Kadena brings free private blockchain service to Azure Marketplace

Posted on: October 23, 2019, in Blog

The hype around blockchain seems to have cooled a bit, but companies like Kadena have been working on enterprise-grade solutions for some time, and continue to push the technology forward. Today, the startup announced that Kadena Scalable Permissioned Blockchain on Azure is available for free in the Azure Marketplace. Kadena co-founder and CEO Will Martino […]

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Twitter tests ways for users to follow and snooze specific topics

Posted on: October 22, 2019, in Blog

You may soon be able to organize Twitter’s web of hashtags and handles in a smarter way — that is, if the company can pull off its ambitious new rethinking of the app’s timelines. The company isn’t getting rid of the process of following users, but at a press event in SF, company execs announced […]

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ReadMe scores $9M Series A to help firms customize API docs

Posted on: October 21, 2019, in Blog

Software APIs help different tools communicate with one another, let developers access essential services without having to code it themselves and are critical components for driving a platform-driven strategy. Yet they require solid documentation to help make the best use of them. ReadMe, a startup that helps companies customize their API documentation, announced a $9 […]

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Skype upgrades its messaging feature with drafts, bookmarks and more

Posted on: October 20, 2019, in Blog

Skype is best known for being a video calling app and, to some extent, that’s because its messaging feature set has been a bit underdeveloped. Today, the company is working to change that image with a series of improvements to Skype’s chatting features aimed at further differentiating it from rival apps. One of the most […]

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Facebook is making its own deepfakes and offering prizes for detecting them

Posted on: October 19, 2019, in Blog

Image and video manipulation powered by deep learning, or so-called “deepfakes,” represent a strange and horrifying facet of a promising new field. If we’re going to crack down on these creepy creations, we’ll need to fight fire with fire; Facebook, Microsoft, and many others are banding together to help make machine learning capable of detecting […]

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Elliptic banks $23M to shrink crypto risk, eyeing growth in Asia

Posted on: October 18, 2019, in Blog

Crypto means risk. To UK company Elliptic it also means business. The startup has just closed a $23M Series B to step up growth for a crypto risk-management play that involves selling tech and services to help others navigate the choppy darks of cryptocurrencies. The round was led by financial services and asset management firm […]

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CircleCI brings its continuous integration to Microsoft programmers for first time

Posted on: October 17, 2019, in Blog

CircleCI has been supporting continuous integration for Linux and Mac programmers for some time, but up until today, Microsoft developers have been left on the outside looking in. Today, the company changed that, announcing new support for Microsoft programmers using Windows Server 2019. CircleCI, which announced a $56 million Series D investment last month, is […]

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Google releases Android 10

Posted on: October 16, 2019, in Blog

Android 10 is now available, assuming you have a phone that already supports Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system. For now, that’s mostly Google’s own Pixel phones, though chances are that most of the phones that were supported during the beta phase will get updated to the release version pretty soon, too. Since […]

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IBM is moving OpenPower Foundation to The Linux Foundation

Posted on: October 15, 2019, in Blog

IBM makes the Power Series chips, and as part of that has open-sourced some of the underlying technologies to encourage wider use of these chips. The open-source pieces have been part of the OpenPower Foundation. Today, the company announced it was moving the foundation under The Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced […]

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What you missed in cybersecurity this week

Posted on: October 14, 2019, in Blog

There’s not a week that goes by where cybersecurity doesn’t dominates the headlines. This week was no different. Struggling to keep up? We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week to keep you in the know and up to speed. Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says […]

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