November 19, 2019 News Magazine
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Linode launches its Kubernetes Engine into beta

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Before the hyperclouds, there were Linode, Mediatemple, HostGator and seemingly a million other hosting services that let you rent affordable...

Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Clumio, a 100-people startup that offers a SaaS-like service for enterprise backup, today announced that it has raised a $135 million Series C round, led by existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures and new investor Altimeter Captial. The announcement comes shortly after the company’s disclosure in August that it had quietly raised a total of $51 million in Series A and B rounds in 2017 and 2018. The company says it plans to use this new funding to “accelerate its vision to deliver a globally consolidated data protection service in and for the public cloud.” Given the amount of money invested in the company, chances are Clumio is getting close to a $1 billion valuation, but the company is not disclosing its valuation at this point. The overall mission of Clumio is to build a platform on public clouds that gives enterprises a single data protection service that can handle backups of their data in on-premises, cloud and SaaS applications. When it came out of stealth, the company’s focus w..

Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Clumio, a 100-people startup that offers a SaaS-like service for enterprise backup, today announced that it has raised a $135...

Give InKind’s smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Helping out a friend in need online can be surprisingly difficult. While giving cash is easy enough, that’s often not...

Give InKind’s smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Helping out a friend in need online can be surprisingly difficult. While giving cash is easy enough, that’s often not what people need most — so Give InKind aims to be the platform where you can do a lot more than write a check. The idea is such a natural one that the company tripled its goal for a pre-seed round, raising $1.5 million from Seattle investors. The company was selected for inclusion in the Female Founders Alliance’s Ready Set Raise accelerator, at the demo day for which I saw founder Laura Malcolm present. Ready, Set, Raise — the Y Combinator for female founders — announces second cohort The problem Malcolm is attempting to solve is simply that in times of hardship, not only do people not want to deal with setting up a fundraising site, but money isn’t even what they require to get through that period. Malcolm experienced this herself, when she experienced a personal tragedy and found that what was out there to let others help was simply inadequate. “My friends and fa..

CMU finds that even bad robot trash talk can throw you off your game

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

A commons tactic in both amateur and professional sports – and even in competitions as mundane as a casual board...

Vulog will power Hyundai’s new LA car-sharing service

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

The technology behind Hyundai’s new car-sharing service in Los Angeles is provided by a company that is largely unknown despite...

Facebook announces dates for its 2020 F8 developers conference

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Facebook announced its plans for its F8 annual developer conference, which is where the company shows off its latest technology,...

Google Assistant introduces personalized playlists of audio news

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Starting today, when you say “Hey Google, play me the news” to a Google Assistant-enabled phone or smart speaker, you’ll...

Robotics startup Picnic, known for its automated pizza assembly system, raises $5 million

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Picnic, a robotics startup that focuses on food production, announced today that it has raised $5 million in additional seed funding. The new round was led by Creative Ventures, with participation from Flying Fish Partners and Vulcan Capital. The company also said it has hired Kennard Nielsen, a product engineer who worked on the first four Kindle Fire tablets, Nike Fuelband, Microsoft Xbox and Doppler Labs’ HereOne from Doppler Labs at previous positions, as its new vice president of engineering. The new funding will be used for product development, hiring and marketing. Picnic is known for an automated pizza assembly system that launched in October. The configurable, modular platform currently focuses on high-volume pizza production and can reach rates of up to 180 18-inch pizzas or 300 12-inch pizzas an hour. The system fits into existing kitchen layouts, including food trucks and kiosks, and integrates with Picnic’s software to provide backend data and cloud analytics that help ..