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As IBM shifts to hybrid cloud, reports have them laying off 10,000 in EU

As IBM shifts to hybrid cloud, reports have them laying off 10,000 in EU As IBM makes a broad shift in strategy, Bloomberg reported this morning that the company would be cutting around 10,000 jobs in Europe. This comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that the organization will be spinning […]

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IBM is acquiring APM startup Instana as it continues to expand hybrid cloud vision

IBM is acquiring APM startup Instana as it continues to expand hybrid cloud vision As IBM transitions from software and services to a company fully focussed on hybrid cloud management, it announced  its intention to buy Instana, an applications performance management startup with a cloud native approach that fits firmly within that […]

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AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital Seldon is a U.K. startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize machine learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the “AI” that companies are so fond of trumpeting does actually […]

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IBM CEO Arvind Krishna wants to completely transform his organization

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna wants to completely transform his organization When IBM announced it was spinning out its infrastructure services business last month, it was surely a sign that the company was going all in on hybrid cloud. Today in an interview with Jon Fortt at the CNBC Evolve summit, IBM CEO […]

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Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing

Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Alphabet’s self-driving technology company hits a major milestone, Apple TV+ extends its free subscription period and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for October 8, 2020. The big story: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Waymo hit a major milestone today: It’s […]

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We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias

We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Share on Twitter Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D., is the author of “The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism“. He teaches economic science and national security at Georgetown University […]

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Decrypted: The tech police use against the public

Decrypted: The tech police use against the public There is a darker side to cybersecurity that’s frequently overlooked. Just as you have an entire industry of people working to keep systems and networks safe from threats, commercial adversaries are working to exploit them. We’re not talking about red-teamers, who work to ethically […]

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IBM Cloud suffers prolonged outage

IBM Cloud suffers prolonged outage The IBM Cloud is currently suffering a major outage, and with that, multiple services that are hosted on the platform are also down, including everybody’s favorite tech news aggregator, Techmeme. It looks like the problems started around 2:30pm PT and spread from there. Best we can tell, […]

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IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality

IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced today that the company would no longer sell facial recognition services, calling for a “national dialogue” on whether it should be used at all. He also voiced support for a new bill aiming to […]

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IBM confirms layoffs are happening, but won’t provide details

IBM confirms layoffs are happening, but won’t provide details IBM confirmed reports from over night that it is conducting layoffs, but wouldn’t provide details related to location, departments or number of employees involved. The company framed it in terms of replacing people with more needed skills as it tries to regroup under […]

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