix and S3 support for faster analytics across its distribute file system 
Specifically, Alluxio 2.5 adds Posix data access via a Fuse-enabled Java Native Interface, which is a programming framework that enables Java code running in Java virtual machines to interact with native applications.
Data Analytics
AI chipmaker Groq raises $300M in Series C round 
“No matter how much money you throw at the problem, legacy architectures like GPUs and CPUs struggle to keep up with the growing demands of artificial intelligence and machine learning,”
Artificial Intelligence
Metis Launches Online Data Science Immersive Courses to Help Professionals Upskill
Metis’s Online Flex short immersive courses are designed for students who want to gain in-demand data science and analytics skills in just one month. Unlike the bootcamps, there is open enrollment, with no admissions process.
Data Analytics
Amazon brings more compute to RedShift nodes with AQUA
“By bringing compute to the storage layer, AQUA helps customers eliminate unnecessary data movement to avoid these networking bandwidth limitations, delivering up to an order-of-magnitude query performance improvement over other enterprise cloud data warehouses.”
Data Storage
AccuWeather Partners With Microsoft to Bring New Capabilities to Microsoft Azure Maps
The integration of AccuWeather’s data, current conditions and weather forecasts and warnings into the Azure Maps platform complements and broadens the current offering of other types of mapping data, such as traffic and public transportation.
Data Analytics
Google backs effort to bring Rust to the Linux kernel
As Google explained last month, Rust -- a language that emerged from Mozilla -- provides memory safety guarantees to the Android operating system, which has historically been written in C and C++.
Apps/DevOps
Juniper Networks Mounts Cloud Metro Vision
“Juniper takes a solution approach by combining scalable IP fabric, service intelligence, and automation to enable network operators to build the next-generation metro,"
Network Management
100,000 Google Sites Used to Install SolarMarket RAT
eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU) discovered legions of unique, malicious web pages that contain popular business terms/particular keywords, including business-form related keywords like template, invoice, receipt, questionnaire and resume, researches observed
Privacy & Security
AvePoint Salesforce Cloud Backup Now Available For MSPs Across Major Distribution Marketplaces
AvePoint’s Salesforce Cloud Backup enables channel partners to manage multiple tenants using the same technology that powers AvePoint Cloud Backup for enterprise customers using Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Salesforce.
Data Storage
Egnyte deals with Microsoft 365 content sprawl
“Mid-sized organisations, in particular, struggle to implement the various compliance, security and privacy tools that Microsoft offers as add-on options to its service"
Data Management
Fractal Offers AI Software on AWS, Accelerating Digital Transformation with Cloud AI
AWS’ infrastructure provides access to compute, storage & services resources that will allow Fractal’s solutions to churn & process huge data sets faster, enabling rapid deployments with high availability.
Data Analytics
Anari AI Raises $2 Million to Rebuild the AI Hardware Industry Through Personalized Cloud Chips
Anari’s platform makes it possible to design personalized AI chips in the cloud with just one click. With this approach, companies are able to build and deploy AI solutions in weeks instead of 12-18 months, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional hardware development
Artificial Intelligence
VMware, Vapor IO, Dell Tech Form ‘Fungible’ Edge Alliance
The alliance said it intends to pull expertise and resources from tech companies that traverse the entire network stack, including infrastructure hardware, SDN, virtualization, automation, and applications, to develop a more expansive framework and principles for interoperable technologies.
Automation & Productivity
Google makes business process tool AppSheet Automation generally available
After several months in early access, Google today announced that AppSheet Automation is generally available with new capabilities, including document processing, a monitoring app, and expanded eventing support.
Automation & Produc
Blockchain software technology startup ConsenSys raises $65M 
Called Codefi Compliance, the service scans blockchains for regulatory compliance including anti-money-laundering, countering the financing of terrorism and “know your customer” guidelines and legal requirements.
Blockchain
Tax Phish Swims Past Google Workspace Email Security
"The email was sent from a Hotmail ID and was titled ‘RE: Home Loan,’ followed by a reference number and the date, making it seem like the email was part of an ongoing conversation to lend it more legitimacy.”
Privacy & Security
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now protects unmanaged BYO devices
Microsoft's latest preview for its advanced security product Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now supports unmanaged devices running Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android as well as network devices.
Privacy & Security
Berlin-based tech startup Grover raises $70M in Series B funding to offer you the latest tech products as a subscription
“It enables us to double down on creating an unparalleled customer experience for our subscribers and to push the boundaries of the most innovative ways for people and businesses to access and enjoy technology."
Automation & Productivity
Samsung switches up with the lightning-fast PCie 4.0 PM9A1 client SSD
Samsung has launched the PM9A1, a super-fast PCIe 4 client SSD with 2TB capacity, that matches Western Digital’s Black SN850 at 1 million random read IOPS and 7GB/sec sequential read bandwidth.
Data Storage
Indicative Unveils ‘Journeys’ to Give Product Teams Better Insight Into Customer Behavior
Indicative’s newly released Journeys tool is designed for product leaders and data teams to observe, catalog, and action the paths that customers take through an app or website.
Automation & Productivity
FBI hacks compromised Exchange servers as more companies get targeted 
The court order allowed the FBI to copy and remove malicious web shells from hundreds of vulnerable computers that were compromised by so-called Hafnium attacks first revealed by Microsoft security researchers March 2. H
Privacy & Security
NVIDIA Announces Availability of Jarvis Interactive Conversational AI Framework
Utilizing GPU acceleration, the end-to-end speech pipeline can be run in under 100 milliseconds — listening, understanding and generating a response faster than the blink of a human eye — and can be deployed in the cloud, in the data center or at the edge, instantly scaling to millions of users.
