Astronomers Detect Water Vapor Around Jupiter's Moon Europa
by Daniel Oberhaus on November 19, 2019 at 9:08 pm
Scientists caught Europa spewing enough water vapor to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in minutes. But where is it coming from?
To See the Future of Disinformation, You Build Robo-Trolls
by Tom Simonite on November 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm
AI-powered software is getting better and could soon be weaponized for online disinformation.
Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform
by Frederic Lardinois on November 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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 […]
With #Fartgate, Twitter Was a Gas Once Again
by Angela Watercutter on November 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm
Whether a US representative tooted on air matters less than the unity it inspired on a fraught platform.
The Messy Legal Fight to Bring Celebrities Back From the Dead
by Alex Lee, WIRED UK on November 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm
A new movie is digitally resurrecting James Dean. And with image rights to old celebrities expiring, it's just the start.
Watch the Trump Impeachment Hearings: Week 2
by Boone Ashworth on November 19, 2019 at 2:54 pm
The House of Representatives is holding public hearings into claims of wrongdoing against the president. Here's how to livestream the sessions.
Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud
by Ron Miller on November 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm
Salesforce and AWS announced an expansion of their on-going partnership that actually goes back to a $400 million 2016 infrastructure services agreement, and expanded last year to include data integration between the two companies. This year, Salesforce announced it will be offering AWS telephony […]
The Apple Card Didn't 'See' Gender—and That's the Problem
by Will Knight on November 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm
The way its algorithm determines credit lines makes the risk of bias more acute.
SocialRank sells biz to Trufan, pivots to a mobile LinkedIn
by Josh Constine on November 19, 2019 at 2:05 pm
What do you do when your startup idea doesn’t prove big enough? Run it as a scrawny but profitable lifestyle business? Or sell it to a competitor and take another swing at the fences? Social audience analytics startup SocialRank chose the latter and is going for glory. Today, SocialRank […]
Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B
by Jordan Crook on November 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Eden, the workplace management platform that connects office managers with service providers, today announced the close of a $25 million Series B round led by Reshape. Participants in the round also include Fifth Wall Ventures, Mitsui Fudosan, RXR Realty, Thor Equities, Bessemer Venture Partners, […]
Opinion: Websites Ask for Permissions And Attack Forgiveness
by Lukasz Olejnik on November 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Web pages are increasingly powerful—asking for notifications, webcam access, or location—but this great power comes with great vulnerabilities.
The Cerebras CS-1 computes deep learning AI problems by being bigger, bigger, and bigger than any other chip
by Danny Crichton on November 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Deep learning is all the rage these days in enterprise circles, and it isn’t hard to understand why. Whether it is optimizing ad spend, finding new drugs to cure cancer, or just offering better, more intelligent products to customers, machine learning — and particularly deep learning […]
Google Shakes Up Its 'TGIF'—and Ends Its Culture of Openness
by Steven Levy on November 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Amid leaks and protests, CEO Sundar Pichai is drastically shrinking the company-wide meeting that was once a symbol of Google's idealism.
The Most Iconic Space Movies Get a Very Grounded Fact-Check
by Daniel Oberhaus on November 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Astronaut Nicole Stott unpacks (and debunks) some of the more memorable Hollywood depictions of outer space.
DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit
by Lily Hay Newman on November 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm
If a site offers HTTPS, DuckDuckGo's Smarter Encryption will take you there.
Today’s Cartoon: Roof Gardens
by WIRED Cartoons on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Introducing the Green View Deal.
Can Fake Horns Save the Rhino? That's … Extremely Thorny
by Matt Simon on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Scientists can now flood the black market for rhino horns with horsehair fakes. Conservationists, however, have serious concerns.
Six-Word Sci-Fi: Sketch the Plot of ‘Star Wars: Episode XXI’
by WIRED Readers on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.
Every Startup Needs to Prepare for Its Downfall
by Arielle Pardes on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
Silicon Valley lives in denial, so nobody plans for the inevitable.
Microtasks Might Be the Future of White-Collar Work
by Clive Thompson on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
Microsoft is experimenting with inserting small Word doc jobs into people's Facebook feeds, letting them get work done while trying to procrastinate.
Wish List 2019: 52 Amazing Gift Ideas You'll Want to Keep for Yourself
by WIRED Staff on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
The best gadgets and gear for all your family, friends, and unindicted co-conspirators.
