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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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Alphabet spins off moonshot project Malta with backing from Gates’s BEV fund – TechCrunch

Alphabet spins off moonshot project Malta with backing from Gates’s BEV fund – TechCrunch Malta, the renewable energy storage project born in Alphabet’s moonshot factory X, is now on its own and flush with $26 million from a Series A funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures . Concord New …

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MultiChain Releases 2.0 Beta, Adds SAP and HCL as Partners

MultiChain Releases 2.0 Beta, Adds SAP and HCL as Partners MultiChain, the enterprise blockchain framework created by Coin Sciences, has released its beta version 2.0 and added over 40 new partners, including big names like SAP and HCL Technologies.   MultiChain 2.0 is a major upgrade to the platform which …

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Analysts weighing in on $8B SAP-Qualtrics deal don’t see a game changer – TechCrunch

Analysts weighing in on $8B SAP-Qualtrics deal don’t see a game changer – TechCrunch SAP CEO Bill McDermott was jacked up today about his company’s $8 billion  Qualtrics acquisition over the weekend. You would expect no less for such a big deal. McDermott believes that the data that Qualtrics provides …

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SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company’s IPO – TechCrunch

SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company’s IPO – TechCrunch Ryan Smith of Qualtrics speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Enterprise software giant SAP announced today that it has agreed to acquire Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash, just before the …

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Google steps back from running the Kubernetes infrastructure – TechCrunch

Google steps back from running the Kubernetes infrastructure – TechCrunch Google today announced that it is providing the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) with $9 million in Google Cloud credits to help further its work on the Kubernetes container orchestrator and that it is handing over operational control of the project to the …

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Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation

Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation Major airline Lufthansa has partnered with software giant SAP to launch a blockchain competition aimed to boost blockchain adoption in the airline industry. Announced Friday, the Aviation Blockchain Challenge seeks “groundbreaking ideas” for blockchain applications that can advance the airline industry and …

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Here are the experts who will help shape Europe’s AI policy – TechCrunch

Here are the experts who will help shape Europe’s AI policy – TechCrunch The European Commission has announced the names of 52 experts from across industry, business and civil society who it has appointed to a new High Level Group on AI which will feed its strategy and policymaking around artificial …

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Software Giant SAP Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

Software Giant SAP Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform Multinational enterprise software giant SAP has launched a cloud platform that is dedicated to helping corporates develop blockchain-based applications. Announced during an SAP event on Wednesday, the cloud-based solution aims to provide enterprises with a framework to build business applications on top of blockchain …

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SAP latest enterprise player to offer cloud blockchain service – TechCrunch

SAP latest enterprise player to offer cloud blockchain service – TechCrunch SAP announced today at its Sapphire customer conference it was making the SAP Leonardo Blockchain service generally available. The latter is a cloud service to help companies build applications based on digital ledger-style technology. Gil Perez, senior vice president …

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