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No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists

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Last week, Spotify sent a number of USB drives to reporters with a note: “Play me.” It’s not uncommon for reporters to receive USB drives...

Google Cloud gets a new family of cheaper general-purpose compute instances

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Google Cloud today announced the launch of its new E2 family of compute instances. These new instances, which are meant for general-purpose workloads, offer...

Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan...

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Alphabet subsidiary X, which is the former Google X, focuses exclusively on ambitious “moonshots,” or applications of tech you might expect are science fiction,...

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device...

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Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on...

VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move...

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Stephen Eaves, the chief executive of a new startup which promises to overlay data on electricity distribution has spent years developing data management technologies. Eaves’...

OpenText buys data security firm Carbonite for $1.42B

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Carbonite has agreed to a $1.42 billion purchase by OpenText, an enterprise information management giant, ending weeks of speculation about the anticipated buyout. The deal...

Notion Capital launches new $150M fund aimed at European B2B tech

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Notion Capital today announces a new $150M fund in a bid to bolster its claim to being the go-to investor for European B2B tech. Launched...

A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’...

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A team of security researchers found they could tap into Webex and Zoom video meetings because many weren’t protected with a code. Researchers at Cequence,...

Instagram launches a ‘creators’ account to encourage more… creation

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Instagram deployed a new tool today that should help it continue to build a more viable alternative to YouTube for individual creators looking to...

Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland

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Google today announced its plans to open a new cloud region in Warsaw, Poland to better serve its customers in Central and Eastern Europe. This...