Artificial Intelligence
ServiceNow IT Operations Management adds Oracle Cloud integrations
ServiceNow ITOM Visibility will provide a view of Oracle's infrastructure-, platform- and container-as-a-service resources. ServiceNow will also visualize changes, track incidents and ensure that the customer is in compliance with Oracle licenses.
Cloud Computing
Golden Chickens and New Spear-Phishing Campaign 

According to eSentire’s research team, cybercriminals are using spear-phishing emails with a malicious zip file that uses the exact name as a job position listed on the targeted professional’s LinkedIn profile.

Privacy & Security
SambaNova raises $676M to mass-produce AI training and inference chips
Leveraging a combination of algorithmic optimizations and custom board-based hardware, SambaNova claims it’s able to dramatically improve the performance and capability of most AI-imbued apps.
Artificial Intelligence
Pegasystems adds enterprise AI tools to simplify analysis and forecasting
Pegasystems is also adding a feature that lets companies analyze streaming event data in platforms such as the open source Apache Kafka software that is now being widely employed to enable organizations to transfer data in near real time.
Data Analytics
Domino Data Lab Joins Hands with NVIDIA to Simplify Data Science MLOps
“Domino’s enterprise MLOps platform accelerates research, speeds model deployment, and increases collaboration for code-first data science teams at scale,”
Apps/DevOps
Brave browser disables Google's FLoC tracking system
"Users with similar browsing habits -- for some definition of "similar" -- would be grouped into the same cohort. Each user's browser will share a cohort ID, indicating which group they belong to, with websites and advertisers."
Privacy & Security
Samsung’s Galaxy Quantum 2 has quantum cryptography built in
The Quantum 2 includes a chip developed by a company called ID Quantique, which says it’s the world’s smallest quantum random number generator (QRNG) at 2.5mm square. It works by capturing random noise with an LED and a CMOS image sensor.
Privacy & Security
Amazon Re:Freeze makes it easier to transfer Glacier vault archives
The idea is to transfer an entire archive vault of data in a single service operation, with Amazon Lambda functions taking core of the component source vault inventory, restore, archive copy operations and data integrity checks
Data Storage
Google Cloud, Broadcom Team Up on Enterprise Security
Additionally, Broadcom will deploy several GCP data and analytics services internally. These include Cloud SQL, Dataproc, and Bigtable, which the partners say will help Broadcom modernize its infrastructure and analytics capabilities.
Privacy & Security
NetSuite's latest platform updates include new centralized purchasing, email approval tools
The new purchasing and billing features are designed to help multi-subsidiary businesses consolidate purchases, generate vendor payments from a single location, and automate cross-charges.
Automation & Productivity
WhatsApp flaw allows an attacker to suspend an account using a phone number 
WhatsApp sends an email confirming that the account has been suspended without asking the attackers for any information confirming that they are the legitimate owner of the account.  The legitimate owner has lost the account and there’s not much that can be done about it.
Privacy & Security
IBM’s Infrastructure Spinoff Gets a Name
While Kyndryl may be a new name in the infrastructure market, the company itself is already a significant player with more than 4,600 existing clients and a backlog of $60 billion in revenues.
Cloud Computing
Estonia-based online identity verification startup Veriff secures $69M in Series B funding to combat online fraud using machine learning
Veriff ‘s AI-powered decision engine utilizes machine learning to analyze more than 9,000 variations of government-issued IDs from over 190 countries in 36 different languages.
Privacy & Security
Nvidia enters 'science-fiction metaverse' with Omniverse Enterprise for 3D collaboration
The subscription software has been labelled as a "killer app" by the company, is built on the Universal Scene Description (USD) framework from Pixar, and offers designers the ability to "work simultaneously in a virtual world from anywhere, on any device".
Apps/DevOps
Google is making another attempt at personal health records
“It didn’t knock my socks off,” he said, but “I think they’re doing it in a thoughtful, measured, and mature way.”
HealthTech
Nvidia launches TAO, an enterprise workflow for AI development
Using it, a data scientist can take an open source model like BERT, for example, which is designed to understand generic language, and refine it at the margins to comprehend the jargon employees use to describe IT issues.
Automation & Productivity
California launches statewide homelessness data platform

“You can’t fix what you can’t measure and having a statewide data system will help us determine what’s working and what isn’t, important insight we can use to create accountability and strengthen our response going forward,” Newsom said. 

Data Analytics
Enterprise security platform Intrigue expands attack surface management with $2M round
Traditional security tools were designed for fixed assets and have trouble tracking software-defined assets that are constantly changing. The Intrigue platform uses various open, and customer-configured data sources to find assets across hosts, apps, cloud services, and user accounts.
Privacy & Security
Nvidia unveils BlueField 3 DPU. It’s much faster
Doubled Arm core count, doubled network speed and PCIe Gen 5 support will make Nvidia’s third generation BlueField hardware deliver a five times higher SPECINT score than the gen 2 BlueField device.
