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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Pandora aims to increase the percentage of its US employees of color to 45% by 2020, up from 35% today   —  Publicly traded digital radio company Pandora today announced new commitments for diversity.  —  Most significantly, the company intends to raise the percentage of U.S. employees of color …
Nov 7, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
The White House launches Code.gov for showcasing federal open source projects; website currently houses nearly fifty code repositories from ten federal agencies   —  The White House today is announcing the launch of Code.gov, a website that shows off U.S. government open-source projects …
Nov 4, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
AWS releases Amazon Linux container image that customers can deploy on their own servers to use as-is or as the basis for other images   —  Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of Amazon that offers cloud computing and storage services, today announced that it has released a container image …
Nov 1, 2016, 11:40 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon Web Services revenue increases 55% YoY to $3.23B as operating profit reaches $861M   —  Ecommerce company Amazon.com today said that its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing infrastructure division generated $3.23 billion in revenue in the third quarter of the year.
Oct 27, 2016, 4:33 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches next version of its deep learning framework, Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 beta, with Python support   —  Microsoft today is announcing the beta launch of version 2.0 of its open-source deep learning framework.  Until now, the software has been called Computational Network Toolkit …
Oct 25, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says Azure revenue increased by 116% YoY in the most recent quarter, as compute usage doubles   —  Microsoft today said that its Azure public cloud saw its revenue go up 116 percent year over year in the quarter that ended on September 30.  Compute usage also doubled year over year, Microsoft said.
Oct 20, 2016, 4:38 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google, Facebook, Pacific Light Cable Network partner to lay undersea cable between LA and Hong Kong which will transfer data at 120 terabits/sec, open in 2018   —  Google said today that it's working with Facebook and China Soft Power Technology Holdings subsidiary Pacific Light Data Communication …
Oct 12, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google says 20M+ students are using Chromebooks worldwide, up from 10M a year ago   —  Google today released a new statistic about the use of Chromebooks — specifically in the context of education.  —  Now more than 20 million students use Chromebooks “to create, collaborate and communicate …
Oct 5, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google unveils $129 Google Wi-Fi modular router, with packs of three available for $299; pre-orders open in November, will ship in December   —  At a press event in San Francisco today, Google announced a completely new product, the Google Wifi router.  The introduction comes a few weeks …
Oct 4, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Skymind, a company developing an open-source deep learning framework meant to be integrated into companies' existing architectures, closes $3M seed round   —  Skymind, a startup that promotes the use of the Deeplearning4j open-source software for deep learning — a type of artificial intelligence …
Sep 29, 2016, 4:35 AMIn context

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