14 Jan 2020
Google Cloud launches new solutions

1. Visa is acquiring Plaid for $5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation Visa announced today that it is buying financial services API startup Plaid for $5.3 billion. Plaid develops financial services APIs. It is akin to what Stripe does for payments, but instead of facilitating payments, it helps…

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06 Jan 2020
Google adds new Coral chip

1. Nvidia’s new 360Hz G-Sync displays are tailor-made for esports Nvidia has developed a new technology that enables 360Hz refresh rates on PC displays, achieving unprecedented responsiveness that’s perfectly suited to esports, where any advances in terms of refresh speeds can translate to improved performance during play. Nvidia’s new…

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04 Jan 2020

1. “Adobe CTO says AI will ‘democratize’ creative tools” Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis sees a shift happening. A shift in how people share content and who wants to use creative tools. A shift in how users expect these tools to work — especially how much time they take to…

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19 Dec 2019

1. Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland For Manna, a B2B drone delivery “as-a-service” company, today announced an additional funding round of $3 million, led by Dynamo VC, a logistics-focused fund. The move brings Manna’s total seed funding to $5.2 million. Manna pitches…

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13 Dec 2019

1. Amazon launches Audible Suno free app featuring short-stories in India Amazon is having another go at expanding its reach to listeners in India. The company, which launched pay-to-use Audible in the country last year, today introduced a new service called Audible Suno that offers free access to “hundreds…

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12 Dec 2019

1. Motorola One Power Starts Receiving Android 10 Update, Rollout to Complete by January 10 Motorola One Power is now receiving the Android 10 stable update. The update is rolling out to users in a staged manner to avoid any showstopper bugs. The rollout is said to take a…

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29 Nov 2019

1. Will the future of work be ethical? Perspectives from MIT Technology Review Greg’s essay, Will the Future of Work Be Ethical? reflects on his experiences at the conference, which produced what he calls “a religious crisis, despite the fact that I am not just a confirmed atheist but a…

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25 Nov 2019

1. Eirini 1.0 launch brings Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry closer together The Cloud Foundry Foundation today launched the first stable, production-ready version of Eirini, an open-source technology that will enable enterprises to use Kubernetes with Cloud Foundry. Eirini version 1.0 is rolling out about a year after the project…

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23 Nov 2019

1. Waves Enterprise blockchain unveils major updates and hundreds of smart contracts per minute Fast-transaction blockchain distributed ledger provider Waves Enterprise, an extension of Waves Platform AG technology, Thursday announced major upgrades to its network that adds significant improvements, putting it into the same class as the corporate blockchain…

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15 Nov 2019

1. VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move that could help smart grid rollout Stephen Eaves, the chief executive of a new startup that promises to overlay data on electricity distribution has spent years developing data management technologies. Eaves’ first company, the eponymous Eaves Devices…

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