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VMware update strives to place virtual desktops in modern context

VMware announced a series of updates to its virtual desktop (VDI) line today at VMworld in Las Vegas. The announcement attempts to set the virtual desktop in a more modern context, by offering customers a range of options in the cloud, on-prem or hybrid. What’s more, it’s trying to reduce the cost by partnering with a variety of hardware vendors from HP to Dell and even the… Read More

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Facebook’s Terragraph and ARIES antennas bring Internet to underserved areas – TechCrunch


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Facebook's Terragraph and ARIES antennas bring Internet to underserved areas
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Probably the most impressive of Facebook's connectivity projects is its solar-powered Aquila drone for enabling Internet access in remote areas. But while the technology behind Aquila is impressive, more traditional terrestrial connectivity systems are ...
Facebook's Massive New Antennas Can Beam Internet for MilesWIRED
Facebook takes on global Internet bottlenecksCNET
Facebook debuts terrestrial tech to deliver InternetUSA TODAY
The Verge -VentureBeat -Inverse -Engadget
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Watch Facebook’s F8 conference here, plus what to expect – TechCrunch


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Watch Facebook's F8 conference here, plus what to expect
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Chatbots, Live video, and VR technology are all on the docket for Facebook's F8 developer conference, and you can watch the livestream here at 9:30am PST with Mark Zuckerberg's keynote starting at 10am. There'll also be more streamed sessions all day ...
Trump campaign labels Zuckerberg a hypocrite after border wall critiqueUSA TODAY
Will Facebook Messenger's Updated Platform Cause a Rise in Chatbots?Adweek
Facebook's Biggest Product Announcements From F8 ConferenceABC News
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DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

When DataStax acquired Aurelius, a graph database startup last year, it was clear it wanted to add graph database functionality to its DataStax Enterprise product, and today it achieved that goal when it announced the release of DataStax Enterprise Graph. The new enterprise graph product has been fully integrated into the DataStax Enterprise product set, giving customers an integrated… Read More

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Customer communication startup Intercom raises $50M

Intercom, a startup helping businesses talk to their customers, has raised an additional $50 million in funding. Intercom’s products cover everything from website chat to marketing to customer support. When the company raised funding last year, co-founder and CEO Eoghan McCabe (pictured above) said integration is one of the big elements of the company’s strategy —… Read More

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