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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…

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GTA creator shows off new cloud gaming engine with a VR sci-fi demo (update)

Cloudgine has created a demo game, They Came From Space , to show off the quality of its cloud-gaming engine, which was designed from the ground up to take advantage of cloud computing and produce massive physics-based simulations. The game and technology are the latest creation from Dave Jones, the president of Cloudgine and the…

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Facebook expands its Craigslist-like Marketplace into 17 European markets

Facebook has announced that it’s expanding its buying-and-selling Marketplace service to 17 new markets in Europe. Marketplace first landed last October in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, and was quietly added to Canada, Chile, and Mexico shortly after. From today, it will be arriving in: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,…

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Tech companies caught in the crosshairs on white supremacy and free speech

(Reuters) — The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence. GoDaddy,…

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Microsoft launches ASP.NET Core 2.0 and .NET Core 2.0, updates Visual Studio 2017 with support

Microsoft today announced the general availability of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and released .NET Core 2.0. The company also pushed out updates to its flagship integrated development environment (IDE): Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 and Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version 7.1. You can download the latest SDK and tools for both ASP.NET Core 2.0 and…