Automation & Productivity
Mavenir Launches 5G Hyperconverged Edge AI Solution for Enterprise & Telco Market Based On NVIDIA Platforms
“Mavenir is running its market-leading 5G stack on commercial off-the-shelf servers with GPUs, DPUs and associated software modules from NVIDIA and enhancing the solution by integrating Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms running on the same hardware and platform
Telecom
HCL Unica Advances into New Era of Mobile AdTech and Cloud-native Foundation
The newest enhancements to Unica give marketers even more control and speed to plan, personalize and deliver a more engaging customer experience with the addition of mobile push integration to the existing email, SMS and WhatsApp channels.
AdTech
Decentralized Oracle Solution Umbrella Network Adds Massive Exchange Huobi as Validator Node
Huobi will serve as a validator node on Umbrella’s recently launched public testnet, playing a critical governance role ahead of the oracle platform’s launch of its fully operation mainnet system.
Blockchain
Take note: Amazon vets raise $2M for Dendron, a tool to manage large amounts of information
Lin, who has a collection of over 20,000 notes that he manages with Dendron, said his tech makes it possible to “enforce a consistent structure across thousands of documents so that you can always find what you need.”
Document Management
Criminals spread malware using website contact forms with Google URLs
A notable feature of the attack is that the crooks are using the contact forms to send employees legitimate Google URLs that require users to sign in with their Google username and password.
Privacy & Security
Clubhouse data leak: 1.3 million scraped user records leaked online for free
The upstart platform seems to have experienced the same fate, with an SQL database containing 1.3 million scraped Clubhouse user records leaked for free on a popular hacker forum.
Privacy & Security
Trifacta Announces New Community and Certification Programs for Data Workers
Trifacta Community, a new online hub of best practices, how-tos, discussions, and certification programs to support the company’s commitment to self-service in accelerating data engineering and democratizing ETL for cloud data warehousing projects.
Data Analytics
Microsoft in 'advanced' talks to buy Nuance Communications: Report
Nuance works with a variety of partners in a variety of vertical markets. It sells products tailored for the healthcare, omni-channel customer engagement markets, as well as its Dragon speech recognition technology for consumers and enterprise customers.
Automation & Productivity
623M Payment Cards Stolen from Cybercrime Forum
Researchers said the database in question contains 623,036 payment-card records from card-issuers in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. The lion’s share of the ill-gotten card data came from the U.S., they noted (63 percent).
Privacy & Security
RS21 partners with Canadian company for rollout of data platform to help cities moves past pandemic
Together, the two firms are developing the Urban Pandemic Preparedness Dashboard, meant to enable city leaders and emergency responders to understand the neighborhoods most at risk for contagious disease outbreak
Data Analytics
Accenture Acquires Core Compete to Boost AI-based Cloud Computing
Core Compete’s team of more than 260 professionals will join Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice, strengthening how the company helps clients shape and execute their cloud-based data and AI strategies to drive more business value.
Cloud Computing
Tableau adds support to Einstein Discovery for user control over AI models
Salesforce’s Tableau arm is making a case for employing AI to drive a new era of business science using analytics applications infused with machine learning algorithms the average end user can easily employ.
Data Analytics
827 million LinkedIn user profiles leaked online and now for sale on a popular hacker forum. Here is how to check if your LinkedIn account info is leaked
According to CyberNews, the new author claims to be in possession of both the original 500-million database, as well as six additional archives that allegedly include 327 million scraped LinkedIn profiles.
Privacy & Security
Cisco leads new investment in AI-powered data privacy and security startup Securiti
Securiti’s product suite is the world’s first PrivacyOps platform that helps automate all major functions needed for privacy compliance in one place
Privacy & Security
IBM releases Qiskit modules that use quantum computers to improve machine learning
“Quantum computation offers another potential avenue to increase the power of machine learning models, and the corresponding literature is growing at an incredible pace."
Apps/DevOps
Ice Lake scales MemVerge in-memory SW to new heights
“Memory Machine v1.2 is designed to allow application vendors and end-users to take full advantage of Intel’s latest Xeon Scalable processor and Optane memory technology.”
Data Storage
Azure Functions Weakness Allows Privilege Escalation
Flushing to disk means that data is handed off to the kernel, where it’s visible to other processes but may not survive a reboot.
Privacy & Security
Oracle Gets SASE With Check Point Security
The deal merges Oracle SD-WAN and Session Border Controller (SBC) with Check Point’s Quantum Edge virtual security gateway and its Harmony Connect cloud-based firewall service.
Network Management
White House proposes even more for Technology Modernization Fund
The proposed increase for CISA would go toward enhanced cyber tools, hiring and support services. Another $20 million would be for a new Cyber Response and Recovery Fund.
Govtech
Q Link Wireless made private customer information accessible with just a phone number
The carrier has reportedly fixed the issue — though it seems it may have done so by just turning off logins to the app altogether
Privacy & Security
Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android is getting these new features
Microsoft has announced a host of improvements for its Teams Rooms on Android including an updated calendar, Windows-inspired improvements to the Android touch console, and the ability to blur backgrounds for users joining from a personal accoun
Apps/DevOps
User and credit card data stolen from darknet marketplace Swarmshop 
Nearly 63% of the stolen credit card data related to U.S. banks, while other records came from financial institutions in China, at about 14%, and the U.K., Canada, France, Singapore, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Mexico, all in the single digits apiece.
Privacy & Security
London-based fintech startup TrueLayer raises $70 million to take on Visa and Mastercard
The SAAS platform uses its toolkit to develop consumer and server message block (SMB) applications in the areas of payments, online lending, personal financial management (PFM), robot-advisors, insurance, investment services, p2p marketplaces, and cryptocurrencies
Fintech
Alation Delivers Cloud-Based Platform for Data Intelligence
Alation Cloud Service drives data intelligence with its ability to connect to virtually any data source, in the cloud or on-premises, via cloud-native connectors.
