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The Top 3

  • automation nation: Jacob Bank knows what time it is. Paul writes that after selling his last startup to Google in 2015, Bank is back with Relay, a tool that aims to save people some time by automating mundane tasks, especially when it comes to the task we all love to hate: meetings.
  • “Bring your ideas to life”: Microsoft’s Ignite conference was today (get to the heart of the matter in Big Tech Inc.), and Kylea has tracked all things DALL-E, including Microsoft’s investment in the AI-powered system for its new Designer and Image Creator tools.
  • Cuts go deep: manish breaking news reports for Indian edtech giant Byju’s, which said it would eliminate a large chunk of jobs today, this time 2,500, writing that the move was intended to “expand its debts and other balances in recent months.” to settle”.

Startups and VC

In 2019, Microsoft launched Dapr, an open source project designed to make it easier for developers to build microservices on top of Kubernetes. Diagrid has raised $24 million to launch a fully managed Dapr service, Frederick reports.

DataGrail has always been focused on helping companies comply with the growing world of privacy regulations. Today, it builds on that with a new automated risk monitoring solution that helps companies quickly create risk assessments for third-party applications. While they were at it, the startup also announced a $45 million Series C investment, Ron reports.

And here are a few more for your enjoyment and enjoyment:

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Big Tech Inc.

Look what happened then Taylor‘s virtual torso went to Meta Connect 2022, where Meta announces legs (as Luke reported), and Amanda show you what you may have missed.

Meanwhile, as we noted above, Microsoft held its Ignite conference today where: Brian, Frederick and Kylea found a lot to write down. For example, hybrid workspaces, more Apple integrations, avatars for Teams, new Power Automate features, invite-only access to DALL-E 2 for select Azure OpenAI Service customers, automated document and data processing services, updates to Microsoft Edge, new cloud security services and upgrades for Microsoft’s laptops and desktop computers.

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