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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Frederic:

Announcing the SaaS Stage agenda at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

Here’s your first look at the agenda for the brand-new SaaS Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. Stay tuned for more to come! → Read More

Microsoft brings new AI-powered shopping tools to Bing and Edge

Microsoft announced new AI-powered shopping tools for its new Bing search engine and the Bing AI chatbot in the Edge sidebar. → Read More

Quandri raises $8.5M Series A to bring process automation to insurance brokers and agencies

Robotic process automation (RPA) has been a buzzword for a while now, but most of these tools that try to help businesses automate their workflows tend to be generalists. Quandri, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup, is taking a very different approach with its digital workers for the insurance industry. The company today announced that it has […] → Read More

Databricks builds a data mesh with the launch of Lakehouse Federation

Databricks launches Lakehouse Federation to enhance cross-platform data query and governance in enterprise data infrastructure. → Read More

GitHub CEO: AI and software development are now inextricably linked

"AI and software development are now inextricably linked for the rest of our lives," GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke said during the Collision conference in Toronto. → Read More

HashiCorp acquires code security startup BluBracket

BluBracket allows developers and the teams that support them to prevent secrets, credentials and personally identifiable information from leaking with the source code. → Read More

Socure acquires identity verification startup Berbix for $70M

Socure, the identity verification service that raised a massive $450 million Series E round at a $4.5 billion valuation during the heady fundraising days of late 2021 (and $100 million earlier in 2021), today announced that it has acquired identity verification service Berbix for $70 million in cash and stock transactions. Berbix previously raised a […] → Read More

Kibsi raises $9.3M for its no-code computer vision platform

Kibsi is an Irvine, California-based startup that is building a no-code computer vision platform that allows businesses to build and deploy computer vision applications. Among the things that set Kibsi apart from many other players in this space is that it lets businesses reuse their existing cameras to create insights into virtually anything they want […] → Read More

MongoDB readies its Atlas database service for new workloads

MongoDB unveils Atlas enhancements for AI and semantic search, stream processing, catering to modern data workloads and developer needs. → Read More

MotherDuck launches its DuckDB-based cloud analytics platform

MotherDuck, the open-source database firm, launches its cloud analytics platform, offering a streamlined data analytics solution. → Read More

With $18M in funding, System Initiative wants to modernize DevOps

System Initiative, a company that aims to rebuild DevOps from the ground up, raises $18 million and launches its platform in private beta. → Read More

Cloudnotary brings its immutable database to the cloud

Codenotary launches immudb Vault, a tamper-proof cloud database service for secure, efficient data storage. → Read More

Microsoft expects to build a quantum supercomputer within 10 years

Microsoft believes it will take fewer than 10 years to build a quantum supercomputer using qubits that will be able to perform a reliable 1M quantum operations per second. → Read More

OctoML launches OctoAI, a self-optimizing compute service for AI

OctoML launches OctoAI, a self-optimizing AI compute platform that simplifies machine learning deployment. → Read More

OpenInfra Foundation opens regional hubs in Europe and Asia

Open Infrastructure Foundation announces the launch of OpenInfra Asia and Europe regional hubs in Singapore and Belgium. → Read More

Canonical’s Sunbeam makes OpenStack more viable for small-scale deployments

Canonical's new Sunbeam simplifies OpenStack deployments, utilizing a Kubernetes-based approach for more efficient private cloud management. → Read More

Adobe brings Firefly to the enterprise

Adobe brings its AI-powered Firefly image generator and enhanced Sensei GenAI platform to the enterprise. → Read More

Google launches new learning and consulting offers help enterprises on their AI journey

Google Cloud today announced an expansion of its Google Cloud Consulting offering, its service for connecting customers to experts who can help them along their cloud journey. As part of this expansion, Google will offer high-touch training to C-suite leaders at large enterprises to help them “reap the full, transformative benefits of generative AI, while […] → Read More

Google’s generative AI support in Vertex AI is now generally available

Google announced today that its generative AI support in Vertex AI, the company’s machine learning platform, is now generally available. Based on Google’s models like PaLM 2, Imagen and Codey, Vertex AI offers developers access to the PaLM’s features for generating and classifying text, building ChatGPT-like multi-turn chat experiences and a text embedding API for […] → Read More

Apple announces the M2 Ultra with up to 192GB of memory

Apple today unveiled the M2 Ultra, its most powerful Apple Silicon chip yet. With the M2 Pro and Max launching earlier this year and rumors pointing to Apple finally bringing the M2 generation to the Mac Studio and Mac Pro, the launch of the Ultra wasn’t a major surprise. In many ways, Apple is following […] → Read More