What It Takes to Turn a Vintage F-16 Into a Drone
by Laura Mallonee on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
The US Air Force is resurrecting old fighter jets from a boneyard in Arizona as moving targets for live-fire exercises in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Pride and Prejudice of Online Fan Culture
by Virginia Heffernan on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
Why 'Star Trek' and 'Game of Thrones' nerds owe a debt to Jane Austen obsessives.
Oh My God, Netflix, Please Chill Out!
by Jason Kehe on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
The carousel of hair-trigger auto-plays is now my nightmare reality.
18 months after acquisition, MuleSoft is integrating more deeply into Salesforce
by Ron Miller on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 am
A year and a half after getting acquired by Salesforce for $6.5 billion, MuleSoft is beginning to resemble a Salesforce company — using its language and its methodologies to describe new products and services. This week at Dreamforce, as the company’s mega customer conference begins in […]
Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News
by Alex Baker-Whitcomb on November 18, 2019 at 11:13 pm
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
Gremlin brings Chaos Engineering as a Service to Kubernetes
by Ron Miller on November 18, 2019 at 6:26 pm
The practice of Chaos Engineering developed at Amazon and Netflix a decade ago to help those web scale companies test their complex systems for worst-case scenarios before they happened. Gremlin was started by a former employee of both these companies to make it easier to perform this type of […]
Bill McDermott takes reins as ServiceNow CEO sooner than expected with new CFO
by Ron Miller on November 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm
It was pretty unexpected when former SAP CEO Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down in October after a decade in the position. He indicated at that point he would stay until the end of the year to help with the transition to new leadership — then ServiceNow hired him to be its CEO […]
Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that aren’t Amazon
by Jordan Crook on November 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm
The world has gotten so much faster. Amazon has made two-day shipping the standard and same- or next-day shipping commonplace. And that doesn’t even include the collection of on-demand players that can get us everything from groceries to alcohol to services like concierge storage and in-home […]
Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life
by Ron Miller on November 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm
Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, as this year’s Dreamforce conference […]
Why Salesforce is moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure
by Ron Miller on November 15, 2019 at 9:30 pm
When Salesforce announced this week that it was moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure, it was easy to see this as another case of wacky enterprise partnerships. But there had to be sound business reasons why the partnership came together, rather than going with AWS or Google Cloud Platform, […]
Three of Apple and Google’s former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding
by Danny Crichton on November 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm
Silicon is apparently the new gold these days, or so VCs hope. What was once a no-go zone for venture investors, who feared the long development lead times and high technical risk required for new entrants in the semiconductor field, has now turned into one of the hottest investment areas for […]
AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft
by Ron Miller on November 15, 2019 at 12:31 am
Surely just about everyone was surprised when the Department of Defense last month named Microsoft as the winner of the decade-long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract — none more so than Amazon, the company everyone assumed all along would be the winner. Today the company confirmed earlier […]
Adobe announces GA of customer data platform
by Ron Miller on November 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm
The customer data platform (CDP) is the newest tool in the customer experience arsenal as big companies try to help customers deal with data coming from multiple channels. Today, Adobe announced the general availability of its CDP. The CDP is like a central data warehouse for all the information […]
Salesforce announces it’s moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure
by Ron Miller on November 14, 2019 at 3:12 pm
In the world of enterprise software, there are often strange bedfellows. Just yesterday, Salesforce announced a significant partnership with AWS around the Cloud Information Model. This morning, it announced it was moving its Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure. That’s the way that enterprise […]
Moveworks snags $75M Series B to resolve help desk tickets with AI
by Ron Miller on November 14, 2019 at 12:45 pm
Moveworks, a startup using AI to help resolve help desk tickets in an automated fashion, announced a $75 million Series B investment today. The round was led by Iconiq Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Sapphire Ventures. Existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures and Comerica […]
Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’
by Ingrid Lunden on November 14, 2019 at 10:27 am
One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a platform to apply the power of machine learning and natural language […]
Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US
by Ingrid Lunden on November 14, 2019 at 1:13 am
Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, we’ve confirmed — the […]
AWS, Salesforce join forces with Linux Foundation on Cloud Information Model
by Ron Miller on November 13, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Last year, Adobe, SAP and Microsoft came together and formed the Open Data Initiative. Not to be outdone, this week, AWS, Salesforce and Genesys, in partnership with The Linux Foundation, announced the Cloud Information Model. The two competing data models have a lot in common. They are both about […]
Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation
by Ron Miller on November 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools, from CRM to help-desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Accel on a hefty $3.5 billion valuation. The late-stage startup has raised almost […]
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