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Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on Wednesday. Snips, which had been developing dedicated smart device assistants that can operate primarily locally, instead of relying on consistently round-tripping voice data to the cloud, could help Sonos set up […]

Spotify’s free music service will now stream on Alexa devices, plus Bose and Sonos smart speakers – TechCrunch

Spotify’s free music service will now stream on Alexa devices, plus Bose and Sonos smart speakers – TechCrunch

Spotify has worked with Amazon Echo since 2016, but only for premium subscribers. Today, that changes as Spotify says its free tier will now stream across Alexa-powered devices, as well as other smart speakers from Sonos and Bose. The Alexa support will be available for users in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. Support for […]

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity – TechCrunch

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity – TechCrunch

Toronto-based startup Luna Design and Innovation is a prime example of the kind of space company that is increasingly starting up to take advantage of the changing economics of the larger industry. Founded by Andrea Yip, who is also Luna’s CEO, the bootstrapped venture is looking to blaze a trail for biotechnology companies who stand […]

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

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

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 […]

India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices – TechCrunch

India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices – TechCrunch

The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is “empowered” to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on a citizen’s device in the country in the interest of national security or to maintain friendly relations with foreign states. Citing section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, and section […]

Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B – TechCrunch

Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B – TechCrunch

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, Alate Partners, Quiet Capital, S28 Capital, Canvas Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Upshift […]

The Cerebras CS-1 computes deep learning AI problems by being bigger, bigger, and bigger than any other chip – TechCrunch

The Cerebras CS-1 computes deep learning AI problems by being bigger, bigger, and bigger than any other chip – TechCrunch

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 models — have the potential to massively improve a […]

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