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Cloud

Pot luck: Hound Labs raises $8.1 million to combat stoned drivers with cannabis breathalyzers

Law enforcement agencies have been using breathalyzers to test motorists’ sobriety for decades, but a new startup is staking a claim to bring its cannabis version of the technology to market. So far, the only reliable ways to test for cannabis use have been through saliva, blood, or urine, which aren’t always practical in a…

Tech

Apple and Nokia end legal spat by signing multi-year patent agreement

Nokia and Apple have announced that they have settled an ongoing intellectual property (IP) spat, with the duo signing a “multi-year” patent license. Nokia and Apple settled a two-year legal battle  back in 2011 over license fees for patents that Nokia owned, however late last year Nokia claimed that Apple had “declined subsequent offers” that…

Cloud

AWS signs Java ‘father’ James Gosling

Amazon Web Services has added another computer science heavyweight to its employee roster. James Gosling, often referred to as the “Father of Java,” announced on Facebook Monday that he would be joining the cloud provider as a distinguished engineer. Gosling came up with the original design of Java and implemented its first compiler and virtual machine…

Cloud

Former IBM employee pleads guilty to ‘economic espionage’ after stealing trade secrets for China

A former developer for IBM pled guilty on Friday to economic espionage and to stealing trade secrets related to a type of software known as a clustered file system, which IBM sells to customers around the world. Xu Jiaqiang stole the secrets during his stint at IBM from 2010 to 2014 “to benefit the National…

Tech

Salesforce marches steadily toward $10B run rate goal

 Salesforce is on a steady climb toward a $10 billion revenue run rate. And while it’s not quite there yet, its recent, nearly $2.4 billion quarter puts it squarely in the neighborhood. According to the company’s CEO, Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s revenue growth results give it “the fastest growth of any top [five] enterprise software company.”…

Cloud

How Improbable convinced SoftBank to invest $502 million in its platform for massive online game worlds

London-based technology firm Improbable has had a very improbable week. The company raised a whopping $502 million from Japan’s SoftBank for its SpatialOS platform for enabling massive online gaming worlds. Then Improbable announced that Jagex, maker of the enormously popular RuneScape, will use the SpatialOS platform for future game worlds. We caught up with Herman Narula,…

Security

Meet Blair Hanley Frank, VentureBeat’s new staff writer

We’re thrilled to announce Blair Hanley Frank will join VentureBeat as a staff writer effective May 22, 2017. His areas of coverage will include artificial intelligence, big data, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise technologies. Above: Blair Hanley Frank joins VentureBeat as a staff writer covering AI, big data, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise. Blair comes to VentureBeat…

Mobile

Zomato agrees to hacker’s demand — will launch bug bounty program in exchange for stolen data deletion

Less than 24 hours after revealing a major security breach that compromised the accounts of millions of users, restaurant search service Zomato revealed that it has engaged with the hacker responsible and has agreed to meet certain conditions in exchange for the stolen data being removed from the dark web. To recap, India-based Zomato, which…

Cloud

Salesforce beats estimates with Q1 deferred revenue growth of 26%

(Reuters) — Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) allayed concerns about a slowing pace of growth after it reported quarterly deferred revenue that came above its estimate on Thursday. The company’s deferred revenue rose 26 percent to $5.04 billion in the first quarter ended April 30. In February, Salesforce had warned of a steeper drop in first-quarter deferred…

Cloud

AI Weekly: Google shifts from mobile-first to AI-first world

Here’s this week’s newsletter: “An important shift from a mobile first world to an AI first world,” declared Google CEO Sundar Pichai, summarizing the Google I/O 2017 keynote yesterday. His description of the changes underway at his company apply to nearly every business today. Almost all of Google’s announcements touched on AI in one way…