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September 6, 2017

Mesosphere adds Kubernetes support to its data center operating system

 Mesosphere, which was one of the early companies to adopt containers and which focuses on allowing businesses to run their big data and analytics workloads in the cloud, today announced that it now also supports Kubernetes on its DC/OS platform for running big data applications in the cloud. This announcement is going to come as […]

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September 6, 2017

Apple just released iOS 11 beta 10 to developers

 Apple is pushing the limits of its beta program as the company just released the tenth beta version of iOS 11. If you have a developer account and want to try out the next version of iOS, you can download the new beta version right now. iOS 11 is the next major release of the […]

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September 6, 2017

23andMe hits $1.5B pre-money valuation in latest huge funding round

 Following up on the news of 23andMe’s huge upcoming financing round, TechCrunch has learned that the company is raising the new financing at a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation. This compares to a $1 billion valuation in its last private round.  Dan Primack over at Axios reported the same thing this morning, but we’ve heard from […]

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September 6, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives passes new bipartisan self-driving car bill

 The U.S. House approved a bill called the SELF-DRIVE act, which was put together by both Democrats and Republicans – a rarity in today’s congressional goings-on. If it becomes law (which still requires it to pass the Senate), then it would make it possible for companies working on self-driving to field a lot more vehicles […]

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September 6, 2017

Nginx goes beyond its server roots and launches its application platform

 Nginx, in its commercial and open source forms, is one of the most popular load balancers, proxies, web and application servers on the internet today. But Nginx Inc, the company behind the project, wants to cast a wider net, especially now that the way developers are writing and deploying their applications is quickly changing. As […]

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September 6, 2017

Kobo takes on Audible with its own audiobook subscription service

 Kobo’s never had an issue taking on the bigwigs. It’s outlasted bigger names like Sony and Barnes & Noble in the devoted e-reader space, and now it’s ready to take a swipe at Audible’s marketshare dominance. The Rakuten-owned company has just announced the launch of its own audiobook service. The store is live now, with […]

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September 6, 2017

Zipwhip raises $22.5M to expand its text messaging platform for businesses

 As apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and Viber gear up to let businesses use their messaging apps to speak with their customers, there is a parallel track of development happening outside those walled gardens. A startup that has built an open service — sitting outside any specific messaging app — to let businesses communicate with customers by […]

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