Moving deeper into enterprise cloud, Intel picks up Barefoot Networks

Moving deeper into enterprise cloud, Intel picks up Barefoot Networks

When it launched out of stealth just three years ago, Barefoot Networks was hailed as a company that would transform the way a generation of computing giants like Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft would function while making chip manufacturers like Intel and networking companies like Cisco take notice Now, Intel has not only taken notice, Read more about Moving deeper into enterprise cloud, Intel picks up Barefoot Networks[…]

FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition

FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition

FoodShot Global, a prize platform devoted to transforming the world’s food and agriculture industries, has awarded the first round of prizes for its Innovating Soil 3.0 competition.  Trace Genomics, a startup developing an analytics service for soil health to optimize the use of farmland, has received an undisclosed investment from FoodShot’s investment partner, S2G Ventures. Additional Read more about FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition[…]

Google’s Cloud outage is resolved, but it reveals the holes in cloud computing’s atmosphere

Google’s Cloud outage is resolved, but it reveals the holes in cloud computing’s atmosphere

Five hours after Google publicly announced that it was working to resolve an outage in its Cloud computing network that had taken out a large chunk of Google services as well as Shopify, Snap, Discord and other popular apps, the problem seems to be resolved. The outage hit everything from the ability to control the Read more about Google’s Cloud outage is resolved, but it reveals the holes in cloud computing’s atmosphere[…]

Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon

Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines, and Orbit Beyond as the first three private companies to deliver science and technology payloads under the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of its Artemis program. In an announcement yesterday, the administration said that each lander will carry NASA-provided payloads to conduct science Read more about Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon[…]

Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

Northwestern Mutual is setting aside $150 million for a second venture fund. “We’re committed to transforming the client experience to drive change within the financial services industry,” said Souheil Badran, executive vice president and chief innovation officer, in a statement. “This additional capital will allow us to build on the success of Northwestern Mutual Future Read more about Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund[…]

These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs

These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs

Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And while the diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence for women in countries like the United States, in developing countries three times as many women die from the disease. Breast cancer survival rates range from 80% or over in North America, Sweden Read more about These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs[…]

Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound

Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound

Bitcoin is now trading at around $8,130, up a whopping 60.84 percent over the past month, with the price surging $3,086.14 over the period. The cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise is reminiscent of its rocketing growth in the latter half of 2017, when prices reached over $18,400 on the back of buoyant capital markets, rampant speculation, and Read more about Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound[…]

Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

GumGum, the Los Angeles-based startup that’s spent the past decade applying machine learning technologies to advertising and sports, has spun out a new healthcare startup focused on the dental industry called Pearl. The company has raised $11 million in financing from undisclosed strategic investors and Craft Ventures, the investment firm set up by former Yammer Read more about Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million[…]

Sustainability-focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

Sustainability-focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

With six deals already under its belt, the sustainability focused investment firm Ecosystem Integrity Fund has closed its third investment vehicle at its $100 million target. Investments in the third fund include EV Connect, an electric charging company; eMotorWerks, the charging demand management software and service provider acquired by Enel; solar mounting company, Pegasus Solar; Read more about Sustainability-focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million[…]

Amazon Pay inks Worldpay integration as it branches out in the wider world of e-commerce

AWS opens up its managed blockchain as a service to everybody

After announcing that they were launching a managed blockchain service late last year, Amazon Web Services is now opening that service up for general availability. It was only about five months ago that AWS chief executive Andy Jassy announced that the company was reversing course on its previous dismissal of blockchain technologies and laid out Read more about AWS opens up its managed blockchain as a service to everybody[…]