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April 11, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology

[TECH NEWS] Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology

Amazon has acquired Boulder, Colo.-based warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology, TechCrunch has learned. The deal makes a lot of sense from the outside, adding another important piece to Amazon Robotics’ growing portfolio of fulfillment center machines. Amazon confirmed the acquisition with TechCrunch. “We are inspired by Canvas Technology’s innovations, and share a common vision for…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

[TECH NEWS] Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Flying taxis could be more efficient than gas and electric cars on long-distance trips

[TECH NEWS] Flying taxis could be more efficient than gas and electric cars on long-distance trips

Flying cars definitely sound cool, but whether they’re actually a good idea is up for debate. Fortunately they do seem to have some surefire benefits, among which you can now count improved efficiency — in theory, and on long trips. But it’s something! Air travel takes an enormous amount of energy, since you have to…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Google Cloud’s new CEO on gaining customers, startups, supporting open source and more

[TECH NEWS] Google Cloud’s new CEO on gaining customers, startups, supporting open source and more

After Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud’s recently minted CEO, joined the company, he took hundreds of meetings to learn what the company’s prospective and current customers were looking for. The overarching theme of those conversations was always similar, he told me during an interview at Google’s Cloud Next conference: “Love the technology — amazed at it.…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Expanse, which offers real-time visibility into the ways its customers’ digital assets aren’t safe, has raised $70 million in new funding

[TECH NEWS] Expanse, which offers real-time visibility into the ways its customers’ digital assets aren’t safe, has raised $70 million in new funding

Expanse, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based company that helps its clients understand and monitor what it calls their “global internet attack surface,” has received a $70 million vote of confidence from its earlier backers, as well as some notable individual investors. Previous investor TPG Growth led the Series C round, with participation from other earlier investors…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] The government is about to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic filing system

[TECH NEWS] The government is about to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic filing system

Thanks to pressure from tax preparation industry, Congress is getting ready to ban the Internal Revenue Service from ever building a free electronic tax filing system. As ProPublica reports, the effort is a bipartisan one. The House Ways and Means Committee, led by Massachusetts Democrat, Richard Neal, passed the Taxpayer First Act. The bill would…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Apigee jumps on hybrid bandwagon with new API for hybrid environments

[TECH NEWS] Apigee jumps on hybrid bandwagon with new API for hybrid environments

This year at Google Cloud Next, the theme is all about supporting hybrid environments, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Apigee, the API company it bought in 2016 for $265 million, is also getting into the act. Today, Apigee announced the beta of Apigee Hybrid, a new product designed for hybrid environments. Amit…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Digital health investors are missing out on a big opportunity to bring healthtech to public schools

[TECH NEWS] Digital health investors are missing out on a big opportunity to bring healthtech to public schools

Shayan Vyas Contributor Dr. Shayan Vyas is an associate professor of pediatric medicine at the University of Central Florida and an adviser to healthcare companies. I first got a glimpse of technology’s potential back in 2010. As a pediatrician at Miami Children’s Health System, I flew to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings

[TECH NEWS] Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings

One of the top use cases for Amazon Alexa is its ability to quickly summarize the day’s headlines via its customizable “Flash Briefing” skill. Now, Amazon is rolling out a new feature that will allow Alexa device owners to get more in-depth news from their preferred news provider, with this week’s launch of “long-form news.”…
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