Data Analytics
IBM's new tool lets developers add quantum-computing power to machine learning
IBM is releasing a new module as part of its open-source quantum software development kit, Qiskit, to let developers leverage the capabilities of quantum computers to improve the quality of their machine-learning models.
Apps/DevOps
Swarm64 and EDB Partner to Extend EDB Postgres Advanced with Faster Query Performance
The partnership will help companies reduce IT costs by using the PostgreSQL database in large-scale reporting and analytic projects such as data warehousing and other query-intensive applications.
Data Analytics
MLOps startup Comet raises $13M to launch model monitoring products
Comet provides self-hosted and cloud-based MLOps solution that allows data scientists and engineers to track, compare, and optimize experiments and models.
Machine Learning
Graphistry and Pavilion Partner to Accelerate Graph Analytics Using RAPIDS and NVIDIA GPUs
Pavilion Data Systems, a leader in data storage, announced today its partnership with Graphistry to support large-scale, multi-GPU, and NVIDIA Magnum IO GPUDirect technologies to supercharge how data analysts investigate event and entity data.
Data Analytics
Another 500 million accounts have leaked online, and LinkedIn’s in the hot seat
LinkedIn, however, says the data includes information from many places and wasn’t all scraped from the professional-focused social network.
Privacy & Security
Accenture Acquires Core Compete to Boost AI-based Cloud Computing
Founded in 2012, Core Compete’s team of more than 260 professionals will join Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice, strengthening how the company helps clients shape and execute their cloud-based data and AI strategies to drive more business value
Artificial Inelligence
OneTrust raises $210M to expand its enterprise compliance solutions
The company streamlines the intake and fulfillment of consumer and subject rights requests and allows customers to benchmark against peers, map and inventory records of processing, and generate custom reports as data flows through their organization.
Privacy & Security
Israeli digital forensics startup Cellebrite to go public via SPAC in $2.4B deal 
“Cellebrite’s vision is to provide industry-leading technology and a holistic DI solution that enables our customers to transform and digitize their entire investigative process."
Privacy & Security
Amazon launches Lookout for Equipment, its predictive maintenance service for factory machines 
The Amazon Lookout for Equipment service was made generally available today, and works by amassing data from sensors installed on manufacturing equipment and analyzing it to detect any early warning signs that the machine might fail or perform at less than 100%.
Automation & Productivity
WhiteSource Scores $75M in White-Hot Open Source Security Market
“Our main differentiator with them, but also with everyone else, is that we focused most of our efforts around automating the remediation of the vulnerabilities
Privacy & Security
Cloud startup Redis Labs raises $110M Series G funding led by SoftBank, Tiger Global; now valued at $2 billion
Redis Labs’ products include in-memory database Redis and Redis Enterprise Cloud, a database-as-a-service offering. The company has an alliance with Microsoft to bring its Redis Enterprise-powered tiers to Azure Cache for Redis.
Data Analytics
Critical Zoom vulnerability triggers remote code execution without user input
As Zoom has not yet had time to patch the critical security issue, the specific technical details of the vulnerability are being kept under wraps.
Privacy & Security
Tyler Technologies acquires ReadySub, which makes scheduling software for school districts
ReadySub works with approximately 1,000 school districts across the U.S. while Tyler Technologies has 2,000 school districts as clients.
EdTech
Unbound Security Delivers Integration with Google Cloud External Key Manager
Via CORE key management platform, Unbound offers Google customers a single pane of glass, to centrally manage and control the encryption keys protecting all of their data stored on Google Cloud.  
Privacy & Security
Gitpod nabs $13M for cloud-based open source software development platform
“Millions of developers are slowed down on a daily basis with tedious tasks to get into a productive state while also facing annoying ‘works-on-my-machine’ problems ."
Apps/DevOps
Fake Netflix App on Google Play Spreads Malware Via WhatsApp
According to a Check Point Research analysis released on Wednesday, the malware masqueraded as an app called “FlixOnline,” which advertised via WhatsApp messages promising “2 Months of Netflix Premium Free Anywhere in the World for 60 days
Privacy & Security
HPE Launches Storage Line Loaded with IBM’s Spectrum Scale File System
HPE today launched a new family of storage solutions bundled with IBM’s Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition parallel file system (description below) and featuring license changes so it’s not necessary to license storage capacity separately by terabyte or by storage drive (SSD or HDD).
Data Storage
Computer vision startup CrowdAI launches with $10M Series A funding 
CrowdAI has built a platform that companies can use to build customized visionAI tools that can be used to analyze imagery and video footage for a range of different purposes
Artificial Intelligence
DDN speeds up AI storage system in a flash
The “huge” performance boosts aren’t quantified but are based on ‘Hot Nodes’ caches and ‘Hot Pools’ tiered flash and disk.
Data Storage
Microsoft Teams just got another option to make your presentations better
With PowerPoint Live, Teams users don't need to open a PowerPoint deck and share their PC's screen with an audience. Instead, the presenter can just open PowerPoint Live within Teams to deliver a presentation.
Automation & Productivity
Fujitsu and Trend Micro Demonstrate Solution To Secure Private 5G
The security solution, Trend Micro Mobile Network Security, leverages embedded endpoint security within the IoT device’s SIM card and network security running on a private system.
