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Making sense of a multi-cloud, hybrid world at KubeCon – TechCrunch

Making sense of a multi-cloud, hybrid world at KubeCon – TechCrunch

More than 12,000 attendees gathered this week in San Diego to discuss all things containers, Kubernetes and cloud-native at KubeCon. Kubernetes, the container orchestration tool, turned five this year, and the technology appears to be reaching a maturity phase where it accelerates beyond early adopters to reach a more mainstream group of larger business users. […]

Microsoft adds Māori to translator as New Zealand pushes to revitalize the language – TechCrunch

Microsoft adds Māori to translator as New Zealand pushes to revitalize the language – TechCrunch

The benefits of machine translation are easy to see and experience for ourselves, but those practical applications are only one part of what makes the technology valuable. Microsoft and the government of New Zealand are demonstrating the potential of translation tech to help preserve and hopefully breathe new life into the Māori language. Te reo […]

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Two-factor authentication is good! SMS-based two-factor authentication? Not the best option. After countless tales of people having their phone numbers and inbound SMS hijacked by way of SIM swapping, its clear that SMS just isn’t the right solution for sending people secondary login codes. And yet, for many years, it’s been the mandatory go-to on […]

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical facilities. Unlike Theranos, Truvian Sciences is not claiming that most of its blood tests do not need […]

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana — one which aimed to make it more useful in your day-to-day work, including email, but one which also saw Microsoft scaling its ambitions back from Cortana as a true Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant competitor. Now, […]

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Chalk up another win for European data protection: Microsoft has announced changes to commercial cloud contracts following privacy concerns raised by European Union data protection authorities. The changes to contactual terms will apply globally and to all its commercial customers — whether public or private sector entity, or large or small business, it said today. […]