Jillian D'Onfro, Business Insider

Jillian D'Onfro

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Massachusetts, United States

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Past articles by Jillian:

How edge computing has become a $250 billion 'perfect complement' to cloud computing

"Edge computing is actually a counterbalance to the cloud," Gartner analyst Bob Gill told Insider. It refers to a model in which processing power is placed closer to where data is being created in the physical world. → Read More

OnePlus cofounder's new smart device startup Nothing acquired Andy Rubin's troubled, now-defunct Essential brand

OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei's latest tech venture, Nothing, now owns multiple trademarks from Andy Rubin's defunct smartphone firm Essential. → Read More

Innovation Inc: Contact-free shopping and dining are taking off

Brick-and-mortar businesses are adopting new technologies to make shopping or dining during the pandemic more appealing to patrons. → Read More

Mark Cuban shares his tips for startups trying to survive and thrive during the coronavirus crisis: 'There's so much opportunity here'

Billionaire Mark Cuban has plenty of experience giving startups advice. Here are his top tips for founders during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Cold Bedrooms, Cracked Foundations: Why Some Homeowners Are Fuming Over This Google X Spinoff’s Green Energy Errors

In the nearly three years since Dandelion Energy launched out of Google-parent Alphabet to bring fossil fuel-free heating to the masses, the $110 million startup has faced customer complaints over costs, damages and delays. A lesson in how Google moonshots can struggle to reach the stratosphere. → Read More

A Dramatic Legal Battle Between A Wealthy Robotics Founder And His Wife Takes New Twist: Bankruptcy

Months after the wife of wealthy robotics founder Scott Hassan sued him for selling his startup for an “indefensible” price, the company, Suitable Technologies, has filed for bankruptcy. → Read More

Alphabet Shutters Its Energy Kite Company, Makani

Google parent Alphabet is killing off its energy kite subsidiary, Makani, as the company increasingly espouses financial discipline for its so-called moonshot projects. → Read More

Robots To The Rescue: How High-Tech Machines Are Being Used To Contain The Wuhan Coronavirus

Doctors, airport workers, and hotel staff are using high-tech machines to help contain the outbreak that has been sweeping the world since was first discovered in Wuhan, China in late December. → Read More

Google Issues Annual Employee Survey In Shadow Of Growing Secrecy

While the timing of the survey does fluctuate, this year’s Googlegeist was distributed slightly later than in previous years — after the new year, instead of before it — which, given the company's turbulent year, had raised questions about whether it was phasing out the practice. → Read More

Kill The Expense Report: This Entrepreneur Built An $800 Million Business That Eliminates Office Busywork

Bosses and workers alike hate expense reports. Utah startup Divvy thinks its credit card-based approach is better—and a lot of smart investors agree. → Read More

Alphabet’s Controversial Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, Leaves Company

David Drummond, Alphabet’s controversial chief legal officer who was being investigated as part of a probe into the company's handling of sexual misconduct, is leaving the company, effective January 31. → Read More

BuzzFeed Aims To Cut Out Google And Other Digital ‘Middlemen’ As It Expands Its Commerce Business

As part of BuzzFeed's 2020 roadmap it plans to broaden the scope of it's commerce business. → Read More

Google Tests Medical Records Search Tool With Nation’s Largest Nonprofit Health System, Documents Show

Google is testing a service that would use its search and artificial intelligence technology to analyze patient records for Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U. S. → Read More

A Star Professor—And Her Radical, AI-Powered Plan To Discover New Drugs

Can a giant pile of data beat human expertise in the design of miracle drugs? Daphne Koller and her startup Insitro may come up with a surprising answer. → Read More

Palmer Luckey Says Companies That Cite Staff Protests As Reason For Quitting Government Contracts Are Pandering To China

Oculus and Anduril Industries cofounder Palmer Luckey called out tech companies hesitant to work with the U.S. government. → Read More

A New Data Analytics Company From A Boisterous Stanford Professor Comes Out Of Stealth With $52.5 Million In Fresh Funding

Sisu, a new data analytics company founded by former Stanford professor Peter Bailis, emerges from stealth Wednesday with $52 million in fresh funding from Andreessen Horowitz and others. → Read More

AI 50 Founders Say This Is What People Get Wrong About Artificial Intelligence

For a start, it's not that intelligent. The founders of Forbes first AI 50 list share their thoughts on what people get wrong about artificial intelligence. → Read More

AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies

Artificial intelligence is infiltrating every industry, allowing vehicles to navigate without drivers, assisting doctors with medical diagnoses, and giving financial institutions more nuanced ways to predict risk. But for all the authentic use cases, there’s a lot of hype too. → Read More

Ex-Google Staffer Says After Split With Chief Legal Officer David Drummond: ‘Hell Does Not Begin To Capture My Life’

Former Google employee Jennifer Blakely has written a scathing blog post with allegations about how her affair with chief legal officer David Drummond unfolded. → Read More

Google’s Acclaimed AI Lab, DeepMind, Has Reportedly Placed Its Cofounder On Leave

Mustafa Suleyman, cofounder of DeepMind, the acclaimed AI lab that Google bought in 2014, has been placed on leave, Bloomberg reports. → Read More