Privacy & Security
Snorkel AI Launches Application Studio, Raises $35M Led by Lightspeed Venture Partners
Application Studio is in preview and will be generally available later this year within Snorkel Flow, the first AI development platform to programmatically label data and train, deploy and analyze models iteratively.
Artificial Intelligence
Arista adds cloud, automation features
CloudVision provides wired and wireless visibility, orchestration, provisioning, telemetry, and analytics across the data center, campus, and more recently, IoT devices on edge networks.
Network Management
Former Facebook exec Vijaye Raji leads new startup Statsig to help developers build features quickly
The company differentiates itself with a usage-based pricing system tied to a customer’s monthly active user count. It includes a free tier that makes it easy for developers to try out the software
Apps/DevOps
Ataccama expands data management automation tools to meet pandemic-driven needs
It enables organizations to create data profiles, track data quality monitoring, set up data previews to better understand the relationship between different datasets, and enforce the policies that determine which end users are allowed to access what data.
Data Analytics
VMware Carbon Black expands container security through the entire CI/CD lifecycle 
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Container is said to build security directly into the continuous integration and continuous delivery or CI/CD pipeline, helping teams analyze and control application risks before they’re deployed into production.
Cloud Computing
MinIO simplifies onramps to do-it-yourself hybrid cloud object storage
In a trio of announcements this week, independent object storage provider MinIO is making it possible to implement cloud-native storage without requiring its customers to know Kubernetes (K8s).
Data Storage
Ice Lake has arrived: Intel launches 10-nanometer Xeon server chips with 40-core flagship 
Intel Corp. today refreshed its flagship Xeon server processor line with more than three dozen new chips based on its latest 10-nanometer manufacturing process and featuring a raft of specialized features, including a high-speed artificial intelligence accelerator. 
Automation & Productivity
ServiceNow’s Digital Workflows Integrates With Qualtrics’ Experience Management Technology
With the new solutions, companies will be able to bring sentiment data from Qualtrics into ServiceNow Customer and IT Workflows to quickly act on customer insights with digital workflows, increasing employee productivity, and enhancing customer loyalty.
Automation & Productivity
SAP Bugs Under Active Cyberattack, Causing Widespread Compromise
Adversaries are carrying out a range of attacks, according to an alert from SAP and security firm Onapsis issued Tuesday – including theft of sensitive data, financial fraud, disruption of mission-critical business processes and other operational disruptions, and delivery of ransomware and other malware.
Privacy & Security
Google launches Lyra codec in beta to reduce voice call bandwidth usage
The code and demo, which are available on GitHub, compress raw audio down to 3 kilobits per second for “quality that compares favorably to other codecs,” Google says.
Apps/DevOps
FBI, CISA warn Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities are being actively exploited
Last week, the FBI and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint alert (.PDF) warning that cyberattackers are actively scanning for systems that have not had patches applied to resolve three severe vulnerabilities.
Privacy & Security
The Oracle of Oracles: AllianceBlock Launches Data Tunnel MVP, Powering the New Data Economy
The Data Tunnel makes it possible to publish, monetize and use data in a decentralized and simple way, without needing to understand blockchain, while ensuring traceability, transparency, and trust.
Blockchain
Google’s FLoC Enters Testing Phase on Chrome to Transform Interest-based Advertising
It is based on the idea that unique groups of people can be identified, tracked, and targeted based on their common interests, which would definitely replace the need to track and target “individual identifiers”.
Privacy & Security
Lumen Lands T-Mobile’s First 5G Edge Contract
The operators intend to pair assets from their respective networks to help enterprises and government agencies build and deploy latency-sensitive applications that require distributed workloads.
Telecom
VAST Data exits hardware business, pivots to software subscriptions
VAST Data, the high performance storage startup, is to stop selling its own hardware. It will concentrate instead on selling software on a subscription basis, and will certify hardware appliances built by Avnet.
Data Storage
GiGstreem raises $50 million to deploy building-wide Gigabit WiFi in apartments across the country
. Unlike the “big guys” in the fiber Internet sphere, GiGStreem offers its customers the power of fiber and micro/fiber hybrid internet, at rocket fast speeds, at affordable prices that suit their budgetary needs.
Telecom
Sunlight Partners with LanternEdge to Unlock True Edge Computing Performance with HCI
Pairing the Sunlight HCI stack with the LanternEdge HarshProTM IP66 Server allows for a fully optimized HCI experience and data center grade edge computing in extreme or inhospitable environments, such as factory floors or oil rigs.
Automation & Productivity
Upsolver enables no-code data analytics in the cloud with $25M funding
Ultimately, the goal is to replace all a customer’s code-heavy approaches with Upsolver’s compute layer, which sits between the customer’s cloud storage and their preferred tools, engines, and apps.
Data Analytics
LinkedIn Spear-Phishing Campaign Targets Job Hunters
A threat group called Golden Chickens is delivering the fileless backdoor more_eggs through a spear-phishing campaign targeting professionals on LinkedIn with fake job offers, according to researchers at eSentire.
Privacy & Security
Anodot and Coralogix Partnership Takes Log Analytics to New Levels of Automation
"Anodot provides a zoom into the exact Coralogix logs that show the root cause. This has improved our time to resolution by 90% which is a true game changer.”
