Zoom today announced a slew of new features heading to its conferencing solution platform, including real-time transcripts powered by Otter.Read More
Seattle Children’s today opened the ambitiously-named Building Cure, which will act as a research hub to explore treatments for childhood cancer and other diseases. (GeekWire Photo / James Thorne) It’s a symbol of how far immunotherapy — which reprograms a patient’s immune cells to fight their cancer — has come in the past decade, when Seattle Children’s made its first investment in the field. A lab space on the ground floor will be used to teach students from local schools how to perform experiments related to the research done at the center, such as isolating white cells from blood samples and running DNA tests.
Leaks in advance of the event gave hints as to what Google would present, including a new Pixel smartphone, wireless earbuds and more. The update comes just a day after Microsoft announced the kick off of public trials for its own game streaming service, Project xCloud. The device features a beefed up sound system — including double strength bass compared to the previous model.
But it’s Small’s journey — which included four years in prison — to his job as a new Google employee at offices in Kirkland, Wash., that differs from most other tech workers. Now, as a software engineer working on Google’s cloud platform in Kirkland, he credits his support system as a huge reason for his success. RELATED: Google expands Seattle-area footprint with huge office purchase at new Kirkland Urban development “We are truly inspired by Gareth,” Steel added.
San Francisco and Mumbai-based WizRocket, the parent company of mobile marketing platform CleverTap, has raised a $35 Mn Series C funding round from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global. The company claims to be growing at 250% YoY since 2015 and said it would use the funds to build out its new US-based engineering hub, besides adding “enhanced predictive capabilities” with expansion into other markets with specific go-to-market strategies for each. Cofounder and CEO Sunil Thomas said the company not only provides actionable insights but also delivers the right message to drive engagement with real-time visibility on usage data.
There’s a perception that the highly profitable, market-leading Amazon Web Services cloud division has been the sole force behind this trend, consistently pulling the company into the black and subsidizing the traditionally narrow margins of retail. The company fell short of Wall Street’s profit expectations in the second quarter as Amazon continued to plow money into its ambitious plan to make one-day delivery its new shipping standard. “While the Street has been focusing on the trajectory of core retail, growth of AWS, and new categories such as grocery & pharma, Amazon’s advertising business has been quietly growing into a massive driver of current and future profitability,” Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson wrote in a note to clients, reported by CNBC at the time.
French startup Strapi has raised a $4 million seed round led by Accel and Stride.vc. Eventually, the startup could launch a hosted version of Strapi so that you don’t have to manage the server infrastructure yourself. Solomon Hykes, Guillermo Rauch and Eli Collins are also participating in today’s round.