Enterprise software is hot — who would have thought?

Alex Williams Contributor Alex Williams is the founder and publisher of The New Stack, which publishes explanations and analysis of at-scale, distributed technologies for developers, DevOps and other IT professionals. More posts by this contributor Neo4j, A Graph Database For Building Recommendation Engines, Gets A Visual Overhaul Billionaire Jewelry King Launches TaskWorld, A Management Tool […]

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Hundreds of exposed Amazon cloud backups found leaking sensitive data

How safe are your secrets? If you used Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage, you might want to check your settings. New research just presented at the Def Con security conference reveals how companies, startups, and governments are inadvertently leaking their own files from the cloud. You may have heard of exposed S3 buckets — those Amazon-hosted […]

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After the Capital One breach, do you know who’s in your cloud?

Chris Vickery Contributor Share on Twitter Chris Vickery is Director of Cyber Risk Research at UpGuard. His research has protected over 2.5 billion private consumer and account records. The recently reported Capital One data breach has once again turned the technology world’s attention to cloud security. A lot of speculation is all that the industry […]

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Amazon acquires flash-based cloud storage startup E8 Storage

Amazon has acquired Isreali storage tech startup E8 Storage, as first reported to Reuters, CNBC and Globes and confirmed by TechCrunch. The acquisition will bring the team and technology from E8 in to Amazon’s existing Amazon Web Services center in Tel Aviv, per reports. E8 Storage’s particular focus was on building storage hardware that employs […]

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Why AWS is building tiny AI race cars to teach machine learning

The AWS DeepRacer is an almost toylike 1/18th scale race car. It comes with all of the sensors and software tools to help developers build machine learning models to drive the car around a course — or really do anything else they want it to do. The $399 DeepRacer launched at AWS’s massive re:Invent show […]

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AWS’ new text-to-speech engine sounds like a newscaster

Thanks to modern machine learning techniques, text-to-speech engines have made massive strides over the last few years. It used to be incredibly easy to know that it was a computer that was reading a text and not a human being. But that’s changing quickly. Amazon’s AWS cloud computing arm today launched a new number of […]

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Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act

In this week’s newsletter: Everything you need to know about the Vision Fund II.

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Google Cloud’s run rate is now over $8B

It’s been a while since Google last shared any fundamental financial data about its cloud business. In today’s earnings call, though, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who recently installed former SAP exec Thomas Kurian as the new head of Google Cloud, announced that this business unit now has an $8 billion annual revenue run rate. That’s […]

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Microsoft in talks to invest in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund

A second Vision Fund is in the works.

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