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5G for the enterprise: A status check

VentureBeat | Sept. 18, 2021, 12:40 p.m.

5G promises to help enterprises in 3 main areas: operations, employee experience, and customer experience.

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Longtime VC, and happy Miami resident, David Blumberg has a new $225 million fund

TechCrunch | Sept. 17, 2021, 6:40 p.m.

Blumberg Capital, founded in 1991 by investor David Blumberg, has just closed its fifth early-stage venture fund with $225 million, a vehicle that Blumberg says was oversubscribed — he planned to raise $200 million — and that has already been used to invest in 16 startups around the world (the firm has small offices in […]

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Former Instacart CFO Sagar Sanghvi joins Accel as its newest partner

TechCrunch | Sept. 17, 2021, noon

Instacart‘s chief financial officer Sagar Sanghvi has departed from the on-demand grocery delivery company after nearly six years and is returning to his investing roots. Specifically, Sanghvi has joined Accel as a partner focused on global growth-stage consumer and enterprise investments. Prior to becoming CFO of Instacart, Sanghvi served as the company’s vice president of […]

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Europe's bigwigs want homegrown chip ecosystem

Light Reading | Sept. 17, 2021, 8:45 a.m.

President of European Commission trailers new 'European Chips Act' aimed at lessening reliance on Asian and US chipmakers.

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IAM Robotics names Jay Link chief commercial officer

The Robot Report | Sept. 16, 2021, 4:40 p.m.

Link will lead IAM Robotics’ commercial strategy to drive business growth and marketshare.The post IAM Robotics names Jay Link chief commercial officer appeared first on The Robot Report.

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How building applications on a modern data platform fosters agility, speed, and innovation (VB Live)

VentureBeat | Sept. 16, 2021, 12:10 p.m.

Join this VB Live event to hear from product and engineering leaders about the advantages of the data cloud and the problems they're solving.

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Tiger’s bullish robotic investments

TechCrunch | Sept. 16, 2021, noon

On Tuesday, Tiger Global led not one but two big funding rounds, announcing its role in a $26 million Series A for Ambi and an additional $50 million for Locus Robotics. The firm has been so active in investing of late, that neither one of these companies cracked Alex’s coveted “Today’s Tiger round” in our […]

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TFS, an OnPoint Group Company Creates New Racking & Automation Division

Business Wire | Sept. 16, 2021, 11:15 a.m.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #automation--TFS, an OnPoint Company creates new division dedicated to racking and automation.

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Data-driven technical recruitment platform CodeSignal raises $50M

VentureBeat | Sept. 16, 2021, 11 a.m.

CodeSignal, which helps companies such as Facebook screen and recruit software developers, has raised $50 million.

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Salesforce announces new Mulesoft RPA tool as it expands workflow automation offerings

TechCrunch | Sept. 16, 2021, 9:24 a.m.

When Salesforce announced it was buying German RPA vendor Servicetrace last month, it seemed that it might match up well with Mulesoft, the company the CRM giant bought in 2018 for $6.5 billion. Mulesoft, among other things, helps customers build APIs to legacy systems, while Servicetrace provides a way to add automation to legacy systems. […]

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Salesforce launches marketing personalization and automation features

VentureBeat | Sept. 16, 2021, 9 a.m.

Salesforce announced new additions to Marketing Cloud as well as automation products including MuleSoft RPA.

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Automation is changing the rules for insurance underwriting

TechHQ | Sept. 16, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

Augmented auto underwriting (AAU) showcases AI’s promise in the insurance field AAU is both a journey and destination that progressive insurance organizations need to consider for future operations AAU can significantly increase straight-through processing (STP) rates, reduce the need for separate medicals, lengthy decision-making processes, and more The insurance industry is the very definition of... Read more »The post Automation is changing the rules for insurance underwriting appeared first on TechHQ.

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Why your iPhone may never be Made in the USA - CNET

CNET | Sept. 16, 2021, 6 a.m.

"Made in the America" is rare, even though polls show Americans want it.

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Biology Starts to Get a Technological Makeover

New York Times | Sept. 16, 2021, 4 a.m.

The story of Ginkgo Bioworks shows the challenges and progress in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

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How Biology is Getting a Technological Makeover

New York Times | Sept. 16, 2021, 4 a.m.

The story of Ginkgo Bioworks shows the challenges and progress in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

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Italian operator Telecom Italia activates Open RAN systems in new cities

Total Telecom | Sept. 15, 2021, 9 p.m.

Italian operator Telecom Italia (TIM) has announced the activations of its Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) systems in two new cities of Matera and Turin. TIM had first used Open RAN in Faenza in early 2021.TIM plans to accelerate the development of 5G digital services to drive connectivity and economic growth…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Next-gen software supply chain attacks up 650% in 2021

VentureBeat | Sept. 15, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

Upstream software supply chain attacks grew by 650% in the past year, according to Sonatype's 2021 State of the Software Supply Chain report.

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Telefónica, NEC scaling 4 open RAN pilots to 800 sites

Fierce Wireless | Sept. 15, 2021, 1:34 p.m.

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Arm launches hardware platforms for software-defined cars

VentureBeat | Sept. 15, 2021, 10 a.m.

Arm unveiled some new tools for chip makers and car makers to developed "software-defined" automobiles of the future.

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Zype snaps up TV and mobile app publisher MAZ Systems

Light Reading | Sept. 15, 2021, 10 a.m.

Zype says deal will enable it to support automated app publishing across all major mobile, tablet, connected TV, web browsers and gaming console devices.

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The HiHi2: a hybrid deskphone for the hybrid workplace

TechHQ | Sept. 15, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

If 2020 was about surviving COVID-19, then 2021 is about learning to live with the virus. Everyday routines and lifestyles are adapting to this new reality. The workplace is no exception. The office has to have an option for remote working. Even if the pandemic is over, having a hybrid workplace is increasingly a pull... Read more »The post The HiHi2: a hybrid deskphone for the hybrid workplace appeared first on TechHQ.

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