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Amazon launches browser-based IDE AWS Cloud9

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Amazon on Thursday launched AWS Cloud9, a browser-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for writing, running, and debugging code. AWS Cloud9 comprises three general components: The Ace Editor with a variety of IDE features for quick coding, collaboration tools, and AWS integrations including Lambda functions for serverless development. The launch comes more than a year after Amazon acquired the […]

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Google brings local lead generation to Google Assistant and Google Home

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Google is bringing new forms of local search to the Google Assistant and Google Home. The company announced it’s working with local home service providers “like HomeAdvisor and Porch.” On any platform where Google Assistant is available, users will be able to ask for contractors (e.g., “Ok Google find me a plumber”). That initiates a structured interaction which generates a […]

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Nasdaq Plans to Introduce Bitcoin Futures

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Nasdaq Inc. is charging into the race to bring bitcoin to a greater swath of investors, as the digital currency’s price barreled beyond $11,000 on Wednesday. The New York-based exchange operator plans to introduce bitcoin futures next year, according to a person familiar with the matter, becoming the third major U.S. exchange to dive into the red-hot market for […]

An in-depth look at Google’s first Tensor Processing Unit (TPU)

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There’s a common thread that connects Google services such as Google Search, Street View, Google Photos and Google Translate: they all use Google’s Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU, to accelerate their neural network computations behind the scenes. Google announced the TPU last year and recently followed up with a detailed study of its performance and architecture. In short, […]

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Deloitte: 26,000 Open-Source Blockchain Projects Introduced in 2016

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In its new report entitled “Evolution of blockchain technology,” Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms with a $38.6 billion annual revenue, revealed that more than 26,000 blockchain projects were released in 2016. Data presented above in the infographic provided by Deloitte is based on cumulative analysis done by the Deloitte blockchain team, which […]