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Google is quietly formulating a new strategy for China

By |May 31st, 2018|

Google is slowing piecing together a strategy for China to ensure that it doesn’t miss out on the growth of technology in the world’s largest country. It’s been months in the making through a series of gradual plays, but further evidence of those plans comes today via a product launch. Files Go — a file manager for --> READ MORE

Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee says enough with favoring the ‘good guys’

By |May 31st, 2018|

Diversity and inclusion is a trash fire in Silicon Valley and in the business world at large. But let’s just focus on tech for now. At the Code Conference this evening, All Raise and Cowboy Ventures Partner Aileen Lee, shift7 CEO Megan Smith and Stubhub President Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talked about the state of diversity and --> READ MORE

Is Apple ready to take on Netflix?

By |May 30th, 2018|

This super creepy Tom Waits number pops into my head every time I read about another Apple content acquisition. For a billion-dollar project from one of the world’s biggest companies, the company’s upcoming streaming service is shaping up to be a strange collection of original content.  Of course, I’m not really sure what I expected --> READ MORE

Government investigation finds federal agencies failing at cybersecurity basics

By |May 30th, 2018|

The Office of Management and Budget reports that the federal government is a shambles — cybersecurity-wise, anyway. Finding little situational awareness, few standard processes for reporting or managing attacks and almost no agencies adequately performing even basic encryption, the OMB concluded that “the current situation is untenable.” All told, nearly three quarters of federal agencies --> READ MORE

AWS’s Neptune graph database is now generally available

By |May 30th, 2018|

AWS today announced that its Neptune graph database, which made its debut during the platform’s annual re:Invent conference last November, is now generally available. The launch of Neptune was one of the dozens of announcements the company made during its annual developer event, so you can be forgiven if you missed it. Neptune supports graph APIs --> READ MORE

Apple is making a series about Emily Dickinson

By |May 30th, 2018|

Apple announced today that it’s placed a straight-to-series order for Dickinson, a show that will star Hailee Steinfeld as poet Emily Dickinson. Steinfeld is an actress and singer who was Oscar-nominated for her performance in True Grit and more recently performed in Pitch Perfect 2 and 3. Dickinson, meanwhile, is generally considered one of the great American --> READ MORE

Crypto expert says we won’t see regulation for years

By |May 30th, 2018|

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets took center stage at the Code Conference today. During a panel, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said Bitcoin could end up becoming the “Napster of digital currency,” noting how Napster “showed us what’s possible, but in the end, it was Spotify and iTunes and Pandora that won the day because they --> READ MORE

Nvidia launches colossal HGX-2 cloud server to power HPC and AI

By |May 30th, 2018|

Nvidia launched a monster box yesterday called the HGX-2, and it’s the stuff that geek dreams are made of. It’s a cloud server that is purported to be so powerful it combines high-performance computing with artificial intelligence requirements in one exceptionally compelling package. You know you want to know the specs, so let’s get to --> READ MORE

Stitch Fix CEO doesn’t seem worried about Amazon

By |May 30th, 2018|

Speaking at the Code Conference today, Stitch Fix CEO Katarina Lake did not express much concern over Amazon and its entrance into fashion with Prime Wardrobe. Lake says that while she does think about Amazon, that Amazon offers a “fundamentally different” value proposition. With Amazon, Lake said, the value proposition is about having a “sea --> READ MORE

Coffee Meets Bagel raises $12M for international expansion and live events

By |May 30th, 2018|

Coffee Meets Bagel scored a $12 million Series B this week. The round, led by U.K. VC firm Atami Capital, brings the popular dating app’s total up to just under $20 million since launching back in 2012. The San Francisco-based dating app has worked to distinguish itself from competitors like Bumble and Tinder by limiting --> READ MORE