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Security

Cloudburst Security wins Department of Justice $1.9B cybersecurity BPA

The Department of Justice has selected Cloudburst Security to provide an array of cybersecurity services and products, the company said in a statement.

Area 1 raises $25M

Area 1 Security, a preemptive email security company, has raised $25 million.

Synopsys awarded DARPA contract for Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Synopsys as a prime contractor for the Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) program, the company said in a statement.

Internet of things

University of California Riverside wins $10M grant to develop environmental AI

The University of California Riverside (UCR), has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that can be used for environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.

Siemens, IBM launch Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) solution

Siemens and IBM have announced the availability of a Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) solution.

Airport Authority Hong Kong selects Solace to develop IoT platform

Event broker technologies company Solace has been selected by the Airport Authority Hong Kong to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Particle raises $40M

Internet of Things (IoT) platform company Particle has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round.

Contracts

Google acquires smart glasses company North

Google has acquired North; a company founded in 2012 as Thalmic Labs.

Schneider, Cisco working together on smart building solutions

Schneider Electric and Cisco have formed a technology partnership to create smart building solutions.

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine using Oracle cloud and data analytics

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and Oracle Health Sciences have teamed to study new approaches to establishing the safety of new drugs.

Amazon to buy autonomous vehicle startup Zoox

Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire Zoox, a California-based company working to design autonomous ride-hailing vehicles from the ground up.

Siemens acquires UltraSoC

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Cambridge, UK-based UltraSoC Technologies, for better semiconductor product cycle, and also to support digital twins.

Apple acquires remote device management startup Fleetsmith

In a push for its enterprise sales, Apple acquired Fleetsmeeth; a startup founded in 2016, that handles remote device management for the Apple portfolio.

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Fundings

DriveU.auto raises $4M (Israel)

Israel-based DriveU.auto, developers of connectivity platform for autonomous vehicle teleoperation, has raised $4 million.

AgencyKPI raises $5M

AgencyKPI, a start-up in Austin that provides a business intelligence platform for insurance has closed a $5 million Series A funding round.

Area 1 raises $25M

Area 1 Security, a preemptive email security company, has raised $25 million.

Codefresh raises $27M

Kubernetes DevOps tools company Codefresh has raised $27 million.

ClickUp raises $35M

San Diego, CA-based enterprise collaborative software company ClickUp has raised $35 million in a Series A funding round.

Element raises $18M

Element, an industrial data hub provider, has closed an $18 million Series B funding round. The investment was co-led by Activate Capital and Forte Ventures.

Cape Privacy raises $5M

Enterprise SaaS company Cape Privacy has raised $5 million in seed funding.

Librestream raises $24M (Canada)

Canadian augmented worker enterprise solutions company Librestream has raised a $24M Series D capital round.

Ujet raises $55M

Ujet, a provider of cloud contact center solutions, has raised $55 million in a Series C round.

Urjanet raises $14.65M

Utility account aggregator company Urjanet has secured $14.65 million in Series D funding.

Research and development

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine using Oracle cloud and data analytics

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and Oracle Health Sciences have teamed to study new approaches to establishing the safety of new drugs.

University of California Riverside wins $10M grant to develop environmental AI

The University of California Riverside (UCR), has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that can be used for environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.

Artificial intelligence

ClickUp raises $35M

San Diego, CA-based enterprise collaborative software company ClickUp has raised $35 million in a Series A funding round.

Johns Hopkins Medicine inks five-year Microsoft Azure deal

Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) has inked a five-year relationship with Microsoft, centered on Microsoft’s Azure and analytical tools.

University of California Riverside wins $10M grant to develop environmental AI

The University of California Riverside (UCR), has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that can be used for environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.

MIT: Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors.

Velodyne Lidar inks multi-year partnership agreement with Outsight

Velodyne Lidar has inked a multi-year partnership agreement with Outsight, a company providing Smart Cities monitoring.

Accenture awarded USPTO $50M BPA for designing search with Google machine learning

Accenture Federal Services has been awarded a position on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Intelligent Automation and Innovation Support Services (IAISS) blanket purchase agreement, a multi-award contract vehicle.

Industry

Nokia wins $450M 5G network deal from Taiwan Mobile

Nokia has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately 400 million euros or roughly $450 million.

AWS launches fully-managed no-code visual app builder Honeycode

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Honeycode, a fully-managed service that allows customers to build mobile and web applications – with no programming required - according to AWS.