10 Oct 2019

1. Pinterest launches a new ‘Lite’ app for emerging markets Pinterest is the latest tech company to introduce a “Lite” version of its mobile application to meet the needs of users in emerging markets. With Pinterest Lite, launched on Monday, users will benefit from a faster download and an…

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01 Oct 2019

1. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based Windows Virtual Desktop now generally available Microsoft Corp. made its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop service generally available globally today, delivering on a promise it first made in December. WVD allows enterprises to give their employees access to virtualized applications and remote desktops anywhere, anytime. The…

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01 Oct 2019
Startup NEWS

1. Rolls-Royce announces the first cohort of its Startup Accelerator Programme The final startups were identified through a rigorous selection process, wherein they were evaluated on the basis of their ideas, capabilities and project fitment. The program will help accelerate data innovation and drive opportunities for collaborative disruption with…

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30 Sep 2019

1. Google Firebase intros packaged code for developers to speed app-building Google LLC today is adding more features to its Firebase mobile and web application development framework aimed at making developers’ lives easier and get more of them to use the platform. Firebase is Google’s main application development platform…

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27 Sep 2019
Next Generation Robots

1. Alibaba increases AI capabilities with homemade Hanguang 800 chip Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. today pulled back the curtains on the Hanguang 800, a homegrown chip optimized for artificial intelligence that already helps power some of its services. The Chinese e-commerce firm joins an existing list of tech giants…

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25 Sep 2019

1. A new 5,000-Qubit Quantum Computer by D-Wave Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems Inc. today revealed that it has sold the first of its next-generation, 5,000-qubit machines to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The new machine is named “Advantage” because, D-Wave said, it gives organizations a significant edge over competitors…

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24 Sep 2019

1. Facebook acquires startup building neural monitoring armband CTRL-labs developed a noninvasive neural interface that is pitched as fundamentally reimagining how humans and machines collaborate. The company’s technology allows developers to address issues of immersion and control in the fields of X Reality, robotics, productivity, and clinical research. CTRL-labs’ main…

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21 Sep 2019

1. AWS launches GPU-powered G4 instances for machine learning, graphics rendering Amazon Web Services Inc. is making its platform more attractive for companies adopting artificial intelligence. The cloud giant today announced the general availability of the G4 instance family, which consists of six virtual machines optimized for machine learning…

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20 Sep 2019

1. Airbnb to go public in 2020 Airbnb Inc. is finally going public. The online accommodation marketplace said today it expects to become a publicly-traded company during 2020. The press release was made pursuant to securities law and gave no details about the exact timing of the IPO or its…

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19 Sep 2019

1. GitHub automates vulnerability discovery with Semmle code analysis engine Software development platform GitHub Inc. is making it easier for security researchers to identify vulnerabilities in the code it hosts after acquiring a company called Semmle Ltd. Semmle has built what GitHub says is a “revolutionary code analysis engine”…

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