Data Analytics
OneStream raises $200M to bring intelligent financial planning to the enterprise
“OneStream helps organizations turn the data they are collecting into actionable, financially intelligent information. This is critical because traditionally it might take 30 days or more to pull insights from financial reporting. "
Data Analytics
Gluware Deepens Ties With AWS, Cisco SD-WAN
The company’s public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform uses HashiCorp’s Terraform integration with AWS to automate complex deployments, including multiple virtual private clouds, Transit Gateway, and Internet Gateway, among others.
Network Management
Digital health startup Inbox Health closes $15 million in Series A funding to transform patient billing
Inbox Health’s communication platform enables billing teams to respond to patient messages via HIPAA-compliant SMS, email, and real-time chat through a unified support interface.
Automation & Productivity
Portland startup ConductorOne raises $5M for platform to automate IT access requests
Founded late last year by veterans of enterprise ID startup Okta, ConductorOne will use the funding to build a platform that helps IT professionals automate and manage employee permissions for cloud apps and infrastructure.
Cloud Computing
Yellowbrick ventures into the cloud with Kubernetes support, distributed data warehouse manager 
The enhancements for the first time separate the Yellowbrick software from the underlying hardware and permit multiple instances to be installed on customer-owned hardware, cloud platforms and edge devices.
Cloud Computing
Supreme Court rules in Google’s favor in Oracle copyright case over Android Java code use 
“This behavior is exactly why regulatory authorities around the world and in the United States are examining Google’s business practices.”
Apps/DevOps
M-Files acquires Hubshare to gain access to content-sharing portal
M-Files plans to continue to offer Hubshare as a standalone platform while simultaneously working to tighten integration between Hubshare and the ECM platform provided by M-Files,
Content Management
Data from three universities published online in latest Accellion-related data breach 
The universities targeted were Stanford University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the University of California at Berkeley, with one commonality among them: The stolen data was published by the Clop ransomware gang.
Privacy & Security
Verizon Adds AWS Outposts to 5G Edge Plan
Outposts is AWS’ on-premises option that involves data center equipment being installed at an enterprise facility. It uses AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to support a hybrid cloud service
Telecom
Sendbird secures $100M to help businesses add chat, voice, and video calling to their apps
“Brands are increasingly choosing in-app chat over SMS as the way of connecting with users and connecting users with each other within the mobile and sometimes Web experience."
Apps/DevOps
Dell expands its data protection with new PowerProtect Backup Service 
Dell Technologies Inc. is stepping up its cloud data backup capabilities with the launch of a new data protection service designed to safeguard software-as-a-service applications and other cloud workloads
Data Backup
Flight Penguin is a new flight search Chrome app that promises ‘no collusion’
it promises that there will be “no collusion” with the airline industry, specifically noting that “Some of the largest travel sites hide flights from you in exchange for special favors from airlines.
Apps/DevOps
Threat intelligence platform ThreatQuotient secures $22.5M
The company’s product, ThreatQ, is designed to serve as a threat intelligence platform with an integrated, self-tuning library that features a workbench allowing for threat detection and response.
Privacy & Security
Cisco streamlines, upgrades its SASE bundle
Cisco is making it simpler to buy its SASE offerings, adding passwordless authentication, and helping to customize the package through a SASE channel in its DevNet software-developer community.
Apps/DevOps
Israel’s GPS Security Startup infiniDome raises $2.4 million in funding to protect wireless communications from jamming attacks
The startup also creates the world’s first one-stop-shop wireless end-to-end protection solution not only detecting but also protecting from jamming and spoofing of GPS (GNSS), V2X, cellular, and other wireless sensor signals
Telecom
Facebook data on 533 million users posted online
Data posted on a cybercrime forum includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, birth dates, gender and location.
Privacy & Security
Pinterest Open Sources Querybook Collaborative Big Data Hub
We built Querybook to provide a responsive and simple web UI for such analysis so data scientists, product managers, and engineers can discover the right data, compose their queries, and share their findings.
Data Analytics
Seattle-area AI startup Darklight raises $5.1M to help companies automate cybersecurity tasks
It will soon launch its first commercial cybersecurity product that automates the prioritization of vulnerability scanner results.
Privacy & Security
Microsoft files a new patent to let you mine bitcoin using your brain activity
The patent describes an ‘overarching system’ whereby a blockchain provides a server with a computational task that gets handed to a sensor attached to a person
Blockchain
Megaport Ties NaaS Platform Into Cisco SD-WAN
Megaport this week released its Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE) network-as-a-service (NaaS) offering alongside tighter integrations with Cisco’s SD-WAN.
Network Management
OptiPulse Non-Coherent Laser Offers Optical Fiber Installers a Wireless Extension Cord
It is hoped by many current clients waiting for the links that it will reduce the cost and time for fiber installs. The links can also be used in metro areas to not disturb businesses by tearing up roads in major metro areas.
Telecom
IBM and Red Hat form strategic partnership with process mining startup Celonis
IBM’s Global Business Services consulting arm will weave the Celonis Execution Management System into its offering, adding the ability to analyse data thrown off by processes like supply-chain management, finance, or procurement to identify weaknesses and recommend fixes.
Data Analytics
Seattle startup Common Room emerges from stealth mode with $52M in funding
Today, for these community teams, our beta product offers an immediate and organized window into the who, what, where, why, and how of their communities – across Slack, Discord, GitHub, events, private messaging channels, social channels and more.
