Alibaba cloud biz is on a run rate over $4B

Alibaba announced its earnings today, and the Chinese ecommerce giant got a nice lift from its cloud business, which grew 66 percent to more than $1.1 billion, or a run rate surpassing $4 billion. It’s not exactly on par with Amazon, which reported cloud revenue of $8.381 billion last quarter, more than double Alibaba’s yearly run […]

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Pro rata rights, immigration, the sharing economy, AWS, Ray Dalio, and China’s smartphones

What founders need to know about pro rata rights Pro rata used to be reasonably simple. Venture investors who bought preferred shares in startups had the right to lock in a certain percentage of equity provided they continued funding the company in the future rounds of financing. But as VCs have raised ever larger funds […]

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Why AWS gains big storage efficiencies with E8 acquisition

AWS is already the clear market leader in the cloud infrastructure market, but it’s never been an organization that rests on its past successes. Whether it’s a flurry of new product announcements and enhancements every year, or making strategic acquisitions. When it bought Israeli storage startup E8 yesterday, it might have felt like a minor […]

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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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How retailers can survive the Amazon era

Simon Wu Contributor Share on Twitter Simon is a Director with Cathay Innovation, an early growth venture capital firm based in San Francisco, Paris, and Shanghai; and previously worked at VMware as a Manager in the Strategy & Corporate Development team. While Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day was riddled with complications from worker protests to antitrust investigations, the […]

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AWS revenue growth slips a bit, but remains Amazon’s golden goose

Like Azure last week, AWS reported some slippage in its cloud earnings growth numbers today, dropping from 49 percent growth last year at this time to 37 percent this year. Total revenue increased from Q2 last year from $6.105 billion to $8.381 billion this year. Today’s report puts the company on an astonishing run rate […]

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Unraveling immigration politics and Silicon Valley ethics with Jaclyn Friedman

Immigration may not seem to be a tech issue. But for Americans with some personal or family experience with the idea of separated families and/or concentration camps, it can be hard to see what is currently going on in our names thanks to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (better known as “ICE”) as […]

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Japan-based Cyber Security Cloud Starts Global Operations, Expands Into the US

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Cyber Security Cloud, a web application security company from Japan ranking 10th on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 50 list, has started its global operations by establishing its first local subsidiary in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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