Silicon Valley Watcher (TechnologyWatch)

2019
October
07,
2019
| 08:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
RTB House is a proud sponsor of the RTB-Warsaw MIMotaurs one of nine teams competing in a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition — autonomous racing drones. And for the team whose AI beats an elite human pilot — there’s fame and fortune....
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May
02,
2019
| 11:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
Stanford students threw first "Brazil at Silicon Valley" event with 700+ attendees that included many Brazilian investment icons. Insiders bet that one third of Brazil’s GDP was in the room. ...
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March
11,
2019
| 09:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Walking around the giant show floor at RSA I was struck by a thought: what a dismal industry this must be. If you are good at your job, you haven't created any new technology that makes processes more productive, or could be used to create new ty...
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February
25,
2019
| 11:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
Silicon Valley based K2 Cyber Security has emerged from stealth mode with a technology that prevents zero day attacks by monitoring app performance in the cloud. K2 is able to create an execution map for each application and is able to stop it if ...
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February
09,
2019
| 03:17 AM America/Los_Angeles
                        I'm a huge fan of Joe Rogan because he is the only mainstream interviewer that can attract so many different people, across spectrums in politics, science, cosmology, archeology. There a...
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January
05,
2019
| 11:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
Google's workers are getting bolder and more frequent in their disagreement with their leaders as shown by this week's protest of plans to re-enter the Chinese market. [Please see: Employees tell Google not to be complicit in Chinese oppression an...
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2018
December
04,
2018
| 02:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
Despite acknowledging the value of AI and machine learning technologies most business organizations are lagging behind in using them reports a survey from RELX Group. More than 91 percent of senior executives polled understood that AI and machine ...
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November
26,
2018
| 03:31 AM America/Los_Angeles
Silicon Valley startup Orkus emerged from stealth mode this week with an IT security service designed to scale with cloud IT deployments and control data access and identities. The Orkus Access Governance Platform was launched at the AWS re:Invent...
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October
26,
2018
| 12:19 AM America/Los_Angeles
Local protestors claimed a victory in their opposition to Google's plans to set up an urban business park in a poor district of Berlin -- it would have been its seventh "Google Campus" after London, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Seoul, and Warsaw. ...
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October
12,
2018
| 12:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
IT organizations plan for their cloud migration and hope for cost savings and greater business agility, but once in the cloud, the majority exceed their budgets and discover a serious skill gap, according to a recent survey commissioned by IT ser...
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October
12,
2018
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Teraki announced that Infineon Systems will use its latest AI edge processing software in a family of automotive microcontrollers that will improve the safety of autonomous vehicles. The Berlin, Germany-based startup said that its software is ...
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August
27,
2018
| 09:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation's relentless 61-year -- annual search for the best young science, maths and engineering graduates -- is developing into a closer relationship with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is funding the additio...
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July
31,
2018
| 09:49 AM America/Los_Angeles
Artist Stephanie Dinkins tells a fascinating story about her work with an AI robot made to look like an African-American woman and at times sensing some type of consciousness in the machine. She was speaking at the de Young Museum's Thinking M...
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July
12,
2018
| 03:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
The de Young Museum’s Cult of the Machine exhibit includes a series of talks on the topic of “Thinking Machines”.  Tim O’Reilly, the hugely successful media entrepreneur of tech books and conferences will speak with author Steven Johnson about th...
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July
06,
2018
| 12:38 AM America/Los_Angeles
There are no unions in Silicon Valley but maybe they aren't needed if software engineers can self-organize at a moment's notice — using the same communications and collaborations tools they use at work and at leisure. The recent victory by Goo...
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June
01,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Quantum computers will break our public/private key encryption technologies and IBM says it has a quantum computer resistant technology called lattice cryptology. ...
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May
25,
2018
| 09:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Quantum computers will be able to instantly break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today's strongest security, warns the head of IBM Research. This could happen in a little more than five years because of advances in quantum computer ...
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March
23,
2018
| 11:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
It must be embarrassing for the SEC to have to come to the aid of billionaire investors in Theranos such as Rupert Murdoch, Larry Ellison, and Tim Draper. The SEC usually focuses its resources on protecting retail investors -- the not-so knowledge...
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February
09,
2018
| 11:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eric Schmidt — former executive chairman of $GOOG was this week named an Innovation Fellow at Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) for one year. "Schmidt will figure prominently in MIT’s plans to bring human and machine intelligence to the...
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February
07,
2018
| 11:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In the latest deal Google is buying the landmark Chelsea market building complex in New York city for over $2 billion — a huge number even for New York reports Mark Maurer in The Real Deal: The 1.2 million-square-foot office-and-retail property ...
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January
31,
2018
| 11:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
Venture capital funding for female founders of startups edged up by a tiny amount in 2017 with 2.2% of a total of $85 billion invested compared with all-male teams receiving 79% according to a report by Fortune. The number of deals edged up to 4.4...
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January
30,
2018
| 07:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
The IT departments of most organizations are unable to meet the business goals of digital transformation because of several major obstacles according to a survey commissioned by enterprise software development platform, Appian. A lack of IT skills...
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