Apps/DevOps
Privacera Provides Data Access Governance with New AWS EMR Record Server Integration
Apache Ranger’s integration with cloud services like Amazon EMR enables companies to implement access controls as they migrate their analytical workloads to the cloud
Data Analytics
Kintent raises $4M seed round to simplify cybersecurity compliance with AI 
Achieving compliance with such standards is a months-long process that requires tech firms to implement security controls in their systems and receive a certification from an independent auditor. Trust Cloud, Kintent says, speeds up the process using artificial intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence
Scratchpad Command lets you update Salesforce from anywhere on the web
Scratchpad develops a suite of tools that integrate with Salesforce — spanning notes, spreadsheets, tasks, search, and more — bundles them under a nice interface, and sells them as a freemium SaaS subscription. Automation & Productivity
AmaZix Joins Forces With Certik to Offer Exclusive Service Package for Blockchain Projects
AmaZix Limited, a full-service blockchain consultancy agency, announced a strategic partnership with CertiK to offer an exclusive market security service package for selected blockchain projects only.
Blockchain
AT&T Adds Cisco Teleworker Into Its SD-WAN Soup
The system prioritizes business applications over non-business traffic and can be deployed with zero-touch provisioning.
Network Management
Cloud data streaming startup Striim raises $50 million Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs
With Striim, users can get to know their data and sort out what’s important. Striim specializes in integration from a wide variety of data sources, transaction or change data, events, log files, application and IoT sensor data, and correlation across multiple streams
Data Analytics
Cisco takes its first steps toward network-as-a-service 
Cisco has taken a big step forward with its first network-as-a-service offering that ultimately will let customers buy enterprise-network hardware and software components on an as-needed basis.
Network Management
Lenovo Unveils Enhanced Predictive, Proactive SaaS Tool for Smarter PC Fleet Management
Lenovo Device Intelligence, unveiled last September, assists enterprise-level IT administrators in the monitoring, diagnosing and remediation of PC issues while leveraging Lenovo’s AI predictive analytics to help predict potential system failures or performance issues before they occur.
IT Management
Samsung’s first UWB tracker, the SmartTag Plus, appears to be nearly here
Apple has also built its U1 chip that enables UWB into the iPhone 11 and 12 series and even the Apple Watch Series 6, but so far, it hasn’t used the technology for much except for more a precise AirDrop.
Apps/DevOps
Startup TenaFe dumps DRAM for PCIe 4 SSD controller
“PCIe Gen4 DRAMless SSD provides the best cost-performance efficiency and will become the prevailing client storage solution moving forward."
Data Storage
Legacy QNAP NAS Devices Vulnerable to Zero-Day Attack
Some legacy models of QNAP network attached storage devices are vulnerable to remote unauthenticated attacks because of two unpatched vulnerabilities.
Data Storage
No foolin’: Microsoft cloud outage takes Azure, Teams and Office 365 offline 
The first reports of the outage emerged from users on Twitter, and were confirmed by the website DownDetector, which showed that reports began flooding in at about 5 p.m. EDT. It says it received thousands of notices from Xbox Live, Teams and Office users.
Cloud Computing
IoT observability platform startup Memfault raises $8.5M in early-stage funding 
Memfault’s founders have created an observability platform that can identify bugs and other problems in the firmware of a wide range of different connected devices.
IoT/Mobility
Aclaimant, a data-driven safety and risk management platform for the workplace, raises $15M
Chicago-based Aclaimant offers tools that support tracking and the follow-up actions required to improve safety in the workplace, and includes clients from industries such as construction, hospitality, insurance, and HR.
Automation & Productivity
Stratis’ InterFlux Protocol Adds Support for Ethereum, Hyperledger, DEXs & DeFi
Stratis provides an Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Solution developed in C# on the Microsoft .NET Core Framework focusing on Modular Blockchain Solutions for Public and Private Blockchain Solutions
Blockchain
Salesforce Adopts Google Analytics 360 to Restructure Data Democratization and Digital Analytics
With Google Analytics, marketing teams can segment audience groups to deliver the most effective messaging experience that inspires personalized user-journey across all channels, including on mobile and social media.
Data Analytics
MackStor launches 200TB DoItRite spinning NAND hybrid drive
Storage veterans have devised a 3-tiered, 200TB hybrid SSD-HHD device, the DoItRite 2000, containing both spinning disk platters and a non-rotating platter of NAND chips combining NVMe SSD speed and extraordinary capacity
Data Storage
Report: Micron and Western Digital are competing to buy flash memory supplier Kioxia 
“Whoever can acquire Kioxia will be able to reach better economies of scale and achieve better unit prices. The memory chip market is up for some exciting times until the future of Kioxia is determined.”
Automation & Productivity
Penguin teams up with Red Hat Ceph and Seagate for big fast object storage
DeepData comprises Penguin servers, Ceph from Red Hat and Seagate’s Exos E 5U84 disk chassis, to build a Ceph cluster.
Data Storage
Cisco is bringing individual and team insights to Webex video calls
The tricky part, he said, is considering what information is good for an individual to know while not giving people the impression that Webex is, for example, flagging employees who are routinely late to meetings to managers.
Automation & Productivity
DataStax Unveils Cloud Migration Tool to Move Workloads from Apache Cassandra to DataStax Astra
A recent study by industry analyst firm GigaOm reveals that enterprises can save up to 76 percent in the three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) by using a serverless Cassandra offering instead of self-managed Cassandra clusters. Cloud Computing
Cloudmed Acquires Databound, Enhancing Its Revenue Intelligence Platform with Robotic Process Automation
Together, Cloudmed and Databound deliver unprecedented accuracy, productivity, and revenue opportunities through sophisticated automation technology and human expertise.
