Frederic Lardinois

Frederic Lardinois


Before he joined TechCrunch in 2012, he founded SiliconFilter and wrote for ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite). Frederic covers enterprise, cloud, developer tools, Google, Microsoft, gadgets, transportation and anything else he finds interesting. He owns just over a 50th of a bitcoin.

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Quandri raises $8.5M Series A to bring process automation to insurance brokers and agencies

Robotic process automation (RPA) has been a buzzword for a while now, but most of the tools that try to help businesses automate their workflows tend to be generalists. Quandri, a Vancouver, Canada-ba

Databricks builds a data mesh with the launch of Lakehouse Federation

Databricks today launched what it calls its Lakehouse Federation feature at its Data + AI Summit. Using this new capability, enterprises can bring together their various siloed data systems and discov

GitHub CEO: AI and software development are now inextricably linked

“AI and software development are now inextricably linked for the rest of our lives,” GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke said today during a presentation at the Collision conference in Toronto, Canad

HashiCorp acquires code security startup BluBracket

Infrastructure automation company HashiCorp today announced that it has acquired code security startup BluBracket. Founded by the team behind Vera Security, BluBracket raised a $12 million Series A ro

Socure acquires identity verification startup Berbix for $70M

Socure, the identity verification service that raised a massive $450 million Series E round at a $4.5 billion valuation during the heady fundraising days of late 2021 (and $100 million earlier in 2021

Kibsi raises $9.3M for its no-code computer vision platform

Kibsi is an Irvine, California-based startup that is building a no-code computer vision platform that allows businesses to build and deploy computer vision applications. Among the things that set Kibs

MongoDB readies its Atlas database service for new workloads

At its MongoDB.local NYC event, MongoDB today announced a slew of product releases and updates. Given the company’s focus on its fully managed Atlas service, it’s no surprise that the majo

MotherDuck launches its DuckDB-based cloud analytics platform

Open source database company MotherDuck, which has raised a total of $47.5 million, today announced the launch of its serverless cloud analytics platform. Co-founded by Google BigQuery founding engine

With $18M in funding, System Initiative wants to modernize DevOps

The promise of DevOps is often frustrated by the reality of having to stitch together a bunch of products. System Initiative‘s co-founders believe that in order for DevOps to live up to its prom

Codenotary brings its immutable database to the cloud

Codenotary‘s focus is on software supply chain security and monitoring Kubernetes deployments, but at the heart of these services is the company’s popular open source immudb immutable data

Microsoft expects to build a quantum supercomputer within 10 years

Microsoft today announced its roadmap for building its own quantum supercomputer, using the topological qubits the company’s researchers have been working on for quite a few years now. There are

OctoML launches OctoAI, a self-optimizing compute service for AI

When OctoML launched in 2019, its primary focus was optimizing machine learning (ML) models. Since then, the company has added features that make it easier to deploy ML models (and raised $132 million

OpenInfra Foundation opens regional hubs in Europe and Asia

The Open Infrastructure Foundation, the open-source foundation that hosts projects like the OpenStack cloud computing platform and Starling X edge computing stack, today announced that it is launching

Canonical’s Sunbeam makes OpenStack more viable for small-scale deployments

OpenStack, the open-source infrastructure-as-a-service project that helps enterprises manage their on-premise data centers, was never known to be easy to install and operate. That meant that very few

Adobe brings Firefly to the enterprise

Adobe today announced that it is bringing its Firefly generative image generator to its enterprise customers and allowing them to customize the model with their own branded assets. In conjunction with

Google launches new learning and consulting offers help enterprises on their AI journey

Google Cloud today announced an expansion of its Google Cloud Consulting offering, its service for connecting customers to experts who can help them along their cloud journey. As part of this expansio

Google’s generative AI support in Vertex AI is now generally available

Google announced today that its generative AI support in Vertex AI, the company’s machine learning platform, is now generally available. Based on Google’s models like PaLM 2, Imagen and Co

Apple announces the M2 Ultra with up to 192GB of memory

At WWDC 2023 today Apple unveiled the M2 Ultra, its most powerful Apple Silicon chip yet. With the M2 Pro and Max launching earlier this year, and rumors pointing to Apple finally bringing the M2 gene

Google Workspace and Cloud get support for passkeys

A month ago, Google rolled out passkey support to consumer Google accounts. Today, it is extending this to business users, with the open beta launch of passkeys for Google Workspace and Cloud accounts raises $6.6M to automate customer support workflows

Working in customer support often means navigating disjointed tools to find data and solve issues. However, many of these actions are routine and repeatable, making them ideal candidates for automatio
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