IronSource acquires ad measurement firm Soomla

Dean Takahashi 2021-01-11 08:00:40 venturebeat.com IronSource, a major advertising tech firm for mobile games and apps, has acquired ad-quality insights platform Soomla. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies are based barely 10 minutes apart in Tel…

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Cloudflare acquires Linc to automate web app deployment

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-22 11:26:27 venturebeat.com Cloudflare today acquired Linc, an automation platform to help front-end developers collaborate and build apps, for an undisclosed amount. Cloudflare says this will accelerate development of its front-end JAMStack hosting platform — Cloudflare Pages…

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Salesforce claims its AI can spot signs of breast cancer with 92% accuracy

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-10 12:40:21 venturebeat.com Salesforce today peeled back the curtains on ReceptorNet, a machine learning system researchers at the company developed in partnership with clinicians at the University of Southern California’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine…

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FPGA chips are coming on fast in the race to accelerate AI 

VB Staff 2020-12-10 10:10:16 venturebeat.com Presented by Intel   AI is hungry, hyperscale AI ravenous. Both can devour processing, electricity, algorithms, and programming schedules. As AI models rapidly get larger and more complex (an estimated 10x a year), a…

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Rani raises $69 million to convert injectable drugs into pill form

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-10 07:00:11 venturebeat.com Rani Therapeutics today raised $69 million to fund development of its platform that converts injectable drugs into pills. The San Jose-based company specifically plans to accelerate clinical development of its internal pipeline treatments and…

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Microsoft debuts Power Automate process advisor and new RPA features

Emil Protalinski 2020-12-09 11:00:28 venturebeat.com Microsoft today announced the public preview of process advisor, a process mining capability in Power Automate that identifies processes for automation. At the same time, Microsoft Power Automate Desktop has hit general availability, marrying…

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Google will change how Chrome extensions access data in 2021

Emil Protalinski 2020-12-09 12:00:57 venturebeat.com At Chrome Dev Summit 2020 today, Google announced it will change how extensions access data and how extension permissions work in 2021. On January 18, a day before the release of Chrome 88, Google…

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Salt Security raises $30 million to automatically protect APIs from cyberattacks

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-08 08:00:00 venturebeat.com Salt Security, which is developing a threat protection solution that discovers APIs and detects vulnerabilities, today raised $30 million. The Palo Alto, California-based startup plans to use the capital to bolster product development, sales…

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Amazon launches HealthLake, a platform for storing and analyzing health care data

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-08 13:05:42 venturebeat.com During its re:Invent 2020 virtual keynote today, Amazon launched Amazon HealthLake, a service that enables health care organizations to store, transform, and analyze up to petabytes of life science data in Amazon Web Services.…

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Few researchers thoroughly test adversarial attacks on surveillance AI in the real world

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-08 11:52:46 venturebeat.com Advances in machine learning, particularly in computer vision and facial recognition, have enabled systems deployed by governments and private corporations to erode expectations of privacy. Adversarial attacks, or techniques that attempt to fool models…

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Salesforce + Slack mashup signals the rise of Deep Collaboration

Jake Saper, Emergence Capital 2020-12-05 11:45:46 venturebeat.com News this week that Salesforce is acquiring Slack has a lot of people opining on the pros and cons of such a merger. But one thing is clear: combining the collaboration functionality…

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Intel unveils its second-generation quantum computing control chip

Dean Takahashi 2020-12-03 15:00:43 venturebeat.com Intel unveiled its second-generation quantum computing control chip during its Intel Labs virtual event today. The chip, codenamed Horse Ridge II, is another milestone toward making quantum computing — one of the holy grails…

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Microsoft’s Nudge service leverages AI to speed up completion of pull requests

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-03 15:10:07 venturebeat.com Microsoft is using AI to accelerate pull requests — the feature that lets developers tell others about changes they’ve made to code — toward completion by reminding authors to engage with their overdue requests.…

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Amazon launches new AI services for DevOps and business intelligence applications

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-01 13:13:07 venturebeat.com Amazon today launched SageMaker Data Wrangler, a new AWS service designed to speed up data prep for machine learning and AI applications. Alongside it, the company took the wraps off of SageMaker Feature Store,…

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Amazon debuts Trainium, a custom chip for machine learning training in the cloud

Kyle Wiggers 2020-12-01 11:54:32 venturebeat.com Amazon today debuted AWS Trainium, a chip custom-designed to deliver what the company describes as cost-effective machine learning model training in the cloud. It comes ahead of the availability of new Habana Gaudi-based Amazon…

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Varjo launches new generation of human-eye resolution VR headsets

Dean Takahashi 2020-12-01 09:00:51 venturebeat.com Varjo has revealed its next generation of virtual reality headsets with “human-eye resolution,” or extremely sharp imagery for enterprise, medical, design, and engineering applications. The new “XR/VR” headsets are called the XR-3 and VR-3,…

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TinyBuild invests $3 million in Secret Neighbor developer Hologryph

Dean Takahashi 2020-11-26 13:00:02 venturebeat.com Game publisher TinyBuild announced that it has invested $3 million into game studio Hologryph, the development team behind the hit multiplayer game Secret Neighbor. The investment grants TinyBuild a majority stake in the studio,…

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