Category: Cloud

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Cisco to acquire hyperconvergence software company Springpath for $320 million

Networking giant Cisco has announced plans to acquire hyperconvergence software company Springpath in a deal worth $320 million. Founded out of Sunnyvale, California as Storvisor back in 2012, the company launched out of stealth three years later as Springpath. Cisco actually led Springpath’s $34 million series C funding round in 2015, and the duo worked…

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Samsung launches Relúmĭno app to help the visually impaired see more clearly using VR

The virtual reality (VR) wars are starting to heat up, with HTC announcing earlier today that it was slashing the price of its Vive VR headset from $800 to $600 — this followed a month after Facebook scythed prices for the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controller . But VR very much remains a niche medium,…

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WordPress.com makes it easier for bloggers to accept PayPal payments

WordPress.com is making it easier for bloggers to accept online payments using PayPal. While the web hosting service and publishing giant already supported PayPal payments, the process involved a rather long-winded,  nine-step sequence, starting with having to find your PayPal button code . Moving forward, things will be a lot quicker. “We knew that we wanted…

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Serverless launches open source Event Gateway to tie cloud functions together

EXCLUSIVE: There’s a new open source tool in town for tying different event-driven functions together. Serverless, a startup that builds tools for building applications without having to worry about underlying infrastructure, announced a new Event Gateway project today that provides developers with a platform-agnostic tool for passing events from one program to another. Event Gateway…

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HashiCorp and Microsoft team up on Terraform infrastructure provisioning

EXCLUSIVE: HashiCorp and Microsoft announced today that the two organizations will be working together on integrating the popular Terraform infrastructure management software with the Azure cloud platform. It’s a move by Microsoft that could help with adoption of its cloud platform, especially by enterprises that are the bread and butter of the tech giant’s customer…

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Box taps Google’s AI for image recognition

Box is bringing more artificial intelligence to its content services offering for enterprises, the company announced today. Using the Google Cloud Vision API, customers will be able to get automatic tagging of objects, optical character recognition of text in images, and other information when they upload files. With this move, Box is adding a new…

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Robotic digitization startup Ripcord raises $40 million to make paperless offices a reality

Ripcord , a startup that’s using robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” has raised $40 million in a series B round of funding led by Icon Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. The funds constitute $25 million in equity financing and $15…

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Alibaba beats analysts estimates with Q1 revenue growth of 56%

(Reuters) — Alibaba, China’s top e-commerce firm, beat analyst’s estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by growth in online sales which make up most of its business. Thursday’s results show that Alibaba Group Holding, one of Asia’s most valuable companies, is benefiting from more and more Chinese buying an increasing proportion…

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Microsoft announces serverless event routing service to connect applications

Microsoft has made another move to capitalize on the burgeoning trend of serverless computing, with the announcement of a new cloud service designed to help companies build applications that act in response to events. Called Event Grid, the new service provides a tool that facilitates the passing of event data between applications and allows those…

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GitHub’s new embedded code snippets make it easier to reference specific lines of code

Coding can be a solitary process at times, but on larger projects collaboration is often the key to success. That’s why code-hosting repository GitHub has announced a neat new tool designed to help developers reference specific pieces of code they’re working on with other members of the team. All you need to do is highlight…