Automation & Productivity
Denodo Launches New Data Integration Solution in the Cloud with Denodo Standard
Its cloud infrastructure automation and flexible by the hour pricing enables both enterprises as well as small and medium businesses to rapidly deploy it without a large commitment of time and resources.
Data Analytics
Microsoft wins multibillion-dollar contract to supply HoloLens AR headsets to US Army 
The IVAS headsets also display a map and compass and add thermal imaging capabilities that help soldiers to identify people in the dark too
IoT/Mobility
Austin-based tech startup Living Security raises $14M to combat human cybersecurity risk
Gamified learning and immersive experiences engage and educate users, while the science-backed, tech-enabled platform uniquely provides CISOs the ability to measure effectiveness and program ROI.
Privacy & Security
Cisco Jumps Into NaaS Arena
“You don’t actually own any assets; you’re paying a subscription fee,” he said. “Cisco retains title to that equipment, it’s all opex on your books, and you pay just based on what you use.
Network Management
Fungible unleashes ‘composable’ data center, claiming high performance and hyperscale efficiency 
The company is leveraging capabilities in its F1 data processing unit, or DPU, to deliver a composable package of data center infrastructure that it says can deliver scale and cost efficiencies that exceed even those of hyperscale service providers.
IT Management
Deloitte Collaborates With Automation Anywhere to Increase Acceleration of Cloud Intelligent Automation
"Our solutions are designed for Automation 360 to help customers through the migration process to get the most value out of their RPA investment with minimal disruption, all while finding efficiencies and reducing investment costs.”
Automation & Productivity
VMware combines Tanzu, Cloud Foundation platforms to launch new VMware Cloud
The Cloud Universal subscriptions let customers purchase credits to apply to VMware's cloud infrastructure and management services deployed either on premises, on VMware Cloud on AWS, or on VMware Cloud on Dell EMC.
Cloud Computing
GitHub’s secret scanning for private repositories enters general availability
The Microsoft-owned code-hosting platform first debuted secret scanning for private repositories last May as part of its advanced security program.
Apps/DevOps
Edge computing orchestration startup Zededa raises $12.5M
Based in Santa Clara, California and India, the company’s hardware- and cloud-agnostic software enables app deployment over most types of edge networks.
Apps/DevOps
Oracle announces Cloud Lift migration service for moving workloads to its cloud 
The Oracle Cloud Lift Services offering is primarily designed to address the costs and effort of cloud migration, something that Oracle said is one of the biggest pain points of any such undertaking.
Cloud Computing
Pinterest open-sources big data analytics tool Querybook
The company says the tool, which it uses internally, can help engineers compose queries, create analyses, and collaborate with one another via a notebook interface.
Apps/DevOps
StorMagic Acquires SoleraTec Technology, Introduces Active Intelligent Repository
ARQvault is the industry’s first active intelligent repository, according to the company, and it allows customers to gather, store and find data forever—at half the cost of competing solutions.
Data Storage
Cloudera Data Platform hits Google Cloud
All of this puts CDP in a favorable position relative to services like AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Azure HDInsight, and Google Cloud Dataproc, which are designed for their parent cloud platforms
Cloud Computing
Visa becomes first major payments network to settle transactions in USD Coin, a stable cryptocurrency
Visa announced on Monday a major industry first in bridging the worlds of digital and traditional fiat currencies: the use of USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle a transaction with Visa over Ethereum—one of the most actively used open-source blockchains.
Blockchain
Ariox Releases Lumino, a One-Stop Scalable Integration Solution
Create custom rules and prioritize your integrations, configure data origin and destination, eliminate time-consuming manual entry, and streamline your workflow all from a convenient cloud-based portal right on your own desktop or tablet.
Automation & Productivity
New 3D-Printed Antenna Can Harvest Power From 5G Signals
This technology has the potential to turn wireless data networks into a wireless power grid.
Telecom
CMMC is under an internal DOD review
Many companies have expressed concern over the cost to adhere to the new CMMC standards, which require them to pay for third-party assessors to inspect their networks against a five-tiered set of controls.
Procurement
Ziggy Ransomware Gang Offers Refunds to Victims
Apparently, Ziggy was scared straight in early February after law-enforcement takedowns of fellow purveyors of malware like Emotet and the NetWalker ransomware; and added that they were feeling “guilty
Privacy & Security
John Snow Labs Announces Spark NLP 3: Massive Speedups and Latest Compute Platforms
John Snow Labs announces the release of Spark NLP 3.0, combining a set of major under-the-hood optimizations and upgrades that give the open-source community the most scalable and most tightly optimized NLP library ever. 
Apps/DevOps
Amid rapid growth, ‘knowledge orchestration’ startup Zoomin raises $52M more 
Zoomin’s namesake knowledge orchestration platform makes all the content related to an enterprise technology product available via a centralized search bar.
Automation & Productivity
Bain Capital Ventures leads $87.5M Series A investment in cloud startup HYCU to disrupt the $11 billion data and backup recovery market
By bringing true SaaS-based data backup to both on-premises and cloud-native environments, the company provides unparalleled data protection, migration, and disaster recovery to more than 2,000 companies worldwide.
Data Management
Sysdig launches unified cloud and container security posture management products 
The first offering, Cloud Security Posture Management for AWS, is based on Cloud Custodian, an open-source, stateless rules engine that manages AWS environments by consolidating many of the compliance scripts organizations use
Privacy & Security



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