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DriveNets, which builds cloud-based networking tools for operators, gets out of the stealth, raises $ 110 million, according to a source valued between $ 300 and $ 500 million

Software is devouring the world, and today a start-up that applies this maxim to the telecom world has raised a large amount of funds as it emerged from the stealth. DriveNets, an Israeli company that creates cloud-based network services that… Continue Reading →

Uber launches Ludwig, an open source IA toolbox built on TensorFlow that allows users to train and test artificial intelligence models without having to write code.

Do you want to seriously immerse yourself in the development of artificial intelligence (AI), but find the piece of programming daunting? Do not worry, Uber supports you. Ludwig, the driving giant, debuted today, an open source "toolbox" built on Google's… Continue Reading →

Overview of how Facebook open source projects, including Cassandra, GraphQL, the Open Compute initiative, PyTorch and React, have changed the computer

In the last 15 years, Facebook has changed the way we keep in touch with our friends, our quarrels with our family members, our way of thinking about privacy and our consumption of Russian propaganda – not always for the… Continue Reading →

Microsoft joins Google, Facebook and Arm as a member of the OpenChain project, which aims to standardize open source software licenses.

Microsoft wants to support greater standardization of open source software licenses. That's why today she is behind the OpenChain project as the last platinum member. Microsoft joins other Platinum members, including Google LLC, Arm Holdings Ltd. and Facebook Inc., as… Continue Reading →

Source: Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $ 1.5 billion in the Chinese Guazi.com used car trading platform in a transaction valuing the company at $ 8.5 billion dollars before money

HONG KONG / BEIJING (Reuters) – The Vision Fund, led by SoftBank, is in talks to invest up to $ 1.5 billion on China's second-hand car trading platform Guazi.com , said two people aware of the case. This would mean… Continue Reading →

Source: Spotify in advanced discussion to acquire popular podcast producer Gimlet for more than $ 200 million; Gimlet would be the first purchase of an original content creator by Spotify

Spotify, which is trying to distinguish itself from the streaming music industry, is preparing to launch its first major step in podcasting: it plans to spend more than 200 million dollars to buy Gimlet Media, the start-up at the origin… Continue Reading →

Waze is extending its open source Bluetooth beacons to NYC to mitigate poor GPS signals in tunnels and offers third-party service at $ 28.50 a unit.

New York motorists will soon be able to use Waze – and other navigation applications – in places such as tunnels or bridges where it is common to lose a GPS signal. This new feature is provided by small, open-source… Continue Reading →

The Houzz Home Improvement Platform is laying off about 180 people, about 10 percent of its workforce, and one source suggests more layoffs are being prepared as it prepares for its IPO.

Houzz has built a $ 4 billion business on the back of a platform and market that allows you to plan and execute home improvement projects. But as the startup prepares for its next phase of growth, it is also… Continue Reading →

Microsoft acquires Citus Data, which is developing an open source extension for PostgreSQL that makes it a distributed database.

(L to R 🙂 Sudhakar Sannakkayala, General Manager, Open Source Relational Databases, Microsoft; Ozgun Erdogan, CTO and co-founder of Citus Data; Umur Cubukcu, CEO and co-founder of Citus Data; Sumedh Pathak, vice president of engineering and co-founder of Citus Data;… Continue Reading →

Google's partnership with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony's visual effects and animation studio, to launch an open source rendering manager called OpenCue

Google announced today a partnership with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony's visual effects and animation studio, to launch OpenCue, an open source rendering manager. OpenCue does not support any of the actual rendering processes, but it provides all the tools to… Continue Reading →

AWS launches Neo-AI, an open source project for ML training models to run in multiple operating environments under the Apache software license.

Andy Jassy, ​​CEO of Amazon Web Services, will speak at the 2018 Invent conference. (GeekWire Photo / Tom Krazit) Amazon Web Services has decided to publish the code of one of its main machine learning services as an open source… Continue Reading →

Confluent, the company behind the Apache Kafka open source streaming data project, raises Sequoia Capital's $ 125 million Series D, according to a $ 2.5 billion source

<div _ngcontent-c14 = "" innerhtml = " The founders of Confluent, Neha Narkhede, CEO Jay Kreps and Jun Rao have built a new unicorn in addition to open source code.Eric Millette Open source software has produced a multi-billion dollar new… Continue Reading →

Source: Zynga's founder, Mark Pincus, raises up to $ 700 million for a new investment fund focused on publicly traded high-tech companies requiring strategic restructuring.

Zynga's founder, Mark Pincus, has raised up to $ 700 million for a new investment fund focused on publicly traded technology companies requiring strategic restructuring, Axios learned. Details: His name is Reinvent Capital, and Pincus is joined by experienced hedge… Continue Reading →

Dosh raises $ 40 million, according to a source valued at $ 300 million, after a series of $ 44 million Series A nine months ago, while its cash back application distributed approximately $ 50 million to buyers

To reach potential customers today, one of the largest investments of brands and retailers is advertising, accounting for nearly $ 630 billion worldwide. Now a start-up called Dosh, who is offering cash back on purchases, announces that she has raised… Continue Reading →

Amazon's Recently Announced Amazon DocumentDB AWS Announcement Highlights Economic Challenges Faced By Companies Like MongoDB Inc. That Focus On An Open Source Project

In 1999, revenues of the music industry in the United States peaked at $ 14.6 billion (all figures come from the RIAA). However, it is important to be specific about what was sold: $ 12.8 billion came from the sale… Continue Reading →

NBC indicates that it will launch a streaming service with advertising in Q1 2020, free for pay-TV subscribers; According to one source, the service could cost around $ 12 a month for everyone

NBC's plans depend on reaching agreements with the largest pay-TV providers, which has not been done yet, the person said. Nevertheless, the product will be free for the customers of these suppliers. NBC does not foresee any challenge regarding the… Continue Reading →

Wiliot Raises $ 30 Million From B Series From AWS, Samsung And More To Create Bullets That Work At Ambient Radio Frequencies, According To $ 120 Million After Money Source

As we continue to search for better and more efficient sources of energy to connect our connected world, companies that develop new energy solutions are attracting attention. Today, a start-up called Wiliot, which manufactures semiconductors that exploit ambient nanowatts of… Continue Reading →

AWS, MongoDB and the economic realities of open source

In 1999, revenues of the music industry in the United States peaked at $ 14.6 billion (all figures come from the RIAA). However, it is important to be specific about what was sold: $ 12.8 billion came from the sale… Continue Reading →

Prior to its planned IPO, Postmates raised a $ 100 million investment. According to one source, the company values ​​the company at $ 1.85 billion, compared with $ 1.2 billion in September.

Postmates started providing $ 100 million just before going public, possibly reducing the amount he needs to collect his stocks. The new investment values ​​postal at $ 1.85 billion, including new money, said a person familiar with the case recoding,… Continue Reading →

Baidu unveils state-of-the-art open source computing platform and two AI hardware development kits including BIE-AI-Box, designed with Intel for in-car video analytics

Baidu had a busy week. After the unveiling yesterday of Apollo 3.5, the latest generation of its standalone platform, the Beijing company has announced OpenEdge, an open source computing platform that allows developers to build advanced applications "with more than… Continue Reading →

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