Tag: Cloud

Mobile

What washing dishes, driving a truck and working in a cemetery taught me about the power of ‘blue-collar’ software

 I work in VC. But it wasn’t long ago that I stocked shelves, drove a truck, washed dishes, waited tables and even hauled dirt at a cemetery. This isn’t the usual route to a job in tech and VC, but it opened my eyes to a corner of the tech world I think has the…

Cloud

The difference between Hybrid and Multi-Cloud for the Enterprise

Cloud computing still presents the single biggest opportunity for enterprise companies today. Even though cloud-based solutions have been around for more than 10 years now, the concepts related to cloud continue to confuse many. Of late, it seems that Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud are the latest concepts creating confusion. To make matters worse, a number…

Tech

Hiya raises $18 million to grow its mobile caller ID and spam-blocking service globally

Hiya , the company behind the caller ID and spam-blocking app of the same name, has raised $18 million in a series A round of funding as it looks to “transform mobile calling worldwide,” according to a statement. By way of a quick recap, Hiya was spun out of online directory services Whitepages  as a standalone…

Cloud

Flickr shutters Wall Art print service and offloads Photo Books offering to Blurb

Many have speculated about what would happen to Yahoo’s image-hosting offspring Flickr after the (former) internet giant became part of Verizon’s family . While we still don’t know the full impact this acquisition will have on the once mega-popular photo site, Flickr has now given at least something of a hint. Flickr has offered a…

Cloud

Amazon and Microsoft sued by Native American tribe holding patents

(Reuters) — A Native American tribe sued Amazon and Microsoft in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned the patents by SRC Labs LLC in August, in a deal intended to use the tribe’s sovereign status to shield…

Gadgets

New cloud-friendly Lightroom has 1TB of photo storage, same UI across desktop and mobile

Enlarge / Worry-free cloud storage, Adobe claims. (credit: Adobe) At its Adobe MAX conference, Adobe announced a big shake-up for its Lightroom photo processing application. The current Lightroom CC is being renamed to Lightroom Classic CC, and a new product with an old name, Lightroom CC, will take its place. The new Lightroom CC offers…

Cloud

Google’s DeepMind unveils AlphaGo AI that learns from itself and beat its predecessors

DeepMind, a division of Google that’s focused on advancing artificial intelligence research, unveiled a new version of its AlphaGo program today that learned the game solely by playing itself. Called AlphaGo Zero, the system works by learning from the outcomes of its self-play games, using a machine learning technique called reinforcement learning. As Zero was…

Cloud

Woebot names AI pioneer Andrew Ng as chairman to work on mental health

Andrew Ng, one of the cofounders of the Google Brain project, will be the new chairman of Woebot , a company that operates a chatbot of the same name. The bot is designed to help people work on their own mental health issues using techniques that originate with cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s a sort of…