Accenture and Pivotal form new cloud business group

Accenture and Pivotal Software have formed a new business group.

BlueData, Dell EMC expand relationship

BlueData has signed a reseller agreement with Dell EMC.

GE Additive acquires GeonX

GE Additive  has acquired GeonX, a privately-owned developer of simulation software. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Tech Mahindra, City of Los Angeles, USC team up to launch smart city energy initiative

Tech Mahindra has teamed up with the City of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and USC Marshall School of Business.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires Atos Quantum Learning Machine

Atos has inked a new contract with US-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a 30-Qubit Quantum Learning Machine.

R9B awarded subcontract supporting US Cyber Command

R9B has been awarded a subcontract from SAIC to enhance the capabilities of USCYBERCOM's core cyberspace disciplines.

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FUNDINGS

Kneron raises $10 million

Logz.io raises $23 million

PayStand raises $6 million

QCI raises $18 million

GE Aviation, flydubai ink intelligent network software deal

GE Aviation and flydubai have inked an agreement for GE to provide Intelligent Network software for recovery of disruptions across the airline’s fleet.

Renovo, Velodyne ink LiDAR partnership

Renovo, Velodyne partnering to include Velodyne LiDAR as the preferred sensor provider for AWare powered highly automated vehicles.

Insitu inks remotely piloted aircraft services contract with QGC

Insitu,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, has announced a contract with QGC, to leverage Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.

Gridsum, Tencent, Shandong Guohui to jointly develop industrial IoT platform

Gridsum has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Cloud and Shandong Guohui Investment Co. to jointly develop an industrial internet of things cloud platform.

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INDUSTRY

DARPA awards Penn State $900,000 to teach computers to be creative

Researchers from Penn State have received $900,000 from DARPA to teach computers how to generate original design ideas.

Element AI, SK Telecom, Hyundai, Hanwha create $45 million global AI fund

Element AI has established a joint $45 million fund with Korean conglomerates SK Telecom, Hyundai, and Hanwha.

Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom’s proposal

Qualcomm announced that its board of directors unanimously rejected the unsolicited proposal announced by Broadcom on November 6, 2017. “It is the board’s unanimous belief...

Former Secret Service agent sentenced in bitcoin money laundering scheme

A former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent, who had been a member of the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force, was sentenced to prison on...

TIO Networks suspends operations, says PayPal

PayPal announced that TIO Networks (TIO), a publicly traded company PayPal acquired in July 2017, has suspended operations. This suspension of services is a...

IBM announces advances to quantum computing systems

IBM announced two quantum processor upgrades for its Q early-access commercial systems, an initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems for business and...