Desire Athow / TechRadar:
Q&A with David Trachy, Senior Director of Emerging Markets at storage company Spectra Logic, on the resurgence of tape for archival storage, DNA storage, more — A Q&A with David Trachy, Senior Director of Emerging Markets at Spectra Logic — In the world of archival storage, tape is the undisputed king.
Angus Loten / Wall Street Journal:
IDC: companies around the world are on pace to spend $240.6B on edge computing through 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15% — Firms world-wide on pace to spend $240.6 billion on edge computing through 2024 — Companies are expected to raise spending over the next few years …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
eMarketer: US advertisers will spend $11.36B on streaming TV commercials on services like Hulu, Pluto TV, and Peacock in 2021, up from $8.11B in 2020 — Ben Chappell was binge-watching The X-Files on Hulu recently when he kept seeing the same ads for sports betting apps again and again.
Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch:
Report: fintech startups across India, Africa, and Latin America raised a total of $23B since 2017; Indian companies raised $11.6B, including $4.8B just in 2019 — Tech investments in emerging markets have been in full swing over the past couple of years and their ecosystems have thrived as a result.
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
The Colonial Pipeline, which transports roughly 45% of fuel consumed on the US East Coast, says it halted all operations due to a cyberattack — Operator of the Colonial Pipeline, the leading fuel conduit to the East Coast, said it had temporarily halted operations after discovering the threat Friday
Carnegie Mellon University:
Researchers used an ML algorithm based on neural networks to upgrade a cosmological simulation from low to super resolution, helping to accelerate their studies — - Associate Dean for Communications, MCS — A universe evolves over billions upon billions of years, but researchers …
Don Clark / New York Times:
Semiconductor firms received more than $12B from equity investors in 2020, up 8x since 2016, as the industry sees a spike in new startups and ideas — While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.
Brad Sams / Petri:
Sources: Microsoft will not ship Windows 10X this year and the OS as it was announced will likely never ship as Microsoft concentrates on updating Windows 10 — How to Install SUSE Enterprise Server in Windows 10 — WINDOWS 10, AND WINDOWS CLIENT OS — Back in the fall of 2019 …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Bitski, which builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, raises $19M Series A led by a16z and others including Jay-Z, MrBeast, and Serena Williams — Bitski, an SF-based startup that builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, is banking on the latter, and they have new investors betting the same.
Amy Feldman / Forbes:
Material Bank, which runs an online marketplace for architectural and design sample materials, raises $100M Series C at a ~$1B valuation led by General Catalyst — Adam Sandow spent the past few decades building a portfolio of publications, including Interior Design, Luxe and Metropolis.