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Celonis, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, nabs $290M on a $2.5B valuation – TechCrunch

Celonis, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, nabs $290M on a $2.5B valuation – TechCrunch

More than $1 trillion is spent by enterprises annually on “digital transformation” — the investments that organizations make to update their IT systems to get more out of them and reduce costs — and today one of the bigger startups that’s built a platform to help get the ball rolling is announcing a huge round […]

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on Wednesday. Snips, which had been developing dedicated smart device assistants that can operate primarily locally, instead of relying on consistently round-tripping voice data to the cloud, could help Sonos set up […]

Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution – TechCrunch

Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution – TechCrunch

Google Cloud today announced the launch of a new bare metal service, dubbed the Bare Metal Solution. We aren’t talking about bare metal servers offered directly by Google Cloud here, though. Instead, we’re talking about a solution that enterprises can use to run their specialized workloads on certified hardware that’s co-located in the Google Cloud […]

Spotify’s free music service will now stream on Alexa devices, plus Bose and Sonos smart speakers – TechCrunch

Spotify’s free music service will now stream on Alexa devices, plus Bose and Sonos smart speakers – TechCrunch

Spotify has worked with Amazon Echo since 2016, but only for premium subscribers. Today, that changes as Spotify says its free tier will now stream across Alexa-powered devices, as well as other smart speakers from Sonos and Bose. The Alexa support will be available for users in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. Support for […]

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity – TechCrunch

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity – TechCrunch

Toronto-based startup Luna Design and Innovation is a prime example of the kind of space company that is increasingly starting up to take advantage of the changing economics of the larger industry. Founded by Andrea Yip, who is also Luna’s CEO, the bootstrapped venture is looking to blaze a trail for biotechnology companies who stand […]

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud – TechCrunch

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud – TechCrunch

Salesforce and AWS announced an expansion of their on-going partnership that actually goes back to a $400 million 2016 infrastructure services agreement, and expanded last year to include data integration between the two companies. This year, Salesforce announced it will be offering AWS telephony and call transcription services with Amazon Connect as part of its […]

The Cerebras CS-1 computes deep learning AI problems by being bigger, bigger, and bigger than any other chip – TechCrunch

The Cerebras CS-1 computes deep learning AI problems by being bigger, bigger, and bigger than any other chip – TechCrunch

Deep learning is all the rage these days in enterprise circles, and it isn’t hard to understand why. Whether it is optimizing ad spend, finding new drugs to cure cancer, or just offering better, more intelligent products to customers, machine learning — and particularly deep learning models — have the potential to massively improve a […]

Salesforce announces it’s moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

Salesforce announces it’s moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

In the world of enterprise software, there are often strange bedfellows. Just yesterday, Salesforce announced a significant partnership with AWS around the Cloud Information Model. This morning, it announced it was moving its Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure. That’s the way that enterprise partnerships shimmy and shake sometimes. The companies also announced they were partnering […]

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