Armaments Research Company awarded Air Force $1.5M ground sensor data contract

Armaments Research Company (ARC), an IoT and predictive analytics company, was given a $1.5 milion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract.

Twilio acquires Electric Imp

Electric Imp has been acquired by Twilio.

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.

Greg Joswiak is new head of marketing at Apple; Phil Schiller advances to Fellow

Greg (Joz) Joswiak, vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing for the past four years, will join the executive team as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing; the Cupertino giant said in a statement.

Dish selects VMware for 5G Open Radio Access Network platform

Dish has chosen VMware as the cloud platform to deploy the 5G cloud-native Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN).

Teradyne selects Qualtrics for employee experience

Teradyne is working with Qualtrics' EmployeeXM employee experience management platform.

Energy company Eon starts working with SAP on billing processes

SAP and Eon, a Germany-based privately-owned energy supplier, have inked a partnership to build a platform based on the S/4HANA Utilities solution.

Pacific Airlines enters strategic partnership with Sabre for integrated passenger platform

Pacific Airlines with national carrier parent company Vietnam Airlines Group and Sabre, have inked an agreement; under the terms of which the airlines company will adopt the Sabre Passenger Service System (PSS).

PepsiCo inks five-year IT modernization deal with Microsoft

PepsiCo and Microsoft have inked a five-year partnership, under the terms of which Microsoft will be the preferred cloud provider for PepsiCo.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Accenture Federal Services wins $328M Veterans Affairs DevSecOps contract

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture, has been awarded a contract to support operations, security, and modernization of the technology applications of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY).

Pluggable computing company Arnouse Digital Devices awarded $13.5M Army IDIQ Contract

Small form-factor pluggable computing company Arnouse Digital Devices (ADDC) has been awarded a first five-year, sole-source indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at $13.5 million.

Computer mouse co-inventor William English dies at 91 — Engadget

One of the pioneers of the modern computer interface has passed away, writes Jon Fingas. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/william-english-mouse-co-inventor-dies-015803792.html

Heads roll at Intel after 7nm delay — Ars Technica

Murthy Renduchintala is out, and the struggling Technology group gets new leadership, writes Ron Amadeo. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/07/heads-roll-at-intel-after-7nm-delay/

Sema4 raises $121M Series C round

Sema4, a patient-centered health intelligence company, has raised $121 million.

Remitly raises $85M

Digital remittance company Remitly has raised a $85 million funding round.

Chorus raises $45M

Chorus.ai, a conversation intelligence platform for sales teams, has raised a $45 million Series C round.

Explorium raises $31M (Israel)

Tel Aviv, Israel-based data discovery company Explorium has raised $31 million. The Series B funding round was led by...

RangeForce raises $16M

Virginia, PA-based RangeForce, a provider of on-demand, cloud-based cybersecurity training, has raised a $16 million.

TrekIT Health raises $1M

TrekIT Health, providers of a collaborative online workspace for clinicians, has raised $1 million.

Thought Machine raises $42M (London)

Thought Machine, a cloud native banking technology firm, has raised an additional $42 million as part of its Series B round. 

Stack Overflow raises $85M

Stack Overflow has raised $85 million in Series E funding. The investment was led by GIC, with participation from new investors Silver Lake Waterman.

Quantilope raises $28M

Agile insights platform company Quantilope has raised $28 million in a Series B funding round.

Quantexa raises $64.7M

Contextual decision intelligence software company Quantexa has raised $64.7 million in Series C funding.

Researchers at Columbia University working on multi-material additive manufacturing

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, are working on a technique that lets printing with different materials using additive manufacturing processes feasible.

NSF awards $1.2M grant to UC Santa Cruz for research on social wearables

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team led by Katherine Isbister, professor of computational media at UC Santa Cruz.

Chorus raises $45M

Chorus.ai, a conversation intelligence platform for sales teams, has raised a $45 million Series C round.

Explorium raises $31M (Israel)

Tel Aviv, Israel-based data discovery company Explorium has raised $31 million. The Series B funding round was led by...

Quantilope raises $28M

Agile insights platform company Quantilope has raised $28 million in a Series B funding round.

Autodesk to acquire Pype

Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pype, a provider of cloud-based solutions for automating construction project management workflows.

Q&A: Facebook’s CTO is at war with bad content, and AI is his best weapon — IEEE Spectrum

Mike Schroepfer explains Facebook’s AI strategy against hate speech and election interference, writes Tekla S. Perry. Here is the link:...

LogicHub selected by Defense Innovation Unit to deliver intelligent decision automation platform

LogicHub was selected by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organization, to deliver an Intelligent Decision Automation Platform (iDAP) prototype.

Microsoft launches Azure IoT connector for FHIR, fueling the Internet of Medical Things — IoT Times

The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR is built on the HITRUST-certified Azure platform, writes Pablo Valerio. Here is the link: https://iot.eetimes.com/microsoft-launches-azure-iot-connector-for-fhir-fueling-the-internet-of-medical-things/

Movilitas selected by Incheon-based Celltrion for SAP solutions

Movilitas was selected by Incheon, Korea-based biopharmaceutical company Celltrion to manage their SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals (ATTP) and the Information Collaboration Hub (ICH) deployments.