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AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market

December 9, 2017 No Comments

 Steve Jobs used to famously end his keynotes with “there is one more thing…” AWS decided to wait a week after their re:Invent conference ended to announce their more thing when they quietly released a single sign on product for the AWS cloud yesterday. While the announcement was pretty thin on details, it appears to be focused on providing single sign on for the AWS family of… Read More
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Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

December 2, 2017 No Comments

 Got too much internet traffic? Get servers on demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims to become the next critical logistics service by making atoms as easy to store and ship as bits. Read More
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Time-Warner’s Turner opts for AWS as its preferred cloud provider

November 28, 2017 No Comments

 All of the hyper-scale cloud providers love to tout their new customer acquisitions: Google talking about Spotify; Microsoft signing up various Adobe services for Azure; or AWS working with the likes of GE. That’s a sign of how competitive this market is, despite AWS’s continuing market share leadership. At its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon’s cloud… Read More
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Capital One begins journey as a software vendor with the release of Critical Stack Beta

November 21, 2017 No Comments

 If every company is truly a software company, Capital One is out to the prove it. It was one of the early users of Critical Stack, a tool designed to help build security into the container orchestration process. In fact, it liked it so much it bought the company in 2016, and today it’s releasing Critical Stack in Beta. This is a critical step toward becoming a commercial product, giving… Read More
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Google launches a paid enterprise edition of its Dialogflow chatbot builder

November 18, 2017 No Comments

 Google today announced the beta launch of its enterprise edition of Dialogflow, its tool for building chatbots and other conversational applications. In addition, Dialogflow (both in its free and enterprise version) is now getting built-in support for speech recognition, something that developers previously had to source through the Google Cloud Speech API or similar services. Unsurprisingly,… Read More
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36 companies agree to a Kubernetes certification standard

November 14, 2017 No Comments

 The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced today that 36 members have agreed to a set of certification standards for Kubernetes, the immensely popular open source container orchestration tool. This should make it easy for users to move from one version to another without worry, while ensuring that containers under Kubernetes management will behave in a predictable way. The group of… Read More
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iUNU aims to build cameras on rails for growers to keep track of their crop health

November 14, 2017 No Comments

 You’ve probably spent a lot of time keeping track of your plants and all the minor details, like the coloration of the leaves, in order to make sure they’re healthy — but for professional growers in greenhouses, this means keeping track of thousands of plants all at once. That can get out of hand really quickly as it could involve just walking through a greenhouse with an… Read More
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Spiro raises $3M to build CRM tools for businesses that don’t like CRM

October 8, 2017 No Comments

Spiro Laptop and iPhone Spiro aims to sell CRM software to businesses that have been avoiding traditional CRM products. CEO Adam Honig told me that he and his co-founders originally set out to build artificial intelligence products that could assist with CRM. But then they started hearing from companies that weren’t using any CRM at all. So the team ended up broadening its approach. Read More
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Rasa Core kicks up the context for chatbots

October 5, 2017 No Comments

 Context is everything when dealing with dialog systems. We humans take for granted how complex even our simplest conversations are. That’s part of the reason why dialog systems can’t live up to their human counterparts. But with an interactive learning approach and some open source love, Berlin-based Rasa is hoping to help enterprises solve their conversational AI problems. The… Read More
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Accela gets acquired by Berkshire Partners as it looks to move govtech services to the cloud

October 1, 2017 No Comments

 Boston-based private equity shop Berkshire Partners announced this afternoon that it is acquiring Accela — a nearly 20 year old startup that sells regulatory management solutions to government clients. Accela has gone through a troika of CEOs in the last year. Previously acting CEO Mark Jung replaced Maury Blackman last October who had managed the company for about a decade. We… Read More
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